E-Bike Made Out Of Cannabis

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the e wind   1 W

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E-Bike Made Out Of Cannabis

Post by the e wind » Jun 12 2018 2:20pm

Ok sorry, but I had to say it to earn clicks. This is technically a bamboo frame with hemp fiber + SuperSap CLR epoxy joints. I just thought I would wrap the whole frame w/second composite layer in order to add some extra rigidity and prevent any bamboo cracking. It's also a lot easier to take care of than a normal bamboo frame since you don't have to redo the lacquer every few years.

This is a picture taken the day of it's maiden voyage (to work) a couple weeks ago. I will post a few more soon when I'm able to clean up the cockpit area a bit as well as replace the seat clamp, etc.

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This e-bike is running a 9C rear hub M2706RD that I got on a clearance sale from Grin in late 2017. It is powered by their 25a Grinfineon, which gives it a pleasant ~1200w operation. It's got a 48v 13.5ah battery in that black frame bag. And yes, it's the most comfortable e-bike I've ever ridden, even with the 120mm shock locked out, since the frame eats up everything that is normally transmitted directly to your ass.
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Post by Dauntless » Jun 12 2018 5:29pm

Legal in places like Colorado, even if it catches fire.
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Post by Wolfeman » Jun 13 2018 9:17am

Dauntless wrote:
Jun 12 2018 5:29pm
Legal in places like Colorado, even if it catches fire.
Hilarious, almost makes you want to put some unbalanced lipos on it!
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Post by eCue » Jun 13 2018 2:46pm

Zoomed in the frame is shocking looking :)

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Post by the e wind » Jul 03 2018 3:41pm

Ok it's a little more cleaned up here. Not much.

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