I have been lurking for the last week and thought this was the ideal place for my first post. The photos below show the before and after of my first build completed about two months ago. It's based on a geared 250W chinese scooter motor and 24V 18ah Gel Batteries.
I hacked the frame in half with an angle grinder and welded in a subframe to support the new drive train and give it a very comfortable stance.
Top speed is currently geared for about 14mph and I get 12 miles range so far. I haven't pushed it to it's limits yet as there are some long steep hills around my home no matter which direction I go!
It wasn't until I was finished that I realised it might not be road legal in the UK, no pedals, but as my legs don't work properly (I haven't used a push bike in ten years) it didn't even occur to me to keep the pedals.
I have since been stopped by the 'plod' but only to ask how I made it!
I hope it gives all you hub motor demons a good laugh..... but it did only cost Ãƒâ€šÂ£200 to build. Next project will be using a Puma!!!