Norco A-Line 2009 + MXUS 3000 V3 Build

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born49   100 mW

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Norco A-Line 2009 + MXUS 3000 V3 Build

Post by born49 » Oct 15 2016 12:02pm

Hello guys,
few months ago I finished my second build: e-bike based on Norco A-Line 2009 frame.

Specs:

- MXUS 3000 V3 4T motor
- Adaptto Midi-E controller
- 18s MultiStar (16 Ah) lipo battery (3 packs in seriers)
- Custom CNCed dropouts (steel, 15mm width, 1 kg weight for both pieces)
- Geared HammerSchmidt FR crankset with 42t chainring. With 1.6x overdrive this creates virtual 67.2t chainring :)


I am very satisfied how bike performs. Acceleration is very nice and so is the handling (even with 6.5 kg battery mounted on the front fork).


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Racer_X   1 kW

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Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Re: Norco A-Line 2009 + MXUS 3000 V3 Build

Post by Racer_X » Oct 30 2016 4:36pm

born49, Great build!
And great choice of components. I am wondering about those Custom CNCed dropouts (steel, 15mm width, 1 kg weight for both pieces).
What would it cost to get more of those made?

Those CNCed dropouts are the BOMB.

Is this what it looked like before?
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born49 wrote:Hello guys,
few months ago I finished my second build: e-bike based on Norco A-Line 2009 frame.
Specs:
- MXUS 3000 V3 4T motor
- Adaptto Midi-E controller
- 18s MultiStar (16 Ah) lipo battery (3 packs in seriers)
- Custom CNCed dropouts (steel, 15mm width, 1 kg weight for both pieces)
- Geared HammerSchmidt FR crankset with 42t chainring. With 1.6x overdrive this creates virtual 67.2t chainring :)
Photos:
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Cannondale F8 MTB, 9c 9x7, Regen,ThreeSpeed Cruise. with torque plates. 12s3p or 18s2p depending on mood.Maxxis Holy Roller in the summer and Schwalbe Ice Spiker in winter.
Backup bike Schwinn Heavy Duti Beach Cruiser, 9c 9x7 front Regen,ThreeSpeed Cruise. with clamping dropouts, Maxxis Holy Roller in the summer and Schwalbe Ice Spiker in winter.

born49   100 mW

100 mW
Posts: 39
Joined: Apr 16 2016 3:41pm
Location: Europe

Re: Norco A-Line 2009 + MXUS 3000 V3 Build

Post by born49 » Nov 02 2016 9:56am

Hi Racer !

Sorry for my late response, I wasn't here for a while. Yes, original dropouts looked like the ones
on the picture you linked :)

I found some guy in my country who was kind enough to do laser measurements of original dropouts
and create digital model from it. I than re-modeled it into beefy dropouts suitable for MXUS motor.
The same guy who measured / modeled originals than created it on his CNC machine. I paid about
150 euro for it. If you want, I can ask him if he would be willing to create another pair and for
what price. Another possibility is to provide you (of course for free) 'STEP' 3D models, which
were used as source for CNC machine. I guess you should be able to find some individual / company
around you who should be able to create it without major problems :)

Here it what it looks like:
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