ok..hard day at work but have some time to post pics.
heres the bike as I bought it, notice the destroyed forks.
heres the bike in its completed (minus the batteries) state, with the new forks and much shorter gooseneck/stem. Both tires are filled with 26x1.95 thorn resistant tubes with Slime tire liners and filled with True Goo (much better than Slime) http://shop.truegoo.com/
LOVE the new forks, 3.93 inches of suspension (100mm)
wrapped up all the extra wires just enough to keep it out of the way of any heat from the controller, mounted the controller so on/off was easy access and good airflow to drop the heat of the 40A. wrapped the hose clamps with electrical tape to help protect the aluminum frame (not like I care about a paint job, but aluminum is soft and those clamps can eat through the frame over time.)
I had to spread the rear forks out to accept the wheel a little and the 11t sprocket was so close to this thick frame that I had to add washers in between the screw-on freewheel and the frame. I bent 2 1/2" lock-washers in my bench vice to create enough room or the chain would rub on the frame. Dish stayed the same, only minor pulling was enough. the only real problem Im having at the moment is that when the bike is in 1st gear, the derailer rubs against the casing of the motor. Also the torque arm Methods sent me doesnt fit over the axel but the dropouts are rediculously huge and I torque the frock out of those nuts.
Notice the thickness of these dropouts and the quality of the welding on this Marin. This motor accepts a disc break rotor but unfortunately I dont have the mount on this frame.
The ONLY thing Im not liking about this set up is pictured below:
I foresee this as a problem a couple years down the road when Ive beaten this wheel up and those spokes decide to straighten and pull the nipple through the rim.
question: CA was showing lots of voltage when riding with zero batteries, around 20V @ 9 mph, is this regen normal?
"It has a lithium cracking station. We may be able to adapt some of its power packs to our engines." Spock, season one, episode four. 1966....How right he was.
1996 Marin Palisades Trail, 9C 2810R DD 40A controller Magura full twist throttle 18s2p 29 mph @ 23 wh/mi
1970 Cook Bros single speed beach cruiser prototype serial # 1 (for sale $100,000 frame only)