Aesthetic pleasing designs

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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby Drunkskunk » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:55 pm

Batteries and controller are in the tank. I run 5S lipos. usualy just 5AH The motor is one of the 350w Ebikekit offered here for dirt cheap a couple years ago. It looks to be a MXUS and I assume it is. I only run it at 36 volts, but The power of the motor seems to fit the capabilities of the bike

The bike is a collection of old parts, some custom work, and modern equipment. Some of the parts are pre-ww2. I don't know if I'll ever put the gas motor on.
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby allroads » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:06 pm

I am so impressed in the variety of ebikes out there. They are in so many styles and shapes, some with character and some with simplicity. I am so happy for you all, as they are unique and quite pleasing to the eye.
At the moment I don't have an ebike but I know eventually will. I am currently working to upgrade my Schwinn E1000 Scooter for my favorite pastime, hunting for antiques and collectables out in the field. Have purchased many new parts and a lifepo 36/20 from Sunthing will give me more range.
I have modded so many euro cars in the past, have lost interest. I find this new endeavor a real challenge and I know will be very rewarding.
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby Chalo » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:57 am

Green Machine wrote:I think aesthetics are important....and always make the extra effort to hide the wires.

This bike had more wire hiding since this photo was taken (the controller wires leading to triangle bag)


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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby Green Machine » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:18 am

Yeah suspension isnt really an option on a fat bike....but the good news is the fat tires give you an inch of kushy suspension :)
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby contador » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:04 am

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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby Should be working » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:07 am

I love seeing all these designs. Adrian's is amazing--that tiny little round thing is the motor? Where's the battery?
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby adrian_sm » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:36 am

Should be working wrote:I love seeing all these designs. Adrian's is amazing--that tiny little round thing is the motor? Where's the battery?

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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby MadRhino » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:32 am

Aesthetic is subjective. One may like and another doesn't.

I don't build for Aesthetic, my bikes have to be lightweight, quickly serviceable and stand a crash once in a while.
For those reasons they are minimalist, and there is some aesthetic as a consequence.

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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby oatnet » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:55 pm

I like to fancy myself as a builder of stealthy bikes, which I find aesthetically pleasing, so here are a few that turned out nice enough to post. You need kepler here, he has made a few sweet stealthy designs that look more 'before' than 'after'.

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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby Samd » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:30 pm

Adrian's bike is a ripper up close - very neat and connections make it modular.

Love that build drunk skunk.

I am biased against my aprilia's styling with hot swap battery....

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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby TylerDurden » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:31 pm

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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby adrian_sm » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:44 pm

And here are the pics embed.
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby adrian_sm » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:48 pm

Here is one of my favourites posted on the forum, with an awesome build log too.
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby Samd » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:13 pm

I do love the dogati, and AJ's ride.

Sometimes the claw shaped 'seatpole' on the dogati does look a lot like a canopener for a butthole! :mrgreen:
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby sn0wchyld » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:20 am

Samd wrote:I do love the dogati, and AJ's ride.
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+1 2 of my favorite builds. I'm hoping to ultimately build something like the dogati, minus the 'box' for a more subtle look.




Samd wrote:.....

Sometimes the claw shaped 'seatpole' on the dogati does look a lot like a canopener for a butthole! :mrgreen:


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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby auraslip » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:14 am

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Not so clean looking in this pic. Need wiring clean up. The charge plugs go in the rear rack bag now.

Battery box is too wide to be sexy. More like a whale or something. Oh well. Pretty color at least.
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby drewjet » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:33 am

Here is one of mine a commuter.
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby wesnewell » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:49 pm

Looks good to me. But then again, performance is 99% and looks is only 1% to me. I can remove/install battery pack in seconds. Same for light pack on top of controller
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby valsislav » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:10 pm

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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby Chalo » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:26 pm

Is that a Kettwiesel?
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby mr.electric » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:11 pm

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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby auraslip » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:09 am

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Just did this today. They're water proof LED strips. I thought they were red. I installed them and was going to run them down the back of my rack. It would of looked awesome! It still looks cool and is legal, but kinda says "HEY PAY ATTENTION TO ME COPPER!" Maybe when I install a real taillight I install a switch for these ricer lights. They may be very useful for working on the motor.
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby amberwolf » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:27 am

You could make them red (at the cost of brightness) with red lens repair tape, or party wrap, etc. (or red stage light gels, but those are expensive).
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Re: Aesthetic pleasing designs

Postby valsislav » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:27 pm

Chalo wrote:Is that a Kettwiesel?

Yes -
I took it out for a blast around the neighbourhood this morning - serious fun! On 18s lipo.
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