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What characterizes a future-proof ebike drive system?

China has developed an ecosystem of interchangeable parts. While there is typically one proprietary interface (controllers communicating with displays), much of the interconnection is using simple ...
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What characterizes a future-proof ebike drive system?

Future-proofing can be understood two ways: the user is able to replace broken components by standardized ones. spare parts will be available for the lifespan of the bike, possibly at a cost. The ...
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What characterizes a future-proof ebike drive system?

If one wants to buy/build an ebike that is the most future proof as it can get, I would recommend to stay away of the following: Closed ecosystems Popular manufacturers of those systems are Shimano, ...
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How to eliminate flex in derailleur hanger plus Goat Link?

With enough work on your end to design the part and also the willingness to swallow the expense, it would be trivial to get this made by a machine shop, i.e. one of the various online outfits where ...
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Front fork brake posts removal

Depends if the posts are welded or brazed or threadded or simply pressed into the frame. For welding you need to cut something. Either the post, the mount, or the filler. If you're going for a ...
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Accomodating new wheel on old bicycle

Assuming the old bike uses a normal steerer diameter, buy a new fork. An alloy or steel 700c fork can be had for less than a hub (as cheap as $40USD new, cheaper used). Even if you could find a hub ...
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Having a double chainring and 11-42 cassette on a GRX 11-speed: goat link/tanpan vs cage swap

I have a bike set up with CS-M8000 11-42 11-speed cassette RD-RX817 rear derailleur (GRX Di2, 42tooth max) FD-RX815 front derailleur (GRX Di2) FC-RX600 crankset (46/30) This set of equipment has a ...
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What characterizes a future-proof ebike drive system?

I think by far the most important ability is the ability to re-cell a battery pack, since battery packs wear out even if left unused. The cells almost always are standard quality cells from for ...
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Front fork brake posts removal

No they can't. They are brazed or welded to the fork. No amount of undoing with a spanner can overcome the fact that they aren't screwed in to the fork, but they are an integral part of the fork. Well ...
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