OK, some updates..
Spent a ton of time on the 'net trying to find more suitable bikes, visited a recumbent cycle shop, checked out some BMXes, and tried to get some local guys to weld me up a extended frame BMX, no effin' dice.. I am stuck with the Trek for the time being.
I moved the seat forward about half an inch.... and the handlebars went down a little bit more as well.
It actually did wonders to help prevent the wheelies on today's road test
Checked out a 20in. wheel for the front today, BIG problem - i only get about 1 inch of pedal clearance of dropping that low - but the bike's geometry is correct!
With a 20in. wheel, i can use one of the pedals as a kickstand,
So anyway, i'm thinking of going from 165mm to 150mm cranks to get me 1/2 inch more pedal clearance, go to a 24" front disc wheel ( if i can find one.... ), cut the vbrake bosses off the rear of the frame to give me more tire clearance, and stick a 2.7-2.8" tire on the rear instead of the 2.3" to get me a little rear end lift. The geometry should be about as good as it's gonna get, then..
Battery testing is complete, 1 dud-ish pack out of 13 packs that came out 98%-100% perfect.
The lipo fairy has been kind to me.
This pack is not too bad, but i would not put it into my regular lipo circulation. Looks to be about 0.5AH short on one cell.
It's charged to a bit above storage voltage and will stay that way until one of the other packs decided to have a wonky cell down the road.
Next step will be perma-soldering these into 10AH or 15AH groups. Not sure which way to go yet.
Gonna be sunny the rest of the week - should have time to get some serious hill climbing tests in. No lack of hills here.