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Modified (chopped) Ebike thread

Post by Timma2500 » Jul 29 2012 10:15am

It seems a few of us have been busy lately madly chopping up otherwise perfectly good bicycle frames for ebike usage :shock: :roll: :lol:
If this sounds like you, post a few pics here and show us your MadMax creation :)

I'll get the ball rolling:
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My first build, Norco Empire 5. Astro 8150, planetary gearbox, HV140, 12s 10ah lipo. 5000w peak
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2nd build. Specialized FSR Rockhopper Pro. 1200w Cyclone, 12s 15ah lipo. 2000w peak
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Current build, not 100% finished. Intense M3. HT3525, 18 fet cell_man controller, 20s 10ah Nano Lipo. 5500w peak.
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Re: Modified (chopped) Ebike thread

Post by Timma2500 » Jul 29 2012 10:24am

Tench's awsome HS3540 18s Lipo mid-drive powered Specialized BigHit FSR:
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Post by Timma2500 » Jul 29 2012 10:39am

Rodgah's HT3525 powered Specialized Bighit FSR and Turnigy powered Kona Stinky:
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Re: Modified (chopped) Ebike thread

Post by Timma2500 » Jul 29 2012 10:52am

Hyena's Diamondback:
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Post by Timma2500 » Jul 29 2012 11:05am

Ratking's twin Turnigy powered Specialized BigHit FSR. Complete new front end using modified oem FSR suspension:
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Re: Modified (chopped) Ebike thread

Post by MattyCiii » Jul 29 2012 11:17am

Thanks Timma!

Now I gotta go smoke a cigarette...
1st build: Dahon Jetstream folding bike. Quick, reliable, capable of 32mph. Light enough to lift, folds for easy transport by car/bus/train.
2nd build: RC powered 2009 Norco A-Line. Top speed 39mph. Built like a tank, it's resistant to Boston potholes, can stop on a dime, easily goes up/down curbs when necessary.
3rd build (just started): Scratch build ultimate utility bike. Based on a common power module using a NuVinci left side freewheel.

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Re: Modified (chopped) Ebike thread

Post by fractal » Jul 31 2012 11:24am

those bikes are ridiculous! I wish I could weld like that!
Norco A-line DH bike with :
«cromotor/hubzilla» from http://www.greyborg.com/
24s 3p Lipo (100v, 15ah)
Methods LVC/HVC cell level protection system http://www.methtek.com
24 fet infineon controller made by Lyen, heavily moded by Methods
8awg harness by Icecube57
17 inch moped rims with Michelin Gazelle tires by John Rob Holmes http://www.holmeshobbies.com
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Re: Modified (chopped) Ebike thread

Post by Trackman417 » Aug 01 2012 10:48pm

Is it hard to weld Aluminum?
Great frames guys, really! I bet if you could make a frame for under one grand a bunch of people would buy them.
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Post by rodgah » Aug 04 2012 3:26am

nice thread paul.....its good to see them all together, if I had of seen pictures like that when i first joined my head would of exploded. love how the non hub section has matured
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Post by Timma2500 » Aug 06 2012 9:11am

MattyCiii wrote:Thanks Timma!Now I gotta go smoke a cigarette...
Yeah its quite a collection! I'm looking forward to seeing more soon :wink:
Trackman417 wrote: Is it hard to weld Aluminum? Great frames guys, really! I bet if you could make a frame for under one grand a bunch of people would buy them.
Nah its easy! Its just a matter of practising first before hacking up a $500 frame and going for broke :lol:
fractal wrote: those bikes are ridiculous! I wish I could weld like that!
You don't have to, just be-friend someone else who can and swing a carton of beer or two their way!
rodgah wrote: nice thread paul.....its good to see them all together, if I had of seen pictures like that when i first joined my head would of exploded. love how the non hub section has matured
Cheers Rodger, i figured with a few frames floating around already and a few more on their way soon that it was time to get a thread going to get them all together to help encourage others to build their own. Man my head exploded when i first saw a stealth and opti bike and thought yep, thats the way to go! Yeah the non-hub section has some great ideas and builds coming through these days eh. Good to have you back too :D


There should be a few more bikes heading to this thread soon, another Intense M3 by Rog130, a Norco by BatFink and another Specialized BigHit for my girlfriend :mrgreen:
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A sneak peek of ROG130's Intense M3. Similar to mine but more battery carrying capacity and some cool details. Can't wait to see this one finished!


