Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by Adried » Dec 31 2010 8:37am

E bike controller with friction bike motor
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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by spinningmagnets » Dec 31 2010 12:48pm

Yes, there was a discussion a while back about the option of adding hall sensors to the RC motors. There is no plug-and-play kit for sale anywhere yet, but all the details and pics are just a quick ES search away. You would have to order the hall sensors online, and then fabricate a bracket to hold them in the proper place.

http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 30&t=15686

ES member Gwhy has added halls, and is using a conventional E-bike controller from ES member Lyen. I believe the controller with the minor mods neccessary was less than $100.

http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 10#p249247

Plus if you have added halls to an outrunner, another controller option that doesn't require mods (for a slightly higher price) is the 6-FET from ebikes.ca

http://www.ebikes.ca/store/store_controllers.php

One of the major benefits of using the tiny RC ESC-style controllers is that they are very small and light, which is clearly one of the goals of this build. If you also want a tiny ESC, the Castle-Creations HV-160A has proven to be the best. Though I suspect the 120A "might" be adequate for this build, the greater heat-absorption/shedding of the 160A is an available insurance. The 160A also allows for future performance upgrades.

http://www.castlecreations.com/products ... ce_hv.html

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by hillzofvalp » Dec 31 2010 2:25pm

Can't I just run a little fan over the hv 120? I think it's a $100 dollar difference between the 120 and 160. I think I might go all out and get the 160, and have it for other future ev projects. As for the Hyperion ZS 4035, I can't find any hard testing of it for this application. It does have a smaller 6mm shaft, almost half of the turnigy 63-74. I would really like to avoid hobbyking, but idk if the price will justify dealing with them.
Also, what capacitors would I need to buy for my hv 160/120?

Adrian, just to clarify things, I go back to school around the 10th, and my primary goal was to have all fabrication out of the way. I don't need to have everything finished by the 10th. The other issue is that I don't want to order something and it not get to the right place at the right time. But the primary issue is fabricating the arms and mount. I'm going to go check out the lbs. Btw, if you think that posting in your thread is inappropriate, I will start my own thread. I see it more fit to start one when I actually have a prototype.

Lastly, would it be possible to rewire a servo tester with a different form factor pot? couldn't I fashion a nice trigger I can mount on my handlebar out of an old rc remote and wire it in into a servo tester? This way you could incorporate a spring mechanism that is more practical than physically turning the pot down when you want to slow down, very similar to thumb throttles. Here's the assembly out of the stock Losi Mini t RTR:

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am I missing something, or is this not the easiest way to go? I would try mounting it right where the brifter rubber hoods start, cause I ride up there a lot while commuting. I could have my stonger fingers on the brakes and my ring or pinky on the throttle trigger. It could even be mounted on the side of the brifter, and the trigger could stick out parallel to the brake lever.

update: just pulled these off my old bmx bikes. One is from a powerlite p19 (pictured). However, my other dyno threaded bmx stem is zero rise and might work splendidly if I modify the clamp hole that is designed for 3/4" handlebars. MOdification would involve cutting off the post that goes into the fork.
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Solution to mounting on seat tube issue:
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though I don't think I should've made that cut. I should've gone at an angle so that, when tightened, this piece won't flex. Oh , well. It should work.

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by spinningmagnets » Jan 03 2011 11:25am

hillsofvalp, I doubt you will make your timeline, this field is still very new and experimental. There are simply no guarantees that if you "do this, you will get that". I recommend that it would benefit you to start a new thread (though it is not required). I guarantee that every step will take longer than you think it will...

Regardless of the motor "kV" selected, if you use something from the 63mm diameter family, and use the motor-shell as the drive-roller (2-1/2" roller), any ESC with a continuous rating of 100A (or more) should be fine. If the selected ESC has caps already, the factory caps should be adequate. However, if you need to add caps (two caps should be enough), here are my recommendations:http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 15#p325342

You haven't mentioned if you plan to use 6S (22V) or 12S (44V), If 12S you must used a "HV" ESC (High-Voltage) from any one of several manufacturers, if only 6S, you have many 100A+ ESC options, depending on desired features. If you use 8S or 10S, get a 12S-capable charger and a 12S ESC, or you might not be able to sell them later.

