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Post  truck on Wed 03 Dec 2014, 10:28 am

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Hey Bandit Brothers,
Some members we have had on here that were big contributers to this great forum and I was wondering what happened to members like:

Ross used to enjoy his pics of his bandit mods and his drawings

SolomonKane used to write for bike mags from America and all his responses were, to me a good read and informative.

Plus a few others.
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Post  rolls on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 11:01 am

I've been keeping myself busy making electric bikes, or e-bikes. They are the perfect commuter if you live in Canberra and especially if you work in Civic. The minimum cost of a car park is $14 per day and that's if you can find one. A return bus fare from Queanbeyan to Civic is $17. I have some ongoing ankle problems as well. 3 years ago I had my ankle fused, and all was going well up to about 6 months ago when a spur had grown on the ankle and was banging into my talus (next bone in front). I could still ride to work and for 4 months I rode with my walking stick strapped to the frame.

The first ebike I built was a bit of a monster. It had a 4065 hub motor in the back wheel (40mm wide stator, 65kph top speed). The bike I adapted was a Giant DH Comp with 8" travel front and rear. Top speed was 65kph, but with a good tailwind it would sometimes hit 80kph. I wanted a bike that would travel quickly over uneven ground and this done it in spades. It would just ripple over median strips and so on. Super plush ride. Super cop magnet.


My next project was to make a reasonably quick, efficient allrounder that was much more like a bicycle than a slow motorbike. I used my long term XC bike a 2008 Giant TranceX. I put on a Bafang, or 8-FUN (literal translation of the chinese word bafang is 8 fun) mid drive, or crank drive BBS02 750W with a 50v 17AH battery. It is speed limited to 50kph and with the original gearing it would get there very quickly. I have a 42T front sprocket on now and it sits on43kph on a flat. It is a pedal assist design, that is you start pedaling and the drive gives power relative to the assistance level you choose. It has 9 assist levels - 1 = 10%, 9 = 100% that are switched by your thumb on the fly. You can pedal as much - or as little as you like. Even with a busted foot! This motor now has 4500km on it and no troubles at all. The rear wheel is one of the only original parts on this bike and has just gone 28000km - the frame cracked and was replaced at 14000km. I use it as a daily commuter and on weekends I tow my young bloke around, sometimes on 60km+ rides. The cost of the electricity only is less than 5c per day, but you have to factor in the cost of the battery as well. Each charge, or cycle, depletes the battery by a small fraction and so daily cost is more like $1.10.



I have made four others just recently, two for friends and two more to sell. They are the same Bafang mid drive and a 14.5AH battery. The bikes are brand new Taiwanese Hasa hardtails. Excellent bang for the buck.


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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 11:05 am

Thats a nice little sideline you have going there. Well done.
I guess the Chinese should know a thing or two about building bikes.

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Post  madmax on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 12:29 pm

Nice job Rolls they look great.

Just as well they come with disc brakes!

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Post  Chook on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 12:36 pm

Are the Hasa bikes ok rolls?  All the reviews seem to indicate they are.

I've been looking at them and Ried for a upgrade to my 20+yo mountain bike, leaning towards Ried atm because they have a store with back up service in Adelaide
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Post  rolls on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 3:56 pm

They're a damn good buy. The frame is machined and welded perfectly, and generally they are half price of norco / giant / trek/ etc for the level of componentry. They're a large Taiwanese operation from what I've read.

A mob on fleabay is who I got mine through - cyclingdeal. 1.5 days freight time.
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Post  reddog on Wed 22 Apr 2015, 3:08 pm

How much weight do the motor and battery add
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Post  rolls on Wed 22 Apr 2015, 4:06 pm

For the set up on the Hasa 7.5kg. Not a problem when you're rolling, even if the bat is flat and you are traveling under your own power, just apparent when you have to put it over a fence or carry it up a heap of stairs. There is a "walk mode" on the bafangs that lets the bike go at about 2-3kph. very handy in the scrub getting up steep rises.
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Post  Ironman on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 6:34 pm

Im still around and still on my bandit.
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Post  paul on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 6:37 pm

It's been a while mate ......keeping well ?

