Figured I would start a new thread. I've been posting in Electric Bicycles, Shiny Things forum but this is going to be quite a project and I didn't want to turn that thread into my personal build log. A bit of background. I've always wanted an E bike, thought they were cool. Since moving to MA my offroading riding chances are pretty slim. I live in suburbia and dirt bikes are frowned upon. I figured this would be a semi stealth way to enjoy the tons of bicycle trails we have. And before I get people screaming at me about riding this bike on trails, I don't plan on roosting up nice bike trails. This will be a general purpose cruiser, more for getting out and enjoying some wind in the face, and pedaling along too. I also like projects and for those that may remember some of my previous builds, I do like making things. I set out to find a frame and thought about converting my Trek 9.8 hardtail. But for a lot of reasons going with a purpose built E bike frame was a better fit. I wanted full-suspension, I wanted lots of capacity and cramming all those into a regular bike just doesn't work well. Plus nice downhill frames are expensive. Qulbix Q76R seemed like the slimmest, newest frame out there. Bought it a few months ago and been pecking away at it. The company is in Slovenia, so it's a bit of a ship but not too bad. Here's the frame as I got it. With the frame you get the swingarm, side panels and choice of seat. I went bicycle seat as a moto seat would probably be pushing my luck. The rear shock is a Marzocchi bomber 3.5x10 shock. Got on ebay and upgraded the spring. Built a jig to hold the bike as the rear hub motor is very heavy. The motor is a QS205 and is capable of huge power levels. I had some issues with the headtube not being round so I had to use a big vise with soft jaws and squeeze it back round. Installed the Marzocchi 380 C2R2 forks. Rims are 19-1.40 Pro wheel 36H F&R. Bought a Shimano Saint front hub and drilled out to accommodate 9g spokes. Planning on sending to Buchanans to have them custom make spokes for front and rear.