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by dequinox
Aug 08 2018 9:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Finally got my rear wheel figured out. The SA 3 speed is pretty quiet compared to a Nexus. Anyways it's run the cable, hook the shifter up, place a new front brake line and cable, figure out my finish for the chain guard and fenders, and the battery configuration. SA.JPG I'm probably going to be han...
by dequinox
Aug 03 2018 9:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Cool project....airtight container with a decent amount of desiccant in the bottom. Thanks for the tips, I've been using filament then bagging it in a Ziploc with the dessicant. Seems to be ok so far, haven't been hearing the little bubbles popping at the nozzle like I have with moist filament. Thi...
by dequinox
Aug 03 2018 8:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Your rack is not going to last long...controller is zip tied to front fork tube. If you're referring to the tack on the early pictures when where the bike is still orange, then no, I'm not using that rack thank goodness. Is was far too wobbly. I'm going to build something a little more stout, and t...
by dequinox
Aug 03 2018 8:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

For a retro type bike, it might be fun... ... those no. 6 dry cells. Yeah that would be a good aesthetic for the next project, I like those style of batteries and thought a cluster of them in a crate would look good on a frame from the 70s. This bikes going for an earlier and quasi steam punkish lo...
by dequinox
Aug 01 2018 7:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Now I'm working with a 3D printer (Tevo Tornado, basically a discount CR-10), and have that tool at my disposal. I am designing my battery box to be a 4-piece set of "battery jars" modeled after old-school batteries such as "The Sampson Battery" or this farm lighting battery . So far this is what I ...
by dequinox
Jul 24 2018 1:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

The rear dropouts had some damage due to over-tightening or slippage of the axle nuts, and before I dug into it I hadn't figured out why my rear wheel would keep slipping forward and not staying tight. Now I know why... https://imgur.com/YNa0rpk I welded the dropout area to build up material, then s...
by dequinox
Jul 19 2018 9:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Finally found a hub that I think will work. I'm going to go with the sturmey-archer S30 3 speed coaster brake. I'm not a fan of the coaster brake, but it will work in combo with the front V-brake in this case. I have to build the wheel, but that will be a good learning experience. Yesterday I tore d...
by dequinox
Jul 16 2018 3:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Your Creation's Before & After Pics
Replies: 1767
Views: 553685

Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Not sure if I posted this here before, tried to check but couldn't find anything. I built this about a year or so ago for my wife. The theme was KISS.
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by dequinox
May 06 2018 1:16am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: HI-V walk-around vid (Added a question)
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: HI-V walk-around vid (Added a question)

Well this marks the official end of the HI-V.this evening. Teared the motor and jackshaft drive off the frame and will scrap it out.

So long to an interesting and fun project. Still hardly believe it worked.
by dequinox
Apr 09 2018 10:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hearing protection while riding
Replies: 28
Views: 1216

Re: Hearing protection while riding

I wore ear warmers in the winter for cold rainy commutes worked well at taking down the whistle. Standard ear plugs work but they don't do as well at allowing the wind to move around the ear instead of thru it if that makes sense. I am curious if those shooter's nose cancellation ear protectors woul...
by dequinox
Apr 04 2018 9:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Guess I'm on my own. I'll figure it out, was just hoping to save a bit of shopping time by narrowing the field.
by dequinox
Mar 24 2018 8:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

I've decided on a solution to this hub problem: BMX hub, 36 hole.

I've decided to pull the Sachs hub out of the wheel it's in, and build a 36 hole BMX hub for it with a freewheel.

Comments are needed. I think this will work, but my experience building wheels is nil.
by dequinox
Feb 05 2018 9:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Not if the hub fits... In fact I would not mind adding a couple speeds, but have kinda been assuming the dropout width isn't there for it. I'm at 112mm, the bike came with a coaster brake... After your comment I looked a bit deeper and the cone to cone distance on some of these 6-7 speed wheels is 9...
by dequinox
Feb 05 2018 12:45am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Ok after a busy holiday and ludicrously full January at work (who knew people still bought hunting bows in January??), I'm back on working on my cruiser build. I need to get a new back wheel together and could use help: I need a rear wheel with a 110-112mm wide hub, 26" diameter, and a single speed ...
by dequinox
Feb 05 2018 12:38am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Sachs IGH
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: Sachs IGH

Bump, price drop, $50 obo.
by dequinox
Nov 21 2017 1:22am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Sachs IGH
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Sachs IGH

For sale is the IGH posted on my build thread here: Sachs Igh.

$60 obo + shipping costs to where you are.

If interested and wanting more photos please let me know.

Thanks,
Dylan
by dequinox
Nov 21 2017 1:18am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Retrofitting an old Sachs IGH
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Retrofitting an old Sachs IGH

Thanks, I'll probably end up picking one up.
by dequinox
Nov 19 2017 2:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Retrofitting an old Sachs IGH
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Retrofitting an old Sachs IGH

Noted. There is a bike shop in Seattle that specializes in these hubs and parts for them, they quoted $60 for an appropriate shifter set. I really don't want to spend that much. I am not putting power through it, it was supposed to give me a geared hub + drum brake in the back because the coaster br...
by dequinox
Nov 18 2017 6:34pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Retrofitting an old Sachs IGH
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Retrofitting an old Sachs IGH

Thanks AW. Not sure that will be necessary though... I'm discovering my dropouts are 113 mm, and the hub is at least 130mm.

This is an aluminum frame, so I'm guessing stretching it is out.

Bugger.
by dequinox
Nov 13 2017 10:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Retrofitting an old Sachs IGH
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Retrofitting an old Sachs IGH

All- Not everyone is following my build thread on a Giant simple, so I had to break this question out: How do I retrofit this Sachs IGH I bought for my build with a shifter and click box that are compatible? From what I can tell by reading articles online , it is supposed to be compatible with a Shi...
by dequinox
Nov 08 2017 4:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Shifting my attention to the back wheel ...inadequacies... (brakes are locking up and the wheel is loose as **** despite me having rebuilt the coaster hub), I picked up a Sachs IGH. Now I have to find a shifter and "click-box" for it. KIMG0914.JPG Have to figure out the drum-brake cable as well... t...
by dequinox
Nov 08 2017 9:53am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Last night was cold. But the battery has settled around 54v after a day off the charger. I haven't checked the charger supply voltage yet, but might be a good idea to pull a cheap one off eBay. The pricing isn't bad. I took her out for a ride last night and topped out at 28mph on a flat accordinging...
by dequinox
Nov 06 2017 11:38am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

Oh I plan to get a little use out of them at least after all that work! I knew it would be an uphill climb putting that all back together, but it was worth the learning alone. I hadn't ever worked with pouch cells before, so it was a good experience at least. I still have the other battery to go thr...
by dequinox
Nov 05 2017 6:12pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

I went out today and all but one light is fully lit on each "balancing pulse". I didn't have time to check cell voltage, but now that I know it can take several weeks I'm less concerned. I just didn't want to tear down the battery if I should wait longer for it to balance! That was about five years ...
by dequinox
Nov 04 2017 8:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Giant cruiser budget build
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: Giant cruiser budget build

All BMS experts... this is a ping-style V2.5 Lifepo4 bms and all lights were pulsing "on" except the ones shown after about 15 hours. Should I expect a full balance to take a couple days on a 9 year old battery pack? That was two days ago, and now 10/16 lights are on.
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