Good seller, got the frame from him.
GCinDC wrote:just worried lipos in a sagging bag will get damaged by shock...
GCinDC wrote:i made a bag like that, for a much bigger triangle, and what i found was that the battery didn't stay snug up against the toptube like i'd hoped... instead gravity pulled it down and wanted to shape it like a tear drop (if viewed like cross section)...
if you have a hard liner between the bag and the shock that will help, but i'm guessing the shock action will eventually tear the fabric at the least and rub whatever is inside if they stay in contact like shown in your photo...
anyway, i'm really tempted to get one of these frames. so i've been researching them a bit:
i think hodaka is the parent company and they show the (more recent?) CFD 2500. (the 2500 has symmetrical chain-stays unlike the 2000 - an afterthought for the chain, that they corrected in the 2500, i wonder?)
The site is copyrighted 2001 , but the chronology goes to 2005. Looks like they've been building aluminum/scandium frames since 2001.
Can you measure the narrowest part in the rear triangle? How big of a tire will fit? 2.5"?
GCinDC wrote:150mm between the dropouts?
GCinDC wrote:woah. cromotor there?
did you add a brace in the triangle?
Philistine wrote:That looks badass, love the all matte black and the cromotor.
My mate has a similar setup using the same Falcon EV bag, on a Kona Stinky (very similar frame setup as yours), and he has no probs with it at all. He has been getting slight chafing against the suspension on the bottom but nothing serious. He is really happy with the setup and in my opinion the falcon EV bag in a suspension frame like that is a great commuter option. Best of luck with it.
GCinDC wrote:did you get the cromotor laced? do you know what rim it is? looks bigger than a 20"..
and are those the croforks? i see dual disc adapters...
Philistine wrote:All I meant about the chafing issue Gensem was because my mate was stuffing his EV Falcon bag so full of LIpo and controller (I think he has about 12s3P and his controller and DC/DC converter etc.. all in there), that the bottom of the bag is pressing against his suspension in the triangle, so the bag is chafing a bit). Having said that he has been riding like that for 12 months at least with no issues. I hadn't noticed you were going the Oatnet route with the box on the forks, I imagine that will work well as well. Best of luck. Cheers, Phil.
gensem wrote:I found an experienced motorcycle wheel lacer in Sao Paulo, so I gave up lacing the cromotor to a bicycle wheel. Its a 17" 1.4 moped rim with michellin moped tires, OD is about 23".
GCinDC wrote:gensem wrote:I found an experienced motorcycle wheel lacer in Sao Paulo, so I gave up lacing the cromotor to a bicycle wheel. Its a 17" 1.4 moped rim with michellin moped tires, OD is about 23".
so what spokes did you get?
gensem wrote:OK... frame is broken...
I told the guy to go easy on the flame solder because we were just giving the swing arm "a heat". I now have a broken swing arm. grrrr
Hope I can come with a solution coz I dont trust a soldered swing arm. (ll post pic tmr)