the bike / frame is a 19" Giant Rincon bought new in Oct 2006. So I guess it is a 2006 model. With the padding that i added to the battery bag, it is a snug squeeze into the frame triangle. There is no slack / wobble and i was pure luck it turned out that way..
I took the bike for my first commute yesterday. Kept the 30A limit setting (so i use maximum around 1500W) in the CA and i was really happy with the ride. I also accurately measured the wheel diameter and set that in the CA too. I still hadn't setup a video camera yet. Will try that this week.
Using the 3 speed switch on flat ground (might have had a very slight downward slope now that i think of it.
), i hit 30km/h in 1st speed, 40 in second and 53.7km/h
in 3rd speed setting. I think I would feel more comfortable having better tyres and a full face helmet to travel at top speed to be honest. My comfortable speed is between 30 and 40. I only weigh just over 75kg, and the bike accelerates really well. I pedal on take off, before using the motor, and tend to like the feeling of some resistance on the pedals while cruising. That is, i set the throttle and gears to a speed where my bike gears can still add to it with pedalling. That way i am not just spinning the freewheel all the time. I am also not used to being on a bike without pedalling yet. Yet... lol..
I tested the cruise control and it also works well. I think with the half twist throttle though, i will probably hardly use cruise. All in all though, i have realised that all these years, I have been asking Santa for the wrong presents.. I wish i had an ebike years ago.. This is one of the best toys ive had by a long shot.
Anyway, I got some decal stickers coming soon for my perspex controller cover, and also some lights, a wide angle lense, and a mirrylcle mirror on its way.
I also just realised that the third cable coming out of my CA is a battery voltage power lead for powering accessories etc... Perfect.. I would recommend the CA to anyone wanting to build an ebike. It is an awesome unit. I just need to buy a plug to fit the CA power out, and then wire it to my step down transformer. Will take pics. ANyway, might take a look at trying to mount a camera on my helmet to show how it runs and the speedo figures..