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    47 year old e-conversion...

    Nice bike! Very cool project.
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    Transparency in Advertising: How EBR Runs

    Sometimes there is a delay when you update a post. Any post for that matter. It just disappears. Poof! Then a bit later it's back in the index.
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    Should I change my rear cassette to 11/36t?

    Go here and enter the specs for your current and future setups. You'll be able to see the difference. https://www.bikecalc.com/speed_at_cadence
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    Ebikeling 1200w rear wheel kit from Amazon

    I don't think there is any difference in the caliper - only the size of the disc (160 vs 180) and mounting position. My bike came with an 180 mm setup up front, so installing the TRP was plug-n-play. The rear is 160 mm and I have an old BB5 installed there.
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    Ebikeling 1200w rear wheel kit from Amazon

    Thanks for the tip! Just installed the 180mm kit up front on my Mongoose Envoy. These are the real deal.
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    Slow shift into highest gear and jumping a tooth with hard pedal

    I've had a similar experience. I'd take the bike in and it shifted no different when it was returned. And more than one LBS. Since then I learned how to do my own adjustments. It takes a bit of practice, but this video from Park Tools will walk you through the steps.
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    4 Bike 500w Rear Hub Motor Builds from Greenergy

    Greenergia, the reseller, provided the link. Bluenergy/Greenergy is the branded kit supplier.
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    4 Bike 500w Rear Hub Motor Builds from Greenergy

    I would build the bikes the same. Really. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Bluenergy kit when it arrived late last year. I didn't buy a complete kit with a battery, because I was unsure what I would be getting. Was this thing crap? Lurking here and Endlessphere, the theme...
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    4 Bike 500w Rear Hub Motor Builds from Greenergy

    How do you know the BMS is junk? Have you opened the battery case and identified the BMS board and manufacture? The incentive for Bluenergy/Greenergy is to provide quality budget kits. Otherwise, word will travel and they'll be out-of-business. Greenergia can just list a different...
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    4 Bike 500w Rear Hub Motor Builds from Greenergy

    But what you're describing is a bespoke electic bike. Built with premium hardware and is unique. Which is very cool. Bespoke anything carries a cost premium be that clothing, cars, etc. My Townie and Mongoose are basic kitted bikes and perform well on a budget.
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    4 Bike 500w Rear Hub Motor Builds from Greenergy

    Bummer that you've had these glitches. If I had a broken controller and a janky wheel, that would make this project harder to recommend. Let's set those aside for the moment. Great project with the kids! You guys built something, kicked butt!, and also have a lot of follow on you can do...
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    Benefits of Ebikes - Outside magazine article

    My reply to "cheating" An everyday cyclist exercises from 0-15 MPH, whereas I exercise from 15-30. I pedal on top of whatever pedal-assist baseline I set. Stated another way. Let's say we're both climbing 50 stairs of a 100 story glass building. The everyday cyclist starts at the bottom...
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    Help finding balanced commuter / errand bike < ~$2k

    See if you can find a Gary Fisher ebike conversion someone has done and follow what they did. Before converting my first bike, I found a few Townie conversions between endless-sphere.com and Youtube. This bike has an ISIS bottom bracket, so the typical square bracket pedal assist sensor...
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    Help finding balanced commuter / errand bike < ~$2k

    The key to a painless conversion is a suitable bike/kit pairing. I expect your Gary Fisher would require some custom tinkering. Probably not a good match. A newer Specialized Roll makes a good pairing and is nearly plug-n-play. All you need is to swap out the trigger shifters. My Electra...
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    Help finding balanced commuter / errand bike < ~$2k

    The PAS cadence sensor, often paired with hub motor style ebikes, does have that 'get-up-and-go' feel once you start pedaling. The amount of 'go' is linked to the PAS level setting. Once you get going the PAS will continue to smoothly accelerate to the selected assist level. My bike has 5...