Custom E-Cruiser v2.2
RuffCycles Dean2.0 Frame - TSP Cycle Farms Demon Springer fork - Bafang BBSHD mid drive - Shimano 3-speed IGH - Lepper Hammock Saddle - Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
I went with this.nice! what headlight did you end up going with? i'm stuck on if i put a larger one or a smaller like yours.. i like yours and how it sits on the springer fork
Thanks. Alpkit made a great custom bag and it was the least expensive custom bag I could find. Once they had my template, I had the bag here from the UK in a little over a week. I was very pleased. Their custom bags start at under $100.That is a pretty cool battery bag on there.
It is a bbshd. The battery is a TRIANGLE 52v Panasonic GA 18650 24ah Pack HIGH POWER + LONG RANGEVery smooth, love the frame and the way you French'd in The electrics, What motor and battery BBSHD I'm guessing?
I use a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal hub with a disc brake adapter. People have been running 2000w plus on these without issue as long as they don't shift under load. From what I have read, it is just as sturdy as a single speed while in 2nd (1:1 ratio) but since there are some fairly big hills here in Nashville I really like the option of being able to shift down to 1st in order to climb them. I really only use 3rd on long treks where I set the assist to the lowest speed and pedal along to save more battery because while using pedal assist, and with the way I have it geared, it goes faster in 2nd than it does in 3rd. If it was flatter here I might have gone with a hub motor versus a mid-drive. If I was considering a single speed I would definitely have gone with a hub motor.Nice! Which 3-sp IGH are you using? I have a Shimano Nexus Inter-3 ... but I think I am going to switch to a fixed gear or single speed hub, just not wanting any chance it will go out on me, I know I could live with it stuck in 2nd (1 to 1 ratio) so I am positive I could live with a single speed.
Another thing to consider is this. If you climb hills often the low gear in the IGH will help you keep the RPM of the BBSHD in a more comfortable range, thus reducing heat of the BBSHD. Would you rather replace an IGH or a BBSHD?Nice! Which 3-sp IGH are you using? I have a Shimano Nexus Inter-3 ... but I think I am going to switch to a fixed gear or single speed hub, just not wanting any chance it will go out on me, I know I could live with it stuck in 2nd (1 to 1 ratio) so I am positive I could live with a single speed.
I really like the idea of the NuVinci, but, by some accounts the NuVinci wouldn't handle the power of the BBSHD or it would handle it for a time but then give out. I'm not sure how long NuVinci will be around and I liked the shifter-lever options with the conventional IGH options. Also, I wanted something I could easily replace and find parts for if damaged.Actually NuVinci hubs are pretty cheap these days. They can be bought for as little as 150 euros.
I looked into those but most of the forums and articles seemed to think the 3-speed would be more reliable with the BBSHD.Did you consider an 8 speed shimano alfine on that bike?...I have one on my city bike that I have a 48 v 750 watt bafang kit on ...they compliment each other nicely....I think the wider gear range makes the bafang kit operate more efficiently...