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    Who has some ebikes with style?

    I would like to, at some point in the future, build an ebike with some style. I'm thinking more in the vein of an old-school top tank moped type look. The initial thoughts I'm throwing around in my head are starting with something like this Worksman Cruiser and mounting a battery pack in between the two top tubes and fabricating some sort of metal cover to mimic a tank.

    Has anybody done something similar? Anyone want to show off some pictures of their good looking ebikes to help me see what's possible and get some ideas?



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    It is not about if with style but before you get style
    make sure you will be spending more time riding it than repairing it for hours /like motor removing rust, pushing back shoddy connectors, replacing burned connectors, adjusting loose PAS sensors, troubleshooting shoddy controllers etc/.
    don't go for cheapy stuff.
    Bargains=shoddy
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    I agree that it is important to use quality materials and put your ebike together patiently and correctly so that it is reliable.

    But, I'm still waiting for pics of people's ebikes with style!

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    Cool Comfort Cruiser (2009 eZip Trailz LS)

    I have multiple eBikes ...
    I set this one up as my Comfort Cruiser.



    Big comfy seat, set low
    suspension seat post
    big balloon whitewalls
    My arms are long enough for full upright seating
    "quiet" gear reduction motor, regeared for 20mph cruising
    Home built 25.9V 25.92Ah LiPo in oem rack mount pack
    provides 25 miles at 20 mph
    nearly 40 miles at 15 mph

    Comfort.JPG
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    Post #84 in the following thread has my bike..
    i personally think it's got style!

    E bike with self charging capability?
    Just for those who may be new here, the more militant membership is convinced that they need some outrageous amount (Seven feet? Nine feet?) of real estate in order to ride their bikes safely - and even that isn't really enough because they figure it'll always be imperfectly paved or not spotlessly clean or that the whole bike lane thing is some "separate but equal" conspiracy to keep them down.

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    Looks good DrkAngel!

    SpecialX, wow that thing has a lot going on. How long that take you to put together?

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    I kinda like my two bikes (road and mountain)



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    Here are some other bikes:

    Vanmoot





    Fat tire bikes (Felt)



    Coboc:


    Retro Look:



    The problem with all of them is that they are good for about 15mph, where I want 25mph in my bikes. The coboc does look a lot like one of the bikes I made though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flammenwurfer View Post
    SpecialX, wow that thing has a lot going on. How long that take you to put together?
    A while...
    I'm still working on it...
    i bought it from a guy and it was pretty much like that...
    i changed the box that WAS in the back from a plastic POS to wood...
    there already was a single (fog) lamp in the front that I changed to dual LED boxes and everything else pretty much stayed the same, but I added a second 12v socket and dual 5v USB (1a & 2a) socket, a car horn and there used to be a (broken) radio that I exchanged for the red one in the pic.
    There was no (motor) battery, so I had to add one.. There was a 12v battery in there which I didn't change...
    When I have some more free time, I will be taking it apart and run all new wires (I don't know how long those wires have been there) and will be changing out all the 14-16ga wire (that's run everywhere for everything including the motor and accessories.) to 10ga for the 48v - motor / controller / battery and 12ga for the main 12v leading to the front of the bicycle.
    currently the wires running from the front to the back for the rear lights and stuff are 16-18ga which I want to change to 14ga AND the connections to the rear box are trailer type connections which I see are corroded slightly, so I want to change those into something else.
    I also want to change the dimensions of the box..it currently reaches out to far behind the rear tire.. I'm planning on changing it to be shorter and Taller, that way I can make the lower part of the box house the batteries and then put a small platform within the box to house a toolkit and spare parts and leave the top section open for pure storage (for groceries, et.al.).

    I am also planning a second motor/battery for the front for a dual drive system and changing out the (rear bicycle) tire for one used with moped/motorcycle so that I get better traction and stability.
    (It's a 4" rear tire). Does anyone know of a conversion from bicycle to moped/motorcycle tire? While still using the tube.
    Or a way to make a 4" tire more puncture resistant (tire liners are typically too thin for a 4" tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flammenwurfer View Post
    I would like to, at some point in the future, build an ebike with some style. I'm thinking more in the vein of an old-school top tank moped type look. The initial thoughts I'm throwing around in my head are starting with something like this Worksman Cruiser and mounting a battery pack in between the two top tubes and fabricating some sort of metal cover to mimic a tank.

    Has anybody done something similar? Anyone want to show off some pictures of their good looking ebikes to help me see what's possible and get some ideas?

    This producer makes a very nice bike similar to what you want (but not a cruiser) the ebike is the Brinke Golden Gate Gents, here you see a picture! I actually have the Times Square model and is very good quality!
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    Stylish Electric Bikes

    I dont have ebikes.But the above pictures are awesome and wanted to buy one of stylish luxury ebike and experiance the ride with comfort and cool looks

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    Cool 2013 - EZip Trailz LS - Comfort Cruiser

    Perked up my 2013 eZip LS. (2200 miles - so far)
    Decent "full " fenders. (Support arms required slight bend to clear motor)
    Schwinn Comfort Kevlar belted tires with real tread! - Same design as Kenda K841 "Komfort"


    Big-thick padded-sprung seat.

    25.9V 25.94Ah Lipo battery pack is "balanced" by a soft shell lunch bag of similar size and color.
    Required stiff cardboard insert to be held securely in rack. (Priority mail boxes provide the ideal cardboard)
    Holds:
    Tools - Adjustable wrench, Metric Allen wrench set, phillip screwdriver etc.
    Occasionally - tire removal tool and patch kit, bungee cords, cool liquid refreshment and/or med kit ... varies with mission.


    Lubed, adjusted rear hub and adjusted spokes - (newish wheel build)
    Lubed gear reduction (motor)
    Tuned brakes and cleaned wheels.

