Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by tikivic » May 06 2017 5:05pm

Actually it was easier than I thought. I thought I would either have to machine it or use a press (swingarm is steel - not aluminum). But in the end I used a 10mm threaded rod, 2 nuts, washers and thrust bearings and just kept expanding it equally on both sides till I ended up about 9mm wider. I did have to spread it quite a bit wider though because it does spring back somewhat. Not elegant, but it worked. See pics:
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BTW...lacing a Rohloff into a 19" moto wheel was interesting. In the end I cut my own custom length spokes and threaded them with a Hozan C-700 spoke threading machine (3 times till I got the length exactly right!). I used the custom nipples from Holmes Hobby in the rim (along with washers).

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by dtx1 » May 06 2017 6:24pm

Brilliant solution. Thank you for paving the way! I wonder if qulbix can just build you a slightly wider rear from the factory if only little adjustments are needed. Do the spokes and holes on the rohloff line up well? If you have the time can you post your rpm/torque speed figures if you calculates them for the drive? Rohloff posts 130nm max Input torque. Do you think you are close to that limit?

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by recumpence » May 07 2017 7:38am

I'm obviously a fan of this build due to my own project. :mrgreen:

I love the hub. I have a couple quick observations (somewhat related to each other);

#1 The bike us a bit heavy for the modest power of the cyclone.

#2 The rear rim is WAAYYYYY overkill for the power level you are running. I am using a Motoped rim with 14ga spokes on 26,000 watts without a problem.

Are you running the moto rim for tire choice options? A 24 inch bicycle tire and rim are radically lighter than the moto rim and tire combo you have.

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by notger » May 07 2017 4:36pm

dtx1 wrote:Rohloff posts 130nm max Input torque. Do you think you are close to that limit?
the Speedhub is made for "human-powers" at least thats what they always claryfiy in their warranty-texts.

Still quite some ebike freaks use the Speedhub, and are sure exceeding the 130NM.
One solution to that is to make a custom shear-pin (built into the speedhub to prevent gear damage) out of other materials like POM,aluminium,.... instead of the Nylon one that is used by Rohloff, cause the internal gears might take more abuse than the standard shear-pin alows.
Sure it will have influence on the gears lifetime !

I also plan to use a speedhub and my input limit will for sure not be the suggested 130NM, specially not cause i wanna use my bike for low geared hill climbing.
very important is that you do not choose the "weakest" gear-combinations of the Rohloff for the hardest jobs to make that work.

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by tikivic » May 07 2017 4:44pm

notger wrote:
dtx1 wrote:Rohloff posts 130nm max Input torque. Do you think you are close to that limit?
the Speedhub is made for "human-powers" at least thats what they always claryfiy in their warranty-texts.

Still quite some ebike freaks use the Speedhub, and are sure exceeding the 130NM.
One solution to that is to make a custom shear-pin (built into the speedhub to prevent gear damage) out of other materials like POM,aluminium,.... instead of the Nylon one that is used by Rohloff, cause the internal gears might take more abuse than the standard shear-pin alows.
Sure it will have influence on the gears lifetime !

I also plan to use a speedhub and my input limit will for sure not be the suggested 130NM, specially not cause i wanna use my bike for low geared hill climbing.
very important is that you do not choose the "weakest" gear-combinations of the Rohloff for the hardest jobs to make that work.

Notger

I can report the Rohloff will absolutely NOT shift under motor power at all. So I've ordered the Gear Sensor from Luna and will be trying to incorporate that into the setup.

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by tikivic » May 07 2017 5:02pm

recumpence wrote:I'm obviously a fan of this build due to my own project. :mrgreen:

I love the hub. I have a couple quick observations (somewhat related to each other);

#1 The bike us a bit heavy for the modest power of the cyclone.

#2 The rear rim is WAAYYYYY overkill for the power level you are running. I am using a Motoped rim with 14ga spokes on 26,000 watts without a problem.

Are you running the moto rim for tire choice options? A 24 inch bicycle tire and rim are radically lighter than the moto rim and tire combo you have.

Matt
Thanks for chiming in Matt! It is pretty heavy, north of 85 lbs right now. This is actually my first e-bike ever (never even rode one until mine was running a week ago)! So I wasn't really looking for a super high power build like you produce. YET. And I'm only running at 52V right now, mostly because that's the most powerful battery Luna had in stock for me at the time. Regarding the rear rim - you are correct, it certainly is heavy! I chose it because I wanted to be close to a 26" bicycle finished diameter (thus 19" rim) and I believe the Motoped is a 24". Also - Motoped continually shows out of stock so I'm not sure I could have gotten one anyway. Also I think they go 36 spokes and the Rohloff XL is only available as 32. I am however using 14ga spokes (with Holmes nipples) as this is the maximum the Rolhoff will accept. Anyway if I'm not happy with the moto rear wheel I may re-lace it into a 26 mountain bike setup. But so far I like the handling of it, and especially the rear braking with the Hope Tech quad piston caliper! You may notice that I designed/fabbed and CNC'd all my own brackets/mounts - so as I gain more experience I may eventually attempt to convert to the Astro like your builds.

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by recumpence » May 07 2017 5:14pm

tikivic wrote:
recumpence wrote:I'm obviously a fan of this build due to my own project. :mrgreen:

I love the hub. I have a couple quick observations (somewhat related to each other);

#1 The bike us a bit heavy for the modest power of the cyclone.

#2 The rear rim is WAAYYYYY overkill for the power level you are running. I am using a Motoped rim with 14ga spokes on 26,000 watts without a problem.

Are you running the moto rim for tire choice options? A 24 inch bicycle tire and rim are radically lighter than the moto rim and tire combo you have.