Matts E-bike systems use a 12S RC-motor to drive the axle, and after he has tried everything, the HV-160A from CC is the only survivor. If you have a separate friction roller that is a small 1.0"/1.25" diameter (Like EVTodd, and also me) a 70A ESC has proven to be adequate, with 85A being useful for heavy duty.

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by hillzofvalp » Jan 03 2011 1:14pm

Thanks for the info. I may or may not have mentioned that I'm running 7s 26650s. Getting a hyperion 1420i.
I don't need to have everything working by a set date.. I just wanted to avoid bringing a bunch of tools to school.
Turns out I have access to a bunch of tools at school anyways (ev club), it's just a bit more tedious.
I'm considering just building up a front hub wheel, though I'm concerned that my fork/headset won't take it (lightweight racing frame and old headset).
If I bought a castle HV 120 would I be able to use it with a front hub motor if my friction project falls through?

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by adrian_sm » Jan 03 2011 7:26pm

hillzofvalp wrote: Btw, if you think that posting in your thread is inappropriate, I will start my own thread. I see it more fit to start one when I actually have a prototype.
I reckon you should start your own, since you seem willing to modify things, and do them a bit differently your build will likely morph into something that isn't a direct copy of my evolving design. Then you will also get a better record of your build in one place, as well as getting better input from others.
hillzofvalp wrote: Lastly, would it be possible to rewire a servo tester with a different form factor pot? couldn't I fashion a nice trigger I can mount on my handlebar out of an old rc remote and wire it in into a servo tester? This way you could incorporate a spring mechanism that is more practical than physically turning the pot down when you want to slow down, very similar to thumb throttles. Here's the assembly out of the stock Losi Mini t RTR:

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am I missing something, or is this not the easiest way to go?
I like it. What sort if pot do these have? 5k? What range of motion? I really like the idea of a trigger throttle, I just hadn't found a good pot/mechanism I could use. This could be just the ticket.

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Build #3 ~13kg ~2000w Commuter Booster <1kg Friction Drive
Build #??? ~21kg ~1500w Adrian's Bafang BPM Hardtail MTB Bafang BPM code12, 15s LiPo, ~40kph, ~30kms

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by spinningmagnets » Jan 03 2011 7:39pm

No idea about the CC HV-120A ESC running a hub, who knows? edit: adding a small fan to any ESC is always a good idea.

hillsofvalp, If you are a gambler, you have a few of the more-affordable options for 7S. I am using the Miking 120A ESC, and some of the Mystery ESCs are rated for 7S. Search carefully though, two seemingly identical 100A Mystery ESCs will have specs with one maxing-out at 6S and the other at 7S...ALSO! some will list the volts as 7S, but on the same page its also listed as 22.2V (which is of course, actually 6S). Best of luck...

120A 7S Miking (with integral BEC)
http://cgi.ebay.com/120A-Brushless-Moto ... 45f7c23209

120A 12S Turnigy (no BEC)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... oduct=8921

120A 12S Mantis (no BEC)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Brushless-ESC-MANTI ... 2a09bead88

120A 7S Force-Control (with integral BEC)
http://cgi.ebay.com/120A-Brushless-Moto ... 588be80757

120A 10S TurboRIX (no BEC)
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-RC-Plane-High-V ... 3ca2f7bdd1

120A 12S Hobbywing (no BEC)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Hobbywing-Platinum- ... 45f156b369

100A 7S RC-Smart (BEC not listed)
http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-Model-100A-Brush ... 45f60ce6b5

100A 7S RC-Timer (no BEC)
http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-Hobbies-ESC-100A ... 1c0b5c5c41

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by LI-ghtcycle » Jan 04 2011 1:07am

Great stuff! I have a "Mystery Meat" ESC, the 100A variety for 6S I believe, if I understand correctly, you're having good luck just using the "auto detect" method i.e. just plugging it in and letting it decide your cell count based on voltage, or do you program yours?

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by hillzofvalp » Jan 04 2011 2:35am

Do the above ESCS work with hub motors? And for clarification, 7s M1 is 3.3x7V not 3.7x7V.. so 23.1V (not 25.9V).

