Another new project: electrified Nirve Switchblade

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by Leo Klepper, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Leo Klepper

    Leo Klepper Member

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    Hi Guys & Girls,

    About 5 years ago i bought a second hand Nirve Switchblade. Ik could not keep myself from thinking how to electrify it. Recently i did it, it's topspeed is about 40 km/h. I have attached some self-adhesive chromestrip to the battery to give it a one-cilinder look.
     

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  2. SilentRider

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    Very nice! I've always liked that chopper frame the most, never seen one in purple. You could even put a second battery on the front of the drop down tube if batteries were cheaper. Did the motor fit in the BB stock or did you have to use an adapter?
     
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  3. Leo Klepper

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    The motor did fit. The guy who assembled it for me was very satisfied with the result, but is not going tot do it again.
     
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    Nice looking bike. Your styling treatment of the battery case is quite complimentary.
     
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  5. Toro1978

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    Very nice! But I don't understand why is the motor not in the frame "triangle" - that huge frame is perfect to put the motor on the inside. It is much more pleasing to the eye. It would also give the illusion of a cranshaft so the battery would look even more like a cilinder.
    That Nirve frame is my favorite chopper frame (I like it even more than the Felt chopper frames).
    I also love that headlight position, like an extension of the "tank", well chosen.
     
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    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome
     
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    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent build!

    Rick C.
     

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