Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weather warming, momentum building, bike building?

There's still lots of snow on the ground in the area. I'm hoping to be able to get back on my bike and commuting again in the next few weeks. My health sure could use it.

Over this Winter break, I've been getting parts together to upgrade my ride. First is the 72V 35A controller so that I can use my Bosch Fat Pack tool batteries at 72V to give me more speed and acceleration. Second is the rear 9C motor with disc brakes. Third is the 52T front crank so that I can at least keep up my pedaling with the bike (hopefully!). I've also got a new front wheel also with disc brakes. Lastly, I've got a new Cycle Analyst DPS to monitor the battery pack.

More as it develops!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New geared hub motor

To plan for the upcoming Spring 2010 riding season, I've put an order in to for their new geared rear hub motor. This is brand new motor for them so it's a bit of an unknown. However, I do know that the geared motor is a LOT smaller and lighter than the direct drive motors they have now. I'm looking forward to losing a bit of weight off my bike. Second, the geared motors are a bit faster than the direct drive motors. More as it becomes available in about 6 weeks.


New Controller! 72V 65A Wow!

I've finally made the big push and am now getting a 72V 65A controller for my bike. It's big at 10" long by 3" wide. That should give me plenty of power for going my desired 35+ miles per hour. It should also allow me to get to work faster once I get back on the bike.

More later,