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Distance: 2.04 miles Time: 00:07:27 Max Speed: 32.80 mph
Avg Speed: 16.43 mph Temp: Avg: 70
Category: general: testing - solo
Route: (ATB) Std Weight: 234 Altitude Gain: 0 ft
Avg Power: 0 W Terrain: Road: Flat Bike: other CCX Road
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Weather Conditions: Sunny, Blustery winds.
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 Replaced the Battery Upper Interface on my CCX today!
I Remembered the replacement fix Bob Davis made to his CCX controller. Bob noticed attachment holes for two long screws on the upper battery interface, along with a shorter screw that attaches the bracket to the downtube. On the factory installation, only one long screw attached the upper battery bracket to the controller -along with the shorter screw that anchors the interface bracket to the downtube. I noticed the same situation with my CCX bracket. I believe this is done purposefully in the manufacturing process.

When finally replacing my cracked upper battery interface bracket today, I noted the V3 repair bracket kit only came with two screws, a long screw, and a shorter screw. The longer screw attaches the interface bracket to the controller (the hole for a second long screw is there). The shorter screw attaches the upper interface bracket to the downtube. The original long screw, and a replacement screw, enable installing the new interface using 2 long screws. I decided against that and installed the new interface bracket using only one long screw (like the original set-up).

While positioning the replacement bracket, I noticed the short screw bracket hole had a misalignment with the tapped hole in the downtube. So, I needed to file an edge of the new bracket to enable proper seating in the downtube position. This misalignment was the probable stress that caused the original upper interface bracket to crack apart.

An interesting note here is the original upper interface, which I had patched with Shoe Goo, is still intact! So, I am keeping it as a backup should I need a future fix.
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As the temperature reached 70 and the winds were toppling some dead wood and pine trees, I decided on an abbreviated test ride. It was gusty as all blow-over!
Once home safely, the very significant howling wind and creaking roof rafters sound ominous at times while I write now at my desk. The roadway is filling with branches and other debris. Directly across from our house, a tree on the edge of the ravine crashed into the guard rail just now cutting off traffic on the roadway. I am very glad to have curtailed my test run before the wind gusts peaked!



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