hehe... 'i told you so'
sorry couldnt resist!
sn0wchyld wrote:are you sure the shock is supposed to be in that way? or doesnt it matter? on my norko its got the resovware on the top. being round that way opens up some more space in the triangle...
In its final form I'd like to ride with the reservoir on the bottom, giving me more space in the triangle for LiPo. But until I mount batteries, I can play:
- I can't presently use that "lower mount hole" because the reservoir will bump the cable mount points down inside the seat stay. Of course I can always just grind them off with the dremel tool...
- What I can and should do is ride the bike with the reservoir up, and with it down, and see if there's any difference. That and comb the Internet for opinions. I'd hate to be using the shock wrong and ruin it just to gain a little space.
Someone on the site would surely buy your current wheels to help get back some valuable ca$h.
I wish! The problem is what I've built is so extremely specialized. Lefty hub up front is not standard - heck, the spoke length is different on the left than the right. In the back is a NuVinci, pigeon-holing that wheel into the RC build niche. So starts the "spare parts pile" so many e-bike veterans cultivate...
Just my 2c, hope it helps
etard wrote:...personally I would go with bigger wheels for aesthetic reasons alone, it looks kinda funky in current guise.
I second that! I thought I'd need
all that extra room out back to fit my planned RC drive, but with it all built up it's clear I can spare at least 2" out back. Plenty of room up front too.
etard wrote:One option might be to put a bigger wheel on front and then use those two front shock mount holes to build an extension tower that would jack the rear triangle down an equivalent amount so that your head angle stays the same.
I really like that idea. It should not be too hard to fabricate said extension tower.
etard wrote:Another option is pegs instead of pedals.
When built this thing will be a beast to pedal, but (as all novice e-bikers say...) I do plan to pedal it a lot.