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    I shipped my Cannondale SuperV900 with BBS02 NY-CA using shipbikes.com service which contracts with FedEx Ground. About $77 delivered in 5 days. Reusing shipping box from a coworker who’d bought a RadRover.

    Here’s how I got it to the drop off location:
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    Tow bike is Xootr Swift Folder with Q128 front hub motor. It’s not a hot rod but if I could only have 1 eBike Swift Folder would be it.

    It’s much better setup with the BBS02 installed but that went on the Cannondale until I can save up for another Bafang.

    #2
    Originally posted by ykick View Post
    Tow bike is Xootr Swift Folder with Q128 front hub motor. It’s not a hot rod but if I could only have 1 eBike Swift Folder would be it.
    What's your opinion/experience on that Q128 front hub motor? I've had one for a year or so - the 201 RPM version running at 48V on a cruiser bike with 700C wheels. I went with the 201 version because of the 700C wheels, because I'm no lightweight (240 lbs), and because I wanted to be sure I had some torque. It's no barnburner but seems pretty solid and quiet so I can't complain.

    If I ever have to replace it with another front geared hub, wondering what you would recommend as no doubt there's better stuff out there now.



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      #3
      Awesome use of electricity. How far did you haul that bike in the box?

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        #4
        Originally posted by Fred View Post
        What's your opinion/experience on that Q128 front hub motor? I've had one for a year or so - the 201 RPM version running at 48V on a cruiser bike with 700C wheels. I went with the 201 version because of the 700C wheels, because I'm no lightweight (240 lbs), and because I wanted to be sure I had some torque. It's no barnburner but seems pretty solid and quiet so I can't complain.

        If I ever have to replace it with another front geared hub, wondering what you would recommend as no doubt there's better stuff out there now.
        Version above is 328RPM as best I can tell. I bought it used but still new from a guy who thought it was Q100 but no harm since I hadn’t purchased spokes yet.

        I originally laced it into a 26” rim but that overheated the controller regularly and sucked the battery down very fast. So I laced it into the 20” rim and used it for a while in the folder.

        It’s “ok” I don’t consider it a powerful motor but I regularly feed it 500-800W and it’s held up pretty good. No clutch problems and the gears seem to be hanging in there. Knock on Aluminum…

        I installed this motor in the bike above for a couple years ago but eventually wanted a rear hub and built a Q100C which lasted for about a year until the nylon gear shelled.


        Then I mounted the BBS02 and that was great for this folder but I needed something for a 26” wheel mountain bike and not having anything built up at the time I moved the BBS02 over to that and re-installed the Q128 you see above.


        If I had to repower Swift Folder again with something other than a BBS02 I’d probably try the 2 speed Xiongda in a rear version. Luna is carrying a version of that motor here - https://lunacycle.com/double-gear-double-torque-motor/


        In fact, I would love to try that motor in one of my 20” kick bikes? Seen here: Click image for larger version

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          #5
          Originally posted by g725s View Post
          Awesome use of electricity. How far did you haul that bike in the box?
          3-4 miles through Astoria Queens. Cruised about 13-16MPH but often slower if the road got crappy. Carton with bike inside is/was about 60lbs. Tows very nice even touching 20MPH it never swayed much.
          Last edited by ykick; 01-11-2017, 08:16 AM.

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            #6
            Oh wow nice ypedal... i am a small wheel bike guy myself too. Also into that scooter...i have diggler ;)

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            • ykick
              ykick commented
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              Diggler's are nice quality! I'm always up against budget so I used Sidewalker kick bikes. Diggler always on my radar though.

              btw, I'm often confused for Ypedal (Gaston) but we're not the same person. I always loved his username and when I started electrifying kick scooters I thought why kick when we can stuff a motor in those wheels? Ynot? Haha....

              Ykick

            #7
            Here’s a “meant to be” follow up if there ever was one.

            Thread describes shipping the Cannondale SuperV 900 NY-CA sometime last week. Shipbikes.com used FedEx Ground.

            I shipped the battery pack USPS Ground service roughly a few days earlier.

            Fast forward to yesterday, I’d hopped a plane from NYC and landed in SAN around noon PST. My wife picked me up and when we returned from the airport, the bike was sitting on our porch. Cool…

            I went about unpacking and reassembling a few things and just as I was finishing up and thought I would need to wait for the battery pack shipment, USPS pulls up and hands me my battery packs. The eBike gods were definitely smiling on me...

            Although there’s a ton of stuff to do getting unpacked and settled back into life in the west, I couldn’t help but go for a nice long sunset ride. Anybody who was paying attention in the So CA area can attest to what a beautiful and amazing sunset it was.

            I may not be around much for a while as the “shift” in geographical location has a lot of moving parts and I need to make a drive to Arizona to attend to family matters. Next week should find much more time to post and share more about my riding in So CA.
            Last edited by ykick; 01-18-2017, 03:03 AM.

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              #8
              Thanks for sharing. Transport is always an issue for me.

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                #9
                Sweet! What kind of trailer did you use? Home built or? Looks well balanced for that load. : )

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                  #10
                  Yes it pulls straight and true. Medium DoggyHut and they’re also available in large. Kinda cheap wheels/tires but they quickly remove so I’m ok with that.

                  We remove the bows and upper canvas to convert into flatbed. I also still use it as a doggy trailer - Click image for larger version

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                    #11
                    Trailers rule !

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                      #12
                      I love that little trailer. Where did you get it?
                      I love dogs and ebikes...in that order!
                      http://www.poweronbikes.com

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