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by ColinC
Apr 20 2020 9:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebikes on BLM land
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Ebikes on BLM land

Considering what BLM has allowed on many of its lands in the American West/Intermountain West as far as poorly-regulated cattle and sheep grazing (= welfare ranchers like Cliven Bundy), it has little credibility as any kind of land steward in the first place...eBikes or otherwise. If you've ever bik...
by ColinC
Mar 31 2020 9:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 25000 mile club
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: 25000 mile club

Wow...great accomplishment--congratulations! 'when I underestimated the lubricating quality of cow poo on a sharp corner...' Yes, I've discovered the same during my off-road riding in US public lands, almost all of which are regularly grazed by cattle. What's deceptive as you've probably discovered ...
by ColinC
Mar 18 2020 12:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Creaking bottom bracket: anti-seize?
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Creaking bottom bracket: anti-seize?

So what exactly was "creaking" with your pedals? I appreciate your thread here...I've got a little "creaky" too I'm investigating...
by ColinC
Mar 09 2020 7:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Improving BBSHD chainline: 42T Lekkie or Eclipse?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Improving BBSHD chainline: 42T Lekkie or Eclipse?

You make a good point cavi...I'm considering that too...I don't like the idea of losing that climbing ability either.

That's an interesting idea SlowCo; I hadn't considered that. Trade-offs are always tough...I want it all!!! :lol:
by ColinC
Mar 09 2020 12:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Improving BBSHD chainline: 42T Lekkie or Eclipse?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Improving BBSHD chainline: 42T Lekkie or Eclipse?

I'd like to improve the chainline on my BBSHD fat bike. Attached photos will show my current setup with the Eclipse 36T ring. I'm not throwing the chain, but shifting is rough and certainly there's chain wear when I'm in the larger rear cogs of my Sunrace CSMS8 11-46. I have the 120mm BBSHD and am c...
by ColinC
Feb 12 2020 2:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 2017 Growler 'Mr Big Stuff' 26" MTB fat bike BBSHD build summary
Replies: 0
Views: 1390

2017 Growler 'Mr Big Stuff' 26" MTB fat bike BBSHD build summary

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by ColinC
Jan 31 2020 12:06am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Holding your pants and your battery...
Replies: 21
Views: 986

Re: Holding your pants and your battery...

Not many people--thieves or otherwise--where I ride ;) Those hose clamps/elec tape sounds like a secure/stealthy solution...not real handy if you need to remove the battery though. That mud guard is 'ok' but not great--what are using that follows your wheel as you say? Too easy for theft. Use multip...
by ColinC
Jan 30 2020 1:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Holding your pants and your battery...
Replies: 21
Views: 986

Holding your pants and your battery...

I'm sure I'm not the first to use a belt to secure a frame-mounted battery, but thought I would share this one which seems to work well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S2R2QD6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 is the belt off Amazon. The thing I like about it is that it has just ...
by ColinC
Jan 03 2020 10:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build

Sorry if I wasn't clear, I meant the USB charging port on the UPP battery...
by ColinC
Dec 29 2019 12:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build

Hey thanks for the reply. I ended up ordering the Sanyo GA version of their 17.5an battery selling on eBay for around $535 + tax. This shipped out of their Texas warehouse, and I received it in 3 days. I've only had a couple of rides with it so far, and I have no prior experience with ebikes or thei...
by ColinC
Dec 25 2019 6:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Chain break blues...drivetrain upgrade options?
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: Chain break blues...drivetrain upgrade options?

Well Dogman I think you were correct. I threw on a spare 10spd chain I had and I've had two solid rides since with no breakage, so clearly an issue of some sort with the first chain. Long-term, however, it seems like having a beefier overall drivetrain makes sense, starting with an all steel-cog cas...
by ColinC
Dec 23 2019 10:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Chain break blues...drivetrain upgrade options?
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: Chain break blues...drivetrain upgrade options?

