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    New project in the Works!

    Thanks to all the great information found in this thread over the last few weeks, I am excited to get started on my new bike. At 68 years old you would think that I could find better things to do! None of them though would be half as much fun as building this e-bike,

    I'm starting out with a 6 year old Trek Navigator that I seldom ride due to a new titanium knee. Growing old isn't always fun!

    After a bit of searching, I opted to order a Golden Motors kit with a 48v regen controller, twist throttle, Pedelec, mounted on the rear. For the time being I plan to use SLA batteries installed inside a rack bag and special rack from an Ebay Supplier. This bag will work great when I get around to ordering LiFeP04s.

    I am sure that I will need your kind assistance as I move through this project.

    My wife sez that this going to be my last hair brained project, but she has been saying that for years! Wish me luck!

    Jon McClain
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonmcclain View Post
    Thanks to all the great information found in this thread over the last few weeks, I am excited to get started on my new bike. At 68 years old you would think that I could find better things to do! None of them though would be half as much fun as building this e-bike,

    I'm starting out with a 6 year old Trek Navigator that I seldom ride due to a new titanium knee. Growing old isn't always fun!

    After a bit of searching, I opted to order a Golden Motors kit with a 48v regen controller, twist throttle, Pedelec, mounted on the rear. For the time being I plan to use SLA batteries installed inside a rack bag and special rack from an Ebay Supplier. This bag will work great when I get around to ordering LiFeP04s.

    I am sure that I will need your kind assistance as I move through this project.

    My wife sez that this going to be my last hair brained project, but she has been saying that for years! Wish me luck!

    Jon McClain
    i'm thinking you shouldn't have opted for pedelic mode as you have to pedal
    for assist...just my 2cents
    i'm thinking about the same motor for my winter project...have fun

    peace wasp

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    Thanks Wasp!

    The Pedelec option is only a $10.00 option. I thought that I would install a switch somewhere to bypass the Pedelec signal. Then I choose to get some exercise or just cruise.

    Thanks again, and I will keep you posted as progress.

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