Bike's completely built. Brakes and shifter all set up, probably ride to work a few times to get the bicycle bits sorted. Weighs in a 30.5 pounds as pictured with pedals, 2.8 tires, thru axles, and the main triangle brackets attached for mounting the battery enclosure.
here's a shot of one of the brackets - its 3/32 steel that clamps around the tube, 3/16 tabs welded to it that will receive the battery enclosure. Using ABA hose clamps to draw up the brackets against the tubing.
viva la hose clamps! circa 2007..... coming full circle...
battery should be here before the drive system. next up is documenting the battery enclosure.
Just wanted to add, really thought hard about buying a nice specialized or BH Easy Motion type pedelec - although those bikes are extremely well integrated from a design perspective, they just lack the oomph/dollar i need to stay interested in an ebike... Interested to see how the battery and drive unit for this project will compare.