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  • commuter ebikes
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    The bike is done except for headlights. Shortening the hydraulic hose was challenging.

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  • commuter ebikes
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    Nondrive side:

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  • commuter ebikes
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    Here are pictures with a cleaner background. I am setting about shortening the hydraulic hose right now (I will post pictures here of that fun). And I ordered the headlights http://www.bikeman.com/LT9473.html and tail lights http://www.bikeman.com/LT9136.html

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  • commuter ebikes
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    Originally posted by windswooper View Post
    Nice welds. Did you make your own jig?
    I used an Anvil Journeyman.

    The majority of those welds were ground down and filed smooth.

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  • windswooper
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    Nice welds. Did you make your own jig?

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  • commuter ebikes
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    Also, thanks so much to Luna for paying for the bandwidth of all these forum pictures.

    As you know, this website has a very high Alexa Global Rank: 103,976 for the last 3 months and 49,232 pageviews/day so Google serves up links to this forum at or near the top of the search term results.
    Last edited by commuter ebikes; 09-21-2018, 08:12 AM.

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  • commuter ebikes
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    And an even more informative picture of the WTB rim:

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  • commuter ebikes
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    Originally posted by paxtana View Post
    Looking great.

    How you liking the tannus, does it provide a decent amount of dampening? What sort of rim width did you go with, was the install tool easy to use?

    I did the same thing you described on my first set of hydros once, test pulling the lever before fitment and effectively broke it within five minutes of taking it out the box. Live and learn.
    Installing Tannus tires is like fighting a battle that you know you will win. It is not particularly difficult, but it can be slow going. The Tannus tires ride very hard; there is no cushioning.

    This bike has no suspension, so with the bumpy ride I will just have to remind myself that I will never get a flat tire. Flat tires and commuting are a terrible combination!

    Here is the dope on the rim:

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  • paxtana
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    Looking great.

    How you liking the tannus, does it provide a decent amount of dampening? What sort of rim width did you go with, was the install tool easy to use?

    I did the same thing you described on my first set of hydros once, test pulling the lever before fitment and effectively broke it within five minutes of taking it out the box. Live and learn.

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  • commuter ebikes
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    Apparently that is all I got. I will add the rest of the build later: shortening a hydraulic hose, dealing with ebrake motor cutoff wires on a pedal bike, adding headlights and tail lights and a custom rack.
    Last edited by commuter ebikes; 09-20-2018, 11:09 PM.

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  • commuter ebikes
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    Back to preventing your hydraulic pistons from getting screwed up, here is a pad spacer in the brake pads while the wheel is out:

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  • commuter ebikes
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    Here are the grips. I use baby wipes (or a wet paper towel with dish soap) in order to overcome the extreme tightness of these grips.

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    Last edited by commuter ebikes; 09-20-2018, 11:09 PM.

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  • commuter ebikes
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    Here is the rear brake installed:

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  • commuter ebikes
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    These pad spacers come when you buy hydraulic brakes. The reason you should save them is so that you can put them back in the pads whenever you have the wheel out.

    I actually had a curious friend pull my brake levers when I had a wheel out. The pistons have to be reset when this happens. I got lucky that time by fixing it with a brake pad press https://www.parktool.com/product/hyd...n-press-pp-1-2 Had that not worked, the caliper would have required rebuilding.

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    Last edited by commuter ebikes; 09-20-2018, 11:08 PM.

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  • commuter ebikes
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    Here is the front brake installed.

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