my first stab at a e-bike

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  1. steampunk

    steampunk New Member

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    Ive been laid up for a bit...and got ansy....so i decided to finally build an e bike.....but i didnt want a normal one...so i tore down an apc bike i got from a freind...dont knwo what the hub is rated..i only know its 24v and brushed lol....anyways...i went nuts in the garage and came up with this...

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    if anyone knows for sure what this hub is please speak up...ide like to see if i can get parts for it etc...im running on 2 12v 7ah sla's right now (lipo as soon as i can afford it).... anygood suggestions on a decent lipo's that dont completeley break the bank...im a ex rc nut so im used to working with them...but hesitant to build out my own pack since i cant find info on the wheel so i know the amp draw
     
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    some paint...



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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    That's cool. My second e-bike will look alot like this.....

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    I think that will be the longest and coolest Diamondback ever made.
     
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    i am liking it to, i just wonder if my legs are long enough to reach the pedals
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    laff....me too. Steams got some lengthy legs. It's almost recumbent in length.....like a real Caddy....lac that is!

    dnut
     
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    Its not that long....but under 5'6" may have some issues riding it. I found out its a 400 watt hub....can be run on 36v with a diff controller.....may go out and get a bionx kit...I dunno
     
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    Van,
    I guess this means I won't hear you coming up my street the next time you come over.

    Just curious, what's in that cool looking tank? :)

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    It houses the ESC, small aux battery....and a couple other things
     
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    And this is gonna be for cruising and stealth missions...my mp will be my reg assisted ride..but right now its too much too handle
     
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    That looked to me like an 8-fun
    Good for about 18-19mph on 700c and 24v, yes fully 36v able and about 27mph
    on 700c wheel.

    My currie izip via rapido uses a 250w version of this.
     
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    Hey Steampunk,
    Where you at on this build? It's a pretty cool build! You're gonna love sneaking up on other bikes or the reaction when people want you to stop to talk about the bike but by the time they see you its too late "LOOK"
     
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    I built a new lipo for it....but the controller couldn't take it...24v but some stupid amperage... so I'm looking for a Brushless wheel now lol...oops
     
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    got a new bafang 250w and a 10ah litium...woo...not very fast...but good milage
     
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    Rather funny how many of those huggers are driving a Prius or other gas over electric.
    Some with some sticker about carbon footprint.. To those I say "HA!"
     
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    I been collecting data for a Mini Maker Faire display.
    Even with the hills here, running on pure electric, I get around 1/4c to 1/3c per mile
    on the recharge energy (based on 10c/Kwh)
     
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    still addicted to my gasser...but this thing is pretty fun...i ride a collection of pedal bikes 90% of the time for my transpo
     
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    Gas here in PA is _AT LEAST_ a moped.
    49cc and lower.. over that is motorcycle
    either require plates, insurance etc.. and either class C or Motorcycle license.
     
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    Its 49cc and under here 2bhp and or 30mph...a couple small towns nearby are no assisted zones though
     

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