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by Cowardlyduck
Aug 14 2019 6:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion
Replies: 31
Views: 693

Re: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion

5) internal pack like cowardlyducks' won't work because there isn't even space to mount 2 18650's side by side. Correct, 2 18650's won't fit side by side. Our frames are the same width. To make it work, I had to stagger the cells reducing the overall width to less than the internal width of the fra...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 14 2019 4:56am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16517
Views: 1613929

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Well I didn't plan or expect this, but today I stripped my Fighter right down:
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I will wait for it to fully pan out before commenting further as to why, but the Frame and Swing-arm are going back to the Stealth factory tomorrow.

Cheers
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 13 2019 6:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion
Replies: 31
Views: 693

Re: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion

Hey Nep, not sure if you missed it above, but I posted a few links to the best sources of BikeE stuff I've found to date: Here's a few other sources of BikeE info I've bookmarked over the years: http://tachyonlabs.com/my-bikee-recumbent-bike.html#Mods http://poleary.proboards.com/board/3 You should ...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 12 2019 6:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion
Replies: 31
Views: 693

Re: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion

Regarding the BikeE seat sliders, yeah they are not great stock, but there are replacements parts out there. I can't find the source any more, but a while back I found an online store selling all sorts of parts for BikeE and other recumbents including complete replacement seat backs which I was very...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 10 2019 7:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion
Replies: 31
Views: 693

Re: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion

Welcome to the BikeE club! :) What kind of battery setup do you plan for it? I found mounting mine on the rear tail as I did initially for a number of years somewhat ruined the handling leading to a number of unintended crashes and some complete flips off the back a few times. That's one of the main...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 10 2019 2:48am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 224
Views: 9157

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Looks to be in good condition! I like the high back also. I've been contemplating getting one of those for a while. You'll obviously want to change those tyres, they look original! My favourites are a Schwalbe Big Apple 16x2 on the front and a Maxxis M-Tread 20x2.1 on the rear. Although in my case t...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 09 2019 7:16pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: [AUSTRALIA] Custom made 18650/21700 Batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: [AUSTRALIA] Custom made 18650/21700 Batteries

Well you can copy what I did above for your Alpha and you'll get a 3.25Kwh battery. :) Or if your keen, you could build 2 at once to save total time/cost. I'm currently looking into cheaper international shipping options. I'm hopping I can get the shipping cost below $500AUD. If that's possible then...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 09 2019 6:36pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: [AUSTRALIA] Custom made 18650/21700 Batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: [AUSTRALIA] Custom made 18650/21700 Batteries

Hey Rick, Nah the Fighter battery was built to the exact dimensions of the frame opening. Maximum possible capacity that can fit without modding the frame. I'm not keen on loosing my lifetime frame warranty, so any drastic frame modding is out of the question. The Beta battery above on the other han...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 06 2019 7:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 173
Views: 7488

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

The bars are installed normally...it's just the camera angle/perspective that make it look like that. Thanks eFMX for the tubeless suggestion. I didn't end up needed to do that, but instead dumped a couple of Co2 canisters into it to seat the bead. Worked a treat. :) The hardest part was mounting th...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 05 2019 7:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 173
Views: 7488

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

Well I kinda did both. :D I bought a 1" spacer set thinking I would use some, but not all of them. Then I ended up using them all and cutting the steerer to that length. :roll: :lol: I only took about an inch off the steerer, but that may be ok...I'll see how I go. DSC_5571 (Medium).JPG I also cut d...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 03 2019 8:05am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16517
Views: 1613929

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

My Fighter hasn't quite got that much power, but it still has plenty and more than a stock Bomber. :)

The Duro on the rear of my Fighter was pretty worn out, so I let it go in style. :D



Cheers
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 02 2019 11:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 224
Views: 9157

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

This is why I use cleats. Specifically Shimano SPD cleats wound out to be as loose as possible. They won't pop out under normal riding conditions, but they are very easy to release from when needed. After over a decade of using SPD cleats it's become so second nature to me to clip in/out I don't hav...
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 02 2019 3:13am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 224
Views: 9157

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Certainly does seem like a PITA to get the gearing right on that thing!

