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    SHOW PICS OF YOUR CYCLONE eBIKE (or Trike)

    Lets get this thread going, to showcase what some of you guys have done.
    Alpha One 6000W tadpole e-Trike (Cyclone): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFC8MRwvgUM
    Alpha Two Cyclone 3000W tadpole e-Trike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkakVw8yY8E
    Electric Cyclone 3000W eBike "power mod": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_weSmz_h3Ig

    #2
    Wow, no takers? C'mon guys... let the pictures roll... sharing is caring! :)
    Alpha One 6000W tadpole e-Trike (Cyclone): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFC8MRwvgUM
    Alpha Two Cyclone 3000W tadpole e-Trike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkakVw8yY8E
    Electric Cyclone 3000W eBike "power mod": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_weSmz_h3Ig

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      #3
      OK; I'll bite---this is my Motobecane Fantom 650B Plus with the Cyclone 3K as it crawled out of the proverbial swamp. I was in a hurry to ride it so this is with an undersized Shark battery pack and the controller is zip tied on. Building it up to be a "work truck" for trail work.

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        #4
        Using photo resize app, hope quality is good.
        Schwinn high timber from Amazon Battery/controller box from 3k carbon bid with 1 ply of fiberglass inside to electrically insulate using jeffco epoxy resin. 12k thermoset resin access panel with dzus fasteners

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          #5
          Interesting. I would like to see more fiberglass or/or carbon fiber battery boxes. Working with fiberglass and carbon fiber are not traditional skills used by bike mechanics. A battery box is a good size and complexity level for someone new to the materials.

          It would be awesome if you could make a tutorial on working with them.

          fwb

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            #6
            Good idea, I'll try to cobble together a decent concise walkthrough (one-off mold making and layup) this week. Where should I post such a thread?

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              #7
              I would suggest in the https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...diy-discussion .

              Over the past couple of years I made a few velomobile bodies. Awful project for someone working with the materials for the first time :( I figured if the kids building solar cars could do it, so could I.

              Thanks.

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                #8



                This is a Bakfiet for commuting and hauling my offspring around. It has an electric motor to make it a transportation solution rather than a hobby or exercise bike. I used the Luna Cycles Cyclone 3000. The kits works well and climbs the hills here in S. Cal. There are few upgrades to the kit and the frame that I did.

                Cyclone Kit mods:
                I wrapped a few extra metal tie-wraps through heat shrink around the motor.
                I placed the motor on top of the main frame bar of the bakfiet
                I extended the wires (solder) so that I could have the controller behind me on the cargo rack.
                LED lights and high Volt headlight
                72V battery
                Made battery box with key to lock the motor, a volt meter and a toggle switch for lights

                Future upgrades:
                A 3 position switch for the speeds,
                the peddle assist so that I can loan it out to newbies.
                Maybe a loud e-horn.

                Bakfiet upgrades:
                Cyclone kit!
                better handle bars
                Taller seat post
                better seat

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                  #9
                  Here is my Full suspension Cannondale Scalpel

                  I do not recommend the brake sensors from the Cyclone kit on Luna Cycle.
                  I have found the brake sensors for the Bafang kit to be way better and more reliable, less finicky.
                  I would get those and wire them in.

                  I have a shift sensor installed but find it to be unnecessary now that I am used to the bike.
                  It also false triggers sometimes over bumps. I disconnect it when it get real bad and just mind my shifting.

                  I had bought the triple chainring crank and found it was not needed with the amount of torque the motor puts out.
                  It also didn't work with the wacked out chainline.
                  I actually limit the throttle curve to be more gentle since the rear triangle is carbon / plastic.
                  I could feel the whole frame flexing from the ridiculous torque.
                  I use a 48 tooth outer and a 40 tooth inner.



                  Videos showing the Cannondale along with a Specialized epic with BBSHD

                  Part 1
                  https://youtu.be/7TtGATfU1Oc

                  Part 2
                  https://youtu.be/GdEmPUnMfLE


                  Also working on a Lapierre DH 720 with 2000 watt mini cyclone.
                  https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Lapier...11-Tested.html
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by shangismachine; 03-27-2017, 12:10 PM.

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                    #10
                    SIKK beach cruiser, 52v 20ah. I make these heavy duty rear passenger racks with built in lighting.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by shangismachine View Post
                      Here is my Full suspension Cannondale Scalpel

                      I do not recommend the brake sensors from the Cyclone kit on Luna Cycle.
                      I have found the brake sensors for the Bafang kit to be way better and more reliable, less finicky.
                      I would get those and wire them in.

                      I have a shift sensor installed but find it to be unnecessary now that I am used to the bike.
                      It also false triggers sometimes over bumps. I disconnect it when it get real bad and just mind my shifting.

                      I had bought the triple chainring crank and found it was not needed with the amount of torque the motor puts out.
                      It also didn't work with the wacked out chainline.
                      I actually limit the throttle curve to be more gentle since the rear triangle is carbon / plastic.
                      I could feel the whole frame flexing from the ridiculous torque.
                      I use a 48 tooth outer and a 40 tooth inner.



                      Videos showing the Cannondale along with a Specialized epic with BBSHD

                      Part 1
                      https://youtu.be/7TtGATfU1Oc

                      Part 2
                      https://youtu.be/GdEmPUnMfLE


                      Also working on a Lapierre DH 720 with 2000 watt mini cyclone.
                      https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Lapier...11-Tested.html
                      Dude that Cannondale cyclone is totally awesome
                      great job on the build Bravo

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                        #12
                        I thought I'd share a Cyclone build I've been working on. I still have some fabrication to do on the front motor mount, but I'm hoping to have this bike running in a couple of weeks.

                        To address the Cyclone mount flex, I machined a spacer to replace the supplied small aluminum motor hanger...similar to the LA Ebike solid mount except it only captures the lower mounting bolts. I also used hardened 1/4" bolts with nuts instead of using the supplied spacers. The front motor mount to the downtube should also solve the bulk of the flex.

                        The stock motor controller was modified with machined endcaps to accommodate new waterproof connectors. I removed all unnecessary wires from the controller, added an on/off switch, and conformal coated the PCB with nail polish.

                        For the crankset, I used echo trials cranks, an ENO freewheel, and used chainring bolt spacers to achieve a decent chainline. I also rearranged my 10 speed cassette to line up my large cog with the lowest front chainring. I'm sure my gearing will be tweaked once I get some miles on the bike.

                        For batteries, I'll be using two Multistar 16000mAH Lipos in a custom seatmount carrier(I'm still working on that). The carrier will use to MOLLE compatible water bottle pouches mounted to seatpost water bottle mounts. I'll post pics when it's finished. It should be very solid and not sway like a typical seatpost rack.

                        Here are some pics of where I'm at.

                        Regards,
                        Brian

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                        • shangismachine
                          shangismachine commented
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                          Sweet machine work Brian!
                          Can you link to the cranks and freewheel? They look very nice.

                          The controller looks expensive now with your new wiring job.

                        • SDharlie
                          SDharlie commented
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                          Wow thats an impressive mount. Would you consider selling some.

                        • bchampig
                          bchampig commented
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                          Thanks for the kind words. The cranks are echo trials cranks. They work pretty well but just barely clear the motor with a couple mm to spare. The freewheel was a whites ENO but without a support bearing, it developed bearing play very quickly. I swapped in an ACS and if that fails, I have an ultra heavy duty freewheel on hand.

                        #13
                        Man these things have the power , love it .

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                          #14
                          2012 Giant trance x3 med frame size .
                          Attached Files

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