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    Bafang BBS01 - Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT Recumbent



    I decided after lots of research to convert my Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT over to e-assist by installing a Bafang BBS01 which has been ordered from Paul at EM3EV. The Bafang BBS01 is a mid-drive or crank drive electric motor. I initially raised the issue of converting the bike in the recumbent forum here.

    With this process now under way I thought I would document my experiences with the conversion here for those interested or who may be interested in going down this path.

    So the first of the bits and pieces have arrived today. Really impressed with the service from JensonUSA with four days delivery from the good ol' USA to my door here in Western Australia.

    The conversion is not just about adding e-assist to the bike but also about getting it back into "commute" mode (a lot of bits and pieces where taken off for my LoGo P-38).

    In the box was ...



    K-Edge Gopro Pro Handlebar Mount for mounting my GoPro up front. A requirement for riding around here. Also makes it easy for me to swap my camera between my two main bikes.



    A pair of SKS Slidecage Bottle Cages. These allow for the side mounting of the cage which makes accessing the water bottle much easier on the recumbent.



    Ergon GP1 Performance Comfort Grips. These are so comfortable, both my recumbents have got them now and I will add them to my mountain bike in the future. Cannot recommend them enough.

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    A little more progress on this build, but still no sign of my Bafang BBS01 from EM3EV ... it was promised to be shipped before Easter but alas no update.


    In the meantime I have received a Grin DC-DC Convert 6V 10w. Nice bit of kit and so it should be given the price ....





    Also received a set of mudguards from Bacchetta. I went with the Bacchetta mudguards over the Planet Bike ones as they come in a 20/26 set for the Giro. Yet to finalise the fit but they look like they fit nicely.

    @geebee I think I have seen that image before or one similar. I do agree that is a nice mounting. I actually don't think I will have much choice anyway.


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    Progress is slowly occurring. I now have the Bafang BBS01 36v 350W motor and all the other bits and pieces I wanted for the conversion (e.g., rack) bar the battery. The battery was coming via FedEx in a separate parcel and FedEx flew it into Perth where I am and then promptly sent it over to the other-side of the country. Hopefully it will turn up next week.














    More photos at Google+ Photos if interested.


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    Please note that I asked a question on bent rider (I don't know which forum you frequent more often).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert C View Post
    Please note that I asked a question on bent rider (I don't know which forum you frequent more often).
    About the same. I will check but don't recall seeing the reply notification which may explain the lack of reply

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    Its done, well my Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT with Bafang BBS01 e-Assist (pedelec) had its maiden ride today. Nothing to long, just 30 odd minutes as I am currently restricted to 30 minute rides plus there a still a few niggles to sort out in terms of fine tuning the rider setup and front brakes as well as a couple of bigger issues to resolve.


    The main issue to resolve in terms of the conversion is the rear rack. The Topeak MTX Explorer Tubular Rack w/disc rack is simply to tall for this bike so will have to look at other options. Ideally whatever rack I use will take a European rear light but at least it must have a plate on the top to allow mounting of the battery. The search begins.



    I am also not happy with the wiring so will look at getting some wire mesh guard to tidy up the wiring once I have the Busch & Muller e-bike light to go on the front in place of the dynamo powered light there now.


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    At long last the conversion is complete. I really have nothing more to do to the bike other than building a programming cable to allow me to program the Bafang BBS01 and to maybe add a watt meter. I haven't been able to ride it much due to injuries, holidays and now illness :roll: but what riding I have done does suggest some tweaking of the motor would be worth if. Overall I am happy with the conversion and the ride experience. I have fully documented the build on my blog here for those interested.





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    Very clean build. Kudos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAME View Post
    Very clean build. Kudos!
    Thanks.

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