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by Wolfeman
Apr 01 2020 9:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Converting a beach cruiser with front wheel motor.
Replies: 24
Views: 246

Re: Converting a beach cruiser with front wheel motor.

I paged through your build thread on your bike, very nice looking. I know the hub motors are cheaper, but for that three speed cruiser I would absolutely recommend a BBS02 mid-drive. That would allow him to keep the coaster brake, use all three gears and completely eliminate the rolling drag of the ...
by Wolfeman
Feb 14 2020 2:24pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: I will never buy from Luna Cycle again, if I don't have to
Replies: 32
Views: 5507

Re: I will never buy from Luna Cycle again, if I don't have to

My only problem with Luna Cycle right now is that too many of the things that I want to buy are out of stock.... :(
by Wolfeman
Feb 09 2020 12:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD - Creaking Sound
Replies: 27
Views: 5417

Re: BBSHD - Creaking Sound

I own and maintain 2 BBS02 bikes. Any time I start hearing creaking I snug the crank bolts and tighten the locking ring on the bottom bracket shell. Prodigious amounts of red Loctite make these tightening intervals much longer.
by Wolfeman
Jan 25 2020 12:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebike build questions (BBS02)
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: ebike build questions (BBS02)

Just my opinion, but enjoy the bike as you put things together. Add the motor/battery, then ride it for awhile. You may find (depending on your intended use) that the bike is perfectly enjoyable with the coaster rear brake. Have fun. 8)
by Wolfeman
Jan 25 2020 12:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Specialized Levo vs BBSHD
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Specialized Levo vs BBSHD

I went into my favorite LBS the other day with my BBS02 powered Street Klunker (approx $900 for everything ready to ride). It's a Luna Cycles BBS02 so max output is about 1.3kW and the battery is a very peppy 12S 16aH Multistar series set-up. The guys at the shop know I'm into ebikes and wanted to s...
by Wolfeman
Jan 25 2020 12:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebike build questions (BBS02)
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: ebike build questions (BBS02)

I have a 1300W BBS02 installed on a Dyno Moto 7 cruiser with a Nexus 7 IGH. It works beautifully, no chain alignment issues at all. Also, it seems to handle the power just fine, just don't shift under full power.
by Wolfeman
Jan 25 2020 11:43am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Mongoose Envoy Cargo BBSHD Jumbo Shark
Replies: 17
Views: 2220

Re: Mongoose Envoy Cargo BBSHD Jumbo Shark

I'd been waiting for someone to do this exact build, thank you! As soon as I saw the Mongoose Envoy on KevCentral's YouTube channel I thought, "What a perfect bike for a BBSHD." Your bike is beautiful, and your install looks super clean.... I'm definitely following this post, don't want to miss upda...
by Wolfeman
Jan 24 2020 4:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vintage GT Palomar BBS02 basic build
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Vintage GT Palomar BBS02 basic build

So finally got a chance to take the GT trail riding today. Did about 10 miles on nearby dirt trails and experimented with using both PAS and throttle. This inexpensive used MTB with a BBS02 is the most fun trail bike I've ever ridden. With the RaceFace chainring, it climbed everything I pointed it a...
by Wolfeman
Jan 21 2020 12:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Klein Mantra rebuild / TSDZ2
Replies: 20
Views: 1630

Re: Klein Mantra rebuild / TSDZ2

Cool project, looking forward to seeing more updates. Thanks for posting.
by Wolfeman
Jan 21 2020 12:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vintage GT Palomar BBS02 basic build
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Vintage GT Palomar BBS02 basic build

Nice build! How many teeth is your biggest rear gear? And why not place the battery pack in the frame triangle? Thank you SLoCo. Biggest rear gear is 34T, and I'm still trying out different battery options for this bike. Right now I've got the 14S pack in a backpack and I'm liking it, but putting i...
by Wolfeman
Jan 19 2020 1:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vintage GT Palomar BBS02 basic build
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

First impressions on a hardtail mounted BBS02.... My learning curve with ebikes has been an interesting one. My first one was a 2000W DD rear hub build that quickly went up to 3.6kW and was an absolute joy to ride. All throttle, all the time. 45+ mph,tire shredding, brake pad killing, spoke popping ...
by Wolfeman
Jan 15 2020 1:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vintage GT Palomar BBS02 basic build
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Vintage GT Palomar BBS02 basic build

So my last build, a Dyno Moto 7 cruiser that became a BBS02 powered street klunker turned out exactly the way I wanted. It is user friendly for new e-bikers, PAS only and really comfortable. My oldest daughter loved it so much, it became her bike. This of course was the perfect excuse to build yet A...
by Wolfeman
Jan 10 2020 12:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: "BadPowerBikes" LOL: Hate Site or Consumers Fighting Back?
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: "BadPowerBikes" LOL: Hate Site or Consumers Fighting Back?

