My own build; FX-E

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E-Zero   100 mW

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My own build; FX-E

Post by E-Zero » May 05 2013 6:07am

Hello people;

I just wanted to share with you one of my creations. I call it the FX-E and it is a project based on a Cute Q100 rear geared motor running at 36V with a stock KU63 controller and a pair of LiPos in the seatbag.
I wanted to make the build as clean as possible and keep the bicycle feel on it. It is a single speed 48x16 with aluminium reinforced frame (dirt) and carbon front fork, Avid disc brakes and custom made stickers and design.
Easy commuter and great for the weekend too.

Hope you like it;
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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by cgbjake » May 05 2013 6:38am

I gotta say, at first glance I thought it was the before pictures. Great job making it stealth, I will use it as an example to show my coworkers what a true assist bike looks like!

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by Drunkskunk » May 05 2013 11:31am

Wow. Now thats a bike done right. Whats your range like?
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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by doc007 » May 05 2013 11:40am

very clean! looks great! Do you have some close ups of the set-up (Seat bag, controller, wiring, throttle, charger etc.)?
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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by ElectroRider » May 05 2013 1:35pm

Very nice build, no one will realize that it's electric!

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by SamTexas » May 05 2013 2:18pm

I love it. Where is the controller?

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by E-Zero » May 05 2013 3:08pm

Hi!

Great you like it!
The controller is hidden in the "bottle", if you notice there is a red jet style toggle switch.
Batteries in the photos setup are 10s 5000mAh Lipos giving 20 km range being smooth, I also play with a 10Ah Li-ion with a slightly bigger bag.
The build is complemented with a Speedict device wich enables monitoring via my cellphone.

Take care!

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by liveforphysics » May 05 2013 3:27pm

Beautiful bike! Thats as stealth as the most stealth bikes I've seen here.

Weight?
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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by mushymelon » May 05 2013 3:37pm

Excellent work

Stealth FX

Beats the $6000 dollar specialized road bike hands down.

E-Zero   100 mW

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by E-Zero » May 05 2013 4:15pm

liveforphysics wrote:Beautiful bike! Thats as stealth as the most stealth bikes I've seen here.

Weight?
Good point, I would say 14 kg in LiPo mode, let me weigh it and I' ll put the real figure.

BTW thanks m8s!

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by neptronix » May 05 2013 6:22pm

mushymelon wrote:Excellent work

Stealth FX

Beats the $6000 dollar specialized road bike hands down.
I rode that bike yesterday at the 'live green!' festival here in Salt Lake City, UT.
They have a very nice pedelec system, but calling it a turbo is kind of a joke. It is not fast at all.

Absolutely beat the pants off a guy riding it who was 50lbs lighter with my 1500W MAC Trek. He was pissy about it.

I bet your Q100 is similar in performance to the specialized bike, but think about how much money you saved.. O_O
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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by E-Zero » May 11 2013 4:34pm

E-Zero wrote:
liveforphysics wrote:Beautiful bike! Thats as stealth as the most stealth bikes I've seen here.

Weight?
Good point, I would say 14 kg in LiPo mode, let me weigh it and I' ll put the real figure.

BTW thanks m8s!

Just weigh it today and... 14.08 kg, not bad for a system that was not weight focused!

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by E-Zero » May 11 2013 4:42pm

BTW I made some updates; painted rear hub in black and added HS1 discs and new slicks... cooler!

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by StudEbiker » May 11 2013 5:07pm

VERY clean build. I like it! 8)

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by Arbol » Jul 13 2013 3:56pm

Beautiful and elegant.

Is it possible to do the same with a bigger controller?

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by E-Zero » Jul 13 2013 5:34pm

I tried with a Lyen Minimonster too. For bigger ones the thing gets a bit more difficult.

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by Arbol » Jul 13 2013 5:55pm

Thanks.

Putting together the controller and the batteries would be a problem due to heat? Is it better the controller and the batteries are physically apart?

I am asking this because I believe it would be possible to put both the controller and the batteries together inside a big box under the seat.

Pros would be the package would be very neat, and probably there would be less cables. Cons is heat and center of gravity.

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by E-Zero » Jul 14 2013 7:01am

Heat is a big issue, because both batteries & controller get hot but main thing for me is to be able to interchange the battery pack and put a bigger one when needed.

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Re: My own build; FX-E

Post by mariusl » Jul 15 2018 5:01pm

Very nice build, I'm converting a Specialized Langster Pro but .. unfortunately I dont have a watter bottle holder on the frame.. :)
Any other ideas where to place the controller?

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