Very nice! What frame did you use? Can you post a link?chefkendra wrote:I just finished building this.....
Looks like a very nice bike with a relaxed riding position. But if possible you should try and mount the battery and controller within the large triangle. That way the riding and handling will improve enormous as now all the weight (you and the battery+controller) is too much rearwards.chefkendra wrote:I just finished building this
I specifically didn't want a battery pack in the middle because I like the way the frame looks without stuff in the middle. I know that's the best place for it for handling. However I have two side panniers installed for the battery packs I'm building specifically to fit them, which I believe is the 2nd best place for batteries and handling. For now my I have batteries in the rack bag. The controller is mounted under the rear rack. It handles really well for my needs. Thanks for your advice though.SlowCo wrote:Looks like a very nice bike with a relaxed riding position. But if possible you should try and mount the battery and controller within the large triangle. That way the riding and handling will improve enormous as now all the weight (you and the battery+controller) is too much rearwards.chefkendra wrote:I just finished building this
That style frame/suspension linkage looks familiar. I bought my 2003 Rocky Mountain new in 2008(it had been lost in a warehouse);Magneto wrote:Long time since I've built an ebike, last posted in this thread on page 22 back in Aug 2010!
Was active here on the forums way back in 2009 when I was running a 'Greenewheels' as sold in Australia, which I then upgraded to a BPMII rear hub, and pretty much changed out everything except the frame and the seat, as it was all crap componentry. Aluminium Frame has been solid though.
Recently snapped my BPM axle on a bumpy section, and have been meaning to upgrade from the horrifically bumpy ride that 4kg of hub motor gave me.
Just bought one of these in 21 inch (the last one available in 21inch) and have ordered a BBS02B with 17.5AH 48V (Panasonic NCR18650GA 3500mA cells) in the 'HL-2' 'Shark' case from GBK.
I strongly believe this battery case will fit this Corratec 21 inch frame but not the 19 inch. The HL-1, 18mm skinnier would fit that one, there is a guy on ebay building these I have seen.
I have turned the rear air shock upside down to give enough clearance for this battery. There should be about 10mm clearance between the batt and rear shock now.
This thing is great german tech.. I can't stop myself riding it, it is just like floating on air.. I've never ridden air springs or a dual suspension bike before. It loves riding off gutters, you hardly feel it while sitting in the saddle!
Seems the people selling these must have a bunch of them, old stock from 2012 but still new in box. Easy fitment of the Bafang BBS as old style threaded 68mm BB. I was looking at 2nd hand giant anthem or trance or GT for way more than the $750 I paid for this new.
Waiting on my motor and batt to be delivered so not sure how smooth the build will actually be, but this could be a good option if you ar ein Australia, want to build a dual suspension ebike, and you are happy with a 19in one, appears to be plenty left down there in VIC.
Looking forward to this build! I've ordered a programming cable so that I can speed and power limit this to NSW legal limits for the road.
Updated, converted bike pic uploaded. I am thrilled with this thing.. It is bloody amazing!
Nice job, especially hiding the wiring.KarateDoc wrote:Been wanting to build an ebike for sometime so I bought a used Santa Cruz Bullit, replaced a few worn out parts and put a Lightning Rods Single Stage Kit Small Block Kit on it with a 14S7P-30Q battery from EM3ev, Cycle Analyst V3, Grin Satiator battery charger and an Ibera rack and bag to hold the battery to top it all off.
Just finished up the fabrication and cleaning up the wiring and test drove it today. Will tweak it a little more but it works.
That's good going on the Float R, have been wondering how long I can expect these units to last..motomech wrote:
Still on the original Float R although I put a seal kit and a "heavy rider tuning kit in it when I got the bike. The tuning kit made the action more progressive and although the last inch or two is stiffer, it's still not as progressive as a more modern design. But it works great for my relaxed street cruising. The Bomber forks are still original, not even an oil change
Anyhow, it would be kool if you did an update when you get some more miles on her.
WOW ! Magnificient.
Matador wrote: ↑Nov 24, 2017 11:11 pmWOW ! Magnificient.
Where did you get that battery box ??? I want the same !!