Tidalforce S-750

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by i12ride, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    This thing was once an electric bike from what I have found, and a pretty cool one it looked like. I however, scored the frame on the cheap cheap and initially turned it into a SS offroad adult BMX thing............
     

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  2. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    This is what it was supposed to be.........2300.00

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  3. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    It wasn't getting enough play in that format so I added some 8spd gripshift goods back on it and turned it into 1x8 trail bike. It gets more action now.........
     

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  4. Broseman

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    That's a great looking bike. I like the red tires and seat. May I ask how much you paid for the frame?
     
  5. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    Thanks, I don't recall exactly what I paid but am sure it wasn't more than 50.00 shipped or I wouldn't have even really messed with it. I did look into building it up with the wavecrest parts to make it electric but that was a lot of cash and iffy even then to get parts. Not sure you can get parts at this point. Woulda ended up being some $2000 project so I just did what I did instead. I did like the electric version. It was supposed to be good for 20 miles at speeds up to 20mph. The motor was the hub in back and the hub in front was the battery and it had a little dash thing on the bars to control it.

    Here's a link that has the pics and more about the discontinued bikes.............

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  6. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    New build going on for this frame.......flared drop bar single speed staggered wheelset multisurface toy.........parts on the way.............

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    also have 2.5mm black lizardskin bar tape & some fyxation pedals to go on it. Gonna be a kooky build...............
     
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  7. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    Wondering if those brake levers are going to whistle when I get up over 35mph?..........and if Lizardskins makes red/black mix bar tape.......yep, of course, the most expensive they sell..........

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  8. maelochs

    maelochs Old, fat, and slow

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    Why the 27.5 front? Just a tiny bit more width? I'd have thought larger diameter to roll over more stuff might be a good option .... what were your thoughts?
     
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  9. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    Seen a few of these staggered builds and decided to give it a try. And the added rollover for a single speed to maintain momentum with rigid fork.
     
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  10. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    That is one of the oddest things I can say I've seen, it looks so confused as to what it wants be when it grows up. :D
     
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  11. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    Cool, shooting for totally odd on this build.........
     
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  12. maelochs

    maelochs Old, fat, and slow

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    No 29er front end? Insufficiently radical ....
     
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  13. i12ride

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    Well, I already have a rigid v or disc fork that is longer to replace suspension fork so I decided to run a 27.5 front wheel since a 29er most likely wouldn't fit. Could maybe fit a 29" rim but would have to be such a small tire to fit that I just punted and went 27.5. The fork is for 26" wheel but is suspension corrected. Out back had to do 26" to have any decent size tire.
     
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  14. maelochs

    maelochs Old, fat, and slow

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    well, it will still be pretty weird, i guess .... :)
     
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  15. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    some progress and waiting on little stuff like wheelset, headset, rr tire & different chain tensioner................sneak peak of what's to come....crankset in place and fork/stem/bars/levers mocked up.

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    tensioner replacing alfine...................

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  16. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    FRAME NEEDS A TWOSPOKE STICKER.......................OK, I'll try to score one.
     
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  17. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    to cap off bars and match the stem cap on hand.................

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  18. kneedrachen

    kneedrachen Moderator Staff Member Mod Team Tavern Member

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    more on the hammerhead shark, please
     
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  19. i12ride

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    plastic fantastic left by a buddy who was staying with us long time ago - his company was hammerhead audio so I guess I ended up with the mascot. Now it's GUARDSHARK - protector of the mancave and all it's contents.
     
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  20. i12ride

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    Considering a carbon rigid 27.5 mtb fork. This one says 2.4 tire max. Most seem to be 2.1 max on tire. I will wait it out and see how the fork I have plays out first. This is $85....not bad, looks better than my steel black one. Could be a thing.

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