I have been a long time lurker and seldom poster but I have finally collected the majority of the parts for my first e-bike build. I am super excited to get this rolling!
I created this post to document my build progress. I will share any of the challenges and successes I encounter and over come. I hope someone down the line can use the information in this post in their own build! I apologize for the poor quality photos, I will try and find a better camera in the future.
Lets get to it!PARTSBike
: 2004 Giant Downhill Team
Purchased this bike used off Kijiji for aprox 500$ CAD. It is very clean and in good shape. The only part that needs repairing is the bottom bracket.Motor
: Cromotor laced with DX-32 Alexrims by JRH
Purchased this motor from a member on the forums who had it shipped to our own JRH for lacing. After it is all said and done this cost me approx $1100.00 CAD.Controller
: Lyen 18 FET 4115 MOSFET 84-132V Real Highway Speed Controllerhttp://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=18605#p271188
: 30s Turnigy Lipo @ 10AH ( 10 batteries total). 111v Nominal charge.
Purchased these from HobbyKing.com. Because I live in Canada, I had to split my purchase up into two shipments. This hurt the wallet quite a bit. Aprox $1100 CADDropouts
: Kiwi custom built no cut dropoutshttp://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=33767#p490709
: Maxxis Hookworms
: 6mm bullet connectors x 100http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=20353
: 10 AWG Silicone Wire Red & Blackhttp://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9672
Status: ReceivedDrive train
: Schlumpf high-speed-drivehttp://www.schlumpf.ch/hp/hsd/hsd_engl.htm
I must find out if this compatible work with my bike.
Status: Not Ordered YetDESIGN
Simple foam core and zip-tie mock-up of how I plan on mounting my batteries and controller to the bike. I plan on running 10, 6S Turnigy 20c 5AH batteries in a 111v 10AH configuration.
I plan on running a single speed in the rear with a Schlumpf front de-railer which contains an internal gear system for low and high speed.
Please feel free to leave any questions or comments... I'd love to hear from you!