My first project, be kind!
No pedals. Didn't want em.
Micargi Seattle stretch cruiser oversized steel frame (ordered raw)
Frame was powdercoated gloss black
Crystalite Crown MTC4080R motor (2000+w cont) w/ Hall sensors, thermistor, dual torque arms
40amp (120 max phase amps) 72v Grinfineon sinewave controller w/ Cycle Analyst v3
Custom battery plate & hold-downs I drew and got from eMachineShop
Regenerative rear e-brake, full twist throttle
Front Shimano 203mm hydraulic disc brake, caliper, lever
Mongoose 4x26.0 tubes w/Kenda Juggernaut 4x26.0 tires
Middle frame piece wrapped in brushed aluminum color
Triple tree chrome front fork, 1-⅛ threadless steer tube, w/ Origin8 headset
Oversized comfort seat by Bikeroo, Fomotor seat post, chrome seat post clamp
20s 30ah battery (4s6p) 24x GensAce 5s 5000mah batteries
Front LED push-button headlight, rear LED push-button taillight
Ward Hi-Rise Cruiser chrome handlebars w/ Canucc stem, cell phone holder
Custom foot rests w/ anti-slip applique
I was originally gonna build a Goped, but decided I wanted something a little bigger. Spent along time looking at bicycle frames, and fell in love with the Micargi Seattle frame. Bought it raw from eBay and started making measurements. I already had 16 of the batteries above for the Goped project, so I decided to buy 8 more so I could make a pack for this one. Never built a bike before, learned alot. Hoping to sell this one and build another one!
Pics without batteries, before I changed handlebars and seat. Handlebars I got originally were 1" instead of 7/8 (I honestly didn't know motorcycle handlebars were bigger than bicycles). Seat was a nice Brooks England, but I decided it needed something more substantial (for my substantial rear end!)
Batteries and controller installed. I'll probably go lifepo and Kelly KLS-S on the next build though.
Cheap headlight. Will definitely need something better if I'm riding in the dark much. I think the installation "kit" (that didn't fit my triple tree which was too wide) was twice as much as the light :/
Dashboard if you will. CA and cell phone holder.
Footpegs up close. Just 3/4" aluminum tubes with anti-slip traction tape applied. Gonna remove these and put on some bolt-on motorcycle type pegs next week. Will be attaching those underneath the battery plate just below where crankset would go.
New handlebars installed.
Safety second. Beer first, safety second.
Cheap side view mirrors, but I thought they added alot to the look.
Taillight, seatpost, seat clamp, saddle. Hacksawed the seatpost to max low. Taillight since moved offset closer to the rear (so the tire doesn't block it). Took me three seat posts to figure out my size (its an uncommon 28.6 and took me a bit to figure out for some reason).
Final product pics!
Thanks for looking! If anyone has any questions about anything I did or want some up close pics let me know.
- Buzzard's Luck. Can't kill nothin', and nothin' won't die.