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Post by Samd » Jun 18 2013 12:19am

Best thread ever, subscribed.
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Post by Samd » Oct 19 2015 12:01am

We really need to update this thread, a lot of cool bikes churned out in the last year or so by lots of ES modders.
I'll add a few. Specialized Demo 8 - once belong to World DH champ Sam Hill (still got the signature on the cutout downtube)
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Norco Shore with BBS. 200mm rear travel. Super plush.
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2010 GT Fury. Tricky mod to cut the tank in place as the suspension loads directly onto the battery box. Lots of internal platework to take the force.
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Enjoy
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Re: Modified (chopped) Ebike thread

Post by SHARKBITEATTACK » Oct 21 2015 4:42am

Not sure whos this is but its been saved on my comp for a while. Looks like it might of been a Giant DH frame?
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Post by Samd » Oct 23 2015 12:42am

Yep - a guy from Sweden from memory who made it at his work. Must find the thread!
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Post by cheekybloke » Oct 28 2015 9:07am

Another one done by Sam D.
Giant dh comp, stretched by 3" and steerer tube steepened a couple of degrees.
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Post by 100volts+ » Oct 28 2015 1:08pm

Excellent thread subscribed
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Post by flua73 » Jun 25 2017 5:25am

SHARKBITEATTACK wrote:Not sure whos this is but its been saved on my comp for a while. Looks like it might of been a Giant DH frame?
it's mine, Yes it's a giant dh team frame, but has just used the rear swing arm and some brackets https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... =6&t=60536
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Re: Modified (chopped) Ebike thread

Post by Alex07 » Jun 25 2017 7:30am

nice build from timma with the cyclone, where is this bike now?

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Post by dingoEsride » Jun 25 2017 8:30am

Alex07 wrote:nice build from timma with the cyclone, where is this bike now?
I think all of Paul's build's are nice, that bike was owned by me and it remained in it's original state until I sold recently to a guy in Sydney, he may start some thread about it
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Re: Modified (chopped) Ebike thread

Post by amberwolf » Jun 25 2017 5:02pm

I must've missed this thread somehow over the years, but I think most of mine qualify, having started life as regular bicycles, and then meeting me and getting chopped up to build my creations from:

CrazyBike2 started out as a little BMX frame up front, and an old Schwinn 10speed in back. Early on it was pretty obviously two bikes, but later on it's less obvious as more of those have been replaced with more custom built frame bits for stiffness:
http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/vi ... =2&t=12500
early version
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more recent, nearly how it is now (ignore the dog food cargo strapped on it in various places)
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with a trailer full of stuff
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SB Cruiser has little of it's original bicycles; the headtube, toptube, and downtube of some old Murray are there, albeit hidden under / inside other frame bits, and nowadays there's almost zero of the BMX frame that used to be under the seat, back when this used to be Delta Tripper:
http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/vi ... =2&t=67833
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Delta Tripper was mostly normal bicycle; BMX frame and fork plus a Schwinn trike kit rear axle, some noname bike's seattube and BB stuck out front on a seatpost welded to the frame, and the seattube off some other 10-speed as a steerer tube:
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =2&t=22720
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Unfinished cargo bike that began as a trek frame and a BMX frame and some other bits; dunno if I'll ever do anything further with it now that I have SB Cruiser:
http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/vi ... 28&t=31255
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