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by BikeFiver
Nov 26 2020 9:57pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts on frames and riding positions?
Replies: 39
Views: 1746

Re: Your thoughts on frames and riding positions?

The smile on my stoker's face says why I ride recumbent and tandem! https://i.imgur.com/yFxJECq.jpg But here's a few details: Of course, there is no pain in the neck, back, seat or hands nor any numbness. The electric benefits of riding include a constant cooling breeze, even on the climbs. Throttle...
by BikeFiver
Jul 20 2018 5:41pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Tandem Rans BBSO2 Build
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: Tandem Rans BBSO2 Build

Rammer, Green Lightning has been a wonderful bike. I have made a few improvements to the design. I found that the older stock front idler was not up to the tension placed on the chain. I think Rans found this out as all the new Screamers now likewise use the Terracycle idlers as shown. Chain Idler F...
by BikeFiver
Feb 22 2016 11:24pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Tandem Rans BBSO2 Build
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Tandem Rans BBSO2 Build

I like to ride recumbents and my wife will only ride tandem. The solution was to buy HER a Rans Screamer Tandem for Mother's Day! Screamer R Start.jpg Now to make it really fun... electrify it. We have been really pleased with our Rans Screamer (now named Green Lightning) with BBSO2 750 W. GreenLigh...
by BikeFiver
Feb 22 2016 9:36pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Tandem Rans Screamer BBSO2 Build
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Tandem Rans Screamer BBSO2 Build

I've become hooked on recumbent cycling and my wife only likes to tandem. The solution was to buy HER a Rans Screamer recumbent tandem for Mother's Day. Screamer R Start.jpg Screamer L Start.jpg Then to make it even more fun, add a BBSO2 from EM3EV. GreenLightening R.jpg Green Lightening L.jpg Here ...
by BikeFiver
Feb 13 2016 8:15pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Thorn Expedition TANDEM with BBS02 750W? Anyone??
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

Re: Thorn Expedition TANDEM with BBS02 750W? Anyone??

Left Dropout.jpg Here's the left dropout with new skewer. The old quick release was of quality steel but worn. I think the prior owner was having issues with movement as well. The movement cost the bike some metal and the quick release no longer had any sharp edges to grip the bike. Nowhere for the...
by BikeFiver
Feb 12 2016 10:36pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Thorn Expedition TANDEM with BBS02 750W? Anyone??
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

Re: Thorn Expedition TANDEM with BBS02 750W? Anyone??

We have been really pleased with our Rans Screamer with BBSO2 750 W. GreenLightening R.jpg We have found the power to be plenty. We use the 2 power level when in the 5 power setting. We only use the PAS never the throttle. We cruise level at 20-24 mph and any downhill is 25-29 in 54x11 gear. Max so ...
by BikeFiver
Dec 06 2014 9:16pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus

Chris, thanks for the kudos. I wish I had the room your EZ Sport has between the seat and the chain. I couldn't see the batteries fitting my space... I could be wrong. The other issue with the under seat racks for the Stratus is they seem to lock the seat in one position. That would preclude a quick...
by BikeFiver
Nov 26 2014 5:47pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus

Thanks Rich! You do feel the additional weight on the rear. I couldn't figure an adequate rack for the mid frame. As it is, it rides well but definitely not stock. I had thought about a front rack carry with a dual battery pack divided left and right. It would require long runs of high current wire ...
by BikeFiver
Nov 26 2014 12:29pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus

I thought I'd post an update on my Stratus build. Here's the 360 views of the finished bike. The original fairing handlebar was a closed loop and was going to be difficult to add the required controls. These chopper bars did the trick. Front View.jpg I went with the thumb throttle on the right and p...
by BikeFiver
Apr 22 2014 11:49pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus

This pic should clarify the fender/rack. It is made to extend down to the chainstays. The cover completes the tube around the controller. The enclosure is open to the ends only for airflow and wire ingress/egress. Stratus 31.jpg I like the coroplast suggestion Dogman. I think I will add some straps ...
by BikeFiver
Apr 21 2014 9:12pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus

Here's the fabric lined box with web battery straps and exposed bolt heads. The power cord enters the front of the box. Stratus 21.jpg I cut some pieces of the straps and glued one edge down so the "flap now covers the heads but the edge can be lifted to expose the heads. Stratus 22.jpg The bat...
by BikeFiver
Apr 21 2014 8:12am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus

Thanks Dog for the compliment and ideas. Here's some more pics that will clarify. Please continue to give your suggestions as I may have missed something. The rack was made to be a rear fender and is closed to the rear wheel. More pics will clarify soon. Next I turned my attention to some torque arm...
by BikeFiver
Apr 20 2014 11:32pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Build Rans Stratus
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Recumbent Build Rans Stratus

I'm getting close to finishing my first E bike build and thought I would share with the forum to help pay back all the help I have received by reading others builds. Hope you experts enjoy it and you fellow newbies find a little help. Thanks for sharing Y'all !!! Here's the start...almost. It's a Ra...