Installation went very smoothly for both bikes with help from watching (and re-watching) Johnny's well-made step-by-step video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Embjdj5ezfc. Both bikes have water bottle mounts that easily accepted the battery plates. The motors slid easily through the bottom brackets without need for modification. The Cannondale, however, has a 73mm bottom bracket and we needed the Lekkie Onenut https://www.johnnynerdout.com/product-page/lekkie-onenut as there were not enough threads for the standard nut and locknut (the Bafang tool that Johnny provides with the kit also works to tighten down the Onenut). For excess cable management we grouped and folded the cabling behind the motors with zip ties and wrapped the bundle with strips of inner tubing for a cleaner look.
Due to the bike designs, the motors are closer to the ground than other conversions we've seen such as mountain bikes. As these are comfort/hybrid bikes - and we are seniors - they will be used mostly for cruising on subdivision streets and paved rails-to-trails adventures. No stump-jumpin' or rock-hoppin' - but I imagine we'll need to keep a close eye out for speed bumps... 😉
Johnny's kits were well-thought-out and included everything we needed with the exception of some specialized tools that we picked up locally after reviewing Johnny's tool video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWonAUkXJI8.
All in all this was a great conversion experience and a lot of fun for a couple of first-timers. Thanks Johnny!