E-racer wrote:I'm really not concerned with adding 10lb of motor/gearbox above the wheel in fact my batteries are being mounted pretty high as well.
NickW wrote:E-racer wrote:I'm really not concerned with adding 10lb of motor/gearbox above the wheel in fact my batteries are being mounted pretty high as well.
I wouldn't be so much worried about it being high up, more that it's unsprung weight. It'll make the suspension less effective.
That said, It might not be a big enough deal to bother you.
Regarding "overpowered", as long as nothing's breaking and you can ride it properly, you're not overpowered.
It looks like it will be a fun toy.
Whiplash wrote:WOW! Very interested to see the end result! should be a rocket to say the least! I would try to keep as much of the weight forward as you can to hopefully be able to USE the power it will have, with any extra in the rear, it will have a tendency to wheelie more than you might be thinking! Bikes wheelie way easier than scooters, the weight is placed very differently. That being said it looks KILLER!
Whiplash wrote:I love the design and the quality of the rendering! The only thing I MIGHT change is the center of gravity. If you plan on having the batteries in the box, the weight might be a little weird up that high, my brothers bike has only 10AH of 44.4V on a seat post rack and you can definitely feel it back there up that high. My commuter bike has the same AH in the center of the frame and you can't even tell they are there! If I where you, I would move the whole "body" down a few inches at least...
Other than that BEAUTIFUL!
MakeTheNoise wrote:Are you planning on running a rear disk brake? The calliper mount seems taken up with other duties.
Am interested in seeing this build move off the design screen and into the real world.
Also props to defiantly forging ahead with a design others are saying won't work.
Whiplash wrote:Yeah, its actually really looking really good! I would extend the rear "fender" just for aesthetics but other than that it looks real good! Almost like the old cafe racer bikes!
BUILD IT! BUILD IT!
bandaro wrote:sweet ride! someone like's pro e/autocad
so a serious question, you will be able to make room to mount the gear between the spokes and rear disk? the caliper housing wont get in the way? i was thinking of going a similar way if i can not get a stronger belt for my crank drive. Secondly, what was the tooth count in the reductions?
spinningmagnets wrote:If you may actually make a custom frame, perhaps consider making the shock horizontal to the top-tube just under it. Then, square-up the bottom of the frame between the wheels, and that would make a great location for a squared battery pack between your ankles. It would place the battery weight fairly low.
If the squared-bottom frame caused too much flex in the main diamond (trapezoid?), perhaps add a left-side 45-degree flat-bar, leaving the right side open for a hinged access-cover to the battery. Just some thoughts...you have awesome drawing skills, thanks for posting!
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