put our Heads Together
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: southeast pennsylvania
Bikes: a mountain bike with a cargo box on the back and aero bars on the front. an old well-worn dahon folding bike
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i had a cyclone system for a while. the motor controller died and i replaced it with another one that died soon afterwards. (the controller is bolted on to the inside of the motor housing). This year i got back to e-biking with a hub motor.
As far as being able to run it with a long chain, i wouldn't expect that to be an issue. a longer chain means less left-right angle to the chain as you shift gears, therefore i would expect fewer problems with the chain jumping off the chainring (on a regular bike, i didn't have a problem with that after I properly adjusted my cyclone kit).
i heard that people experienced problems with the "chainring freewheel" setup. When i had a cyclone kit i avoided that entirely by using a regular chainring -- i didn't mind that i therefore had to always pedal if the motor was running.