View Single Post
Old 11-05-2012, 05:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
govman6159
Extreme DIYer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Posts: 29

Custom eBike - '89 Bianchi Mainstreet 24vdc motor w/ 24v/30ah LiFePO4 Battery Pack

2006 Prius - '06 Toyota Prius 2
Thanks: 15
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Really, what is your goal? Are you just wanting to avoid hard pedaling going up hills? If so, why don't you just build a bike like this (see attachment)? I built this for less than $600. It has lithium batteries and it elimates the need to pedal at all (if you don't want to).

If you're interested, here's the specs:

Batt pack: 16 Headway 40152S cells (24V/30ah)
Top speed: 25mph (flat surface)
All electric range: 20-25 miles (terrain dependent)

The mid mount motor allows me to still shift gears so I can use the motor's pwr in the most efficient manner for the terrain.

You're project sounds very ambitious to me but, I don't want to be a stumbling block. Anything is possible if you have the money and the time. I would hate to see you do it with SLA's. They are just too heavy and bulky (not to mention their service life).

If you need more info, let me know.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-10-10_12-57-31_120.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	127.6 KB
ID:	11807  
  Reply With Quote