Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

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Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by azad » Aug 02 2020 9:14pm

Hi,

(I have already seen a similar old post at endless sphere but it went inconclusive and I would really like to see if it is even possible today.)

I would like to build an ebike/e-moped with a frame that has large space for battery as well as has the bottom bracket and peddles. I see some ebikes similar to that (e.g. Super73) but it is hard to find the chassis and wheel set for such bikes. Can anybody tell if it is possible to buy a chassis and wheels like that or one must have to build one from scratch?
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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by Dauntless » Aug 02 2020 11:58pm

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From past experience I'd say that's a tall order. There are similar things that are pricey, maybe not as good. But I'm looking and so far none of those links are any good any more.

I would suggest buying a whole knockoff bike and upgrading. This one looks promising.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 71461.html
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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by Balmorhea » Aug 03 2020 12:13am

I wonder what's the appeal of using something like this, that's so compromised, instead of a functional normal bike? These things have been worked out over a long time, and novelties are usually a dead end.
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Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Aug 03 2020 12:18am

like suspension designs?;) .. bc you can.. ebike is no longer constrained by bicycle chassis.. bc you have motor feel free to get creative or add some style beyond pure function, why not???
some ride & sk8 videos:
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i have nothing for sale.. :)

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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by azad » Aug 03 2020 6:22am

Dauntless wrote:
Aug 02 2020 11:58pm
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=97040

From past experience I'd say that's a tall order. There are similar things that are pricey, maybe not as good. But I'm looking and so far none of those links are any good any more.

I would suggest buying a whole knockoff bike and upgrading. This one looks promising.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 71461.html
It isn't in EU. Buying directly from China would mean a tax of more than 200% the price. This is too expensive, specially when I would want to tear it apart and replace the motor and battery. Also alibaba doesn't sell one item does it?

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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by azad » Aug 03 2020 6:24am

Balmorhea wrote:
Aug 03 2020 12:13am
I wonder what's the appeal of using something like this, that's so compromised, instead of a functional normal bike? These things have been worked out over a long time, and novelties are usually a dead end.
Functionality and easy frame to work with for DIY upgrades. The tilted downtube and inverted triangle frame is a hell to work with and upgrade continousely.

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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by Skaiwerd » Aug 03 2020 6:42am

AliExpress, like eBay, Amazon etc should always be considered.

Here you go...
Also there are several USA manufacturers still making the old school mini bike kits, raw steel, no motor.
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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by azad » Aug 03 2020 9:03am

Skaiwerd wrote:
Aug 03 2020 6:42am
AliExpress, like eBay, Amazon etc should always be considered.

Here you go...
Also there are several USA manufacturers still making the old school mini bike kits, raw steel, no motor.
tried to search aliexpress multiple times, couldn't find any bicycle frame in the search results. Maybe search is area specific?
The shipping and price is so much that I wonder if it is possible to buy a full bicycle (not electric) in this price! The EU taxes added to this would make it a 1000$ frame.

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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by Dauntless » Aug 03 2020 1:11pm

azad wrote:
Aug 03 2020 6:24am
Balmorhea wrote:
Aug 03 2020 12:13am
I wonder what's the appeal of using something like this, that's so compromised, instead of a functional normal bike? These things have been worked out over a long time, and novelties are usually a dead end.
Functionality and easy frame to work with for DIY upgrades. The tilted downtube and inverted triangle frame is a hell to work with and upgrade continousely.
I have several people riding them around me and they love them. There are adults who ride what others would call a kids' bike, not because these people are particularly short. Or under 6' even. Not sure what you think is dysfunctional. Haven't rode one myself but I'm betting it feels much like your typical moped.
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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by azad » Aug 03 2020 10:59pm

Dauntless wrote:
Aug 03 2020 1:11pm

Not sure what you think is dysfunctional.
it gives you better surface for carrying weight and DIY experiments. The typical inverted design was never meant to carry any additional weight other than the rider. It is actually silly how these ebikes are trying so hard to cater to that design.

Sure, it can look and feel like a moped but what is an ebike really if not a lightweight moped?!

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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by Balmorhea » Aug 03 2020 11:02pm

I think an electric bicycle should make sense as a bicycle, before it's electrified. Otherwise, put a license plate on it and get some insurance.
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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by Dauntless » Aug 03 2020 11:30pm

But a bicycle that's practical for the way you want to use it does make sense, it doesn't have to follow one standard design.
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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by Magsy » Aug 07 2020 3:18pm

I want the frame too, not the bike, closest I could find was this :

https://m.alibaba.com/product/625303874 ... 0%22%7D%7D

They will sell you one.

I my case I’m in the UK and price of the Super 73 is insane, meaning the China option is viable.

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Re: Where to find Super73 style ebike frame?

Post by JDELUNA » Sep 21 2020 3:15pm

Skaiwerd do you remember where you found this frame listed at ??? Thank you.




Skaiwerd wrote:
Aug 03 2020 6:42am
AliExpress, like eBay, Amazon etc should always be considered.

Here you go...
Also there are several USA manufacturers still making the old school mini bike kits, raw steel, no motor.

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