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    2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH

    Initial Specs: 68mm motor(s), 73mm bottom bracket

    My second build, with the following goals, desires, or components:
    • Fattish tire clearance with a narrowish Q. The Scapegoat clears various tires, and initially came with 27.5 / 650B by 3.8 Maxxis Minion FBF tires. I'm going with 27.5 by 2.8 (or maybe 2.4) street tires to start. I stole this tire size/style idea from Rider. I don't want the complexity of suspensions, and am hoping that the right tire choice will soften the ride.
    • Clearance for either the BBS02 (primary) or BBSHD (backup) motor.
    • Big honkin' 205mm disc rotors
    • Cable operated brake calipers, for easier lever integration and roadside repair. I've had excellent results with the TRP Spyer dual-sided actuation calipers on my other bike.
    • 1/8 inch chain
    • There's only one wide-range, wide chain line, proven and well supported IGH with a simplified shifter - the Rohloff. I wish there was alternative with fewer speeds and a better price.
    • Adjustable, replaceable rear dropouts with an inboard (within the frame triangle) disk caliper mount
    • Capacity for a temporary chain tensioner
    • Steel frame tubes
    The frame is available bare or built - I elected to go with built as built was very close to what I wanted anyway, and the price seemed very reasonable.

    Here's some stock bare or built frame pictures:
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    The rocker dropouts are Paragon-compatible:
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    The 73mm BSA bottom bracket indents for the (up to approx. 38 tooth) chain ring, and clears both the BBS02 and BBSHD main gear housings - no spacers are needed. The wrinkled adhesive-backed rubber sheet acts as a bumper:
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    Here's the BBSHD with the Luna One 36 tooth chain ring and a KMC Z510HX 1/8 chain, giving a chain line 0f 60mm, 2mm wider than the nominal (splined sprocket Rohloff) 58mm:
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    Left side BBSHD / chain stay clearance:
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    I rerouted the twin shift cables and cable box for better access, and to keep everything away from the eventual rear rack. I plan on moving the speed pickup adjacent and to the right of the rear brake caliper, with a magnet glued to one of the brake rotor spiral arms:
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    The bike so far, with Schwalbe 27.5 by 2.8 Moto street tires:
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    More to come ...
    Last edited by ncrkd; 10-22-2018, 06:01 AM.
    2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
    3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
    4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH
    Electronic throttle lock

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    #2
    Smaller Nut Sack

    One of the intents of this build is to get more exercise than I do with my BBSHD-powered commuter/errand bike. It can be difficult to keep up with the BBSHD sky-high cadence, so the plan for this build was all along to use the BBS02 as the primary motor, and keep a BBSHD on the shelf as a spare for both of my bikes.

    To fit the BBS02 motor, I decided to upgrade the crank arms (Lekkie offset left, straight right), because the standard left crank arm came uncomfortable close to the frame stay.

    Here's the BBS02 setup - 68-73mm motor, Lekkie 36 tooth chain ring, crank arms:
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    Coming up - add a rear rack, speed sensor relocation, cable routing cleanup, tweaking the fit.
    Last edited by ncrkd; 10-22-2018, 06:25 AM.
    2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
    3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
    4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH
    Electronic throttle lock

    Visit the forum knowledge base

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      #3
      Tools

      This - the affordable, handy Luna mid drive installation wrench?
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      or That - the custom sockets at more than twice the price?

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      If you develop a Bafang mid-drive build hankering (or perhaps mental illness), get the sockets. Why?
      • Your hands will thank you, because the sheet wrench edges are brutal
      • The bike will thank you (when you find out you can barely swing the sheet wrench in the bottom bracket well)
      • With the socket, you can tighten the lock ring to the proper torque (60 foot-pounds minimum)
      • The socket may be a little kinder to the finish on the dainty, aluminum outer ring grooves
      Last edited by ncrkd; 10-05-2018, 01:22 PM.
      2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
      3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
      4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH
      Electronic throttle lock

      Visit the forum knowledge base

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        #4
        Cable tie alternative (well, sort of)

        For my previous build I secured the cables and wires to the bike using standard band cable ties, and they work for the most part. I came across the Cobra Flexroute when trying to solve a securing situation that regular cable ties don't do very well. The Flexroute guides come in various diameters (both the surface diameter and the cable diameter), are soft to conform around any tube shape (main triangle, forks and stays), and can be both trimmed and doubled up to hold multiple cables.