This trigger has about 18 degrees movement in forward and "reverse" directions. If connected to a hub motor it would allow you to brake. Might be able to re align to skew towards a max of 36 degrees travel, but I'm not sure you would want to do that. Also, (to my surprise) it is a 5k pot. :) I'm pretty excited about trying it. It could be an easy way to brake too, with negative trigger.

The Losi radio I have is one of the cheapest radios you can buy. More expensive than I thought though (got mine with complete kit). ~$27 shipped with a quick ebay search:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Team-Losi-CTX1000-2 ... 680wt_9077

I was looking forward to CC ESC because I could log data, interface and program with a pc. Thanks for all of your links, I'll look into it more. One thing that boggles my mind is how small these are with no heatsinks. How would I cool them even with a fan? there's no place for the air to go.

As for starting my own thread, i'll get on that tomorrow. With regards to friction drive, I was able to get 4 perfectly cut arms (rectangular, 152x54mm :| ). My step dad took the Al sheet to US Steel :). Exactly how much trouble will I have with friction drive? I know this method is in testing in all.... but can't I just slap it on there with a door spring and make adjustments by sliding the mount up and down and drilling, say, 10-15 settings in the arms for adjustments? If I get a hub motor I'll have to run more wire, have a $350 wheel built up to my liking, and possibly even ramp up my battery capacity if necessary. For some reason I am thinking that hub motors take more energy, but friction drive isn't as efficient. Initally I'm going to be running 4.6Ah and I don't know if I could use a hub motor for a minute. (this should go in my thread, sorry).

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by spinningmagnets » Jan 04 2011 8:29am

I don't know if anyone has used an RC-ESC to control a hub-motor. You might be the first to try that. Please post the results if you do.

I just posted those ESCs as cheaper options compared to the Castle Creations 120A ESC. If you use a Castle Creations 120A for this application, you will not be disappointed. I have used the Miking ESC, and it seems to be working OK for me, except the LVC doesnt work on it. I made a point of saying "If you are a gambler"...every cheaper option listed is a gamble, so, "do you feel lucky"?

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by adrian_sm » Jan 06 2011 11:57pm

Update:

Okay chance for John to say I told you so. My stair grip tape let go mid ride.
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This was about 11km into a shake down ride in 32 deg-C heat. For the first time I heard the motor slip, and thought that weird. Then a sort of flapping sound. Hmmm wonder what that is. Then after riding up a couple more hills, the flapping sound got worse. Better pull over. :roll:

Looks like there was too much power, combined with too much heat for the grip tape glue. Resulting in the grip tape trying to take all the shear load itself, and it just let go. Better go seach for John's recommendation for the belt sander material, plus some you beaut glue tape stuff.

Apart from that everything went really well. Motor got warm, but didn't melt. ESC was cool. Bike felt nice and light, and you really don't notice the added weight of the Commuter Booster + batteries. You do occasionally notice that the motor touches the tyre briefly when jostling over bumps.

I rode with two 5s5000mah 20C LiPo's, in a little frame bag. Here is the pic.
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Here are the stats from the Watt Meter, for this little 11km ride which is a part of m normal commute to work, including the worst couple of hills.
2179.1 Wp - Peak Power
120.46 Ap
8.012 Ah
148.5 Wh

Here is what the GPS tracked, so you can see average speed, and the sort of terrain.
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The good thing about the grip tape letting go, was it provided a nice contrast to having the assist and not, as the last leg home I had to do on my own and included a half decent hill. For the previous hills I was still pedalling, and working up a light sweat but wasn't uncomfortable, even though it was a hot day. But the last hill without the assist definetely had me mopping the forehead.

Ebikes are cool. This system really doesn't have much down sides. It hardly adds any weight to the bike, it has zero impact on the rolling resistance, your bike just feels like it always did. Then when a hill comes up, a little push of your thumb and it flattens out. It makes a bit of a whine to let you know it is working, but the pedestrians I passed didn't turn heads trying to find out what it was. Once I iron out a few more bugs, and bolt this on to my road bike, I think this may just become my main ebike. :D



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Build #1 ~28kg ~ 700w Avanti Hardtail Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway. ~5500 kms to date. (retired)
Build #2 ~30kg ~2000w Giant AC Dually Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway + 6s10Ah LiPo = 70V. ~15000 kms to date [SOLD]
Build #3 ~13kg ~2000w Commuter Booster <1kg Friction Drive
Build #??? ~21kg ~1500w Adrian's Bafang BPM Hardtail MTB Bafang BPM code12, 15s LiPo, ~40kph, ~30kms

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by deVries » Jan 07 2011 12:22am

adrian_sm wrote:I rode with two 5s5000mah 20C LiPo's, in a little frame bag.

