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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

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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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