Voodoo Bizango 2019 with BBSHD?

Itswinter

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Evening all,

A quick question to all the experts here, from a new entrant to e-bikes......!

I've got a Voodoo Bizango 29er on order from halfords; at first thought it appeared to be the perfect choice for a e-bike build with a Bafang BBSHD motor. Now, i'm not so certain. The chainstay clearance looks a little tight and it's a 73mm bottom bracket, so i'm wondering if i'll run into issues of clearance. Does anybody here have any experience putting a BBSHD on this bike? There's still time for me to choose a different donor if the view is that it's no good....! Thanks in advance!
 

peter.c

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The 73mm problem is overcome by the use of just one or the nuts and loads of Loctite
or buy or make something like a California e bike bracket have used the on a voodoo zobop with success
 

Itswinter

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The 73mm problem is overcome by the use of just one or the nuts and loads of Loctite
or buy or make something like a California e bike bracket have used the on a voodoo zobop with success
OK, thanks for the advice - appreciated. I suspect I will have to do that to have a chance of it working, though with that adjustment I'm still unsure as to whether I'd clear the chainstay. I guess I could measure one in halfords, but the staff do give you funny looks doing that!
 

peter.c

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I took a tape measure in and a cardboard cut out of the battery to Halfords :p the voodoo looks tight but I think it might be ok if not,:oops::rolleyes: it might need a file or the angle grinder and a spacer on the other side
 

Kinninvie

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The BBSHD is designed to fit both 68 and 73mm WITHOUT the need for spacers.
 

peter.c

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It might be designed for both but spacers are sometimes required to clear the frame and get a chain line ,just because the bb is 73mm does not mean it will fit every time a lot depends on the frame design
 
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fasteasyfree

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OK, thanks for the advice - appreciated. I suspect I will have to do that to have a chance of it working, though with that adjustment I'm still unsure as to whether I'd clear the chainstay. I guess I could measure one in halfords, but the staff do give you funny looks doing that!
To drag this back up - did you manage to fit the BBSHD?

I have a TSDZ2 fitted on an old Mongoose, but plan on migrating it to the Voodoo, so I'm guessing the chainring sizing is probably similar.

EDIT: was in a rush earlier - modified to make sense.
 
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