Farfle wrote:Ok, heres some pics of the bike in it's current state, there's not a whole lot left to describe, the frame is out for powder coating, and the wheel is laced up.
How did it perform on the race track or w/further testing? Is the frame & geometry just what you expected in performance riding/racing? Anything you would change?
I guess you don't have time to build similar frames or these dual-pies for sale?
Can you post-up some more video.
This time don't try to record the CA screen while going top speeds... just show us the road view front/rear like Luke did in this last race or like Greg does rocketing around DC.
Awesome project & beautiful work too!
The bike performed great on the track, the rider not so much, I build bikes a heck of alot better than i ride them
. IMHO, the swingarm is a bit too flexy, both laterally and torsionally, so im going to be making a new one that resembles the zero swingarm, as its a pretty elegant solution:
the frame handled VERY well, the brakes were excellent, if anybody id doing a performance ebike build, they need moped brakes. even the tiny moped brakes kick the crap out of the biggest baddest bike brakes. That being said, hucking 320 pounds of un-smooth "full throttle out of the corner followed by slam on the brakes before you get to the next corner" riding around the track was not gentle on them, and I DNF'd in the second heat race because I Warped the front brake rotor so badly that it was rattling and bucking the caliper. Anywho, we brought a go-pro mounted to the bars, but its battery died right before we started the final race, so I have heat one and the DNF heat two recorded.