I would like to start with a thank you. Thanks to everyone here who contributes.
So many to list, from the moderators,to the guys who push the boundries of what's possible on a bike,
to the guys that answer all the Newb questions that appear over and over.
Especially those that take the time to document their creativity. It's taking me an eternity
But I'm special.
To everyone who is helping to keep this site as is, Banner free. A HUGE THANK YOU.
Justin you are awesome.
I am a looong time lurker, I have read about 80% of the posts on this forum.
I don't post much, but ES has been my entertainment and education for the last few years.
I began lurking back in to the days of Safe & Reid, entertaining fella's
Left for a while, got the build it your self bug, and I then joined a little over a year ago.
Read about, learned from, and got to admire a whole new group of mad ebike enthusiasists.
LFP, aussiejester,hyena,Dogman, your video's entertain and inspire.
Not to mention the hundred or so other guys, who keep the spirit alive.
A special thanks to the vendors I met through this forum. Who without, I would still be riding this
With the niceties out of the way....
Let me introduce Ghetto
The Bike - 90ish Miyata SportRunner
Motivation - Crystalyte Hx3540
Powerplant - Celll_man 52v11.5amp/h A123 pack. 6amp charger. 2hours empty till full
Controller - Clyte 48v 35amp. Cheap, effective, will be used as a spare in the future. Thx Max,
The battery has had its summer coat of duct tape removed, in the pic.
Look @ the clearance between batt. & toptube
That was 2 lbs of foam and DT.
Dirty and ridin' hard for 100+ cycles from June till now.
I don't have a CA yet, but estimate 3000+ km, many multi charge days
Top speed with my fat ass is Iphone certified at 45kph
That's optimum, 40kph is more like it, that's plenty for me considering 20" wheels,
rigid suspension, and only a front brake.
Like I said Ghetto
So you might ask, how's that battery supported?
This beautiful 15 lb creation of Cell_man's has preformed flawlessly.
More on his service anytime anyone wants to chat. Great price and performance, all factors considered.
I started with this
Then did this
Then I went to Whatever Depot and got a 8' length of 3 1/2" steel wall stud, a pair of quality tin snips and went to town.
Notice pedal as kickstand Ghetto
Pre cut holes for utilities, strategically placed for wiring.
Steel support is fastened to water bottle locations on downtube & seattube.
Zipties @ strategic locations, just in case.
Takes a hard hit to make it squeak.
Notice very supportive fiancee. What with me using the kitchen as a shop, but weeeze po folk
Controller Ziptied to support under battery.
40 kph and 40 km is my record. Moderate pedaling. Mostly flat.
30kph for 30km avg.run. No pedaling.
Not bad for a rigid that weighs less than 65lbs.
Braking is by 90mm Sturmey Drum front only. Brake early, accelerate through.
Trust me. again Ghetto
Future upgrades will be
1. Wood battery Box. Notice 1/4" Birch in last shot.
3. Controller Upgrade. I pull something like 1500 watts WOT. 2500/3000 peak sounds better.
BMS is good for 30 cont. and barely gets warm. I was told it can handle more peak.
4.Lipo18s18ah nano tech sounds about right.
5. A rear brake and a proper helmet. No mo BMX Wally cap.
How about a full face helmet with built in rear face camera and screen?
Anyways I can ramble, so please ask questions. I have lots pics.
And will post a 1500watt Burnout vid for y'all when its light. Gets dark early in the north.