Ruff Lucky frame electric build

Discussion in 'ELECTRIC POWERED BIKES' started by crazydave58, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. crazydave58

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    so...decided to take my bafang kit off my vanmoof and put it on my custom ruff bike...took it for a good ride today...I really like how the 3 speed Shimano works with the bafang motor...I may put on a wider set of handlebars tho...very nice riding bike ...t 99AD7C83-4F86-492E-BEEA-36D9F06535FB.jpeg CFBC2399-2179-4A86-8B26-DA457A0EF1EF.jpeg FB68BF1C-68F2-4FA5-BAD6-F90F26D2375B.jpeg rying out this axiom DLX rear rack too...just waiting for my new panniers to arrive..
     
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    I honestly think this bars suit the bike perfectly, they complement the frame, seat, wheels and fork so well that the bike becomes more than the sum of its parts and give it a really unitary, finished look. If You would only blacken them that would be it. I'd call it done.
     
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    7632F391-6299-4ADF-8BBE-5902A16444A7.jpeg AE96DE80-5960-4862-AFCB-E66B4420BF3A.jpeg 60255948-8798-4A58-BEC1-BB1575147200.jpeg So I got some Alban pannier bags ...beautifully made bags...highly recommend...they fit nicely on my axiom flip flop rack..
     
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    Forgot to mention, I love how well double tube frames and double tube forks go together. Hence moto-bars would be a good alternative if You still want to replace bars.
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    Those bars would look good for sure...but I think I will try these vintage U bars I just finished painting...their a little wider.. 15391931447774614312427487635065.jpg
     
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    I also have these cool old aluminum touring bars...but they have larger diameter...couldn't get my throttle switch on 20181001_165926.jpg
     
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    Decided to fasten some stiff rubber cargo liner that I had leftover to the sides of the pannier rack to support the bags and to help protect them from road crud..I think it turned out pretty good 20181010_211515.jpg 20181010_205830.jpg
     
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    4E77F138-AE78-4CD3-AED5-162295DD0643.jpeg Put on the U bars...I’m liken them..
     
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    76588386-5D89-4850-BD29-1332951F8536.jpeg Got it set up pretty good now
     
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    Great looking bike! What's the top speed in third?
     
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    I’ve got 9 levels of assist on it...on level 9 on a flat stretch using just the throttle I can easily get it up to 35 or 40 Kmh.....it actually goes faster than I need it to...I generally ride around town in level 3 or 4 which gets me between 25 and 30 kmh...which is fast enough...but it’s nice to have the extra power when I want it...I ride in 2nd or 3rd gear most of the time...I actually prefer the 3 speed hub over the 8 speed hub I was using on my other bike...I spend less time changing gears..
     
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    I was feeling creative so I had some spare sheet metal to cut up for some bike bling.. 20190421_130236.jpg inCollage_20190421_115659691.jpg
     
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    77B230A7-3FB2-428B-9F63-1EE4BE11DEDC.jpeg 4E938FE6-E88C-4B05-8B81-5C778D8B64BF.jpeg Put the bars from my 41 Schwinn DX on my ruff build...feel pretty good..a little wider than the U bars
     
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    That is a real bruiser.
     
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    Really nice build!
     

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