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Old 02-16-09, 09:21 PM   #151
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BikeE Recumbent, built this for a friend locally, took me a while to build this one, 1st Cyclone 500w kit i put on a bike.. running 24v 12ah LiFePo4 ( same as my chopper ) .. modified original cyclone throttle to use a clyte thumb, Cycle Analyst meter, front fairing, light, comfy, all round good ride.. I"m not a very big fan of the 500w motor noise however, being used to brushless gearless hub motors i'm spoiled at the stealth factor.. Has held up well. still going strong. I"ve had to repair the battery after it was left plugged into the controller for a month on standby..
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Old 02-18-09, 12:55 AM   #152
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Hello friends,
I found this is a good bike forum for communication.
Let me introduce myself first.We are manufacturer and exporter of light weight quality e-bikes,
such as mountain model,folding model,city models.
Our bikes are welcomed by UK,US,Australian etc.
And we are keeping on improve our products to satisfy our customers' requirments well.

Anyhow,very glad to exchange with friends here.
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Old 02-19-09, 04:52 PM   #153
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My e-bike

This is the $299.00 (including shipping) e-bike on Amasone
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Old 02-22-09, 06:32 PM   #154
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Wilderness BL Kit on a cheap Walmart Roadmaster. The shifters were crap, so I did a ghetto single speed. I put 1.5 city slicks and a new flat bar. It rides perfectly and I get up to 24mph.
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Old 02-27-09, 01:45 PM   #155
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First Ride on an Optibike

I bought my Optibike 800Li in June 2008. I commuted and rode 3500 miles last season. Handles awesome. I can average 24-26mph.
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Old 02-27-09, 01:47 PM   #156
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Dan's Optibike 800Li

A pic of the bike...
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Old 02-28-09, 12:03 AM   #157
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Got my bike around July (after waiting almost a month for it to be shipped, was well worth it), managed to rack up almost 1000 Km before putting it away for the cold.

It got me into more chats at coffee shops, and questions at red lights......
Most asked question......How many miles to the gallon?
Most given answer.....I'm not sure I'm still waiting for the gas gauge to show E :-)
Then as they cruse beside me a bit and speed on by stunned by the lack of noise I always hear......"That can't be battery powered!"

I am just chomppin at the bit to get out in the open air again





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Old 03-03-09, 08:05 PM   #158
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I wonder where is the battery in some bicycle picture?
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Old 03-09-09, 01:40 PM   #159
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low end theory ebike

Here's mine:
late 80's 21speed GT AllTerra Timberline
2008 AmpedBikes.com 36V brushless kit (Golden Motors, AB now carries another manufacturer)

Dual packs of three 12v SLA UPS 7ah batteries (recycled) in pannier bags (lower center of gravity)

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Old 03-10-09, 01:09 PM   #160
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Hey, all. This is an awfully good blog, text info and pics. I've been reading up on e-bikes for a year now. Regardless of the price of oil, bicycling is fun and healthful. So are avoiding traffic and beating the system however possible. Brushless electric assist is a breakthrough and the obvious way to go.

Here's my situ. I am a semi-retired professor and a dedicated town-y commuter, for the last two years. Very fit for my age. Drive my car once or twice a month when unavoidable. (On the verge of selling it, but, ya know, eek.) Ride bike to work and errands within a 5-mile radius. I have two touring bikes, both yard-sale steals -- one, a 70s steel frame 10 speed; the other, a new-ish Chinese aluminum 21 speed w racing tires. I use two or three gears only. Want fenders for rain and saddlebags for shopping. Back pack does fine for now.

When I turned 11, my Raleigh 3-speed was suddenly passe, and I HAD to have a 10-speed!, which I now consider a mistake. Similarly, an MTB in town makes as much sense to me as an SUV. I'm not into name brands or displays of wealth. Style shmyle! I want the most practical machine. So here is the emerging pattern.

My fantasy bike is a restored Raleigh (or a good knock off) 3-speed w/ fenders, baskets, lights, etc. And a kit, definitely a kit, say, a Bionx 350. But Bionx is a name brand. Don't necessarily need a Bionx. I ain't no math genius but 1000 cycles seems about twice as good as 500 and worth the extra cost. Same for Li-Ion and Li-Po, whatever's lightest and strongest. Somewhere in this mix, my desire to beat the system takes the forms of do-it-myself (e.g. kit) and cheap (e.g. yard sales and E-bay).

