Monthly Archives: June 2017

Step 2 Of An eMTB Crash Is Critical

Crashing is never fun but it is going to happen. Step 0 is to crash, step 1 is to do a mental and physical check of your body before you move and step 2 Is to turn off your bike. If you don’t do srep 2 you are bound to grab a handful of throttle and bad will likely get worse.

36 Tooth Lekkie Bling Ring Chain Derail Happened And…

I was just riding along, through deep brush, pretty fast when my chain derailed and got stuck between the bbshd and my 36 tooth Lekkie bling ring. It looked bad. Very bad. Like game over for my bling. Long story short I loosened all 6 or 5 bolts, took out the chain, tightened then back up and all is well. The bling ring is perfectly straight as far as I can tell. Chain fine too. That’s one tough bling ring!

BBSHD Crank Arm Failure?


I was just riding along, through a field, at 25+ mph and G’d out good on a dip in the field. The crank threads did not deal with that well! 😀

These are the crank arms that come with the bbshd kit from Luna Cycle and I assume most bbshd ebike kits.

Maybe I did not have pedals tight enough? Not sure. When I backed out the pedal most of the crank arm threads came with it so the crank failed, not the pedal.

Anyway, watch out for this. Time for stronger crank arms. To bad because I like the flat profile of them. The crank sticks out enoug with the 100mm bb I have.

My bbshd is mounted on a hardtail DB Hook. May not have failed if I had a full suspension and lost 20lbs. I probably pushing 215 lbs with gear.