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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by biohazardman » Sep 21, 2009 5:51 am

Giant Trance3 BMC 600 build

Well figured before and after should be done before I had trashed the thing.
Before it was one of these.

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Now as an e-bike it looks like this
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That is after
Building a couple of wheels with 12ga spokes
Upgrading to 8inch brake rotors
Installing a 600BMC rear motor with a crummy axle
Replacing the MTB crank with a 53-tooth road crank and finding an 11-34 freewheel
Modding a throttle for remote operation
Building my first real A123 pack 2p14s
Installing a rear rack and pack
Fitting fenders that didn't fit.
Putting together a brake motor cutout switch
Modding a Kickstand so it would fit
Putting on a torque arm. and a few goodies lights, speedo mirror ect.



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Top speed 1st gear locks on at 17mph 2nd gear at 30mph controlled by thumb on the the Shimano rapid-shift front derailleur. Finger lever used to release the locked throttle.
Climbs hills 4mph faster than my GM 500w motor at the same 48V but it is not silent. Cushy ride across the playground, down the dirt roads, off curbs ect.
52lbs with the cable lock, kickstand , 4.6AH bat that gets me near 7 miles at 30MPH. Does not tear my back up like the hard tail Schwinn did.
Still working on;
Battery pack 2
600LM bike light kit
Brake light
5 amp and 8amp chargers as well as 2.8 amp on board.
single wheeled trailer for extra batts and range as well as hauling
lets not forget to replace the hose clamp being used for the torque bar
This build took just over a year and it was done with little use of my damaged right arm. The arm is good enough to ride now so I am doing plenty of it 190 miles so far.
More info on the build https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =3&t=11478
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by karma » Sep 22, 2009 8:49 pm

winter beater.

restored junk bicycle new parts.
steveo's 48 volt controller moded lvc now works with 39volts with a 20volt cutoff. now its 52volts lol
sorry ypedal i just couldn't pull your hubmotor apart it lives on.
and pings 39volt battery. 12volt sla
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by voicecoils » Sep 25, 2009 7:26 am

biohazardman wrote:Giant Trance3 BMC 600 build
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Top speed first gear 17mph second gear 30mph controlled by the Shimano rapid-shift front derailleur shifter.
More info on the build https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =3&t=11478
That's basically my dream commuter build. Nice work!!! I'm curious if it will get a bit quieter as you break in the motor.

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by biohazardman » Sep 25, 2009 7:54 am

Glad you like it. It is what I need for in the city and a bit of dirt too. Has 160miles on it now and the noise is the same. Not overly loud but people turn before you get to them and look so it's easy to hear I would guess. At speed, the wind makes to much noise to hear much of it. Have an on board charger I will get installed in the next few days and another battery pack also. Busy riding and tuning so not getting as much done on it and there is plenty yet to do.
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by voicecoils » Sep 25, 2009 8:15 am

biohazardman wrote:Has 160miles on it now and the noise is the same. Not overly loud but people turn before you get to them and look so it's easy to hear I would guess. At speed, the wind makes to much noise to hear much of it.
Cool. If you get a chance to record some video, I'm curious to hear what the motor sounds like.

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by biohazardman » Sep 27, 2009 12:34 am

Have to buy a video cam before I can do that. I have been looking so when I find one I will comply with your request.

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Well it's been a few years Feb of 2013 now and 7K on the ebike it's been my main mode of transportation since the build. Changed out motor bearings a couple times although it was likely just slop in side plate, where the bearing fits that was the original problem. Changed the motor from a V2S to a V2T really loved the acceleration difference although top speed down from 40+ to 30+MPH. Lyen said I had the wrong controller on the bike so I bought one that was specifically for the gear motors. Even with much programming I prefer the old unit, as the new one surges more at the speed 16-20MPH I want to run, so it will go back on soon when I go from 66V to 72V. Other than two sets of tires, a throttle cable wearing out and ten batts replaced due to years of abuse, the bike has given me no problems at all. Some good things over the past years I lifted 50LBs the other day! When I started on the bike build, near three years back, I could barely lift 20LBs due to arm injuries suffered at werq. My ability to drive is mostly back now, was not safe to drive due to head injuries, :shock: suffered in an assault in 2011, so I will soon have the car fixed just cuz. It's been sitting in the garage with the motor I built waiting to go back in for near 12 years since I came down with Hep-C from a syringe stick :shock: on a city bus. I fully expect to be healthy in a couple more years. Just in time to retire. :D
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by e-cannon » Oct 05, 2009 8:29 am

My creation. The whole process under:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =6&t=13411
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by karma » Oct 06, 2009 4:33 am

wow that's a nice bike :wink:

start of my gas electric :?
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not bad for a bike out on the curb for garbage :wink:

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by Paul.............D » Oct 22, 2009 7:13 am

Hi johny

Welcome to the forum. Build your own you will get more enjoyment out of it , here on ES is all the information you will ever need.


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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by dequinox » Nov 04, 2009 4:17 am

Hi everyone, this is my third post so I decided to go ahead and share my little (and after discovering this site I was quite humbled...ESPECIALLY after reading through Justin's thread about the Trans-canada trip!) project with everyone. I decided a youtube video would best explain the design...nothin' beats a good walk-around.

