DCH Test ride

This weekend I’ve been riding the DCH and we took this opportunity to record some videos. The bike worked without any trouble and smoothly. The only “problem” was the weather. On the side plate of the bike you can read “Made in the sunny Canary Islands”. Well, this past weekend has been anything but sunny … _____ Este fin de …

DCH1 Sketches

Now that I’ve shown the final CAD drawings of the electric bike I want also to show you some of the first sketches I did. I started this project (and all the projects I do however complex they may be) with paper and pen, creating freehand drawings. From my point of view it is the best and fastest way to …

Hub motor EnerTrac

 I have just realized that I haven’t spoken about the DCH1’s motor yet. As you can see in the picture it is an electric hub motor from the company Enertrac. The price (€ 1,200 including shipping and taxes) is not cheap but in return you have an easy to install and elegant solution that doesn’t take up space in the …

Swingarm finally welded

I’ve finally welded the aluminum swingarm and the batteries box! It has been a long journey… As I was expecting, they were much more difficult to weld than the steel parts. The biggest headache was to weld the joints between the aluminum extrusions and the machined parts. Because the thicknesses were so different, machined parts (like the shock absorber lug) …

Chasis terminado

¡Conjunto chasis/subchasis atornillado y terminado! Como las estructuras soldadas eran bastante pequeñas y tampoco necesitaba un gran acabado, me he animado a pintarlas yo mismo. Las he lijado para que no quedara ningún resto de óxido, les he aplicado una imprimación para metales y finalmente les he dado un par de capas de pintura en color negro mate. La combinación …