What kind of drive is this?

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raylo32   100 W

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What kind of drive is this?

Post by raylo32 » Oct 17 2019 1:36pm

I saw this today in front of my local Lowes. Rear mounted drive motor turning a cog on the left end of the rear axle. I don't recall seeing anything like it whilst shopping for my TSDZ2 last year. Seems by and large just hub motors and mid-drives. Just curious what the community thinks of this arrangement and if there are any makers still out there.
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Re: What kind of drive is this?

Post by MadRhino » Oct 17 2019 1:54pm

It is not new. It is a Currie drive. Many on ES have one.
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Re: What kind of drive is this?

Post by raylo32 » Oct 17 2019 3:55pm

I didn't think it was new. Just wondered what it was and how it works. I'll google it and have a look. Thanks.

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Re: What kind of drive is this?

Post by neptronix » Oct 17 2019 5:02pm

Very old outdated technology. Brushed motor. You don't want one!
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Re: What kind of drive is this?

Post by spinningmagnets » Oct 17 2019 5:33pm

Here's everything you need to know about that drive...

https://www.electricbike.com/2014-ezip-trailz-lithium/

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