So, the first wheel lace was attempted as a "luke" style lace, using some nice 14 awg ss spokes, and tensioned the heck out of it. Thinking that the little stretchy spokes all share the load evenly, and that if I break one spoke I have to break all of them . Well... They are all broken, well half of them are broken, the rest were just mangled.... Catastrophic horsepower induced wheel failure. It happened when I flogged it out of the parking lot at work, pulled a little wheelie and BAM wubwubwub crunch thankfully I was only going 5mph when the rear end hit the ground. Bike is fine, the motor diameter is a large enough diameter that the chainring didn't hit the ground. Waiting on rebuilding the wheel into a 20" rim with some 54mm 12awg spokes from JRH. Ill take some pics for you guys.
The race bike:
24s5p 50c nano tech
Badass custom mofo outrunner 205x177mm 26kv
Peak power in : 318A at 91v
Peak power out: 24 Hp and 151ft/lbBuild to last...
"It will be assaulted by the elements, It will be ravaged by time and it will be destroyed by the user. BUT, if you Stick to the little rules: K.I.S.S., Overbuild everything, and test, review, revise, repeat. It will last"
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