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by Ade
Jun 30 2016 9:54am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Top Gear USA & HPC Revolution
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Top Gear USA & HPC Revolution

izeman wrote:no way they could have won with the car. the bike is always faster in the city. and it's only a 10mi race.
Totally legal too. ;)
by Ade
Jun 17 2016 4:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang BBSHD set wheel diameter?
Replies: 3
Views: 2110

Re: Bafang BBSHD set wheel diameter?

My "26 inch" fat tires are more like 29 + but some can be bigger again.
by Ade
Jun 16 2016 3:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Finding a bike for the BBSHD
Replies: 19
Views: 1756

Re: Finding a bike for the BBSHD

Oh, and if you need to find out the BB shell type you can sometimes find some info about the BB cartridge that you can google and find out the BB shell they fit. For instance, this bikes direct gravity monster I just found says this about its BB; Bottom Bracket VP-B63L CARTRIDGE 102.5MM/145MM A quic...
by Ade
Jun 16 2016 3:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Finding a bike for the BBSHD
Replies: 19
Views: 1756

Re: Finding a bike for the BBSHD

Yep the cranks aren't reused- what I was getting at is a guess that (all or nearly all?) square/jis cranks indicate a standard combatible bb shell of 1.37 . . . because all the new fangled ones that need adaptation likely did away with square/jis. . . . There seems to be some talking passed each ot...
by Ade
Jun 13 2016 3:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Norway's e-bike sales
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Norway's e-bike sales

Isn't this a resultant of the "Femke" influence (young lady caught with a Vivax motor in her cross bike)? Perceived ponderousness of ebikes debunked and sales accelerated. Nah, it's because it's a bloody hilly country. ;) That and there's a big push to encourage people onto bikes (and ebikes) and o...
by Ade
Jun 08 2016 5:22am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Define "Charge Cycle"
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Define "Charge Cycle"

In cell tests, a charge cycle is from full to empty, and usually done at a discharge rate a LOT lower than will happen in real world use. This is part of why you don't get "2000 cycles" from that battery. In use, a cycle is every time you put it back on the charger. So all cycles are not equal. Gen...
by Ade
Jun 08 2016 5:01am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Define "Charge Cycle"
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Define "Charge Cycle"

Maybe this is explained somewhere that I've not been able to find but can someone define what a charge cycle is? Is it every time you charge? Or is it from empty to full, or some % in between? If it's from empty to full, what does a partial charge count as then, a partial cycle? ;) In terms of longe...
by Ade
May 30 2016 4:51am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which display do you prefer to use with BBSHD?
Replies: 11
Views: 2955

Re: Which display do you prefer to use with BBSHD?

I prefer the C-961, not for any reason to do with the actual display, but because of the design of the remote. The C-961 has a three button remote that is much more durable and far easier to use when on the trail. I ride in PAS all the time and I am constantly changing the setting to match the terr...
by Ade
May 29 2016 3:39am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which display do you prefer to use with BBSHD?
Replies: 11
Views: 2955

Re: Which display do you prefer to use with BBSHD?

I went to the new colour one (the dpc14 I think it's called) that Luna sells when I switched to the HD. I like it more than the 961 that I had previously. The new display has a lot more battery info but if you run it with a 52v battery it's not too accurate; it can show volts but it tops out at 56vo...
by Ade
May 22 2016 7:47am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Buying BBSHD kit USA
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: Buying BBSHD kit USA

I'll add that Luna is so popular that many options are frequently sold out and you have to wait for stock - or order elsewhere (I didn't want to wait for my Lekkie chainring so I ordered one of them from em3ev - also highly recommended - to go with the BBSHD I got from Luna). IMO The color display i...
by Ade
May 20 2016 11:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Buying BBSHD kit USA
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: Buying BBSHD kit USA

Lunacycle.com

As far as I know, they have the best prices and kit options (chainring is, chargers, displays, batteries). The prices are so competitive that even some of us Europeans order from there.
by Ade
May 19 2016 3:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Guerilla Charge
Replies: 84
Views: 5598

Re: Guerilla Charge

Here is how I plan to present my battery for recharging to someone else, a waitress or bartender for instance. The padded bag with the adjustable straps is the same that I use to hang the battery from the Montague's frame, so no extra weight or gear to carry. Everything all ready to go, just "plug ...
by Ade
May 09 2016 11:27am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBS01 turns off on load
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: BBS01 turns off on load

I'm having a similar problem with my BBS02. I suspect my battery pack is on its way out - it's been charged almost every day for 16 months now. Seems fine when just off the charger but 6km later it occasionally powers off when I hit the throttle - power off/on and it's fine again. Using PAS I never ...
by Ade
Apr 29 2016 10:03am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bikes that are Compatible with a BBSHD
Replies: 109
Views: 15504

