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2010ish Gamma Vision Mountain Bike - 1000w BBSHD

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    2010ish Gamma Vision Mountain Bike - 1000w BBSHD

    I guess this will be a developing build thread of sorts - i don't see anywhere else to drop it that is appropriate.

    Preamble - i'm a 50ish, formerly very active guy, sidelined out of two wheeled hijinks, by hip replacements that didn't recover so well. I enjoy spinning wrenches on all manner of mechanical contraptions, with experience with IC motive-power tinkering only. Electric is entirely new territory, and i'm not real keen on letting the smoke out of the wiring, so to speak. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    I've been lurking for some time, figuring out what is a good route to go for a 'Rail Trail' special - my patch of Planet Earth includes extensive kilometers of former Rail beds, converted to hiking and bicycle trails. I no longer have the legs, so to speak, to get very far, solely under own power. Best solution in my view, was a mid-range mountain bike with a smaller frame size but preferably fully suspended, with disc brakes. Didn't need to be fancy, just quality, with maximum upgradability/components compatibility potential. Didn't need to be new. I found a donor on kijiji within a few weeks, a 'Gamma Vision' in good nick - definitely not a department store special, but not exotic, either. Bonus, it's of Canadian design origin, and was a domestic assembled product.

    I ordered a BBSHD 1000w through Amazon .. and had a near nightmare event occur with a DHL mis-delivery.. let's just say that their investigative process is entirely useless and slow, when their driver's are incompetent. It was a near miss, total-loss delivery.

    I'm waiting for a Luna 48v13.5v battery pack inbound, and then i'll have my fall project fully in order.

    I plan on swapping out the saddle to a wider touring saddle, wider bars, and a larger front brake rotor setup to 203mm. Basic optimization to a rougher surface cruiser.