I would be more worried about it if there was an ICE in it(vibration), or if it were to be used off road. Unless some serious hefty rider got on it and found some decent pot holes to run through I think its well and truely overbuilt for its application. Ti suffers from heat effected brittle zones just as much as 300's grade stainless, so I think the primary reason not many frames are made of SS is the weight/cost compared to chromo. Time will tell anyway, I might be eating my words in a few weeks time.....if that is the case it will be remade completely from aluminium, and the box welded to the frame.Kurt wrote:Just keep in lookout for cracks forming on that SS frame. It doesn't tend to lend its self well as frame building material. You might get away with it for a while. That's why you don't see to many ss frame bikes around other than the weight.
nope....the db25 connector at the bottom has all 12s cells or 14 pins for balancing and the remaining pins share (-) and (+)....5 each. This is not a new technique, I am copying what alot of people have already done, and it is a neat solution to balance charging lipo.sn0wchyld wrote:Do you need to reconfig for charging?
I think I might be doing something similar already, only I still use the discharge leads for charging too, rather than through the db25. I still have to reconfig as my charger only manages 8s charging, and im running 20s. Using the spare pins for the main leads is a good idea, but how many amps can the pins take? Im charging at 30-40A, so not sure they'll take that...rodgah wrote:nope....the db25 connector at the bottom has all 12s cells or 14 pins for balancing and the remaining pins share (-) and (+)....5 each. This is not a new technique, I am copying what alot of people have already done, and it is a neat solution to balance charging lipo.sn0wchyld wrote:Do you need to reconfig for charging?
dont worry, i think everyones first attempt looks terrible, mine looked like abortions thats for sure, but the more times you do it, the more you get a feel for how to make it neater and simpler.
++SamTexas wrote:Subscribed. I'm amazed at the skill and effort you put into this build. Is this a common trait among downunder's members? More pictures please.
One question: Since you were building from scratch, why didn't you make the battery box part of the frame?
Thanks whip.....sometimes I stand back looking at it an go 'wow' myself lolWhiplash wrote:Absolute work of art, one of the very best builds on the Sphere in my opinion! I love the detail work and the simplicity of the look! You are one hell of a craftsman!
its a hope mono floating disc. Plenty of members on this forum use them....doc007 wrote:that is a sweet build! it looks like you are running a floating disc brake. when you get a chance can you show some more pics of it?