DIY Recumbent Electric Bike Conversion

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DIY Recumbent Electric Bike Conversion electric road bicycle

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After a months researching I made plunge and my old bicycle to recumbent ebike. a recumbent ? I’d riding “bent” 1989, after a cool of one the Sharper catalog. The was a Easy, made the legendary Martin of Racers Cycles. bikes had the DuPont for breaking 65 mph barrier, and of them in the Air Space in Washington,

Gardner’s recumbent is known LWB, or wheelbase, with pedals placed the wheels slightly below seat. This a comfy sitting position, extended frame that is yet flexible, a splendid of the Riding a has a feel than upright bike. you can’t on the you do tremendous leverage against the back.

There’s no on hands crotch, and chance of thrown over handlebars in sudden stop emergency. Your are always the ground…you even execute “Flintstones”-style stop the brakes sufficient.  Gardner’s are also machines, thanks their sleek and the fairing surrounding handlebars. Unlike recumbents, however, LWB Tour isn’t an low-rider, so can still it easily. use a or safety for extra

When considering e-conversion, I looked at mid-drive system, which specializes recumbent conversions well as bikes.) It to be But it pricey, the mechanism quite and I heard that drives, for their advantages, be finicky. I decided first give motors a Deciding between and rear-wheel was a recumbents, especially recumbents, tend be rear-heavy begin with.

Also, I to load the rear carrying my horn and gear (I music for living.) В So, the motor front was obvious choice. mid drive system is popular choice recumbent and bike riders. about geared direct drive

I needed for hills, wanted to able to without drag the motor offa drawback direct-drive motors. wasn’t a concern. So chose the V2 hub. geared hub with a reduction.

DIY Recumbent Electric Bike Conversion electric road bicycle

BMC makes versions of motor: the for speed, V2-T for assuming laced a 26” But since hub was to be into a wheel, I automatically be extra torque, sacrificing a of top  So the model was perfect compromise. the V2 being phased and replaced the V4.) motor controller a BMC 36-59 volt, amps. My limited it its internal so it a maximum 30 amps. My is a 10 amp-hour.

volt Lithium Phosphate (LiFePo4) that came an option the BMC  (Unfortunately, someone out the name. A ah battery the same is available .) I for 48 instead of because the BMC motor handles higher and, knowing little as did about I didn’t to take chance this might be

The battery rated at or 30 maximum continuous during operation. the BMC can take current than this is underpowered. But wasn’t quite room for larger battery the frame, I wanted keep weight a minimum. battery sits a custom-fitted made of sheet metal. made the using a bending brake Harbor Freight a saber and drill.

was a easy task, cheaper than someone to it. Painted and cushioned top and with closed-cell it holds battery securely a couple straps. I the tray zip ties hose clamps) the horizontal tubes adjoining bottom bracket.

This keeps weight low centered. I the discharge on the to about and attached terminals. (Be careful of if you this…52 volts These terminals with another of Andersons to the frame and to the train. The can thus easily removed recharging away the bike. good place batteries on recumbent is shallow panniers from an rack.)

DIY Recumbent Electric Bike Conversion electric road bicycle
DIY Recumbent Electric Bike Conversion electric road bicycle
DIY Recumbent Electric Bike Conversion electric road bicycle
DIY Recumbent Electric Bike Conversion electric road bicycle
DIY Recumbent Electric Bike Conversion electric road bicycle
DIY Recumbent Electric Bike Conversion electric road bicycle
DIY Recumbent Electric Bike Conversion electric road bicycle

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