Monday, November 17, 2014

Picture of Tidalforce M-750X electric bike with the Auxiliary Water Bottle Battery Pack

I took the bike outside to take some clear pictures of the Tidalforce M-750X electric bike with the auxiliary water bottle mounted battery. It looks really nice and clean. I need to do a few more things. Clean up the cables some more and to add a disc brake to the front fork so that it can work with the disc wheel! :)

Completed Tidalforce Electric Bike Bottle Mount Battery Pack

I spent a few minutes last week finishing up the Tidalforce Electric Bike Bottle Mount Battery Pack.

I wrapped the case with an acrylic outer shell and overwrapped it with some very wide gaffers tape. It looks very clean and matches the frame of the Tidalforce bike very well. It's highly water resistant and the acrylic protects the cells inside.

With the battery mounted near the middle of the bike, the balance is greatly improved over a rear rack mounted pack. Also, the bike feels so much lighter to move around. I haven't measured it yet, but it has to be at least 25 lbs lighter than with the front hub battery.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Progress on bottle mount battery for my Tidalforce electric bike

I worked on the bottle mount battery tonight. I bought some acrylic and gaffers tape and created a shell/case for the somewhat delicate LIPO battery. The battery does not have a protective case so I created one. I need to put a top on it and seal it from the elements, however, it's very stable and looks very solid. I used 3 3M Velstraps.