This frame is what sold me. Components can be upgraded simply enough.
Unless you can weld, attaining this bike as a rolling chassis is a great find.
I only have basic hand/bike tools and almost no room for my bikes, let alone, Proper shop tools.
dogman wrote:Perfect frame really. Just bolt or weld angle iron to the dropouts, and convert it to a pinch style dropout. screw the factory torque arms. It should corner really smooth with the battery there, possibly a tad low, but definetly carried good in the center.
Here's my 1/4 thick 1" x 1" angle pinchers.
My thoughts exactly
I have been inspired by your set-up for sometime now, Dogman.
I may drill and bolt up a couple pcs of angle. I don't weld.Yet
If I can save up my pennies/patience,
I would really like to epoxy or weld up a proper pinch set-up to the inside of the swingarm.
Making just about any motor compatible.
The caliper mount needs to move way in/disc way out to be compatible w/HS3540.
Maybe incorp. onto pinch dropout.
Lots of room. 20mm Min. Would give clean look on the outside.
I want to keep as manufactured a look as possible.
Ignore bad camera angle. Looks like the swingarm is pinched, but nuts are finger tight.
Cut off the wheel lock. Paint. Should look good.
dogman wrote:...screw the factory torque arms. ...
Yeah. the tang on the right is the anti-torque device.
To small for the 10mm flat C-lyte.
What's wrong here?
Can't believe I didn't notice earlier.
spinningmagnets wrote:This isn't a common shape of frame, but I like it a lot. Regardless of battery chemistry, that is a great place to put the weight. It seems that male bicyclists in the USA still do not want uni-gender frames, and this seems to be a good compromise that allows a low top-bar for a comfortable stand-over height, while still "looking" as strong as traditional male frames.
edit: Nice upgrade on the gas shock, I hear they are a big improvement (though pricey)
If the zoom fork is a tell. This shock is nothing special.
Both came standard.
Both will eventually be upgraded.
Interesting,I never considered this bike unisex.
Since I don't wear a dress, and mount like cowboy, I was blind to it.
A few more pics.