Finally made a bit of progression on my build- first ride today. Most impressed so far- the grin on my face kinda gave it away!
Norco Shore 2 full susp downhill bike
Cellman mac rear
12 fet controller
60V recycled laptop batteries made into packs
Andynogo built torque arms (5mm steel)
I got impatient and only hooked up one of the packs (15S8P) but will have three of them on the bike for range and also to avoid stressing the little 18650 batteries too much.
Even taking it easy it takes off really well and does well over 40km/h. Nice! Silence is so golden compared to my 2 stroke bike...
Still have to complete the last few battery packs, mount them then cover the whole lot to hide them.
(No idea why this photo comes out funny- photobucket upload error)
The idea is to mount two more battery packs on either side of the front downtube and keep one on the top tube roughly where it sits right now. Obviously I'll use something a bit more durable than duct tape to hold them on!