The sprockets are ordered. Hopefully I can get the chain drive done within the next week.
And better still, a bunch of the guys at work (myself included) are pitching in to buy sand-blasting equipment.
Perfect timing since I that will be the final step in completing this project.
mwkeefer wrote:That thing is SICK - very cool looking, a little under powered (my folding bike hits 4200w+) but very cool all the same!
Yeah, the peak for this particular motor @60 volts will be around only 3kw because of the cheap controller I'm using.
torker wrote:What is the reason for switching to the treadmill motor?
It's all-around a much more durable and powerful motor, which is also rated far above my intended voltage. If I want more speed later, I can simply up the voltage of the battery pack and controller to reach closer to what the motor is rated for.
Having a pair of motors was also a considerable amount of extra weight to add to this bike. The treadmill motor setup is 20 pounds lighter.