The Goose - late swap to the INTERCEPTOR

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  1. HuffnPuff

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    My plans to get started went awry today. So far I have a donor and a dream. Based on today’s inspection with a tape measure the donor is going to need some modifying, hence Class 2. If the tear down shows me something different it might end up shunting to Class 1.

    Anyway, here’s the donor.

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    The dream is an e- bicycle homage to a motorcycle.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing this happen!
     
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    Wow! Elect-RaT-fying build idea!
    RaT oN~!
     
  4. HuffnPuff

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    Not a lot of progress yet, I’ve decided I need to finish a coffee table first to get it out of the garage. But a partial tear down revealed some quality Chinese wiring waterproofing.
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    Either that or customs missed another contraband package and so did the receiver.

    I’ve also been contemplating a build with a complementary theme to fit in class 1 but don’t know how I’ll go for time. The finish date is still a long way of though ...
     
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    Ambitious!
     
  6. HuffnPuff

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    Have almost stripped the donor down. Pics tomorrow when I can spread it out in the light and show how many bits there are.

    One of the reasons for using this as a donor is that they have become illegal here. As the pedals are an afterthought, it is no longer considered a bicycle with electric assist. Legally pedalling must be he primary means of propulsion. Therefore it is considered a motorbike and must be registered - but why would you when they no good to ride in traffic (too slow). It was cheap for an e-bike but the batteries are cactus and I’ll buy a lithium replacement I think.
     
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    D9AD4167-84E1-4BD6-8031-10037AACDB8D.jpeg B7985850-7934-49D5-A5F3-2B0B8B8C4E6D.jpeg Crikey it’s got a lot of parts! And so many screws (in the plastic tub)

    I’m aiming to fit 26” wheels and will re-lace the hub motor to a proper sized rim. It needs to be a proper bicycle first, then get some motorbike style enhancements. Will probably require some surgery to the rear section to fit bigger wheels and some new forks.

    Picked up some new tyres this morning from a local community bike centre. 4 near new 26” city bike tyres For $5 ea.
     
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    Just imagine how many pounds of weight you just saved:cool2: and as the old saying goes - if it's lighter it goes faster.
     
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    Ha ha. It’s still a pretty heavy the plastic fairing weighs next to nothing in comparison. I might weigh it for giggles though.
     
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    Looks better already!
     
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    This morning I had a few minutes so...

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    Take off about 1.7kg for the crate and left with about 12kg of stuff removed - and it is still a heavy frame and wheels (without batteries too) Some of it will go back in as I’m planning on using the instruments and some lights.
     
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    Still 12kg is like the wieght of a whole normal 26" wheel bicycle these days, and still it's 12kg saved!
     
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    ...and then I found another 2kg of seat in the garage. Might have to weigh the frame if it doesn’t overload the scales.
     
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    **OJ frantically searching for kg to lbs conversion chart**
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    For every 1kg = 2.2lbs
     
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    looks pretty much like a bicycle under there except the floor/seat loop .. subbed , i wana see what this becomes
     
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    I really need to get a move on with this. I’ve ordered spokes to convert the rear wheel to 26”, but not much else. The coffee table is finished though! All materials recycled from a house renovation. Vintage door, hardwood studs and copper pipe.
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    that is beautiful :acute: :41:
     
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    Cool table and repurpose of vintage materials. That's right up my alley!
     
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    Progress has been slow, but I received the spike and have rebuilt the electric hub to a 26” rim. I’d hate to have got a flat on the original wheel, I couldn’t get the tyre off so ended up cutting the spikes to get hw hub out rather than undoing them. Then again, the tyre is pretty heavy so probably wouldn’t get too many punctures.
     

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