Well, this was not my bike, but one I built for a client. Sadly for me I had to hand it over today. Happy day for the client.
But I got a ride on it through our local forest before hand. Unfortunately my camera battery died 3 photos into the forest.
I soon got over the weight on the bars, sometimes when wheeling across streams or puddles I realised the extra weight, but you soon compensate. The dropout adapters were great, the forklift needs some work as it bent from the shock loading from hitting bumps and jumps. Needs to be quite a bit stronger, back to the drawing board on that one.
Such a nice bike to ride, was a stunning clear morning. I will do it again on my DH comp when its built up and get some more photos.
I swapped the knobblies of for some hookworms for the client. The bike is awesome on the road, a real motor bike feel, 43km/h flat out 48v LifePo4 NC 2808 motor which matches the pedal gearing well.
One issue I realsed today about the dropout adapter is that the chain will touch the chain stay if you are useing a 9 speed cluster with 11 tooth small ring. Ways around this are to change to a 7speed chain ring, which brings the chain in a bit, use a large front chain ring that lifts the chain a bit, or put a skid on the chain stay so the chain does not rub the frame. It wont take much to make it clear the stay, a couple of mm and its all good.
48v10ah ping on the fork lift
Heading into the Akatarawa Forrest
Slicks on ready for daily commuting role.
I am getting lots of requests for 135mm drop out adapters for the DH Comp. I will have a go, I think we will be limited to 7speed on the rear. Also now I have proven the 150's I will try to get the price down by making a few at a time.