Thanks for reading. Keep up the good blog. Please advise.
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Old 03-17-09, 09:55 AM   #161
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I build electric recumbent bikes in Northern California. I have built one bike for a customer with a 15AH 24V LifePo4 battery from China. The shipping was 100.00 but the price on the battery was about 1/3 of what I have found elsewhere. The battery seemed to do just fine. I got it in about a week. I got to test ride the bike for a few miles before I gave it to the customer, it seemed to run strong. Time will tell. This is one of the duct tape batteries. I have read that others had success with them and I had a guy that wanted to try one on his bike. Best of luck,
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Old 03-19-09, 10:15 AM   #162
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here is my e-bike from amazone $299.00 including shipping
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Old 03-22-09, 02:00 PM   #163
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Mountain bike conversion to e-bike

Here is my project:

1. Diamond Back Sorrento MB
2. New upgraded conversion kit from e-bikekit.com: 36V 500W system with 3 - 12 V SLA batteries.

Today I flew past a couple roadies; they tried to race me but I was long gone with minimal pedaling in high gear!

Click here for a picture: http://picasaweb.google.com/beemancr...94992034610018
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Old 03-23-09, 05:33 PM   #164
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here is mine

Bought at amazone for $299.00 including shiping. Sadle baggs were 6 for $12.00 at sporstman guide surplus
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Old 03-28-09, 11:56 PM   #165
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http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/09/solar-trikey-ma.html

The full story here.





Greenspeed 20/26 GTR trike (1991). Heinzemann 24 volt 200 watt hub motor mounted by Greenspeed (2007). 2x12 AH lead acid 12 volt batteries. 20 Watts of Unisolar flexible photovoltaic panels hardwired to regulator to batteries. BoB monotrack trailer.

Max Speed - motor only 24 km/h. Range. Indefinite. During daylight batteries recharge as I'm riding. On flat ground I can pedal at about 18-20 km/h unassisted without too much strain, depending on the load in the trailer. Without trailer, under ideal conditions can crank to 40+ km/h, unassisted.

Excellent for trips to the city (25 km) as well as local shopping. Can tote 30+ kilograms.

The second photo shows the trailer carrying a fold-up bicycle which I took to the shop for some repairs.

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Old 04-02-09, 11:14 AM   #166
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An Electra Townie 24 with an eZee front hub kit added (more details here)

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Old 04-03-09, 04:00 AM   #167
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Old 04-11-09, 11:51 AM   #168
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Yamaha PAS

Yamaha PAS - Size 20, Nexus 3-Speed Hub, Stainless Steel Rims, White Side Tires. Air Horn.
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Old 04-11-09, 11:57 AM   #169
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Sanyo Enacle Gene

My other Sanyo Enacle Gene - Size 26, Front Motor Hub, Chromed Carrier Stand and Basket.
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Old 04-19-09, 02:18 PM   #170
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Scwinn S-750(2007)

http://cid-734b8f2abb2a1c06.skydrive...se.aspx/Public
..check out my SKYDRIVE..webpage,,the Public VIDS..show my Scooter/some other STUFF--all SAFE(friendly)VIDS.
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Hope this works..this is a first for me...
I added larger Batteries..becasue they dropped my amperage from 15ah...to...10ah.

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Old 04-19-09, 02:22 PM   #171
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24volt Schwinn

Let's try a larger PIC/
...doesn't seem to matter...
I created a load bearing wheel..carrying 2-InterState Batteries..
each=18ah/
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CLICK---image for a Larger-View....

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Old 04-19-09, 02:26 PM   #172
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There you go.
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Thank You...

It does really need a large...PIC
This Schwinn Scooter cost me under $$400.00 delivered to my door by UPS...
its a very neat design..Currie TECHNOLOGY..is a very good designer.
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Here's my e-bike. It is a Sun EZ Sport Recumbent with a Crystalyte 405 front hub motor, 48 Volt sealed lead-acid battery pack and a pedal first 30 amp controller. I've had it for a couple of years and it is by far my favorite toy. The max speed on flat ground with hard pedalling and full throttle is 34.9 MPH. Cruising at 15 MPH with moderate pedal assist I can easily get more that two hours duration. One of my biggest joys is riding around until some hotshot in spandex on a racing bike decides he wants to show the senior citizen on the goofy looking recumbent a few things about power and speed. I enjoy ringing my little handle bar bell and announcing myself "passing on your left" as I disappear into the distance leaving them to wonder what just happened.

My wife is anxiously waiting for me to grow up, but it's not going to happen while I have air in my tires and a charge in my battery pack.

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