about amp draw, I really dont know. Im not a kid so im not looking for crazy performance, but it would be nice to be able to use the bike to its full potential. If you did the nickel strips like this, that would give 3 strips going between each group of cells. What do you think of that? How about using wider nickel bands that I see in some of the other packs you have built? If the bike has a 3000 watt motor and the battery is ~50v, 3000/50=60 amps So how about 60 amps?
Just so we are on the same page, I drew how I would like the current to flow through the battery. As you can see, the current flows across the top from left to right, then drops down to the bottom an goes right to left. This way the positive and the negative end up beside each other so there is no need for a wire to run the length of the battery
Let me know what you think. How long to build, do you have 126 cells, and what mah are they?