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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by MrBoots » Jun 30, 2010 5:03 pm

Here's my bike when purchased brand-new. It's a Diamondback Insight 1 I picked up from a buddy's bike shop. A very practical, inexpensive, no-frills flat-bar hybrid bike.

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After plenty of "upgrades". Converted the flat-bar to a drop set with cyclocross levers. I also discarded all the multispeed cassette and derailleurs in favor a nice single-speed arrangement. The chain-tensioner is a home-made unit I made from a V-brake arm. Added fenders and rear rack for commuting purposes. I also mounted the Turnigy outrunner onto the rack itself.

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Here's a close-up of the motor itself with an 11t sprocket from monsterscooterparts. The chain 35# chain is from an old exercise bike.

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This is an 110t custom sprocket from King Sprockets mounted to an ENO freewheel. I also have a 16t ENO for non-assisted riding. Tremendous thanks to Luke (LFP) for helping me out with this. The cheap Dicta brand freewheels I used before just could not handle torque accelerating from a stop.

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Weight gain is fairly minimal too and the bike still handles reasonably well with the 6s 16AH LiPo pack I have. Because of the only 10:1 gear reduction and 700c tires, top speed so far has been around 54mph (and yes, I will never attempt to match that speed again). I've gone a little over 60mph on one occasion with a strong wind at my back and slight downgrade thus not completely valid. The bike isn't fully-dressed here yet as I removed the controller and batteries while I was still sorting out the freewheel issues. I've been carrying the batteries in pannier bags (which also have the added purpose of hiding the chain and sprocket).
Diamondback Insight 1 converted to single-speed Cyclocross
Turnigy 63-74 200Kv outrunner
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Turnigy Sentilon HV ESC and Wattmeter
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by GeoKrpan » Jul 03, 2010 12:43 am

That's brilliant.
I wouldn't have thought that a rack would be strong enough to mount a motor to but evidently it is.
I apologize, but what voltage are you running?
Did you think it would be as fast as it is?
What voltage and gear reduction would you use if you wanted a top speed of 30 mph?
What are the downsides of using a motor like this? Is it durable?
Have you done any long rides or do you intend to?

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by GrayKard » Jul 05, 2010 3:09 pm

About time I posted this here:
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Full details in the build link below. Gonna do some mods soon now that I have a second working Ebike.

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by yopappamon » Jul 10, 2010 4:51 pm

No before pics, just the after. His and her's Giant Suede comfort bikes. 1 amped rear geared kit, 1 ebikekit rear dd hub. 36v 20ah TS packs.
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The Avenir bags fit the batteries perfectly. All the connectors and wiring in the side pocket. Soldering tip works great for melting an opening in the bag.
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by centrinoblue » Jul 11, 2010 3:51 pm

Just finished my first build: Brodie Bandit hard tail MTB conversion:
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I still have some clean-up to do but so far so good.

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Re: my sons bike before and after

Post by valy » Jul 22, 2010 5:22 pm

build from a small bike and pipes from scrap yard.
the kit it is a magic pie golden motor 18 inch casted motor
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by torker » Jul 22, 2010 7:18 pm

Wow those are looking great Valy. You have been busy! :lol:
Dave When I die I want to slide in sideways yelling WooHoo what a ride !

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by drewjet » Aug 06, 2010 2:32 pm

Astro 3220 6 turn on a Recumpence gear reduction. Dual rear freewheels. 20 MPH in Y and 30 MPH in Delta. 48 Volt 10 AH Turnigy Lipo.
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by Whiplash » Aug 06, 2010 6:02 pm

I like that nice and clean, I bet it gets to 30 in a hurry though!
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by beast775 » Aug 06, 2010 6:57 pm

very nice neat build.well put together.
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by drewjet » Aug 06, 2010 8:35 pm

30 comes up real quick, you need to lean forward, hold on tight, and not squeeze the throttle too fast or you will be on your ass watching it leave you.

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by Whiplash » Aug 07, 2010 1:33 pm

gwhy! wrote:This is my "fun" bike at the moment. And as It is rather clean and I have been playing around with the speed controller out in the sunshine I thought I would post up a picture of it, Sorry about the quality of the photos.
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Its geared for around 25mph and I have pulled upto 5kw, It will climb anything you dare to point it at :D

update:
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A bit more detail of drive system:
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Looking good there! I can't wait to try my little powerhouse now! I can't believe they make as much power as they can! The motors are so little, they are like a pissed off little Chihuahua!!
Power is a fascinating thing, the more you have, the more you want, but the real power is having the restraint not to use it all at once...............Um...Yeah..

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by Doctorbass » Aug 08, 2010 1:31 am

DOCTORBASS 2003 Giant Dh COMP EBIKE

BEFORE: :?

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AFTER: :mrgreen:

-Giant DH COMP 2003
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-24" Double Track rim with 24 x 3.0 Arrow Racing Wide Bike tires
-18 mosfet controller 150A 100V
-24s 3p Lipo 88.8V 15Ah 20C
-C-A 2.11
-4x Magicshine 900lumens LED each + 3W red led tail light
-1x VERY HAPPY MAN !!!!!!

