chekola wrote:Samba wrote: A Bike without pedals - they push it and brake it with their feet and learn the balance and steering before they have to mess with pedals and brakes.
If you took something like a BMX bike and took off the chain and crank - you would have essentially the same thing in an adult size? That would take a regular hub motor. If you order a hub in a 20" wheel they may tune it for speed - You'd want one made for a 26" wheel - it will gain 30% more climbing power when put in a 20" wheel - and lower top speed.
Have I understood you correct ?
Are you saying that without the crank / chain there I could bascially put a motor from bike usually couldnt handle like a 26 " wheel and stick it on smaller frame like a bmx so I would have the adavantage of hill climbing i normally wouldnt get if i were to leave the chanin crank ?
ONly problem is where would i put my feet i.e. if any one say me with my legs dangling going at 20 plus mph , it might look suspicious
chekola wrote:LIthium it is then , which funnily enough is something occassionally take to help the blues.
chekola wrote:Im not too well versed on batteries and my mathematical skills hardly help ( i suffer dyscalculia ) so I tend to struggle remembering and making sense of most number related things ( not useful skill ) but theres not much I can do about Im afraid , other than try .
NimH always makes me think of those smalle batteries like the AA , I havent really looked into so I'll be sure to check it your thread , if its cheap and easy to wire up for use - then why not ?
Here are some pics today I took of the wheel setup just to give you an idea ( sorry about the quality, I dont have zoom-in lens )
BTW ** Who exactly is TVE , I notice you mention them a lot but I didnt find any companies under that name , unless it abbrevations .
I did see this http://www.electricbikekitz.com/product_info.php?products_id=50 but it doesnt seem that much cheaper than a lithuim , unless the place you get is selling them a lot cheaper. ??
chekola wrote:Just a quick to Jeremy here .
That guy still hasnt checke the capacity ,and is sounding less enthusiastic about it than he did on Sunday -ho hum
Looks like I'll be ordering from China or trying amberwolfs idea.
My disability ( still undiagnosed ) is of muscoskeletal origins primarily and prevents me from standing or walking .
At one time i could manage to do it with crutches but , not any more though I can sit ie cycle and walk provided my pelvis is immobilsed / supported ( which is why kneewalker allows me to walk )
I have since puchased my knee walker and being using it very successfully so far with a crutch for balance , the only problem is that wheels are like the sort of hard plastic you find on skateboards , so it tends to stop when hits something i.e. like small stones or rough terrain , which is not so good ( think sudden jerking of the handlebars , constant looking down at the path )
Any way, as you can see Im back again because I wanted to persue this idea Ihad of trying to incorperate a small hub motor that could assist me uphills or even freewheel i.e. without having walk if need be.
chekola wrote:Alternatively I could try and got for a simpler design such as below which would basically take away the additional knee rest support along with 10 lbs off the weight so it was done to 20.. problem is portability ( it would still need to disassemble and the fact it looks pretty unstable - esp if I even attempted to add motor.
chekola wrote:HoverBoarder wrote:That seated scooter is bad idea IMO , I only posted it because it was lighter than my current one but the stress it would put on my groin would make it useless, just try pushing off with one leg up like that compared to kneeling and you will see the difference.
I already have mobility scooter called liteway 3 , unlike the knee walker though its not really portable , you cant use it manually and the low clearance means your restricted to town pavements at best - I want to go offroad more , forests , im sick of towns - i live in one but id take the country any day.
thanks for your suggestions any way.
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