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  • Farmer Fpv
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    I'm finally finished with mine, I have been commuting back and forth to work for over a month now. I wanted to make sure there are no mechanical problems before I go ahead and get it powder-coated and then airbrushed. I'm finally satisfied with all those fabrication I ended up going with the Maxxis hookworm tires, wishing my opinion look better and ride better and have much more grip.. next weekend it's going to the powder coater and then to the paint booth for some Custom Airbrushing.

    here's the last bare metal picture I'll have of the bike before I tear it down for Powder Coating.

    Excited :)
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  • Defjr333
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    Been looking for someone to do some artwork on mine....I'm no artist.lol

  • Farmer Fpv
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    Originally posted by Defjr333 View Post
    Looking good and sound plans there. Nicely done sir
    Thanks I appreciate it, she's running amazing nice and smooth with the speedster tires. Can't wait to get powder costing done and some air brushing.

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  • Defjr333
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    Looking good and sound plans there. Nicely done sir

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  • Farmer Fpv
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    Originally posted by Defjr333 View Post
    I have an offset cog on the rear of mine as well, but left the 68mm BB. Where the chain passes the seat-tube, and rear fender, I was getting chain rub pretty bad. I wound up doing as you were suggesting you may do if chain stretch occurs......the clear 3m chainstay protector. Works well. Looking nice.
    Yeah I remove the stock BMX us bottom bracket shell installed 100 mm bottom bracket shell and threaded inserts for English thread. The chain is about an inch and a half away from the box. Also the dropout distance on the motor is 155 mm so I had to spread the rear dropouts and then straighten them. I filled in the upper slots so that way from the force of the motor and the hydraulic disc brake bend it or pulled apart. I TIG weld an IS mount on the rest. Because of the wider Dropout and the offset COG and 100 mm bottom bracket shell it put me in The Sweet Spot perfect chain line I doubt the shame will rub even if it wears but I'm still going to put that clear protection vinyl like you said I'm going to end up put it on both sides just because my shoe rubbing up against it can scratch it. They sell clear vinyl wrap near my house.

    thanks again for checking it out I'll be adding more pictures and video

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  • Defjr333
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    I have an offset cog on the rear of mine as well, but left the 68mm BB. Where the chain passes the seat-tube, and rear fender, I was getting chain rub pretty bad. I wound up doing as you were suggesting you may do if chain stretch occurs......the clear 3m chainstay protector. Works well. Looking nice.

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  • Farmer Fpv
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    Originally posted by Defjr333 View Post
    That's a lot of surface area for chain rub. What are your plans to prevent paint/ scratch damage?
    Now that you mention it the one thing I didn't think about was chain stretch, after riding it for a while the chain might stretch and then contact the Box. I'm either going to have to keep an eye on it or I'm going to have to use some kind of clear stick on material that will let the paint job show through and protect the paint as well for when the chain does stretch and I'm not paying attention. Your question was completely valid and something I didn't think about when it came to the chain stretching out. Right now the chain is brand new and it doesn't get close to touching but when it stretches who knows? Any ideas for material that will let the paint job still show through? Or maybe I can put a chain tensioner with a spring. Hmmm good question.
    Last edited by Farmer Fpv; 07-10-2020, 02:02 PM.

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  • Farmer Fpv
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    Originally posted by Defjr333 View Post
    That's a lot of surface area for chain rub. What are your plans to prevent paint/ scratch damage?
    Not a problem at all it's doesn't even come close 2 rubbing the battery box. I have an offset COG in the rear I also remove the bottom bracket shell and put a fat bike bottom bracket shell and bottom bracket. You can push the chain as hard as you want with your fingers and it will not come close to the Box already calculated all that before building. But that is a valid concern in my case it's not.

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  • Defjr333
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    That's a lot of surface area for chain rub. What are your plans to prevent paint/ scratch damage?

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  • Farmer Fpv
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    The battery and controller box turned out better than I expected once I get it powder coated I'm going to have somebody airbrush battery controller box not sure what I'm going to do yet but I might do the Italian flag and American flag I'm Italian-American. But I want it ghosted just like ghost flames you can only see it in certain positions, or when you're up close. The Rush cycle frames are really cheap right now $199 I might just get another one and do a mid Drive something with less power and more just pedal assist to cruise the Boardwalk. I just finished TIG welding the battery box the other day and I spot welded studs for the battery bracket and the controller to mount to. I got stainless steel blued sleeve for all the wires
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  • Farmer Fpv
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    I could have built the tank myself but I wanted put a lot of power 100.8v 30ah 21700 40t cells.

    I'm actually almost done and I'm really stoked on how it turned out. Right now I'm putting it together so I can test ride it and make sure everything is good I don't want to have to drill anymore holes after it's powder-coated. I'll post a picture right now. And don't get me wrong I love mid drives there so much better but I think their purpose is much better for off road. Which brings me to my next build a soft tail E-MTB it's going to be a blast.

  • Farmer Fpv
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    I was lazy and it was easy way out, I plan on doing a mid Drive E-MTB to ride some single track. I built this Tango just for cruising. I like mid drives better but then I wouldn't been able to build my battery box the way I wanted. I'm actually almost done doing some wire management then going to test it take it apart again send it to powder coating and put it back together crazy

  • Defjr333
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    I almost swapped to a QS motor on mine. I just dont need the top speed, so not worth me doing. I am curious as to why you did not get the tank from ruff cycles for the tango?
    https://store.ruff-cycles.com/ruff-f...-steel-v1.html
    While I do admit Ruff-Cycles does nice work, I do not like their ethics and way they operate. Can not recommend, but can understand why one would use them.....I have.
    Here is my Ruff-cycle creation.......I just did an entire disassembly and will rebuild with some upgrades over the next few weeks.

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  • Drzdave58
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    Any reason why you decided on a hub motor rather than a mid drive motor?

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  • Farmer Fpv
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    This place is not very active, I guess that's better than Facebook drama, lol.

    So I'm having problems with the aluminium on the slip roll it has flat spots at the ends that I cant roll out, glad I had them cut longer than i needed as i can cut the flat spots out. I would rather try to roll them out if possible as that means less cutting and waste. I didn't get the flat spot on the steel which is weird I would think the steel would be harder at the end of the sheet. They are 4 inches wide and I believe 2.5 or 3 mm thick. Maybe it's to thick for the roller as the steel is only 20 gauge I think, I don't remember might be 16 gauge I just know it's a lot thinner than the Aluminum. I just want to be done and start to tig everything together. Sorry, my run-on sentences are about 50 words longer than they should be i talk a lot. :)

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