Somebody shoot me and put me out of my misery
I went today and got myself a 16 tooth free-wheel the correct size to screw on my wife's hub.Got home screwed in on and started to feed the chain through and I see another problem the 7 speed derailer's chain is the same pitch but to thin to ride over the free-wheel sprocket.
I found a 6 foot length of wider chain that i had spare for my geared ebikes. This chain fits over both free wheel and front chain ring. I will need to tension it and the chain wont feed through a standard rear de railer so I will pull down an old de railer and make my own chain tensioner from it .
I realise I can get a single speed free-wheel that will fit the thinner chain but the bike shop said they would have to order it in. They kinda gave my she shits when I went in there today so not keen to go back. They tried telling me that all electric bikes were illegal in my state bla bla bla not sure what there problem is they don't seam to like electric bikes. I more or less told him he his full of **** in nicer words. When I got home I looked up the local road traffic laws for my state.there is a page about powered bicycles.I emailed the bike shop to correct them so they don't go misinforming other customers.
hopefully the bike will be running by the weekend and my wife daughter and I can all go e biking.Thinking of installing the cycle analyse to her bike for the weekend just to get some data.