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    Electra Lux Fatt 7D - Matte Black

    Found a cool Electra cruiser that I want to build up as an electric. Electra does not link directly to it on their website that I can find. In the link below they refer to it as an Electra Lux Fatt 7D in Matte Black.

    I like that it has Disc Brakes 180mm front and rear.

    A Standard 100mm Bottom Bracket.

    The measurement inside that straight seat tube is 15" if you wanted to mount a battery there.

    It is one of the few Electra cruisers with disc brakes. Pretty light too, as it is all Aluminium / Alloy everything

    http://www.electrabike.com/bikes/cru...t-tire-7d/mens and http://www.electrabike.com/sites/def...s/527502_1.jpg



    And this is the Ladies version of this bike:



    My local bike shop said this model was not popular with ladies because of the color and that they might not be making them. Again these are not listed on the Electra Website either, except a mention as a blog post : http://www.electrabike.com/blog/2016...r-lux-fat-tire

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    Last edited by g725s; 09-28-2016, 06:55 AM.

    #2
    That is an excellent find! Would make a great build. "Spinning Magnets' did one that is very cool! With a little frame work, you can mount the drive IN the triangle, making for a very stealthy build!

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      #3
      I am happy with my Electra Lux Fat 7D. I can answer any questions you might have about it...

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      Originally posted by Rix Ryds View Post
      That is an excellent find! Would make a great build. "Spinning Magnets' did one that is very cool! With a little frame work, you can mount the drive IN the triangle, making for a very stealthy build!
      I took one for a spin at a local bike shop. They wanted $599 pre-tax. I think that is the lowest they go.

      It had a nice heavy duty built-in kickstand in a position where you can still spin the chain.

      And mounting tabs for the tail-rack they sell.

      It puts you in a very comfortable riding position.

      I saw that build where he put the motor inside the triangle.

      I was thinking just keep the motor under since everything is black and then modify the chain guard so you can keep that.
      Last edited by g725s; 09-24-2016, 05:52 AM.

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        #5
        Fat/Fatt..same bike..

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          #6
          Wow that is a sweet bike. Where are you going to put the battery?

          Could make a nice foundation for an italjet clone, a project I have been dreaming up for a while now. Only question is whether a battery could fit inside the tank space...

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          • g725s
            g725s commented
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            As far as the battery goes I will consider doing something similar to this: http://electricbike.com/forum/forum/...6915#post16915 , with a custom battery.

            But I'd really like to use a Shark Battery. But since I cannot drill into the seat-tube to install a few Rivet Nuts (the type of threaded insert for water bottle), I will look at the Shark Pack mounting bracket and how I might hose clamp (or clamp of some sort) it to the seat-tube. I measured the seat-tube on the inside and it is just over 15".

            After putting together that Fuji mountain bike I realized that the BBSHD could climb my 1 1/4 mile long 11% grade overall hill to my house pretty easily. And with that in mind I'd rather be in a more comfortable riding position.
            Last edited by g725s; 09-25-2016, 03:28 PM.

          #7
          I Just finish building one of these. I'll post pics & specs soon.

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