dogman wrote:You realize that if you bought all that from a vendor of pre built bikes the retail would be at least $2500? I bet you have a lot less than that in it.
Less, but not that much unfortunately. The controller alone is 400$ and if you add in the 9 Lipo packs, charger and power supply, you're already over half that amount and you don't yet have a bike or motor...
dogman wrote:I really like the bbq thermometer. How much do those run? Sensor actually in the motor?
That thermometer is readily available on ebay from several vendor. You can get it shipped to your door for under 10$. I carefully cut the "probe" to get the thermistor out and then added teflon extension wires all the way to the inside of the motor. The sensor is installed very close to the winding inside the hub. There's a problem with that thermometer which I only discovered after it was all installed: it's got an annoying auto-shutoff feature after 10 minutes. Its not that big an issue for me because I know when I'm at risk of overheating the motor (long climbs, repeated hard acceleration). On fast WOT rides, the motor doesn't get too hot.
voicecoils wrote:'Methods' controller, vented hubmotor, fat phase wires, lipo, hookworms, temp monitoring, beefy torque arms...you've brought together alot of great parts and recommendations from the forum and packaged it all very nicely.
Yes, its designed-by-ES in many ways. I added links at the top of all the threads I used for this build.
I don't think I'll make any video of me riding the bike. I watched a few clips of GTinDC riding in Washington and there's no way I can come up with something even remotely close to that