Voltron wrote:
Jan 08 2020 1:17pm
"Are we that far away from e-bikes being a safe, reliable form of transportation?"

I think the questions really is... Are we that far away from humans being able to operate a safe reliable form of transportation responsibly?
Best post on this thread, and the answer is yes....
by Wolfeman
Nov 05 2019 10:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Step by step evolution of a 1st ebike conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 9072

Re: Step by step evolution of a 1st ebike conversion

thundercamel wrote:
Oct 22 2019 4:20pm
Any updates? I enjoyed reading all of your build threads :)
The venerable Trek is currently partially disassembled. Had a problem with wiring up the new 90A controller and fried a hall sensor.
by Wolfeman
Nov 05 2019 9:54am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Step by step evolution of a 1st ebike conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 9072

Re: Evolution of a 1st ebike....

Would you be able to share what the cost is for the lipo battery setup, including the necessary chargers, etc., for me to replicate something similar? I noticed in your post further down, your comment on the impact on acceleration, and although I may not want to use lipo regularly, I'm seeing more ...
by Wolfeman
Nov 04 2019 9:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best rear tire for 26" DD hub motor
Replies: 26
Views: 1444

Re: Best rear tire for 26" DD hub motor

The best one I've found is the Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS 468 SmartGuard MTB Bicycle Tire. I put about 2200 miles on my last set on a DD running 3600W with ZERO flats. They're expensive ($45-$50 a tire), but worth it when you're not having to take off your rear wheel all the time. You can get it in t...
by Wolfeman
Oct 21 2019 8:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD vs. BBS02?
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: BBSHD vs. BBS02?

You guys should sticky Justin's take on bbshd vs bbs02: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=100461 Very enlightening! Basically, it means that the 02 is clearly the better of the two, but with subpar cooling. Put a better heatsink on it, and you'll fly... Thank you for directing m...
by Wolfeman
Oct 21 2019 12:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD vs. BBS02?
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

BBSHD vs. BBS02?

Good morning all, veteran ebiker here with a question. Is it really worth an extra $400 to go for a BBSHD over a BBS02 on a hardtail MTB that'll be used for trail riding? I have a BBS02 running at 48V on a Dyno Moto 7 Cruiser/BMX. It's great for cruising the neighborhood and bike paths. I run the st...
by Wolfeman
Oct 18 2019 5:48pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: I will never buy from Luna Cycle again, if I don't have to
Replies: 32
Views: 5507

Re: I will never buy from Luna Cycle again, if I don't have to

I haven't had anything but positive experiences with Luna, multiple orders over several years. Your post reads like a hit piece, especially given that it's the first post for that user name.
by Wolfeman
Oct 18 2019 3:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Raleigh Route | BBSHD | 14s7p 35E
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Raleigh Route | BBSHD | 14s7p 35E

Very nice build, clean, purposeful, and well laid out. Thanks for posting.
by Wolfeman
Oct 14 2019 9:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 87
Views: 6063

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

I'm all for comfort. Schwalbe Fat Franks at lower pressure for a smooth ride, BMX bars for a very upright position, and a cruiser frame with the pedals slightly forward. I think it's comfortable and cool looking. IMG_2612-2.jpg I want to be as comfortable as possible as the quietly humming BBS02 mak...
by Wolfeman
Jun 24 2019 9:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Your Creation's Before & After Pics
Replies: 1872
Views: 658591

Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Very cool Morganw. Nice build.
by Wolfeman
May 26 2019 5:54pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Dyno Moto 7 CL find
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Dyno Moto 7 CL find

My daughter and I went to our nearby community college yesterday with her Electra 7 cruiser and the new Dyno. Spent a couple hours just riding all the paths around campus and enjoying the scenery. Did a little over 5 miles mostly in pedal assist 1. I LOVE this bike. Everything about it encourages yo...
by Wolfeman
May 25 2019 2:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Luna 52v Wolf Batterty / Hobby king turnigy review.
Replies: 24
Views: 4043

Re: Luna 52v Wolf Batterty / Hobby king turnigy review.

Looking forward to more info on this. I switched to HK Multistars about 2 years ago and have had great luck with them. The saggy 14S pack that came with my kit from High Power Cycles sucked before AND after being sent in for repairs. I haven't tried a Luna Cycles pack, but am considering it.
by Wolfeman
May 23 2019 2:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Your Creation's Before & After Pics
Replies: 1872
Views: 658591

Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

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