Cyclone 3K + Townie = FrankenTownie!

#1
No it's not stealthy! And no it's not subtle! But it is the most fun I've had on a Townie in awhile. Not for the faint of heart, this beast will do 40+mph and it's only running at 52v at 40amps now. Will be going to 72v at 60 amps in the near future! I think I'm going to need new tires! And a full face helmet! Makes me wonder why I put pedals on it!
 

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JRA

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Not sure if you shouldn't add scary to that first sentence? These days with the extra weight of e systems and with the option for disc brakes available, although I realize your bike doesn't have the mounts, any sort of e bike that is capable of 40+ mph should have the best brakes going. Please be careful, it's DIY not DYI (Do Yourself In).
 
#3
Thanks for your concern! You're absolutely correct about needing the best brakes available! If you look closely at the photo you will see I have installed Kool Stop brake pads. They make a rim brake as powerful a stopper as a good set of disk brakes! Really! I can haul it down from 40 to a complete stop as fast as my riding partner can stop his with disks. After all, disk size has a lot to do with stopping power, and 26" rims are some big disks!
 

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