Before:

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After:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z744OGX8jyM[/youtube]

....ok I've previewed it a couple times and the video isn't embedding but I think you can copy and paste a link right? Just in case though here's a photo...it's come a ways since this picture and the video will show that.

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by AussieJester » Nov 04, 2009 4:54 am

Nice bike...to get the youtube embedded just put the numbers AFTER the '=' sign in the url..in this case z744OGX8jyM



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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by dequinox » Nov 04, 2009 12:46 pm

Thanks, but I don't think I understand about imbedding the video. Near as I can tell, as it is typed the "numbers" are after the = sign... I guess I'm not getting how it works.
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by AussieJester » Nov 04, 2009 4:49 pm

If you move your cursor over the youtube button in the text editor it tells you how too do it also.

I typed the letters/numbers you need to put between the youtube tags in my above post suurely you must be able too see that? --> z744OGX8jyM <-- That is ALL you need to put between the youtube tags for the video to be embedded. The -->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<-- This part of the URL DONT put between the tags...understand? One more time..

How YOU did it [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z744OGX8jyM[/youtube]

What needs to be done to work, this part of the url ONLY z744OGX8jyM between the youtube tags...

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by rearengine » Nov 30, 2009 10:35 pm

Bill's Mongoose
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by mwkeefer » Nov 30, 2009 10:43 pm

Electric wins again! - Nice battery case at rear frame side like panniers or saddle bags. I appreciate the electric frame geometry so much better... so I guess you won't be needing the stingray (the vette) anymore - jk

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by AussieJester » Nov 30, 2009 11:13 pm

What an unusual looking frame/bike... Why the change from ICE to electric though? Legality issue?
How much less range do you get now (powered alone) than you did with the ICE?

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by StudEbiker » Nov 30, 2009 11:37 pm

mwkeefer wrote:Electric wins again! - Nice battery case at rear frame side like panniers or saddle bags. I appreciate the electric frame geometry so much better... so I guess you won't be needing the stingray (the vette) anymore - jk

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That's not a Vette. I believe that is a Corvair, which would also explain the handle of "rearengine" which also might explain why he would have an interest in having a bicycle with an engine behind the drivers seat.
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by Sturdly » Dec 01, 2009 12:56 pm

Hard to tell from the pics. Did you cut up your Cruzebike attachment to move the BB and crankset forward?

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by rearengine » Dec 01, 2009 10:59 pm

Hey .. Thanks for taking a look.. The frame is MNTB. I went to electric because I didn't like the noise & vibration.. As far as range, I didn't even run a 1/4 tank of gas through it , but we know it would be much farther .. I only ride 10- 12 miles at a time usualy..18-20 mph with the 20" 235 big apple on front.. The battery is setting on a modified rear rack, and a peg on the axle.. The bottom bracket , I cut off of another frame ,and welded it on a flat piece of steel then bolted to the swing arms. The cruzbike kit is on another bike now..The car is a 65 Corvair ( a poor mans corvett ) Take care Bill
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by colby » Dec 05, 2009 2:38 am

Nice bike.
I love your crank idea.

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by rearengine » Dec 05, 2009 12:09 pm

Colby... It works out real good , easyer on the kneez. Crank forword bikes seem to be coming more popular.. THe way it is mounted makes it reversable also.. Thanks ... Bill

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by 1000watt » Dec 09, 2009 8:37 pm

48V 1000W Golden Motor, 48V 10AH LiFePO4 battery in tackle box, Watt's-Up Meter, Schwinn Speedo, Planet-Bike Fenders, 2 torque arms, Kool-stop brake pads, Controller and wires located in triangle frame bag w/switch and 30-amp fuse, Zefal Raider HD rack, Chromoly steel frame Bianchi mountain bike, Goes about 30 mph.
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by AussieJester » Dec 09, 2009 8:42 pm

OOH Plano tackle box you into fishing where you carry your rod? hehe

nice bike mate

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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by aronde » Dec 17, 2009 2:07 am

Hi - Have been lurking around these forums for a while researching the best way to electrify my Christiania Trike. Eventually went with an Ezee hub motor kit from ebikes.ca (with great support from Justin and my LBS!). It goes really well and I can now go up hills with a load of children at 20km/h instead of 4 (as long as I keep pedalling!)

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After (with all the bits back on) -
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Christiania Trike - converted from 7 speed internal hub gears to derailleur and Ezee hub motor kit.
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Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Post by mwkeefer » Dec 17, 2009 3:19 am

That is a really sweet build - my son LOVES it (and wants me to build us one now, 3yr olds - heh).

-Mike
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{My Rides]
2010 Dahon Jack - GNG v1 - LYEN 6FET - 20/40A - 18S2P10AH - Nom:66.6v,1332w
2004 Hard Rock Pro Disc - Recumpence ms eDrive v4 - Astro 3220 4T - 12S2P16AH - HV110 - Left Side Drive - Gearing: 38mph
Nominal Peak Power @ 60 seconds: 5328 watts - Maximum Power: 49.8v, 120A, 5872w
2010 Downtube 8FH - Stock GNG v1 Stock Controller - EB809XC - 12-16S
2012 Downtube Nova 7spd - Stock GNG v2 - 12S2P10AH - EB809 - 12S-16S - 20A/30A,Nom VCC: 44.4, 888w

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