Be sure to start a new thread for the BikeE when it arrives and let us know. Keen to see what you do with it. :)

Cheers
by Cowardlyduck
Aug 01 2019 4:47am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 224
Views: 9157

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Hey so awesome you bought the BikeE! You won't regret it! I'd probably need a 70T+ chainring then, which would look goofy and create the chainline from hell. Having to add a schlumpf to get to where i need to be would be playing musical chairs with drivetrain friction. I suppose the best i can do is...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 31 2019 3:24am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 224
Views: 9157

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

I tried a massive 60T front chainring on my BikeE for a while: P1070427 (Medium).JPG This let me pedal comfortably at around 50Kph with the rear 11T and a 20 x 2.1" tyre. I had some issues with the chain dropping off and one bad crash as a result of trying to get the chain back on while still moving...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 29 2019 7:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 173
Views: 7488

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

Finally made a bit of progress building my bike up. Seat and dropper fully mounted. Forks and bars on to see how it fits/looks. DSC_5553.JPG Then I realised I only had the one headset spacer spare. :| DSC_5554.JPG So I've ordered some spacers. I think I'll set the bars up pretty high as I like the m...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 24 2019 3:46am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Stealth FUTR owners builds and pics
Replies: 2278
Views: 165337

Re: Stealth FUTR owners builds and pics

Surprised you didn't join the LMX 64 bandwagon Kepler. You'll end up with a similar bike by the looks of it apart from how the power gets to the wheel.
How long till Stealth make a serious powered mid drive I wonder.

Cheers
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 22 2019 1:47am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Cowardlyducks Commuter Build - E-bikeE
Replies: 299
Views: 48076

Re: Cowardlyducks Commuter Build - E-bikeE

Awesome build, dude!! You know, if you want to eliminate the twitchiness of a bike like this.. wider handlebars helps. I found that from switching from the narrow things supplied with my cannondale recumbent to BMX handlebars made my bike gazillions of times easier to steer at lower speed. Thanks! ...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 13 2019 7:54am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 173
Views: 7488

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

Nice scenery! Wish I could ride there with you! Also nice to see another Blue LMX 64. Looks great! You can really hear the sound in some of those ride bys. It's not loud, but it is noticeable. I know you've already done some work to make it more quiet, but are you continuing to do any other investig...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 13 2019 4:55am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16517
Views: 1613929

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Thanks for the kind words. :) Been a while since I did a decent ride video with another E-bike. I'm always keen if anyone what's too...I just find myself spending more time building than riding these days. I'm about to start building up an LMX 64 which, when complete, I think I might like even more ...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 10 2019 7:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 173
Views: 7488

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

Com'on dude,, put the frame on a bike stand n get building :) Yeah, I really want to get stuck into it, but holding back till I have more parts and time...right now I definitely don't have the time and I hate leaving projects in limbo for extended periods. I'll get stuck into it in a month or two p...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 09 2019 7:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 173
Views: 7488

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

Still got more parts coming, but this is my little collection so far:
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Cheers
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 08 2019 7:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners
Replies: 173
Views: 7488

Re: E-S LMX 64 Bike Owners

Thanks Dirty-Kurty! Much appreciated. I feel like it's virtually impossible to know for sure if it will fit, so I just went ahead and ordered this one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33037979381.html? https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1QhMUb75E3KVjSZFCq6zuzXXac.jpg Hopefully it fits well enough...it lo...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 07 2019 7:24am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 16517
Views: 1613929

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Two separate emails and 3 phone calls with no response. Can you confirm his place is in business anymore? I may just bite the bullet and purchase a new pack from Stealth. The time I've spent running down leads, would have easily paid for the difference if I was working, instead. https://www.hicbatt...
by Cowardlyduck
Jul 06 2019 6:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Old unknown Ebike - Restoration/Upgrade
Replies: 51
Views: 5699

Re: Old unknown Ebike - Restoration/Upgrade

Was that a brushed motor on the stock motor? You should fix up the junk you hoard and sell it. Stock motor was just a geared '200W' brushless, but with a drum brake on the side and and extra wide axle. I couldn't find a suitable replacement which is why I switched it out and jerry rigged the disc b...