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12-04-21, 02:53 PM
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Posted By cat0020

I've built my own mid-drive & hub-drive ebikes...

I've built my own mid-drive & hub-drive ebikes since 2008.
I used to think that converting old mt. bikes to ebikes would suit my purpose, but the old frame geometry & capacity may not be...
12-03-21, 12:08 PM
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Posted By creativepart

Wow, I've built my one Specialized hybrid bike...

Wow, I've built my one Specialized hybrid bike into two different ebikes - one hub drive and one mid-drive - and neither one took a lot of time, research, trial or error. I'd add that by far the most...
12-03-21, 10:03 AM
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Posted By 2old

^^^^^^^ Agree on this; I've been riding for 40...

^^^^^^^ Agree on this; I've been riding for 40 years and have broken a chain once, and that was repaired in five minutes. Fortunately, several years ago when I became interested in e-bikes, the...
12-03-21, 09:33 AM
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Posted By fooferdoggie

you can I you invest in a quick link a whole 5.00

you can I you invest in a quick link a whole 5.00
12-03-21, 09:19 AM
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Posted By chas58

Agreed. I'd add redundancy. on a hub...

Agreed.

I'd add redundancy.
on a hub motor, I have ridden home with a dead battery and with a broken chain. Can't do the broken chain bit on a mid drive. ;-)
12-03-21, 09:17 AM
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Posted By chas58

I'll recommend the Rad rover. Building your own...

I'll recommend the Rad rover. Building your own bike can be "fun" but it takes a fair amount of time, research, trial, and error that all dissapears with an off the shelf solution. Unless you are a...
12-03-21, 07:52 AM
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Posted By cat0020

Seems like a sensible option for the type of...

Seems like a sensible option for the type of riding you described.
Honestly, with the supply chain issues the way it is, Rad ebike shouldn't be difficult to sell used if you determine that it's not...
12-02-21, 06:55 PM
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Views: 2,133
Posted By fooferdoggie

[QUOTE=2old;22326678]For me, mid-drive has...

[QUOTE=2old;22326678]For me, mid-drive has several advantages, but not to argue since everyone has individual preference:

4) Controller contained within casing, not separate (There are hub systems...
12-02-21, 11:13 AM
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Posted By 2old

For me, mid-drive has several advantages, but not...

For me, mid-drive has several advantages, but not to argue since everyone has individual preference:
1) Weight distribution.
2) Better for steep hills since the gears can be used to multiply the...
12-01-21, 06:06 PM
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Posted By cat0020

1. Simplicity. 2. Cost less. 3. No extra...

1. Simplicity.
2. Cost less.
3. No extra wear on chain.
11-30-21, 08:19 AM
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Posted By chas58

For a conversion, get a Bafang BBSHD mid drive: ...

For a conversion, get a Bafang BBSHD mid drive:
https://lunacycle.com/bafang-bbshd-1000w-middrive-kit/
11-29-21, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Riveting

Modifying an existing bike with a hub conversion...

Modifying an existing bike with a hub conversion kit is definitely the least expensive way to go if you already have a bike compatible with the kit you're considering. I opted to install a Class 2...
11-29-21, 01:12 PM
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Posted By chas58

hub drive is a lot simpler, cheaper, a little...

hub drive is a lot simpler, cheaper, a little lighter and less maintenance. However, if you are riding hills and/or heavy loads you'll need to use gears and need a mid drive. Personally I don't use...
11-27-21, 10:10 AM
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Posted By 2old

I weigh 180, my bike 50 or so pounds, and rarely,...

I weigh 180, my bike 50 or so pounds, and rarely, if ever, use PAS level greater than three (of nine) on BBS02-equipped hardtail (52V, 10 ah battery). Doubt you would have any problems. Initially you...
11-25-21, 11:54 AM
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Views: 2,133
Posted By 2old

I ride almost exclusively off road on (for me)...

I ride almost exclusively off road on (for me) pretty tortuous trails, and a mid-drive seems best. However, initially I rode a Dillenger 36V, PAS front wheel kit and had a blast with it on errands or...
11-23-21, 11:45 AM
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Posted By tangent70

Can you post a photo of your bike? Very...

Can you post a photo of your bike? Very interested in how you set the seat back
09-13-21, 05:30 PM
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Posted By restlessswind

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