Matt
Thanks for chiming in Matt! It is pretty heavy, north of 85 lbs right now. This is actually my first e-bike ever (never even rode one until mine was running a week ago)! So I wasn't really looking for a super high power build like you produce. YET. And I'm only running at 52V right now, mostly because that's the most powerful battery Luna had in stock for me at the time. Regarding the rear rim - you are correct, it certainly is heavy! I chose it because I wanted to be close to a 26" bicycle finished diameter (thus 19" rim) and I believe the Motoped is a 24". Also - Motoped continually shows out of stock so I'm not sure I could have gotten one anyway. Also I think they go 36 spokes and the Rohloff XL is only available as 32. I am however using 14ga spokes (with Holmes nipples) as this is the maximum the Rolhoff will accept. Anyway if I'm not happy with the moto rear wheel I may re-lace it into a 26 mountain bike setup. But so far I like the handling of it, and especially the rear braking with the Hope Tech quad piston caliper! You may notice that I designed/fabbed and CNC'd all my own brackets/mounts - so as I gain more experience I may eventually attempt to convert to the Astro like your builds.
You need to call Motoped directly and ask about a rim. I ended up buying and entire wheel just to obtain the rim. It was $209. I did use the hub too though not on the rear. I bought a fat tire conversion front wheel from Motoped. Is had a standard front hub laced onto their 2.5 inch wide rear rim. I used the rim on the rear of my bike and the hub on the front with a normal 1 inch wide 24 inch front rim.
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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by tikivic » May 07 2017 11:05pm

Do you know offhand if that Motoped rim is 32 spoke or 36?

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by recumpence » May 08 2017 7:36am

36 unfortunately
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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by marcaptain » May 10 2017 10:32am

Really great work! well done

would you consider sharing the cnc files? im thinking of a similar set up as well

thanks in advance!

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by Driveless » May 12 2017 10:20pm

notger wrote:
dtx1 wrote:Rohloff posts 130nm max Input torque. Do you think you are close to that limit?
the Speedhub is made for "human-powers" at least thats what they always claryfiy in their warranty-texts.

Still quite some ebike freaks use the Speedhub, and are sure exceeding the 130NM.
One solution to that is to make a custom shear-pin (built into the speedhub to prevent gear damage) out of other materials like POM,aluminium,.... instead of the Nylon one that is used by Rohloff, cause the internal gears might take more abuse than the standard shear-pin alows.
Sure it will have influence on the gears lifetime !

I also plan to use a speedhub and my input limit will for sure not be the suggested 130NM, specially not cause i wanna use my bike for low geared hill climbing.
very important is that you do not choose the "weakest" gear-combinations of the Rohloff for the hardest jobs to make that work.

Notger

Cycle Monkey (West Coast Rohloff Distributer) Will install Aluminum Sheer pins instead of Nylon for you at minimal cost if you are already having the seals replaced. Also any Rohloff hub marked for tandem use will have Aluminum sheer pins instead of Nylon if you wish to buy it off the shelf that way. :D

Very cool build! I am really glad someone took the plunge and matted a Rohloff to a wheel that can accept MC tires. To me that is the main benefit here, not so much the added strength which Matt stated is overkill, the fact that you won't be replacing bike tires every other ride is the whole reason I am interested in doing this as well.

Additionally Ziva at Qulbix has stated, if you ask nicely, she can have their Swingarm made in 135mm sent out individually or with your frame purchase. Standard Rohloff is 135mm.

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by dtx1 » May 13 2017 7:37am

> Cycle Monkey (West Coast Rohloff Distributer) Will install Aluminum Sheer pins instead of Nylon for you at minimal cost if you are already having the seals replaced. Also any Rohloff hub marked for tandem use will have Aluminum sheer pins instead of Nylon if you wish to buy it off the shelf that way. :D


I had heard rumors about this, thank you for that info!

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by tikivic » May 13 2017 2:30pm

Additionally Ziva at Qulbix has stated, if you ask nicely, she can have their Swingarm made in 135mm sent out individually or with your frame purchase. Standard Rohloff is 135mm.[/quote]


Wow that's good info on the 135! That could solve many problems if one doesn't want a hub motor. Kind of wishing I did this now because with the 170mm hub mated to an 83mm BB my chain line is quite aggressive.

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by markz » Jun 09 2017 10:35pm

tikivic wrote:Hozan C-700 spoke threading machine (3 times till I got the length exactly right!). I used the custom nipples from Holmes Hobby in the rim (along with washers).
How do you like the Hozan?

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by tikivic » Jun 10 2017 4:22pm

It worked great for me! I attached a cordless electric drill to it instead of the crank handle and that really saves some time - but you do have to let the tool cool down about every 5 spokes or so. What I did - was cut the spokes first pass, then tighten the mandrel up a bit and cut a second pass to make the threads a bit deeper. One of the big advantages to the tool is that you can adjust the total length of the threads to make them quite a bit longer than off-the-shelf spokes.

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by markz » Jun 10 2017 5:37pm

Can you take a picture of the Hozan tool without the head on it, I want to see what the shaft is, most likely its got a flattened side for the set screw. Also if you could/can see what the diameter of the shaft is. Thinking I can save some money without buying the entire $180 tool, I would just buy the head for $50, then find some scrap metal in the warehouse.

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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by tikivic » Jun 11 2017 6:54pm

Mark-z.....appears it's a 10mm shaft. The cutting head is held on with a set screw and a "dimple" in the shaft. I think the biggest challenge for you making your own rig is holding the spoke at exactly the right position in relation to the cutting head. The Hozan does have some adjustment where the user can move the spoke position as needed (or for different diameter spokes).
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Re: Qulbix Raptor 76R Cyclone Build

Post by Compoundbike » Jun 22 2018 5:12pm

interesting thread any updates ?

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