Here are the stats from the Watt Meter, for this little 11km ride which is a part of m normal commute to work, including the worst couple of hills.
2179.1 Wp - Peak Power
120.46 Ap
8.012 Ah
148.5 Wh

Ebikes are cool. This system really doesn't have much down sides. It hardly adds any weight to the bike, it has zero impact on the rolling resistance, your bike just feels like it always did. Then when a hill comes up, a little push of your thumb and it flattens out. It makes a bit of a whine to let you know it is working, but the pedestrians I passed didn't turn heads trying to find out what it was. Once I iron out a few more bugs, and bolt this on to my road bike, I think this may just become my main ebike.
Nice Update! :wink:

How do those Watt Meter readings compare to your other eBike for same ride?

That is a most excellent stealth setup. :mrgreen:

Look forward to your continued perfection...

Get Kepler to lend you his super-controller & see if you notice much difference...

Ohhh, Kepler? :lol: Where art thou vice? :twisted:

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by Kepler » Jan 07 2011 3:35am

adrian_sm wrote:Update:

Okay chance for John to say I told you so. My stair grip tape let go mid ride.

- Adrian
Well I for one are in complete shock :lol:

I decided to get serious and went to a 40 grit belt sander material. Works a treat and hardly wears. Also gives great tire traction and as long as the drive doesn't slip, causes no major wear on the tire. :twisted: :evil:

It is quite thick and stiff though. Not many of the double sided tapes will cut it and also they tend to add too much diameter to the drive especially with the heavy duty belt sander material. For this the Uglue works a treat. For those who havent used it before, its kind of like double sided tape except it lays down a layer of glue suspended in a gell like material. Its nice and thin and has twice the holding power of double sided tape. Plus its water proof. Its a US product but Jaycar stock it so its easy to get.

Give that a go and problem will be solved.
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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by Kepler » Jan 07 2011 3:49am

adrian_sm wrote:Update:
Ebikes are cool. This system really doesn't have much down sides. It hardly adds any weight to the bike, it has zero impact on the rolling resistance, your bike just feels like it always did. Then when a hill comes up, a little push of your thumb and it flattens out. It makes a bit of a whine to let you know it is working, but the pedestrians I passed didn't turn heads trying to find out what it was. Once I iron out a few more bugs, and bolt this on to my road bike, I think this may just become my main ebike. :D
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This is what I have been saying for months. :mrgreen: Great variation of the concept 8)
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Post by adrian_sm » Jan 07 2011 4:28am

Kepler wrote:I decided to get serious and went to a 40 grit belt sander material. Works a treat and hardly wears. Also gives great tire traction and as long as the drive doesn't slip, causes no major wear on the tire. :twisted: :evil:
40.... Now ya tell me, and I just got the 80..... :roll: :D



On another note. I am thinking of going for the button throttle again, but this time with 5s lipo, the small motor, and inserting a little throttle ramp control into the mix. After today's ride most of the time I was full throttle, or just easing the throttle up to it. This could make for the simplest/cheapest throttle mod for ease of use and road bars. Worth a try anyway since I have all the parts.

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Build #1 ~28kg ~ 700w Avanti Hardtail Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway. ~5500 kms to date. (retired)
Build #2 ~30kg ~2000w Giant AC Dually Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway + 6s10Ah LiPo = 70V. ~15000 kms to date [SOLD]
Build #3 ~13kg ~2000w Commuter Booster <1kg Friction Drive
Build #??? ~21kg ~1500w Adrian's Bafang BPM Hardtail MTB Bafang BPM code12, 15s LiPo, ~40kph, ~30kms

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Post by Kepler » Jan 07 2011 6:18am

I've got plenty of 40 grit I will cut you a piece :)

I have tried a simple button with a moderate ramp to full throttle. I didn't like it much. I found it worked the drive too hard when I wanted assistance going up a hill and my speed was too low. Depends on how you use the drive though so worth giving a go to see if it works for you.
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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by adrian_sm » Jan 07 2011 10:01am

I just completed the remote shunt mod on my Turnigy Watt Meter. I even put a nice little switch in too. 8)

Here is what I did....

