Rassy wrote:Thanks for the pics in "short" mode. Nice conversion job, looks pretty slick.
How do you like riding it in "short" mode compared to when it was in "long" mode?
How do you like the Over Seat Steering compared to the Under Seat Steering?
With the beefier tires does it still feel efficient pedaling up your hills?
You know, in a word it's a bike again!
The under seat steering was so alien and uncomfortable, and it's more limited turning radius coupled with the "long" mode really made it difficult to maneuver especially when moving the bike while walking along side it, like parking it in my garage.
Now that I have the over seat steering, I can go bombing down my favorite hill with out the fear the USS induced making things feel extremely twitchy and unstable.
The bigger tires really don't make the bike feel sluggish, the turning is less sharp of course, but this lessens the "twitchy" feel it had before, and other than the fact that I will probably have to goto a 1 3/4" taller 24" fork to make room for a fender with that 2.35 x 20in Big Apple up front, no problems at all!
If anything they make it easier to go up hills since now at low speeds I can keep things more steady instead of wobbling all over the place at a walking pace going up the really steep stuff.
If anything I think the extra 1 3/4 inches will give me considerably more clearance for my heels when turning sharp at lower speeds in SWB mode, that is the only thing about being shorter, you do occasionally bounce the heals off of the tire at slow speeds, but it has yet to do anything more than that, never caused me to feel the least bit uncomfortable, just a "bonk!" every once in a while to remind me.
I'm also getting my Lyen custom controller here soon to run this motor, it appears to have standard Golden Motor hall wires plug, so I'm thinking it should be pretty simple to get a CA Direct Plug-in model for it too, never realized before that you could get the DP model of CA and eliminate the speed sensor of a traditional cycle computer.
How is your mid-drive treating ya?