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Old 02-05-2011, 12:35 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Thanks Christopher, I'll check them out. What voltage/watts are you running and what speed does it give you? It looks like you've got a 20" wheel, right? I seems that most of the kits I've looked at so far are designed around a 26" wheel and the speed would drop with the small wheel unless I go to higher voltage. A couple have different motors for different size wheels.

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Old 02-05-2011, 01:14 AM   #92 (permalink)
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My first motor was a bolt-on. It was 24 volts, had its own small chain and gear on the rim. Adequate.
That hub motor I have now has 36 volts. It ran about 15 to 20 mph. Upgrading the controller gave it much more boost or torque which made those 5 little clutches slip. It goes faster than I want already! More than adequate!
20" Kenda Kwest tires. That gearing was very low with smaller wheels. I put a 72 tooth ring on front to compensate.
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Hi Ben,

Nice helmet. It might take a day or two to get down here. Theres a trail that gos 2/3 of the way through Illinois along the Fox River. Consider attending the WISIL Northbrook and Kenosha HPV races in July 9 and 10.

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Old 02-05-2011, 10:10 AM   #94 (permalink)
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We used to race those events in Chicago and Kenosha. It was fun but eventually realized that driving so far to go riding was not very practical. Still have the low racers and liners, just gathering dust.
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I had to remove the fenders to fit on the big knobby tires, but a hunk of coroplast goes on easy to the cargo carrier to make a low-tech rear fender. It's not as good as the real rear fender. I did have some water up my back, but my new outer layer is wind/waterproof, so no worries.

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Ben, I did just the opposite, I have a mountain bike with 27 inch x 1 3/8 knobbies.

Varn, do you have a picture of the liner, I may be interested.

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Just went for a short ride today. The weather is very nice for this whole week so I will be biking to school. The bike is a 2010 Trek 7.2 FX in "Chili Red" the saddle bag on the back is a Topeak Aero Wedge.

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Wow this is an old picture. But it is the only one I could find (i think it is from summer 2006). Since then...

I spray painted the stem black
I use a seat post rack now
Changed the gearing to a 1 x 8 (with a wider range cassette)
Different cranks / pedals
way more scratches
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8:1 is like 88 chain ring and 11 cassette. Perhaps you mean a single ring with an 8 speed cassette.

Has anyone else noticed that their derailleur tends to ice up in the winter.

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Wow this is an old picture. But it is the only one I could find (i think it is from summer 2006). Since then...

I spray painted the stem black
I use a seat post rack now
Changed the gearing to a 1 x 8 (with a wider range cassette)
Different cranks / pedals
way more scratches

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