Orange P7 e-commuter

Captain Stupido

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This has got me thinking. Could also bolt something up by setting a star nut in the bottom of the steerer tube. Or use one of those expanding plugs that do the same job.


Good, lots of options. :)
 
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Captain Stupido

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Looks like a great bike mate. I remember following this thread a while ago, been thinking of doing something like this with a bafang mid drive. Only thing putting me off is cable management, which I despise. Yours looks pretty neat though.

The tongsheng kit makes for a pretty neat installation. Neater still (albeit with slightly reduced functionality) would be to swap the display/controller for one of these:


Also on the to-do list is to have a play with the open source firmware. Apparently there's a mod in it that improves the power delivery at higher cadences.

 

Captain Stupido

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New bits arrived:

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So I set about improving the battery connections and mounting:

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Added a blob of hot melt glue to limit water ingress to the battery pack
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Also put some heat shrink wrap around the motor connectors to hopefully keep things dry:

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Captain Stupido

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Removed this little control as it seems to be causing problems (possibly due to it having got wet). Fitted a bell instead - more useful as the controls are duplicated on the main panel.

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Fitted a temporary rear mudguard. Hopefully it'll help - I've got a plan for full- length mudguards once I fit the disc brakes shown in the previous post.

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And I reckon it's now commute ready (ish). :) I think pretty stealthy. Plan to wrap much of it in self amalgamating tape to hide and protect the wires but I want to properly road test and convert to discs first.

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albash82

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I'm really glad someone on here has done what I'm considering! My commute is a hilly 13 miles, I rarely pedal it, mainly due these days, to getting back home for my lads bath and bedtime... Ebike commute might make this possible. I'd love to ditch the car where I can.
Be interesting to see how it'd be up a really steep, savage road climb out of the village I work in... Gets up to nearly 20% for a while 😬. It's always fun when you've not even warmed up yet!

I'd imagine a battery pack like the one you have would easily do the round trip of 26 miles or so...
 

albash82

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Yeah I did the road commute on a modern MTB ebike from my old gaff. It was about 20 mins in the car, took 35mins in full boost mode.
Cyclepath/quieter lane commute is a couple of miles longer.
 
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