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by Cowardlyduck
Aug 26 2019 7:44am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16787
Views: 1763643

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

This is true, but the 370mm was already pushing it with the 21700 cells as that wasn't factoring in padding and discharge wires etc which would probably push it to 380mm Using 18650's at 362mm makes things much more manageable. 20S vs 21S isn't a big deal IMO and worth it if we want max capacity/ran...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 26 2019 4:34am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16787
Views: 1763643

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Thanks for the reply KarlJ. Didn't realise a stock pack is 22S. That means the stock charger wouldn't work so well, however I do think 18-20S is still the best option for a long range/high capacity pack for the Bomber. Trying to squeeze in 22S means a significantly complex pack or drop in capacity a...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 25 2019 5:56am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16787
Views: 1763643

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Hey guy's, I've done some playing around with size options to make a cost effective, high capacity Bomber battery with the latest tech and managed to come up with this: Bomber 21700 Battery.JPG There would be 2 levels, so it is 20S10P and uses 21700 cells. What I don't know is if the 370mm length wi...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 23 2019 7:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16787
Views: 1763643

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Yeah, I never significantly modified the frame, specifically so I could maintain the lifetime frame warranty for a situation like this. So far, Stealth are honouring the warranty and I hope to have it back next week. The swing-arm was welded back up a bit like Rix said, but nothing significant. I on...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 22 2019 7:15am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16787
Views: 1763643

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Rix wrote:
Aug 21 2019 9:11pm
What happened.?
Still waiting on Stealth to fix it up and send back so I'll hold off commenting on the details for now, but it was (yet another) warranty job. :roll:

Cheers
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 14 2019 6:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 3240

Re: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion

5) internal pack like cowardlyducks' won't work because there isn't even space to mount 2 18650's side by side. Correct, 2 18650's won't fit side by side. Our frames are the same width. To make it work, I had to stagger the cells reducing the overall width to less than the internal width of the fra...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 14 2019 4:56am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16787
Views: 1763643

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Well I didn't plan or expect this, but today I stripped my Fighter right down:
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I will wait for it to fully pan out before commenting further as to why, but the Frame and Swing-arm are going back to the Stealth factory tomorrow.

Cheers
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 13 2019 6:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 3240

Re: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion

Hey Nep, not sure if you missed it above, but I posted a few links to the best sources of BikeE stuff I've found to date: Here's a few other sources of BikeE info I've bookmarked over the years: http://tachyonlabs.com/my-bikee-recumbent-bike.html#Mods http://poleary.proboards.com/board/3 You should ...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 12 2019 6:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 3240

Re: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion

Regarding the BikeE seat sliders, yeah they are not great stock, but there are replacements parts out there. I can't find the source any more, but a while back I found an online store selling all sorts of parts for BikeE and other recumbents including complete replacement seat backs which I was very...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 10 2019 7:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 3240

Re: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion

Welcome to the BikeE club! :) What kind of battery setup do you plan for it? I found mounting mine on the rear tail as I did initially for a number of years somewhat ruined the handling leading to a number of unintended crashes and some complete flips off the back a few times. That's one of the main...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 10 2019 2:48am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 279
Views: 21016

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Looks to be in good condition! I like the high back also. I've been contemplating getting one of those for a while. You'll obviously want to change those tyres, they look original! My favourites are a Schwalbe Big Apple 16x2 on the front and a Maxxis M-Tread 20x2.1 on the rear. Although in my case t...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 09 2019 7:16pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: [AUSTRALIA] Custom made 18650/21700 Batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: [AUSTRALIA] Custom made 18650/21700 Batteries

Well you can copy what I did above for your Alpha and you'll get a 3.25Kwh battery. :) Or if your keen, you could build 2 at once to save total time/cost. I'm currently looking into cheaper international shipping options. I'm hopping I can get the shipping cost below $500AUD. If that's possible then...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 09 2019 6:36pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: [AUSTRALIA] Custom made 18650/21700 Batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: [AUSTRALIA] Custom made 18650/21700 Batteries