        And no, you don't have to disconnect one end of the cable and route it through the guide - it clips on to the pre-routed cables, wherever you need it to be.
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        The special cable ties sit flat on the surface, though regular cable ties can also be used.
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        Here's a "triple-up" of two shift cables and a brake cable:
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        The guides have a slightly rubbery feel, and flex as needed.
        Last edited by ncrkd; 09-21-2018, 02:36 PM.
        2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
        3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
        4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH
        Electronic throttle lock

        Visit the forum knowledge base

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          #5
          Gear Chart (36T chainring, 15T rear sprocket)
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          2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
          3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
          4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH
          Electronic throttle lock

          Visit the forum knowledge base

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            #6
            Originally posted by ncrkd View Post
            Initial Specs: 68mm motor(s), 73mm bottom bracket

            My second build, with the following goals, desires, or components:
            • Fattish tire clearance with a narrowish Q. The Scapegoat clears various tires, and initially came with 27.5 / 650B by 3.8 Maxxis Minion FBF tires. I'm going with 27.5 by 2.8 (or maybe 2.4) street tires to start. I stole this tire size/style idea from the Stromer ST5. I don't want the complexity of suspensions, and am hoping that the right tire choice will soften the ride.
            • Clearance for either the BBS02 (primary) or BBSHD (backup) motor.
            • Big honkin' 205mm disc rotors
            • Cable operated brake calipers, for easier lever integration and roadside repair. I've had excellent results with the TRP Spyer dual-sided actuation calipers on my other bike.
            • 1/8 inch chain
            • There's only one wide-range, wide chain line, proven and well supported IGH with a simplified shifter - the Rohloff. I wish there was alternative with fewer speeds and a better price.
            • Adjustable, replaceable rear dropouts with an inboard (within the frame triangle) disk caliper mount
            • Capacity for a temporary chain tensioner
            • Steel frame tubes
            The frame is available bare or built - I elected to go with built as built was very close to what I wanted anyway, and the price seemed very reasonable.

            Here's some stock bare or built frame pictures:
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            Click image for larger version Name:	image_14039.jpg Views:	1 Size:	26.0 KB ID:	73812








            The rocker dropouts are Paragon-compatible:
            Click image for larger version Name:	image_14040.jpg Views:	1 Size:	24.7 KB ID:	73813








            The 73mm BSA bottom bracket indents for the (up to approx. 38 tooth) chain ring, and clears both the BBS02 and BBSHD main gear housings - no spacers are needed. The wrinkled adhesive-backed rubber sheet acts as a bumper:
            Click image for larger version Name:	image_14041.jpg Views:	1 Size:	653.9 KB ID:	73814









            Here's the BBSHD, with the Luna One 36 tooth chain ring, giving a chain line 0f 60mm, 3mm wider than the nominal (splined sprocket Rohloff) 57mm:
            Click image for larger version Name:	20180917_141751.jpg Views:	1 Size:	1.47 MB ID:	73815









            Left side BBSHD / chain stay clearance:
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            I rerouted the twin shift cables and cable box for better access, and to keep everything away from the eventual rear rack. I plan on moving the speed pickup adjacent and to the right of the rear brake caliper, with a magnet glued to one of the brake rotor spiral arms:
            Click image for larger version Name:	20180917_141956.jpg Views:	1 Size:	952.8 KB ID:	73830









            The bike so far, with Schwalbe 27.5 by 2.8 Moto street tires:
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            More to come ...
            Sweet! Looks fantastic. how are the tires? Tube or tubeless? Looking into changing my knobbies for those. Do I see a rohloff? Dam I want one bad, but my wife will freak if she knew how much those things are lol.
            Last edited by ChrisJTX; 10-02-2018, 04:18 PM.

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              #7
              Hi Chris, thanks for stopping by - the tires are very nice. I rode on the stock, tubeless Maxxis Minion FBF tires all of once and hated the wheelbarrow-like steering feeling, not to mention the noise. The bike's geometry seems to work well with the Schwalbe 27.5 by 2.8 Moto street tires, as in very stable, and not flighty - which is how I want a bike to behave at my age. I run them with tubes at 40lbs, down from the max of 45lbs.

              I'll try dropping to 30-35lbs, based on Rider's experiences.

