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  1. mephisto

    hey mate, how is it going? I noticed you have a 2017 Marin Muirwoods with a BSHD and I was...

    hey mate, how is it going? I noticed you have a 2017 Marin Muirwoods with a BSHD and I was actually looking at the same bike to convert. Did you have any issue doing the conversion with the standard kit and chainring? Thanks!
  2. mephisto

    Road bike conversion

    I like that setup, perhaps would just choose a men's bike in place. What about the gears, is the cassete something like 11-36T? Does it give a reasonable range? I was wondering it it would make sense to replace it with a wider range cassete like 11-42 or even wider up range?
  3. mephisto

    Road bike conversion

    this boardman bike looks nice setup like that, very discreet! What bike model is it?
  4. mephisto

    My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

    did you receive the bike in the end? any VAT surprise or import tax?
  5. mephisto

    advice on BBSHD and alternatives to build a touring/hybrid bike

    I was planning to buy my kit and battery from EM3EV but so far I've been trying to ask them questions for nearly a week about parts that I want included in the kit, no response by email and facebook. I think I'm not going buy from them, if they can't answer pre sales queries, imagine post sales...
  6. mephisto

    advice on BBSHD and alternatives to build a touring/hybrid bike

    very detailed information, thanks. You and a few more people have mentioned to stick with BBS02 as well, I'm beginning to think that indeed that may be best cost benefit with still some fun factor included. It is difficult to judge without having both but you guys have tons of experience and it...
  7. mephisto

    Project: Carrera Kraken conversion with BBSHD

    regarding LIPOs, considering all pros/cons like many have said these 30Q batteries have very good discharge rate and capacity so I think that would be my route for now
  8. mephisto

    Project: Carrera Kraken conversion with BBSHD

    Thanks for the comprehensive answer, much appreciated! Yeah I get your point, blame that brunopower youtube video making me feel like playing with these things. I know I don't need more than 150hp on my car but I was not happy until we managed to get 430hp out of it, I can tell it is fun :)...
  9. mephisto

    Upgrade to BBSHD?

    cool, 30Q it is then :)
  10. mephisto

    Project: Carrera Kraken conversion with BBSHD

    that would be for a 2nd project for sure, I've read a lot about it and it seems interesting, just a bit too time consuming for me at the moment considering other projects I have :) ok, that works for me then, so many reports like yours a lekkie sort out many of the problems with chain coming...
  11. mephisto

    Project: Carrera Kraken conversion with BBSHD

    That is exactly what I was looking for thanks! Good to know the gear sensor is useful, so definitely will be on my checkout :) That makes sense, with my LIPOs each cell has a wire back to the charger to balance it, not sure if it just a sensor or if there is actually some sort of electric...
  12. mephisto

    Project: Carrera Kraken conversion with BBSHD

    so the BMS itself is not always balancing the charge? pardon my ignorance as I come from a LIPO background for remote controlled cars, I use to balance charge the battery but the controller itself and balancer is in the charger. The battery only has a wire to inform the voltage delta between the...
  13. mephisto

    Project: Carrera Kraken conversion with BBSHD

    Hi guys, I'm beginning the project to convert a Carrera Kraken which is about 6 years old I believe and has been gathering dust for a while. After researching a lot I'm thinking about a mid drive motor as if later on I feel like using in another bike I can easily do. My idea was to first get a...
  14. mephisto

    advice on BBSHD and alternatives to build a touring/hybrid bike

    I'm thinking about a 52v 15ah using samsung 30Q cells, it can deliver 40A continuous. I'll post a new topic as a project for the other bike I have, it makes more sense so other people can use as reference in the future easily
  15. mephisto

    Upgrade to BBSHD?

    not in a hurry, I'm considering em3ev as well as I can get 52v batteries with samsung 30Q I'm making a short list now with all suppliers, I've seen there is a new display DCP18, may be worth an upgrade
  16. mephisto

    advice on BBSHD and alternatives to build a touring/hybrid bike

    I'm considering the price difference and the potential to play with an offroad bike later with the BBSHD getting the kit from em3ev. I may actually convert a spare mountain bike I have here instead of playing with a road bike
  17. mephisto

    advice on BBSHD and alternatives to build a touring/hybrid bike

    Yeah I understand it may be a very good fit, but I'm thinking that later on if I want to use the motor on another bike to have some fun then I have the proper kit already Thanks for the suggestions, I actually have a planetx road bike that I use for daily commute, it was very good value for a...
  18. mephisto

    Upgrade to BBSHD?

    hey guys, how was your experience with electroncycles? I'm planning to get a BBSHD and battery and their prices and specs seems good.
  19. mephisto

    advice on BBSHD and alternatives to build a touring/hybrid bike

    Hey guys, I'm planning to build something similar looking to a Kudos Stealth https://www.kudoscycles.com/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=353 as I want a frame that is something between a road bike and a touring bike as I normally just ride road bikes. So far my research has been leading...
  20. mephisto

    ebike newbie looking for conversion kits and tips

    Thanks for the tip, I'm reading a lot here and then perhaps will post this again with my new findings on the S section. I'm quite impressed with the BBSHD kit so far.