Hey Rick, Nah the Fighter battery was built to the exact dimensions of the frame opening. Maximum possible capacity that can fit without modding the frame. I'm not keen on loosing my lifetime frame warranty, so any drastic frame modding is out of the question. The Beta battery above on the other han...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 06 2019 7:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 321
Views: 29704

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

The bars are installed normally...it's just the camera angle/perspective that make it look like that. Thanks eFMX for the tubeless suggestion. I didn't end up needed to do that, but instead dumped a couple of Co2 canisters into it to seat the bead. Worked a treat. :) The hardest part was mounting th...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 05 2019 7:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 321
Views: 29704

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

Well I kinda did both. :D I bought a 1" spacer set thinking I would use some, but not all of them. Then I ended up using them all and cutting the steerer to that length. :roll: :lol: I only took about an inch off the steerer, but that may be ok...I'll see how I go. DSC_5571 (Medium).JPG I also cut d...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 03 2019 8:05am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16787
Views: 1763643

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

My Fighter hasn't quite got that much power, but it still has plenty and more than a stock Bomber. :)

The Duro on the rear of my Fighter was pretty worn out, so I let it go in style. :D



Cheers
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 02 2019 11:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 279
Views: 21016

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

This is why I use cleats. Specifically Shimano SPD cleats wound out to be as loose as possible. They won't pop out under normal riding conditions, but they are very easy to release from when needed. After over a decade of using SPD cleats it's become so second nature to me to clip in/out I don't hav...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 02 2019 3:13am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 279
Views: 21016

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Certainly does seem like a PITA to get the gearing right on that thing!

Be sure to start a new thread for the BikeE when it arrives and let us know. Keen to see what you do with it. :)

Cheers
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 01 2019 4:47am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 279
Views: 21016

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Hey so awesome you bought the BikeE! You won't regret it! I'd probably need a 70T+ chainring then, which would look goofy and create the chainline from hell. Having to add a schlumpf to get to where i need to be would be playing musical chairs with drivetrain friction. I suppose the best i can do is...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 31 2019 3:24am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 279
Views: 21016

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

I tried a massive 60T front chainring on my BikeE for a while: P1070427 (Medium).JPG This let me pedal comfortably at around 50Kph with the rear 11T and a 20 x 2.1" tyre. I had some issues with the chain dropping off and one bad crash as a result of trying to get the chain back on while still moving...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 29 2019 7:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 321
Views: 29704

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

Finally made a bit of progress building my bike up. Seat and dropper fully mounted. Forks and bars on to see how it fits/looks. DSC_5553.JPG Then I realised I only had the one headset spacer spare. :| DSC_5554.JPG So I've ordered some spacers. I think I'll set the bars up pretty high as I like the m...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 24 2019 3:46am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Stealth FUTR owners builds and pics
Replies: 2295
Views: 191601

Re: Stealth FUTR owners builds and pics

Surprised you didn't join the LMX 64 bandwagon Kepler. You'll end up with a similar bike by the looks of it apart from how the power gets to the wheel.
How long till Stealth make a serious powered mid drive I wonder.

Cheers
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 22 2019 1:47am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cowardlyducks Commuter Build - E-bikeE
Replies: 300
Views: 53010

Re: Cowardlyducks Commuter Build - E-bikeE

Awesome build, dude!! You know, if you want to eliminate the twitchiness of a bike like this.. wider handlebars helps. I found that from switching from the narrow things supplied with my cannondale recumbent to BMX handlebars made my bike gazillions of times easier to steer at lower speed. Thanks! ...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 13 2019 7:54am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 321
Views: 29704

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

Nice scenery! Wish I could ride there with you! Also nice to see another Blue LMX 64. Looks great! You can really hear the sound in some of those ride bys. It's not loud, but it is noticeable. I know you've already done some work to make it more quiet, but are you continuing to do any other investig...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 13 2019 4:55am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16787
Views: 1763643

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Thanks for the kind words. :) Been a while since I did a decent ride video with another E-bike. I'm always keen if anyone what's too...I just find myself spending more time building than riding these days. I'm about to start building up an LMX 64 which, when complete, I think I might like even more ...