Thank you for the kind words etard.
magudaman wrote:Just curious if your planing on doing any sort of heat treating on the frame now that you welded it? Doesn't it create uneven strength on the metal creating brittle and soft areas from the heat?
Not sure how many watts your running but I found I was good to about 3300w on my 5mm gt2 setup with a 27T driver. Much smaller than that and I ran into problems with it hopping. Your idlers will help.
I'm hoping that I have over engineered this set up enough because I'm not planning on any heat treatment.
Whats involved in heat treating aluminium after welding it?
I've run 3700w with a 20T 5mm HTD driver faultlessly for 3000km and the charts say up to around 7000w is ok. This will be good test as I'm aiming for 6000w to 7000w on this build.
This photo shows why I needed an idler on the drive side of the belt to clear the frame.
sico wrote:I guess it won't be ready for the group ride though, maybe the next one?
I was hoping to have it ready for this ride, but I don't think so. Cheers, Simon.
Ok, I have the rear end pretty much done now. The motor mount is in and the belt drive runs true and smooth.
I had to weld some small tabs on to the drop outs so I could use these nice tensioners that were kindly donated by Aussiejester.
Some minor interference with the brake caliper.
I made a plate to help brace the idlers.
Some general photos.