iperov wrote:TonyReynolds wrote:This thread on fork drop-out failure experiments:
didnt saw a photos of damaged forks...
TonyReynolds wrote:Well, major disappointment today, when I tried to fit the Schwable 622x60 tire to the rear of the Muirwoods. The 622x60 on the front had been almost impossibly tight (note with the frame, but with the front fender), so when I looked at the rear, I assumed there might be a clearance issue with the front derailler and sure nuf, there is:
I was really hoping to get more float for comfort from the fatter tires.
I looked at the diameter specs on Schwable's website, and going down the a 622x50 would *probably* work, but that's another $100 for two tires. I got a deal on the Big Apples: $55 for the two, including shipping, like new with 25 miles on the tires. Yes, I could have checked the Schwable website BEFORE buying the Big Apples, but the frame looked like it had tons of room around the stock tires, so it seemed like they'd work. Looks like I'll have to go back to the 622x42 Continentals that came with the bike.
I'll just have to suck it up and eat the bumps.
622 x 60 Big Apples, so these are 28 inch tires? Sorry to hear your tires don't fit! That is still my favorite tire, but a good less expensive tire with similar performance is the CST Cyclops for about $15, might even be able to get them at your local bike shop.
Also, I am curious if your hub motor came with screws for the brake disc? It seems most of them are a very different size than standard, I would guess generally shorter.
Sorry to hear about that screw breaking! That is one bear of a problem to fix, especially in aluminum. Have you looked at a heli-coil? You might be able to drill out for the larger size, add heli-coil and then still be able to use the standard sized screw.
Nice looking set-up! I like the black-out look.
BATFINK wrote:Nice build Tony. Nightmare with the tyres. I have 2 of the big apples sitting waiting to go on the right bike but I was a little disappointed with how thin the sidewalls of those tyres are. Maybe you should invest in some sort of seat suspension. I have been recommended one of those suspension seat posts by cloud 9. maybe that would do the trick for you.
What is your battery setup and weight if batteries?
How will you hide the cables from your controller and make it waterproof?
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LI-ghtcycle wrote:...a good less expensive tire with similar performance is the CST Cyclops for about $15, might even be able to get them at your local bike shop.
joe tomten wrote:Other than aesthetics - no reason you couldn't leave the big apple on the front and go with something smaller on the rear?
Remove the front triple ring, crank and derailleur and replace it with a single chain-ring and crank.
DCMotorworks wrote:The build is looking Good. What did you end up doing with the front derailleur? I was thinking you could just remove it but leave the original triple ring crank. you can always just stop and manually switch the chain to a different ring as needed. Assuming you would just be using the lower gear ratios on the rare occasion you need to peddle home w/out electric assist this may not be as much of a hassle as it initially sounds.
If, however your riding style has you shifting the front chain ring frequently maybe a top-pull style derailleur would give you the clearance you need? I was going to dig through some parts boxes and find one to snap a picture of but the image of the silver Kona on page 2 of this thread shows the type I am suggesting. A thumb shifter mounted to the seat tube could be used to actuate it eliminating the need to braise on new cable stops and freeing up some handle bar space on the left side.
I know everyone has their own ergonomic preferences so take this w/a grain of salt but I have always tossed the stock brake-lever/shifter combo units so I could mount ebrake cut-off levers to kill the throttle or disengage cruise control or activate a brake light or all three. I find that a twist style shifter controlling the rear derailleur on the left and just the throttle on the right makes for a clean and functional set-up. I don't use a front derailleur on any of my Ebikes at the moment but last time I did I used a twist shift for the rear gears and an old school thumb shifter for the front, both mounted on the left side of the bars. Just my 2 cents.
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