OK. This puppy is done. And I love it. I know that most of you guys are not the aerobic type. But for those, like me, who would rather bicycle than drive any vehicle, this is the dream machine.
Late model (1991-2001) "Iowa built" Linear LWB recumbent, rebuilt for the umpteenth time. This time as a 26/26 OSS bike. 31.5#
Cell_Man, 350 watt, MAC, front, geared hub motor. 8.25#
Cell_Man, Infineon, 6 FET, 25 amp controller .5#
Li Ping, 36 volt, 30 amp, LiFePo4 pack. 25#
Li Ping 5 amp charger. 2#
Stand alone Cycle Analyst. .5#
Aluminum mid-motor mount, chain, chainring. 3.75#
Battery mount rack, and pannier. 2#
Total weight, with 26x1.25 slicks, and Stan's latex sealant. 73.5#
15-53 motor drive...left side, 50 to 11-32, 8 speed...right side. All components Deore LX, or better.
All at my usual 70-80 rpm cadence:
I see about 350 watts on the flat running in sixth, at 20-21 mph, and up steep dirt roads, in first, at 9-10 mph.
In eighth gear I am running 28-32 mph, and about 500 watts, on the level.