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  • Maxxim
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    Almosta all ice and snow is gone, spring is here. Had to change the tyres, no need for ice studs anymore. Brand new Rocket Ron's, 2.1" wide, gives little bit more room in the frame than with the 2.25's.

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  • Retrorockit
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    A fluted lens helps with oncoming traffic situations also.

  • Retrorockit
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    Around here people help themselves to anything that's removeable.

  • Maxxim
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    Small update to the bike. The bafang 6V headlight was quite weak. Little bit scetchy to drive fast on a dark road with a "candle" light. So I wanted to update the light, but wanted a light that works directly from the main battery. Didn't wan't any other battery that needs charging.

    The Bafang 6V output triggers a 10A relay, so the orginal display light function is working normal. The light itself was a cheap $22 aliexpress led light with a aluminium housing and working voltage range between 12-80V DC. Light pattern is ok. It has a bright hotspot but also floods quite widely so illuminates the surrounding almost directly in front and beside of you. Could try to switch the glass lens to a flood lens to smoothen up the hotspot, but will see... I'm happy with it, it's a quite enormous change from the orginal light anyway.

    Small vid of testing the light:

    Testing a cheap(20€) 12-80V led headlight wired directly from the bike battery.



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  • Maxxim
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    Haha, a very exiting vid where you can see my diy chain guide in action. Well, it's just sitting there, so no action, but keeping the chain very well on the ring.

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  • Retrorockit
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    Click image for larger version  Name:	image.png Views:	0 Size:	4.80 MB ID:	160329​SKS makes some silver full length fender kits that don't look too bad. My rear one used to be longer, but a pickup truck took a piece off for me.The BBSHD with throttle saved me that time. They'r very tough plastic, and have some clear stripes in them so you could paint some colored accent stripes inside if you wanted to. The title of this photo is I Don't Share My Road. The traffic signal the cars are stopped for has it own thread., Let Them Eat Airbags.
    This choppy concrete path is where the Tannus Armour earns it's keep on the hard tail. Smooths out the ride a lot, and no more flats.22-30 mph here.
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  • Maxxim
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    About the fenders. For wet and rain full fenders is a must, but the bike doesn't look so cool. So on other weather coditions I go without fenders. But now when it has been snowing again I realised that need to protect the battery somehow from the snow that then melts and can find its way inside the batt. Find these kind of mud guards that are fitted in place with rubber bands. Seems to do the job pretty well. :)

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  • Maxxim
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    Originally posted by Retrorockit
    BTW that's a nice clean build. Mine's all crapped up with fenders, lights, lock,rack, tire repair kit and air horn for wet Florida street riding. I like the way yours looks.
    There's an old roadie (who doesn't ride any more) who gives me shit about how "busy" my bike is. When I ask him what he thinks I don't need, he has no answer.​
    Thanks. We also have wet weather here, had to put on removable fenders as my butt was always wet after some biking...

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  • Retrorockit
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    The only way I know to find stuff that doesn't break, is try to break it right from the start. If it breaks it comes off the bike, if it doesn't it stays on.

  • Retrorockit
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    BTW that's a nice clean build. Mine's all crapped up with fenders, lights, lock,rack, tire repair kit and air horn for wet Florida street riding. I like the way yours looks.
    There's an old roadie (who doesn't ride any more) who gives me shit about how "busy" my bike is. When I ask him what he thinks I don't need, he has no answer.

  • Retrorockit
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    Sunrace makes an 11-40T 8 speed that I like. The gear splits are nice for a BBSHD and they're cheap. I made a longer derailer hanger by taking 2 stock ones and cutting them 2/3, and 2/3 and welding them together. But that's one of the parts I broke (crash damage not BBSHD related).Sunrace makes a derailler M900 with a modern clutch type action and designed for wide range cassettes.I have one but won't give up my Rapid Rise gripshift setup to try it. At least not on this bike.

  • Maxxim
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    AZguy this is only a 8-gear cassette, only the 11-thooth sprocket was separate, all others are riveted together. The whole thing was only 27 euros so not a big deal.

    I'll guess also this e-bike hobby is like all others, it takes all your free time and all your money, haha.

  • Retrorockit
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    I've found new parts to tear up.

  • AZguy
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    That's because I quit tearing them up... bad habit ;-}

  • Retrorockit
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    But we disagree on the best way to tear them up.
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