As the Hub Motor Turns and the LiPo Fire Burns. Seven perfect reliable e bikes within the next year. 5 just for me
The little hub motor on the 20 inch Turbo bike is way better up hills than the 500W e bikeling motor. The rating on the 800W 20" hub motor was 800 watts @ 48V is what I thought. If that is real than it should only be 533W @ 36V but it seems more like 800W. I don't have a meter for the 20" Turbo. My meter is on the 26" dual suspension.
The reason for this post however is I have figured out exactly what I want to do for the next three builds or re builds. And what makes sense for the other bikes and motors in storage. The Giant Roam is the lightest bike I own so should get BOTH e bikeling 500W Geared hub motors. Both those motors probably weigh less than the 1,000W 26" hub motor. In fact the 800W direct drive might weigh more than both the 500W geared e bikeling motors.
So the Giant Roam will be the best it can be with both e bikling motors and the Upgrade for the heavy 26" dual suspension with the power meter I have been running for 16 months with the little e bikling motor can be the 1,000W direct drive 26: motor that needs rim work.
The 20" Turbo needs both the rear wheel that I put on the front with the 800W front hub motor that is on the back put on a machine and straightened and BRAND NEW brakes front and rear and it is finished. The only other thing I will be doing to it is installing a power meter and move the DC breaker from the frame to the handle bars for emergency access.
The brakes need to be fixed on the 26" dual suspension. It will not need gears as the 26" 1,000 front hub motor on the back will work great for hills without pedal assist.
The Giant Roam will have all pedal gears as the REAR e bikling motor will be on the back. The gears and brakes should be perfect as the bike is in brand new condition. The big issue with that build will be making BOTH motors 700c. The rear e bikeling motor is 26". The front motor on easy street is 700c but the tires are way too skinny. I think however that the rear is disk on the Giant so the 26" e bikeling motor could work and the brakes should work with the 700c wheel on easy Street as well but hopefully a wider tire will fit as I can't live with tires that skinny.
The Currie is a very heavy e bike and solid frame. It should be perfect for 60V and 2,250W and 43 mph with the 48V 1,800W brushless motor.
Then there is the Haro V3. I think that with a stock 26" Currie wheel the 24V 500W motor could run @ 36V and 750W with a 90T freewheel #25 chain sprocket. The original Currie rack is on the Haro so the hook up will be the same as the Currie upgrade in the beginning of this post. It lasted two years and never failed. I took the motor off and it was destroyed attempting to install it on a 20" bike.
The 1,000W 48V brushed Unite motor and the 800W 36V brushed unite motor can go on the Clear creek and the Dimond back in storage. I will need to order two stock Currie rims or order the dual drive hubs for 36 bucks each and learn to build wheels from scratch. Those two bikes I am passing on to John and Mike. My wife's two sons.
All four chain drive builds will be last. I also have the 750W geared reduction motor can be a spare motor or another build. Sounds like a winter project along with wheel building. The rest of Summer and the Fall will be the Giant Roam , the 26" dual suspension and finishing the Turbo by getting new brakes and the wheels straightened and perhaps a power meter and a speedo.
All builds from not on get a DC breaker , power meter and speedos. I am going to prove to everyone here that I am a professional e bike builder and all my bikes will be properly geared as well as reliable. Any one of you would be willing to ride the e bikes that I build. Please let me know what you all think about that.
I build e bikes. There not always pretty or practical but sometimes they work, at least for awhile. Immortality is not a dream but the future of our evolution. We were given the tools to forge our own destiny. We were created in gods image and shall evolve to live forever.