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Post  gus on Mon 08 Jun 2015, 7:09 pm

Well look who's turned up . Now I can stop looking at scrap metal truck drivers . Shocked
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Post  Ironman on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 11:34 am

Ive been well. Stopped riding for about two years and back again on a bandit again.
What did I miss?
Gus did you move and sell your bandit?
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Post  paul on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 1:43 pm

Ironman wrote:Ive been well. Stopped riding for about two years and back again on a bandit again.
What did I miss?
Gus did you move and sell your bandit?
Not only that , but also now 2WA is the man with the big stick around here  Laughing .................some new members ..............some of the old ones drift in & out sometimes to catch up  Very Happy
( It's hard to stay off bikes when they get under your skin isn't it )

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Post  Hammy on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 1:44 pm

Gidday stranger.  Very Happy

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Post  gus on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 5:43 pm

Yep ,went more feral in Kenilworth .
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Post  Ironman on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 8:08 pm

So your 1250 is no more, gus?
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Post  Reardo on Thu 22 Oct 2015, 10:15 pm

Hey old girls, hows it hanging? i haven't been on for donkeys. 
Life does move on and at this time of my life, with two young boys, work, etc, etc. I rarely get on the bike and rarely get the opportunity to surf the net and forums. 
I will probably sell my bikes soon and get something I can do with the boys. A side by side would be good! for dad Laughing
Good to see the forum is still ticking along nicely! how are all the old trouble makes going?  Smile

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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 22 Oct 2015, 10:20 pm

The old stagers are still staging mate. 
Good to see you  log on. Surely the Bandit costs you bugger all now. Keep and get your side by side Smile

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Post  paul on Thu 22 Oct 2015, 11:07 pm

Hi mate .......I was only thinking of you recently believe it or not ( speaking of trouble-makers LOL ) . Life has a habit of moving on mate .....that's what makes it interesting . Enjoy your time with your kids doing whatever ,you will be glad you did later in life , & who knows , they may even take an  interest in bikes later on . Take care & keep in touch occasionally eh  Very Happy

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Post  Hammy on Fri 23 Oct 2015, 8:43 am

Hi Reardo.  Keep livin' the dream.

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Post  reddog on Fri 23 Oct 2015, 11:52 am

Gday Reardo, long time no see mate. You should come down to Philip island next year for the super bikes. The wife and I are coming over for it. I don't get to ride the bike much these days either mate. It's not worth selling the Bandit, just keep it for the occasional ride. We've just been to Japan with my son, Joshua loved the motogp at motegi
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Post  Reardo on Sat 23 Jan 2016, 10:49 pm

Hey you all. Just reactivated my account. That bloke with the big stick must have canceled me pale lol

No, I haven't sold either bandit as yet. the fixer upper bandit will go once i get around to finishing it.
But the Silver Bullet will probably stay for now, now it does not need to go....... 

In the last 3 months since my last post, we have purchased a house for a rental investment & been flat out getting up to scratch.

And Reddog mate, I read that (SBK) and google the shit out of it! started looking at accommodation and BOOM! I remembered that I'm required at work for Feb.   
But i'll ask anyway! lol probably unlikely to find accommodation too.  Sad

Paul, I haven't been in trouble since i stopped hanging around you trouble makers tongue

Hammy: Still dreaming mate!

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Post  paul on Sun 24 Jan 2016, 12:15 am

Reardo wrote:Hey you all. Just reactivated my account. That bloke with the big stick must have canceled me pale lol

No, I haven't sold either bandit as yet. the fixer upper bandit will go once i get around to finishing it.
But the Silver Bullet will probably stay for now, now it does not need to go....... 

In the last 3 months since my last post, we have purchased a house for a rental investment & been flat out getting up to scratch.

And Reddog mate, I read that (SBK) and google the shit out of it! started looking at accommodation and BOOM! I remembered that I'm required at work for Feb.   
But i'll ask anyway! lol probably unlikely to find accommodation too.  Sad

Paul, I haven't been in trouble since i stopped hanging around you trouble makers tongue

Hammy: Still dreaming mate!
Mate , good to hear from you & I'm glad you got to keep the bikes . Sounds like you have everything on track and heading in the right direction as well . .............Oh ,and if you get bored with that never in trouble shit , don't be afraid to ask , I'm sure we could work something out for you lol!

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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 24 Jan 2016, 4:40 pm

Reardo wrote:Hey you all. Just reactivated my account. That bloke with the big stick must have canceled me pale lol
You say the nicest things 
Think my stick is broken 

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