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which of these components can I move from my mtb to my new hybrid?

Old 04-04-16, 06:54 PM
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which of these components can I move from my mtb to my new hybrid?

Which parts can/should I move from my old bike to the new?
I'll sell the rest of the parts.

Got a new bike for the first time since 2000.
It's an electric bike - Diamondback Bikes - Trace EXC
The motor is in the rear wheel
It only has a rear DR
Disc brakes

My old mtb was built with quality parts, probably much lighter than what came on my E-bike.
Everything is in very good condition.
I think I'll try to strip the mtb and sell everything individually, especially the frame.

The MTB is:
17" Schwinn Homegrown circa 2000
(very good condition, matte black)
It does not have disc brakes. The wheels are a lot smaller.
-Clipless pedals (747's) - probably will try moving over tomorrow.
-Kore Elite stem - not sure if it's worth moving over
-Titec Hell-Bent handle bars - not sure if it's worth moving over
-XT crank arms
-XT rapid fire shifters - can't use
-XT brakes - can't use
-XT brake levers
-XTR F & R derailleur

apparently the E-bike anticipates certain movements that I make, so I am not sure about changing the crank arms
obviously, I'm not a bike mechanic

thx for any insight.
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Old 04-04-16, 07:30 PM
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There is a dedicated sub-forum for e-bikes: Electric Bikes

Why not try over there?
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
There is a dedicated sub-forum for e-bikes: Electric Bikes

Why not try over there?

thank you.
I did do that prior, but there isn't a lot of "energy" over there, haha.
thought maybe a few wrenchers over here would reach out.

today I switched the pedals.
may look into the crank arms next.

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Were the brakes cantilever type? Then no, you can't use the levers. I can't tell if the brakes on the diamondback are mechanical or hydraulic. Regardless they both require a different type of brake lever than normal cantilever brakes. You could probably change the cranks assuming both bikes have the same type of BB, but then you'd have a triple up front and no way to use it. The BB has the sensors in it so you can't change that. I wouldn't bother changing the stem or handlebars unless you REALLY like the old ones. You could possibly change over the rear derailleur, but given the age of the old bike, the new Deore shifter is perfectly fine and capable.

You're not going to make an e-bike light. It's just not going to happen.
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Leave it as is but for seat and handlebar , perhaps stem changes to make the fit comfortable

the wheel Motor precludes much changes as the gear cluster cannot be changed . Usually a freewheel is used.

its your N+1 bike leave the MTB for when you want to ride a real bike instead of going along on Battery-motor power.

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Originally Posted by corrado33 View Post
Were the brakes cantilever type? Then no, you can't use the levers. I can't tell if the brakes on the diamondback are mechanical or hydraulic. Regardless they both require a different type of brake lever than normal cantilever brakes. You could probably change the cranks assuming both bikes have the same type of BB, but then you'd have a triple up front and no way to use it. The BB has the sensors in it so you can't change that. I wouldn't bother changing the stem or handlebars unless you REALLY like the old ones. You could possibly change over the rear derailleur, but given the age of the old bike, the new Deore shifter is perfectly fine and capable.

You're not going to make an e-bike light. It's just not going to happen.

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Leave it as is but for seat and handlebar , perhaps stem changes to make the fit comfortable
the wheel Motor precludes much changes as the gear cluster cannot be changed . Usually a freewheel is used.
its your N+1 bike leave the MTB for when you want to ride a real bike instead of going along on Battery-motor power.
haha
thank you both for the detailed response.
appreciate your time very much.

I've swapped the seat, and pedals are next. I removed the pedals from both bikes.
I'll leave it at that.

Sucks to say it, but I'm getting older and don't have the desire for long rides or rocks anymore, now that I am a parent.
the e-bike fixed that. I guess I'm a wimp now.

I'll probably sell the mtb (maybe strip it down and sell it all separately) and consider something like a beach cruiser as my 2nd bike, for when I want to ride around with the family.
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