Step 1 - Remove the old shunt.
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Step 2 - Wire inline with a few battery connects on the end of some 3-core cable.
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Step 3 - Connect the 3-core wires to the right spots on the main PCB, adding a switch on the +ve line.
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Step 4 - Shove it all back in the box. Done.
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Thanks Jeremy.

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Build #2 ~30kg ~2000w Giant AC Dually Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway + 6s10Ah LiPo = 70V. ~15000 kms to date [SOLD]
Build #3 ~13kg ~2000w Commuter Booster <1kg Friction Drive
Build #??? ~21kg ~1500w Adrian's Bafang BPM Hardtail MTB Bafang BPM code12, 15s LiPo, ~40kph, ~30kms

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Post by adrian_sm » Jan 08 2011 1:31am

If anyone else is thinking about doing this mod, please remember when you re-solder the shunt remotely it affects the shunt resistance, and hence reading. Therefore you you will need to recalibrate it.

Luckily the meter has a little adjustment pot just for the purpose. So all you need to do is adjust the left hand pot in this image while verifying the current with something else like a DMM or CycleAnalyst. I used my CA. It tooks heaps of turns of the little adjsutment screw but it is all good now. The voltage reading was still spot on, so no adjustment required there.

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So:
- left pot is for current
- right pot is for voltage.

- Adrian
Build #1 ~28kg ~ 700w Avanti Hardtail Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway. ~5500 kms to date. (retired)
Build #2 ~30kg ~2000w Giant AC Dually Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway + 6s10Ah LiPo = 70V. ~15000 kms to date [SOLD]
Build #3 ~13kg ~2000w Commuter Booster <1kg Friction Drive
Build #??? ~21kg ~1500w Adrian's Bafang BPM Hardtail MTB Bafang BPM code12, 15s LiPo, ~40kph, ~30kms

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by adrian_sm » Jan 08 2011 4:54am

Update: 63-74 motor on the road bike

Managed to fit the CBv2 with the larger 63-74 200kv motor on the road bike.
This is a bike with a large frame (i am 6'2") and there is only just enough room. I can still optimise the pivot/clamp block to give me a bit more room by getting the pivot shaft closer to the seat tube, but I suspect that most road bikes frames won't work with the bigger motor. They will end up needing something like the smaller
50-65 270kv motor I have on CBv1.

Here is a pic of my roadbike with the 63-74 CBv2 with 2x 5s5000mah LiPo in the frame bag, combination button/servotester throttle, and the CA on the bars. Ultimately for this DIY version I would like to replace the servotester and CA with a modified wattmeter, I just need to get my head around the AVR assembler language. There is also quite a bit of wasted space in the frame bag (rectangular pack in triangular bag), that adds visual bulk, I might try Hyena's drain pipe battery tube as I can't find a decent electronics type enclosure that I am happy with, they all have too much wasted space, but they might have allowed me to mount the ESC and batteries all in one neat package...

Anyway, I reckon it looks pretty good for a 2kw e-bike. 8)
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Build #1 ~28kg ~ 700w Avanti Hardtail Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway. ~5500 kms to date. (retired)
Build #2 ~30kg ~2000w Giant AC Dually Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway + 6s10Ah LiPo = 70V. ~15000 kms to date [SOLD]
Build #3 ~13kg ~2000w Commuter Booster <1kg Friction Drive
Build #??? ~21kg ~1500w Adrian's Bafang BPM Hardtail MTB Bafang BPM code12, 15s LiPo, ~40kph, ~30kms

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by Solcar » Jan 08 2011 7:05am

:wink: It looks great!
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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by rearengine » Jan 08 2011 2:30pm

Very Nice & clean Adrian... Good job !! Your doing good for others on the forum also ...

