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Feb 1, 2022

Hisaaki, please check this tutorial video and let us know if you have any questions: https://youtu.be/UUh-C6rJ0ds You also need to make a hole in your bottom bracket shell as shown in the video since you have a first-gen frame. It would be appreciated if you share some pictures of the package here.

Jun 26, 2021

Me too !! I finally have a fully functional bike and can enjoy it !
I also like how it works with the torque sensor...much much different than before with the cadence one + I have no more workaround for the frame touching the rotor now with the new back part replaced.
First time I have nothing to complain :)
Mhm I don't have a 3d printer but have a friend with one so ..mhm..may I ask to also send the design for that piece to me once you have something if possible and not too much to ask for?

Thanks.

Jun 25, 2021

So the story ends well :)
Torque sensor functions, the cable is shorter than in the case of Hisaaki, I checked this but anyway with long tweezers and some skill and patience I connected the conector even if I did not see a thing and it works.
The chainring spinning is not really an issue and I misunderstood. That was a friend of my mechanic that said it and measured but my mechanic showed me that there are chainrings and chainrings and even showed me a few models that are a bit uneven => case closed.

Last but not least..did anyone find a good way (nice and not just putting silicone or doing some dirty stuff) to fill in the hole with the motor cable that sits underneath the bike?
I'm afraid that I will just get dirt coming inside the frame through there when riding it in a forest or muddy ground.
Mhmm maybe it is given how it shows in your photo. Will see.
Managed to connect everything but then Murphy.. battery 0 charged.. in a few minutes I test and maybe also dismantle to have a longer cable for the future.
Thank you!

p. s. on the positive side I managed to connect the usb port :) used very long tweezers and a lot of patience and a screwdriver to push the plugs into place :)
@hisaaki-kobayashi
my frame is also gen1 (ignition key one) but the torque sensor has a very short cable.
I put it through the hole and then frame inside but to connect it with the controller (also very short cable) I am with my hand inside the frame and cannot see what I try to connect.
Was your cable longer?
Even with a higher hole more than 1 cm I cannot gain and useful would be 5 :)
@hisaaki-kobayashi dumb question..did you manage easily to connect the Torque sensor cable?
it is a bit short and I am struggling to reach it with the controller cable (it is on the bottom part of the compartment where my hand barely can enter and I do not see anything when doing this...it's male intuition at its best)
Mhm sorry to stress you but I'm more newbie here:)
Wanted to ask which of the parts you tightened to the torque and which not (there was the round one with 35Nm, the one with 40Nm and the one with 8 Nm if I did not miss any other).

Thanks for having checked.
Will look if it is at an angle. My bike mechanic put the crank and he showed me upon installation that it is well calibrated as he wanted to be sure we do not dismantle and reassemble over and over again. We will dismantle it again though for 100% safety.

We looked at it from the front and also used a measuring meter (like a ruler) to set it straight between frame and chain ring and saw how it was varying in height and width.
Hi Hisaaki,

So you also did not respect the Nm specs if I get it right, no?

p. s. looking at the crank with the sensor and at the frame what we (my mechanic and I) see is that the surface where the crank connects is not straight but rather a bit crooked (not sure if this is normal/usual but I see at other bikes here that this is not usually the case; he dismantled a few so that we could compare)
in your case the chainring spins equally or also goes a bit left-right / up-down?

in 30 min will dismantle again and compare.
with the bearings not tightened to Torque but still well in place it works (except for that deviated movement that seems to be more leaning on the frame side of things ; will change the chainring to compare and the spider for another test)

Jun 24, 2021

I'll check them out with my mechanic again. He was under the impression after a quick look that it might be again something with the frame that he could adjust but that would not make for a nice workaround on the carbon fiber side of things.
Let me double check and I will get back to you.
The BB is installed in the middle, this we checked over and over again but without loosening a bit some of the rings and just obeying the tension values it is a no-go in the current setup. Not sure what component is not as per design this time but it seems to point in this direction.
@chris-bailey if you look at the video you see the chain wheel also spins a bit crooked and not straight (goes a bit up-down and left-right 1+ cm):
See here though with the ipad camera it is not that good:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BNC776r7W-SjVbv-BWDdHJeT_TOhL3_0/view?usp=drivesdk
I have tightened all the parts with at the proper torque (8nmm, 40nm, 35nm respectively for each round thingie).
Not sure what to try now or what to look at and feel a bit stuck.

Edit2:
left loose some of the parts and now it somehow works.
putting everything at the indicated values 8 nm, 35nm, 40nm and looking at how the chain disc spins will show:
a) the pedals / crank is not easily turning..it is under a constant break as in the video
b) measuring the distance between the chainring disc and the frame shows that the disc is spinning with a deviation up-down of 1-1.5 cm and left-right a bit smaller.
Seems not to have a true circular rotation which given that all round screwable components are into position and centered might indicate that either the bottom crank or the frame are not fully straight but might have a little bend.

@chris-bailey: any advice?
I hope I'm not hitting a problem like I had with the rear axle as this is worrying me a bit now and I'm out of ideas, so is my mechanic as we both were looking at this.
Let me know if the link works and if I have to change angle or film something else also:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G8buzT1HkAgkmfWv452-Ml-UJCO4doe4/view?usp=drivesdk

It seems it does not spin fully "straight" all the time also.

