Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Show off your E-bike creation here.
Post Reply
User avatar
1000w
1 kW
1 kW
Posts: 448
Joined: Apr 26, 2008 6:24 am
Location: Western Australia

Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by 1000w » Jun 08, 2017 11:21 pm

So I was lucky enough to buy Timma's carbon fiber modded Norco A line.
Timma (Paul) modded the frame to take a couple of 6S 4000mah Lipos and internally mounted a 12 Fet.
See Paul's profile photo for that incarnation of this frame.
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/membe ... ile&u=9843
Beautiful work by Paul, perfectly finished carbon fiber lay up, however not enough batt capacity for me, so I added to the carbon enclosure to take 2 x 16000mah 6S Multistars.
This was a pretty good set up but still not enough capacity.
Please note my carbon work was no where near as nice as Paul's.
I can't find a photo of the complete bike but here is the frame, note the lovely Fox shock and titanium spring that came with the frame.
Image

So it was time to do a aluminium plate box mod like the original Timma work.
Carbon fiber removed

ImageImage

Plate aluminium construction

ImageImage

More to come soon.

User avatar
1000w
1 kW
1 kW
Posts: 448
Joined: Apr 26, 2008 6:24 am
Location: Western Australia

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by 1000w » Jun 09, 2017 12:18 am

I found a photo of the complete bike when running 2 x 16000mah multistars.
This was taken on a friend's cattle station 1200km north of Perth.

Image


Rube
100 W
100 W
Posts: 167
Joined: Jun 25, 2016 10:18 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by Rube » Jun 11, 2017 6:28 pm

Great choice of frame, what is the width and height of the new battery box?

User avatar
1000w
1 kW
1 kW
Posts: 448
Joined: Apr 26, 2008 6:24 am
Location: Western Australia

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by 1000w » Jun 12, 2017 9:18 am

The box is designed to fit a battery that is 130mm x 140mm x 300mm.
This is the space required for a 14S 14P 18650 pack. I recently had one of these batteries built for a friends bike by Cell Man(EM3ev) and put it into a Electric Enduro frame build. I purchased the whole set up from Cell Man, my mate loves it by the way.
We had the 14S 14P pack built with 3.5Ah cells, so 49Ah at 54 volts or around 2.5Kwh.
I'm getting the same pack built for this bike.
My mate and I want to be able to do an easy 100 km between charges as next year some time we plan on riding a 1000km off road track, called the Munda biddi between Albany and Perth Western Australia. We have a plan that will get us to a power point from between 85 km to 115km per day. So around a 12 day ride. I will probably document this trip in a thread here on ES as it maybe a first for ebikes in Western Australia on the Munda Biddi track, maybe not?
Cheers,
Matt.


Rube
100 W
100 W
Posts: 167
Joined: Jun 25, 2016 10:18 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by Rube » Jun 18, 2017 2:11 pm

Great choice of battery builder. Your cross country adventure sounds epic, I understand why you are aiming for a solid and reliable power train. Looking forward to hearing about your experience.
What is the colour chosen for powder coating?

User avatar
1000w
1 kW
1 kW
Posts: 448
Joined: Apr 26, 2008 6:24 am
Location: Western Australia

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by 1000w » Jun 19, 2017 7:31 am

Cheers, Rube.
I'm not sure if the colour has a name, it is a dulux gloss white powder coat though.

User avatar
1000w
1 kW
1 kW
Posts: 448
Joined: Apr 26, 2008 6:24 am
Location: Western Australia

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by 1000w » Jun 20, 2017 3:31 am

I was going to run Marzocchi bomber 888 forks but decided to run Fox 40"s as I'm keen to throw all my best parts at this build. These 40's even have the titanium spring upgrade I noticed the other day when I was servicing them.
It proved to be loads more work to get the 40"s to fit.
The Marzocchi's fitted this frame well with no clearance issues at the lower crown as they step down. The Fox 40"s however have a flat lower crown. When I fitted the 40's they had a very limited turn angle. There was no other way other than to notch into the frame. I so didn't want to do this after having the powder coating done.


Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


The three sided aluminium pieces are welded on the inside if you're wondering why they don't look bonded together.


Here is a shot of some lovely cranks I picked up for very little money at a swap meet.


Image
Image


I might have to paint that gold bar mount.


Image
Image

User avatar
jonescg
1 GW
1 GW
Posts: 3334
Joined: Aug 07, 2009 9:22 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by jonescg » Jun 20, 2017 3:46 am

Matt! We'll have to organise another group ride! I'm back in Perth now. I might have to borrow Katherine's girly ebike though...


User avatar
sico
100 W
100 W
Posts: 259
Joined: Jan 03, 2011 12:08 am
Location: Perth, Earth

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by sico » Nov 23, 2017 9:09 am

Fellas!

Been a while!

New bike is looking sweet Matt, and Chris, back in Perth ... did you move to Albany?

I now live in Bayswater, not too far from the old Garret Bridge spot where we launched a few group rides in 2012-13.

This is my current ebike:
Yuba.jpg
(162.36 KiB) Not downloaded yet
I ride about 150km a week on a pedal bike though, so this is my bad weather and weekend bike for drunken rides home!

Matt did I see you down at the liquor store on Guildford Road picking up a block on an electric scooter? A couple of weeks ago I guess.

Would be up for a reunion ride in December if anyone is keen - does Kim still check in?

Simon.

User avatar
1000w
1 kW
1 kW
Posts: 448
Joined: Apr 26, 2008 6:24 am
Location: Western Australia

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by 1000w » Dec 06, 2017 4:28 am

Hey Simon,
I only just saw this post from you, sorry.
I recon that was me getting beer on a scooter.
Nice Yuba mate, I put a EM3ev kit on one of those for a mate about 6 months ago, he's wrapped.
I have pretty much finished this Norco yesterday, can't believe how good it is, best build I've done.
I would be keen for a Dec group ride, I don't hear much from Kim.
Cheers,
Matt

User avatar
sico
100 W
100 W
Posts: 259
Joined: Jan 03, 2011 12:08 am
Location: Perth, Earth

Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Post by sico » Dec 07, 2017 7:03 pm

Oh, cool are you going to post pics? :wink:

If Chris checks back in and is keen we should try and get a crew going. I remember Mark (DingosERide) and Greg from back then as well. The forum has gone pretty apesht in the mean time, looks like there are quite a few Perth people here.

My Yuba has a luna Bafang that I brought from Rodney about a year ago. There are a lot of good things about it, but I've had a tough time keeping the motor stationary in the BB and had to make a special bracket for it. I'm pretty sure I've rooted the threads on the BB, which is a shame because I might want to change back to a pedal bike at some point. IMO, the stock design is flawed and should come with an extra bracket.

I see your rocker mate who used to work at Stanbridges quite regularly out on the bike path too- with the green ratfink machine that you built - can't recall his name. I think I saw him at the bike swapmeet in Mt Lawley about a month ago.

Post Reply