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    Getting Reading To Buy A Bike For a Bafang BBSHD 1000W Mid Drive Kit $899.95 $669.00

    I'd really like to find something that is crank forward, but I want Hydraulic disc brakes. I've been searching the internet, but I'm afraid I must be using the wrong search criteria. It seems that there isn't a crank forward at least that I can find that can take disk brakes. Am I missing something! I will use the bike to commute 22 miles round trip to work and to replace my jeep for all local travel. The frame needs to be fairly stout, because I currently weigh 243 lbs. but aluminum to keep the weight down as much as possible.

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    There are no crank forwards with disc brakes. Just upgrade the brake pads on a Townie. V Brakes with good pads are a 26" disc. I can stop as short as I could on my gas scooter from 30MPH with KoolStop eBike grey pads, and nearly as well with Kool Stop MTB pads.

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      #3
      I think spinning magnets has one of these. It is a 3.5" fat tire bike with mechanical discs that could be converted to hydraulic brakes.

      Cruiser Lux Fat Tire 7D | Electra Bikes

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        #4
        I just found this disc brake conversion kit is anyone here familiar with it and whether it is good or not.
        GNGELECTRIC---Electric bike conversion kitElectric trike kitHub motorGas bike kit - COMPLETE DISC KIT - Gngelectric supply inexpensive electric bike kits system which allow you to convert your own conventional bike into a battery-powered electric bicycle.

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          #5
          You could take a look on bikes direct. That money will get you a good bike there.

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            #6
            Originally posted by New Mariner View Post
            You could take a look on bikes direct. That money will get you a good bike there.

            I was looking at this one, but its a mountain bike. I'd have to get a new stem, because I need an upright riding position, because I have nerve damage in my right hand and arm. As a result I have to limit the amount of resting weight on my hand. My only question is would the bike look weird if I made the seating position upright.
            Last edited by TomAllyn; 08-02-2016, 06:39 AM.

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              #7
              I too have issues with wrists. Made my MTB Fat bike into upright style cruiser. Also got bars with more sweep. Put wrists in a more neutral position. It's a matter of what you like. Not what someone else thinks is weird.. Mine definitely weirder than most.Could care less. Cruising the BBSHD with a smile on my face

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                #8
                Originally posted by New Mariner View Post
                I too have issues with wrists. Made my MTB Fat bike into upright style cruiser. Also got bars with more sweep. Put wrists in a more neutral position. It's a matter of what you like. Not what someone else thinks is weird.. Mine definitely weirder than most.Could care less. Cruising the BBSHD with a smile on my face

                Would you mind posting a picture so I can get a visual of what is possible.

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                  #9
                  Whatever you can think of is possible. Pictures on my phone. Disregard those bars. A riser bar will do the same and eliminate some of the added stem crap I have. A simple high angle adjustable stem could have been used with a decent riser bar with 30-45 degrees of sweep. Mine was built on a cheap walmart fatbike

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                    #10
                    Bikes direct has several IGH hub cruisers that are pedal forward in design

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                      #11
                      I almost jumped on a used Electra Amsterdam 3 speed, but it has coaster brakes. Don't really like the thin 700c wheels, but I'd put the widest tires that would fit.

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                          Thats a bit outside what I'm willing to spend - $809 Wow!

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                          • Rix Ryds
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                            You might try craigslist. I have found some amazing deals. Just bought a Sun EZ-Tad sx trike $1500 MSRP. $200 on craigslist. Quality ain't cheap. But you can buy it for less if you buy used.

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                          I'm looking at a used 2016 Giant Cypress right now. Does anyone here know if the components on this are high enough quality and the frame for that matter. The MSRP is only $440. ​https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us...specifications

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                          • Rix Ryds
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                            Nice bike, but for the money I'd get a used Electra Townie. Louis is right, rim brakes are fine, actually superior to cheap mechanical disks, when the right pads are used. And Townies are great build bikes, way comfortable!

                          #15
                          No disc brakes. Some low end components

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