P.S. Changed also the rear axle part and that I am very happy with! No more frame touching the disk. Thanks for having helped me with that one some time ago.
yeah, done that already and saw the video @ my bike place here. Looked together with my mechanic.
please see page 4, sorry for the chaotic post, I have attached 4 pictures there.
thank you!
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Hi Chris, seems from my ipad the pic did not get uploaded. Figured out why..apple has it in HEIC format, probably the forum does not like that. I converted to jpeg, retrying.
Thanks for stepping in to help. I am really puzzled as to where I might be failing.

Nope: upload just drags on forever with both Chrome and Firefox with both image jpeg format original size 5 Mb and more compressed at 800 KB.
I uploaded a picture here:
https://ibb.co/zbTvwgH
Can you please let me know if visible and also what I might be doing wrong or if I forgot some component?

Thank you Chris!
or after mounting but the pedals still move like something is holding them back and not fluent
Hi Hisaaki,
Hi Chris,

I managed to mount it but when testing with a pedal (before mounting the chain disk and the silver round thingie) it does not turn very easily, more like friction.
Am I doing something wrong or where should I look at the issue?
I also attached a picture.

Sorry for the trouble.

Mar 9, 2021

Hi Hisaaki / Hi Chris,

I'm a bit late with this but since the weather got bad and I was overloaded at work I never proceeded with the Torque sensor installation.
Now I found some time and the weather is slowly improving so I want to get down to work.
I have a dummie question.
The USB Charger cable needs to be cut off ?
I saw it goes upward through the body where the battery is and that it already has 5V.
Can I not leave it connected then?
I assume Ignition is the only feature that is lost with this upgrade, no?

Oct 13, 2020

Hi, I'm writing here also as it seems via e-mail no luck since 7-8 days now and same via the facebook group. Does anyone from Nireeka know: - when the custom rear axle (clean fix theoretically for my frame rubbing issue from the past) will be arriving? (rough estimate, does not have to be exact) - my bike as Younes confirmed on facebook has the quality issue with the plastic inside the battery compartment (you guys replaced the supplier already a long time ago). The whole thing is cracking, makes noise while I ride the bike and little pieces around some of the screws are falling off now. This makes me feel unsafe to continue riding the bike and I am again looking at it as if it were a museum piece. Can you confirm if this replacement has already been sent or what is the status? Regards, Mihai
Hi,

Any update here?
I don't mind not being able to ride my bike for a few months while waiting as long as I get some news about the issue.

Thank you,
Mihai

Oct 10, 2020

Hi Chris,

Is there any update on this?
It's been 1.5 months now and am wondering if the rear axle got finished (is no longer in the paining stage) and when I should expect it together with the plastic assembly.
I'm not rushing though as rain season started here but would be nice to have a bit of visibility into when to expect the components so that I can fix my bike.

Thank you,
Mihai

Sep 8, 2020

Hm I only had the nireeka communication via support email where I get a reply each 5-7 days or more (if lucky).
Did not know about a panel for opening tickets or better said no one told me there was one.
I found it now while clicking around.
Thank you for the tip and also for the information.
Any chance for an estimate (even if it's a rough one and we won't 100% stick to it) but just to have a rough idea.
1-2-3-4 weeks?
I need to also schedule a visit to my mechanic and he's usually kind of booked 2 weeks in advance..that's why I was nagging with this question.
we are now 21 days later and still no replacement for the plastic assembly arrived and communication has gone silent.
I wonder what is happening.

Aug 31, 2020

You can either use the old or new one.
so no change in the controller again (keep using the one that came with the Torque sensor). Good to know. Thanks.
Hi Chris / Nireeka, I also have a question regarding this thread. When we get the NSD and that one I assume comes with a new controller, then will anything else change? (I mean drilling some other hole or changing something that was already now been changed with the Torque sensor installation?) I'm just thinking not to do the same work two times or have some leftovers.
Hi Chris / Nireeka,

I also have a question regarding this thread.
When we get the NSD and that one I assume comes with a new controller, then will anything else change? (I mean drilling some other hole or changing something that was already now been changed with the Torque sensor installation?)
I'm just thinking not to do the same work two times or have some leftovers.

Aug 18, 2020

Got today confirmation from Jack from Nireeka support also that next week the plastic assembly will be shipped to me. This is all good and I know that being among the 1st batch of backers I can encounter some stuff along the way. Most of the initial issues identified by backers have indeed been addressed and fixed by Nireeka in the future iterations of the bike, which is positive, it means you listen and continuously improve.
Got today confirmation from Jack from Nireeka support also that next week the plastic assembly will be shipped to me.
This is all good and I know that being among the 1st batch of backers I can encounter some stuff along the way.
Most of the initial issues identified by backers have indeed been addressed and fixed by Nireeka in the future iterations of the bike, which is positive, it means you listen and continuously improve.
and it's not only in that area if I look deeper at the plastic inside the compartment.
Hi,
I'm writing here also as it seems via e-mail no luck since 7-8 days now and same via the facebook group.

Does anyone from Nireeka know:
- when the custom rear axle (clean fix theoretically for my frame rubbing issue from the past) will be arriving? (rough estimate, does not have to be exact)
- my bike as Younes confirmed on facebook has the quality issue with the plastic inside the battery compartment (you guys replaced the supplier already a long time ago).
The whole thing is cracking, makes noise while I ride the bike and little pieces around some of the screws are falling off now.
This makes me feel unsafe to continue riding the bike and I am again looking at it as if it were a museum piece.
Can you confirm if this replacement has already been sent or what is the status?

Regards,
Mihai
Mihai replied to "NSD WIP"
Thank you Max!
all good then.