FASTEST EBIKE 106km/h max on flat

The best performances ebikes I ever buit !! ( I built over 25 ebikes from now)

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by karma » Aug 08, 2010 4:10 am

nice :wink:

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by Toorbough ULL-Zeveigh » Aug 08, 2010 8:09 am

without a doubt an iron fist in a velvet glove.
no noize, no superfluous showy bling, nothing out of the ordinary to betray its tru capability.
no one would ever suspect a widdle bikey like that could bust 100 kph.
Kick down the barricades Listen what the kids say.
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I've seen it all from the bottom to the top Everywhere I go the kids wanna Frock.
Around the world or around the block Everywhere I go the kids wanna Frock.

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by Whiplash » Aug 08, 2010 9:53 am

Killer performance, but couldn't you get the batt's to fit a little better in the frame, and clean up the wiring a tad? It looks like you could fit them in a much narrower configuration in the triangle and then any leftovers could be in a custom box just behind the seatpost, no? Great bike and great project for sure! Good Job!
Power is a fascinating thing, the more you have, the more you want, but the real power is having the restraint not to use it all at once...............Um...Yeah..

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by ronnieb52 » Aug 08, 2010 10:07 pm

Before ....
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And after ....

I purchased my rear geared kit from AmpedBikes and styled it my way. Nice ride and I just purchased a set of Ping 48volt/10Ah batteries and now it moves right on down the road.

Rides like a Cadillac LOL :D

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by buzzfirst » Aug 09, 2010 8:55 am

Well done! The bike looks great and on top of that it is the most stealth ebike I have ever seen.

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by EVTodd » Aug 09, 2010 12:57 pm

Doc,

WOW! I love it. I'm hoping to find a good DH bike (for a good price) for my next build. Only problem is that I've never seen a DH bike for sale in this area.

Anyway. Great stuff!!!

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by ronnieb52 » Aug 09, 2010 8:18 pm

Thanks Buzzfirst,

I tried to make it as stealth as possible.

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by RazorMc1 » Aug 09, 2010 11:39 pm

Thats a great bike. I bought the same one last week. Its a great deal but most of there bikes are almost gone. I love the setup. Do you mind posting your specs?
Pimpin ant easy lol.

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by amberwolf » Aug 12, 2010 2:01 am

$8 Goodwill special as it came from the store:
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into this, The Velcro Eclipse:
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by beast775 » Aug 12, 2010 2:19 pm

are my eyes deceiving me? do you ride this a-w? looks way to clean,i will see if this is everything you put on here before congradulations are in store,how the heck is congratulations spelt.ha wow.impressive. :shock:
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by AussieJester » Aug 12, 2010 6:11 pm

Amberwolf has met a lady and this is his ride to impress her maybe? Do you
tow her about in the trailer AW hehee :mrgreen: Nice job mate, doesn't look
like your usual rides though, lack of fluro paint of numerous colours...perhaps
hes out of paint and isn't able to buy any just yet

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by amberwolf » Aug 12, 2010 11:20 pm

Nah, if a lady isn't impressed by my usual stuff then I'm not going to try something else to do it. :) Either she likes me or she doesn't. :P But no, haven't met anyone. Might be nice if I did, but I know of no one that would tolerate, much less enjoy my lifestyle and the dogs and stuff. :lol:

I havent' had money for the DayGlo paint for a couple years now (more, actually), since it cost over $60 to paint DayGlo Avenger the last time, and it turned out like crap because of the RustOleum junk. (would've gotten Krylon if I could've found it around here but only one place had it in DayGlo, too far away to be worth it at the time, I thought. :roll: )

If I did have the money, I'd be painting *all* the bikes that way. :) Although I'd probably do it with powdercoat instead of spray paint and clearcoat, if I could find DayGlo of the right colors in that and had the big budget it would take. ;)

So for now I picked this frame for the spare bike partly because it is a fairly bright red, compared to any other frame I have that are duller reds or greens or blues, or plain white, etc. Mostly because it is strong and light, though, and because it was a nearly-complete functioning bike when I paid the $8 for it at Goodwill. :lol:
beast775 wrote:are my eyes deceiving me? do you ride this a-w?
I have ridden it in a test after building it last night, but nothing more than that so far. Still kinda needs a lot of work just on the bike part to really make it work well (cleaning/repacking all bearings, really truing the rear wheel, etc.)
looks way to clean,i will see if this is everything you put on here before congradulations are in store,how the heck is congratulations spelt.ha wow.impressive. :shock:
Oh, it needs a lot of crap before it would become a real ride for me, like lights, signals and a cargo rack and stuff, but it's just a "backup" bike in case whatever main ride I have at the time dies and I have to go somewhere RIGHT NOW, like to work. See the linked thread in the pic post above for details about it.

It'll probably also have the Fusin motor instead of the 9C, since I think I really need the 9C's pulling power for when I have to haul lots of heavy stuff, like this:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/vi ... 89#p300489
The Fusin can pull ok, but under these heavy loads it makes noises that I am not fond of. :?

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