Here's the drive simply placed into the BB shell. From the looks of things my chain line is off a bit. We'll see... My hub assembly is mounted in the dropouts: NuVinci N360 and left-side mount with chainring and bash guard (not needed but helps stalthify the drive):
I have the rim, tire and tube for this wheel, and spokes on order with JRH. I guess when it's all built up it'll end up being as heavy as a hub motor setup with bike rim/tire...
That 27t chainring is nice and small. I will have the 1:1 ratio drive set to really low, since it's a heavy bike with lots of rotational inertia. But I don't want it to be geared too
low. A 15t rear cog will get me 1:1.8 ratio, a 13t gets me 1:2.08
Per Ilia's video, I have the oiling port positioned at the bottom of the drive
Not a lot of chain stay clearance, maybe 10mm
Here's the rim and tire. This will be a pain in the @$$ to mount. I like the anodized green, but it's not quite a color match to the frame
Here's about what the rear wheel will look like
I hope I can get this bike together as a pedal bike by Memorial Day weekend, take it up to the mountains and ride it a bit. Electric power will come later...
1st build: Dahon Jetstream folding bike
. Quick, reliable, capable of 30mph. Light enough to lift, folds for easy transport by car/bus/train.2nd build: RC powered 2009 Norco A-Line
. Top speed 31mph. Built like a tank, it's resistant to Boston potholes, can stop on a dime, easily goes up/down curbs when necessary.3rd build (just started): Scratch build
ultimate utility bike.