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Slipstream   10 mW

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Claude Butler Hardtail / DIY Hoverboard Mid Drive ...

Post by Slipstream » Apr 22 2021 11:45am

Sooo...

Bought this on an impulse the other day - it was sitting in a garden I pass by regularly with a broken derailure hanger and the guy sold it to me for £50.
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Replaced hanger.
Reset brakes.
Oil and rag.
There seems to be some sort of problem with the forks (could well be user error!) will post a picture over the next few days to illustrate.

What I would like to do is something like this:


That vid is, obviously, not mine but is along the lines I want to try.

Other ideas very welcome at this stage!

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Re: Claude Butler Hardtail / DIY Hoverboard Mid Drive ...

Post by technotony007 » Apr 22 2021 1:22pm

hi ,
looks like a good base to start ! , i would either fit a 2000w hub drive , or a bafang BB02 mid drive unit . :idea: :idea: :idea:

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tony

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Re: Claude Butler Hardtail / DIY Hoverboard Mid Drive ...

Post by HrKlev » Apr 22 2021 3:07pm

Very interesting project! Whats the weight of one of those motors?
Hubdrive as middrive, with torque sensing EMTB build: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=107622

6x6 conversion: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=109567

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Re: Claude Butler Hardtail / DIY Hoverboard Mid Drive ...

Post by technotony007 » Apr 22 2021 4:04pm

not sure in the weightss, but heres a couple of tings to search on ebay below :


48V 1000W BBSHD Bafang Mid Drive Motor Conversion kit For Electric bike+ Display


Electric Bike 48V 1000W Hub Motor Conversion Kit Wheel 20x4 inch with Meter❤G

happy hunting

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Re: Claude Butler Hardtail / DIY Hoverboard Mid Drive ...

Post by Slipstream » Apr 26 2021 12:34pm

@technotony007 ... yes its a nice frame ... ally though ... bending the dropouts out for a wide rear axle would be nervewracking. Bafang / ebay / chinese mid drive stuff a long way out of my budget for this.

@HrKlev ... Hi ... no idea on weight yet ... will let you know when I get one...

Possibly something like this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264906503015
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No idea on the design wattage there (probably 350w).
Oil filled for cooling ... overpowered (will be using my 60v battery setup + suitable controller).
Aiming at under 1000w.
If that cooks it will think again.

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