    My 2015 Comfort Cruiser
    Top speed 20mph+ @ 80F (w/11T motor sprocket mod @ 25.9V - Motor only)
    Controller capable for 33.3V! ~25mph+
    485w motor output @ 25.9V
    625w motor output @ 33.3V
    Can carry 2 batteries and switch to "Turbo" on the fly.
    Pedal assist - 44T >> Sunrace 13-34T for casual assist @ 20mph (Seat lowered for mock pedal assist - full upright posture)
    Range - ~25 miles @ 20mph; ~40 miles @ 15mph
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    This is my current ebike purchase 2 weeks ago, Cemoto folding mountain bike. 95% of the people who ask about this bike on the street has no clue it's an electric bike.

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    Nice! I have always thought that style bike would be perfect for hiding a battery pack!

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    Chas ,,,very nice collection of bikes ! e-tracker , vanmoot , cobot , terrific !

    My cruiser dated 1982-3 original
    200w geared motor ive had for just over 3 years
    48v x 13ah lifepo4 perfectly matched for this setup
    throttle grip and peddle assist 46T
    5 spd old gear shimano setup does the job
    gives me an estimated distance (80m 130 kms)
    and a speed with peddling (25mph 43 kph)

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    Nice bike Rick, it can do 80 miles with pedal assist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincent713 View Post
    Nice bike Rick, it can do 80 miles with pedal assist?
    Thanks vince ,, yes , its just right for my area as its flat smooth coastal with plenty of bikeways for 30Miles 45kms , Pedal assist is easy so its not working the motor too hard , that's probably why I get such good distance .
    rick
    BTW , I meant pedal assist when I said about distance ,,, LOL !
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    Hey Rick, really neat looking bike; any torque arm? Also, did you ever consider putting the battery mid frame or do you like the current (bad pun) weight distribution?

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    Weight distribution is everything and it's key to having a balance and good handling bike especially when you're pedaling with no motor assist. Having a high rear mounted battery in the back is ok for city commuters or hybrid bikes, but it's not ideal for a mountain bike. I test rode the Pedego Trail Tracker before I purchase my bike and the handling was bad when I stood up and pedal. The bike would either lean too much on right/left side when I'm pedaling hard. The high rear weight of the battery threw me off balance when I rode it. The price of the bike also threw me off $3,300 yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2old View Post
    Hey Rick, really neat looking bike; any torque arm? Also, did you ever consider putting the battery mid frame or do you like the current (bad pun) weight distribution?
    2old; G,day ! yeah weight distribution ha ha ,, I wish there was somewhere else I could place the battery . Wouldn't fit in the frame , I wish it would , I spent a lot of time (insulating against bumps , grinding rack for slide removal , modifications) But that's half the fun isn't it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincent713 View Post
    Weight distribution is everything and it's key to having a balance and good handling bike especially when you're pedaling with no motor assist. Having a high rear mounted battery in the back is ok for city commuters or hybrid bikes, but it's not ideal for a mountain bike. I test rode the Pedego Trail Tracker before I purchase my bike and the handling was bad when I stood up and pedal. The bike would either lean too much on right/left side when I'm pedaling hard. The high rear weight of the battery threw me off balance when I rode it. The price of the bike also threw me off $3,300 yikes!
    Vince you've got the ideal setup for weight distribution with your new bike , as much as I want to use this bike having the battery on the back is not where my preferences lie either . Bumpy roads & clunk don't sit right with me . But for now its doing the job , maybe down the track I will no doubt get something like you've got . BTW I love that rear wheel shock setup on yours , looks very practical !
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrkAngel View Post
    I have multiple eBikes ...
    I set this one up as my Comfort Cruiser.



    Big comfy seat, set low
    suspension seat post
    big balloon whitewalls
    My arms are long enough for full upright seating
    "quiet" gear reduction motor, regeared for 20mph cruising
    Home built 25.9V 25.92Ah LiPo in oem rack mount pack
    provides 25 miles at 20 mph
    nearly 40 miles at 15 mph

    Comfort.JPG
    Drkangel , very nice cruiser , well maintained , and it looks different . Yours is the first step thru ive seen I can honestly say id like to own .
    rick
    repco 26" 1995 with sram 2 speed hub
    cruiser 26" 1982 "the cruiser by road king"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick kimura View Post
    Vince you've got the ideal setup for weight distribution with your new bike , as much as I want to use this bike having the battery on the back is not where my preferences lie either . Bumpy roads & clunk don't sit right with me . But for now its doing the job , maybe down the track I will no doubt get something like you've got . BTW I love that rear wheel shock setup on yours , looks very practical !
    Thanks Rick, yeah the rear and front shock really does make the bike a real comfortable ride. Added a soft gel seat with higher handlebar and she's ready to be a city cruiser or off-road ranger! Now I need to figure out how to mount a rear rack or front basket like yours and I'm golden. Got any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincent713 View Post
    Thanks Rick, yeah the rear and front shock really does make the bike a real comfortable ride. Added a soft gel seat with higher handlebar and she's ready to be a city cruiser or off-road ranger! Now I need to figure out how to mount a rear rack or front basket like yours and I'm golden. Got any suggestions?
    Vince , having the suspension both wheels requires some thought . I added a front basket to my wifes bike that has front suspension . I bought a basket with 2 supports to hang over the handlebars and using large /strong plastic ties I connected the bottom of the basket to the top of each fork tying them through the caged section holding it very secure . This enabled the front fork suspension not to interfere with the basket position , and allowing the weight of shopping groceries to hang without getting in the way . I had to adjust the stem so the basket rested just above the forks where they were tied .
    Or another way for your ceMOTO could be to attach a seat post rack attachment to your steering stem allowing a basket to sit on top .
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