It looks like you , and I are on opposite ends of the bicycle spectrum .. You up on your Road bike ,and me down on my recumbent :lol: Best part is they are running .. Bill

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by hillzofvalp » Jan 08 2011 8:16pm

How does it run?! it looks great. Do you think that the 63-74 will work on my 59cm steel frame? it looks like it would. I just ran into a speed bump because the mounts in my seat tube keep the batteries from going down. :(

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by adrian_sm » Jan 09 2011 3:58pm

Update: Weigh-in, and size comparison
- CBv2 with 5063 motor = 0.65kg
- Full bike = 12.1kg !


Okay I upgraded the old CBv1 that had the small 5063 motor, to the CBv2 design. This includes:
- single swing arm
- adjustable dead stops
- new adjustable torsion spring

This shaved some weight off.
CBv2 with 5063 motor weighs: 646 grams, or 1.4 pounds
CBv2 with 6374 motor weighs: 1239 grams, or 2.7 pounds
2011_01_09 - CBv2 - 5063 weigh-in (small).jpg
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2011_01_09 - CBv2 - 6374 weigh-in (small).jpg
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I also took a few photos to show the difference in size.
Here they are side by side on the bench. Bit hard to tell the difference.
2011_01_09 - CBv2 - 6473 vs 5063(small).jpg
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2011_01_09 - CBv2 - size comparison (small).jpg
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Once you mount them on the bike it is a lot more obvious. The larger frame motor only just fits my large framed bike. As I think this style of drive suits a road bike the most, I think I am going to focus my efforts on the smaller motor for now.
2011_01_09 - CBv2 - 5063 (small).jpg
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2011_01_09 - CBv2 - 6374 (small).jpg
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I still think the most impressive thing is the overall weight of the bike, only 12.1 kg :shock: , or ~27 pounds, with CBv2 5063, and 5s10Ah of battery, and CycleAnalyst on the bars. It makes my Giant AC1 with x408, and 80v10Ah feel like a motorbike, at 32.1kg, or ~71 pounds.
2011_01_09 - Avanti Giro - CBv2 vs Giant AC1 - 408 (small).jpg
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Now I just wish the weather forecast would improve, so I can get some more road time on it. As I have not weather proofed anything yet, I am reluctant to use it on my commute to work yet. Maybe this is just mother nature's way of telling me I need to resolve that issue now. :)

- Adrian
Build #1 ~28kg ~ 700w Avanti Hardtail Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway. ~5500 kms to date. (retired)
Build #2 ~30kg ~2000w Giant AC Dually Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway + 6s10Ah LiPo = 70V. ~15000 kms to date [SOLD]
Build #3 ~13kg ~2000w Commuter Booster <1kg Friction Drive
Build #??? ~21kg ~1500w Adrian's Bafang BPM Hardtail MTB Bafang BPM code12, 15s LiPo, ~40kph, ~30kms

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by deVries » Jan 09 2011 6:53pm

adrian_sm wrote:Update: Weigh-in, and size comparison
- CBv2 with 5063 motor = 0.65kg
- Full bike = 12.1kg !

Okay I upgraded the old CBv1 that had the small 5063 motor, to the CBv2 design.
Most excellent documentation, as usual. 8)

Can you make a video that shows how you adjust the motor into the ideal location/position, or explain that adjustment in detail?

Can you shoot some video of the friction drive working on the road showing it engaging & disengaging the tire?

Please, please, please. :P

Thanks! :D

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Re: Commuter Booster - <1kg Friction Drive

Post by adrian_sm » Jan 09 2011 9:28pm

Sure. I just need to finish the camera mount for the on-road shots.

As for drive adjustment, I still don't know the optimum yet. So will hold off sharing the installation instructions until I do.

- Adrian
Build #1 ~28kg ~ 700w Avanti Hardtail Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway. ~5500 kms to date. (retired)
Build #2 ~30kg ~2000w Giant AC Dually Crystalyte 408, 48V10Ah Headway + 6s10Ah LiPo = 70V. ~15000 kms to date [SOLD]
Build #3 ~13kg ~2000w Commuter Booster <1kg Friction Drive
Build #??? ~21kg ~1500w Adrian's Bafang BPM Hardtail MTB Bafang BPM code12, 15s LiPo, ~40kph, ~30kms

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