Interesting that you've had good luck with the 12spd. I've read in a few other threads that others were opting for 10spd and below drivetrains to avoid the thinner/weaker 11spd chains. But there seems to be a lot of inconsistent experiences folks have with their chains breaking, which I suppose is t...
by ColinC
Dec 22 2019 8:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Chain break blues...drivetrain upgrade options?
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Chain break blues...drivetrain upgrade options?

'Got out on my first ride today with my BBSHD conversion on my 26" fatbike. What a blast...I can see why these mid-drive kits and ebiking in general is so popular! The fun ended quickly though when my chain broke. I knew this was a possibility with my 11spd setup, but decided to keep my drivetrain "...
by ColinC
Dec 13 2019 12:55am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Exchange 120mm BBSHD for 100mm (chainline concerns)?
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Exchange 120mm BBSHD for 100mm (chainline concerns)?

I see what you're saying. Yes, that spider-looking bracket that bolts to the motor obviously has to go up against the BB. But then after that spacer(s) enough to reach the threads and then the two nuts. Not enough spacers in the Luna kit for this, however...I think I need to make my own from a singl...
by ColinC
Dec 12 2019 12:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Exchange 120mm BBSHD for 100mm (chainline concerns)?
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Exchange 120mm BBSHD for 100mm (chainline concerns)?

OK, so I'm doing a BBSHD build on a fatbike model with no prior builds for guidance. I measured carefully, posted some threads, got some advice, and ultimately decided the 120mm size was the 'best bet' due to concerns about clearing the chainstay. Good news is there's no issue with the chainstay (us...
by ColinC
Dec 07 2019 11:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build

I appreciate the advice bakaneko; I think the LG H2 pack makes sense. I was just trying to confirm my understanding of the whole pack configuration issue as that relates to the amp draw issue. I'm seeing very few of the longer/thinner 'shark' style packs that have the amp draw capacity being recomme...
by ColinC
Dec 06 2019 12:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build

So I've been reading up a bit in these forums and elsewhere (e.g. this helpful post/set of calculations from Matador https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=85629#p1252830 , and it seems that a key factor in this whole "continuous amp draw" issue is the configuration of the battery pac...
by ColinC
Dec 05 2019 12:31am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build

[snip] That 100wH might seem like more range but the 44A max continuous discharge means less stress to battery and less voltage sag which effectively negate the 100wH of the other battery. These prices from EM3EV seem good. Everyone saids they want to go slow and take it easy on the battery. Yeah, ...
by ColinC
Dec 04 2019 6:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build

Sorry for the confusion. I started the thread specifying those UPP packs, but as I dug around in posting some responses, I discovered those 48v packs from EM3ev I listed in my 955am post (and that bakaneko listed the specs on in his/her 1130am post), so those are the ones I'm considering at this poi...
by ColinC
Dec 04 2019 6:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build

OK, so an 'oversized' battery is the way to go. But defining 'size' is where I'm still a bit confused. Looking at the em3ev 48v choices/configurations bakaneko included in his previous post, which of those would be the most 'oversized' for what I've described as my riding? I thought this was pretty ...
by ColinC
Dec 04 2019 2:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build

This is really helpful info bakaneko, thank you. With the off-road terrain I'm usually biking in (two-track access roads, cattle ruts, sometimes neither) and my staying slow enough to be gawking around for wildlife, I'm averaging 8-10mph tops. I do plan on "pedal assisting" most if not all of these ...
by ColinC
Dec 04 2019 11:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build

Thanks for the welcome :) Sorry...here are the links to the UPP packs I was talking about: https://www.ebay.com/itm/253670295625?_trksid=p2495737.m570.l5999&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI253670295625.N36.S1.typeWATCH_ITEM_ENDING_SOON.R1.TR1 (48v 17.5Ah Samsung ICR18650 35E cells for $432) https://www.ebay.com/i...
by ColinC
Dec 03 2019 10:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Reputable/reliable 48v batt sellers for BBSHD build

Hello, Ordered a BBSHD kit + goodies from Luna over the weekend, but I'm wanting to run a 48v batt pack with at least 15-16aH and Luna has no options available. I've read here and there about Unit Pack Power being a decent choice. Looks like they have an eBay store shipping out of Texas https://www....