              Yep, the bike has a Rohloff. For now I'm sticking with IGH hubs with beefy 1/8 chains. I am using a redundant (to the rocker dropouts) chain tensioner to reduce chain cuts, as I'm still messing with the rear sprocket gearing. I try to set the bike's overall gearing so that I'm predominately riding in the hub's 1:1 gear (5th on a Nexus 8, 11th on the Rohloff).
              Last edited by ncrkd; 10-06-2018, 08:37 AM.
              2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
              3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
              4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH
              Electronic throttle lock

              Visit the forum knowledge base

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                #8
                Rohloff Ramblings
                1. Yes, lot of gears. I'm getting used to double and triple gear shifts on rolling terrain, but am actually glad there are such fine, even increments. Especially since my intent is to actually assist the motor (not just throttle along).
                2. A gear sensor appears not needed - the Rohloff, unlike the Shimano, will not shift under power. You have to back off peddling anyway.
                3. The grip shift is vague - maybe I misadjusted it, maybe it's the dual cables. The shift detent and spring is inside the hub, not up at the bar. I don't think the hub can be partially shifted (like the Shimano) and It's not sensitive to a misadjusted cable.
                4. Gearing changes with the spline sprockets are a snap now because the shift mechanisms are on the other side of the axle. The chain ring / sprocket ratios is stricter with the Rohloff (2.4) versus the Shimano (1.8).
                Last edited by ncrkd; 10-05-2018, 02:19 PM.
                2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
                3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
                4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH
                Electronic throttle lock

                Visit the forum knowledge base

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                  #9
                  Can you get a thumb shifter on these bad boys? So far I have only seen half twist.. thinking about purchasing one under the wife radar haha.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ChrisJTX View Post
                    Can you get a thumb shifter on these bad boys? So far I have only seen half twist.. thinking about purchasing one under the wife radar haha.
                    The only other, non barrel shifter I've found is the paddle shifter set from Cinq5 - http://www.en.cinq5.de/schaltsysteme...for-flat-bars/ and the Gebla Rohbox, which is an adapter of sorts to trigger shifters - http://www.rohbox.com/.

                    On both of the above there is no numeric gear indicator, so I'm not interested. My desire for the numeric gear indicator may be stupid or moot now that I'm no longer commuting. While commuting (on the same route) and trying to go as fast as possible, I memorized what gear worked best where on the route. My commuter has a Shimano 8-speed IGH with wonky variations in the ratios. The Rohloff on the other hand has very predictable, "a little more, a little less" 13.6% ratios, and maybe the paddles would be "the nuts".

                    I'm less pressured to get somewhere now. I'm only pressured to ride fast (home) when I have a load of groceries.

                    I'll get the hang of adjusting the stock barrel shifter. I'm waiting for the cables/housing to bed in.
                    Last edited by ncrkd; 10-06-2018, 09:17 AM.
                    2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
                    3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
                    4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH
                    Electronic throttle lock

                    Visit the forum knowledge base

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                      #11
                      Here's the summer update on what I call, "the beast".
                      1. Tires - the Schwalbe Super Moto-X 650B by 2.8 are working very well, roll nicely and are pretty quiet - a little whine at speed. I'm carrying a Schwalbe folding 2.something width spare tire, just in case.
                      2. The frame, like my Salsa Marrakesh has an extra-long top tube and works well for my build, without compromising stand-over height. Still trying to engineer some sort of double-leg kickstand mount.
                      3. I swapped out the cradle-style Shark battery with a 30AH triangle battery - over 60 miles at 20mph throttle only. Sometimes I carry a "loose" cradle mount 17AH jumbo shark in a rack top bag, for range insurance.
                      4. I've got to find something better than the $15 fatazz seat - my butt is not ready yet for a Brooks.
                      5. The mid-drive tug loosened up the rear spokes, seemingly pretty evenly. I noticed some spoke chaffing one day while out on a ride, and tightened them all a full turn on the path. I need to pull the wheel and toss it in the truing stand, give it a better true-up.
                      Last edited by ncrkd; 06-07-2019, 02:12 PM.
                      2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
                      3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
                      4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH
                      Electronic throttle lock

                      Visit the forum knowledge base

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                        #12
                        Sick! I built up an old Diamondback Outlook I've had for years with a Crust Clydesdale fork and just last week put a BBSHD on it. Loving it. I keep thinking about selling off a few other bikes and just building up an Evasion as a do-it-all (not e-) bike.

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                          #13
                          That new pile of Evasion frames is awful tempting - but I've way overspent my ebike allowance. My step-thru Evasion build went very nicely. What color would you go for - copper or raw?

                          Congrats on that magical fork:

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                          Last edited by ncrkd; 06-13-2019, 12:16 PM.
                          2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
                          3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
                          4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH
                          Electronic throttle lock

                          Visit the forum knowledge base

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                            #14
                            Definitely copper! And I'd toss a gold chris king headset on it

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                              #15
                              here's a shot of my trusty old Diamondback I took today. Getting a 20 x 2.15 tire to replace the 20 x 1.5 on it now

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