Re: Bikes that are Compatible with a BBSHD

BBS01 or BBS02, need 68mm Bottom Bracket (BB) BBSHD, can be had in flavors up to 100mm Bottom Bracket (BB). 6 flavours up to 120mm (68, 73, 92 100, 110, 120). BB type should be BSA/JIS - BB30 will work with an adaptor as will PF30 A list of compatible bike models and their manufacture year would be...
by Ade
Apr 28 2016 3:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bikes that are Compatible with a BBSHD
Replies: 109
Views: 15504

Re: Bikes that are Compatible with a BBSHD

You're correct in that the 68mm bottom bracket width is mostly obsolete on new bikes (except maybe Bikes Direct). However, I'm pretty sure the new BBSHD works with 68 or 73 mm BB's. Every single new bike my shop keeps in stock has a 68mm threaded BB. They're around, and they're going to stay around...
by Ade
Apr 28 2016 4:24am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bikes that are Compatible with a BBSHD
Replies: 109
Views: 15504

Re: Bikes that are Compatible with a BBSHD

Question about 73mm BB width on a bike: Does bafang BBSHD have a model 68mm that fit on a 73mm bb or there is a specific bafang BBSHD (73mm) for a BB of 73mm? Jerome There's a 73mm version. The 68mm will fit but you have to leave the left side lock nut off the BB. The 73mm version fits both left si...
by Ade
Apr 27 2016 4:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bikes that are Compatible with a BBSHD
Replies: 109
Views: 15504

Re: Bikes that are Compatible with a BBSHD

BBS01 or BBS02, need 68mm Bottom Bracket (BB) BBSHD, can be had in flavors up to 100mm Bottom Bracket (BB). 6 flavours up to 120mm (68, 73, 92 100, 110, 120). BB type should be BSA/JIS - BB30 will work with an adaptor as will PF30 A list of compatible bike models and their manufacture year would be...
by Ade
Apr 13 2016 7:46am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Where to get a decent battery in Norway???
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Where to get a decent battery in Norway???

My current 9Ah 48v "Dolphin Pack" with 25R cells is on its last legs I think so looking for a replacement. Ideally, looking for a local "Shark Pack" type battery pack with high energy power cells (25R or approaching that). I can find 48v Dolphin packs here but they state they have 29E cells. Lunacyc...
by Ade
Dec 10 2015 3:43am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New winter boots
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: New winter boots

Wow, a soft spring saddle, a ThudBuster, and XL Snowshoes - that's more effective travel than your average downhill bike. ;)
by Ade
Dec 06 2015 2:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD Troubles
Replies: 43
Views: 4008

Re: BBSHD Troubles

I'm curious which KMC chain model you wore out? 3 seems excessive and not normal. the x8.99. 3 chains with one cassette is normal. this is what most suppliers suggest. you have to keep an eye on chain growth and change it when it's time. otherwise you will wear out the cassette quickly, which is mu...
by Ade
Dec 05 2015 3:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD Troubles
Replies: 43
Views: 4008

Re: BBSHD Troubles

Still, it sure didn't have a KMC E-bike chain on it. A cheap chain will stretch and then ruin the sprockets. IME a shimano HG 71 lasts longer than the KMC. Killed three KMC before going back to shimano. Going for bigger chainwheels + sprockets helps the most though I'm curious which KMC chain model...
by Ade
Dec 02 2015 5:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD Troubles
Replies: 43
Views: 4008

Re: BBSHD Troubles

I would be interested to hear how a KMC e-bike specific chain holds up. I am going to assume this is marketing hype, until I hear what is specifically different about it. The answer is running a 14-40 cassette, instead of a 12-34, and upping the chainring size to match. This reduces chain tension A...
by Ade
Nov 10 2015 5:52am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang BBSHD, 1000W, 68mm-120mm BB
Replies: 432
Views: 82127

Re: Bafang BBS-HD, 1000W, 68mm-120mm BB

I'm not sure you get the worst of everything with an external controller and bronze gear. With a controller like the Grin Phaserunner, only 99 x 40 x 34 in size, it would be easy to tuck away. http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/ebike-parts/controllers/c-phaserunner.html Also I think that a bronze gear would...
by Ade
Nov 06 2015 5:11am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang BBSHD, 1000W, 68mm-120mm BB
Replies: 432
Views: 82127

Re: Bafang BBS-HD, 1000W, 68mm-120mm BB

IMHO material is nylon because of silent operation. Mine has 3200km in 8 months and shows no sign of wear (using in steep wood uphils) And that silence I enjoy a lot.. 8) Yes, I think the "nylon gear is an accident waiting to happen" argument is overused. If there were an appreciable number of fail...