many piecesmaking adjustments
OwnerMichael Malmberg
Owner's Other EV1992 Civic EV
LocationSacramento, California US map
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Vehicle1994 recumbent
custom built frame (A Letton) recumbent
MotorBosch 70's bike motor Permanent Magnet DC
24 volt with cooling fan
Drivetrain4 chain drive 21 speed pedal power; 5-speed motor power,
Controllerunknown 36 volt
Chinese scooter controller
Batteries3, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
System Voltage36 Volts
Charger
tuos 2 amp
Heatersolar
DC/DC Converter
none
Instrumentationcurrently none
Top Speed30 MPH (48 KPH)
goes as fast as I care to
Accelerationexcellent when in hybrid mode (hybrid mode is pedaling like crazy with electric at full throttle)
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
I have never hit under voltage cut out
Seating Capacity1 adult
TiresSchwalbe Stelvio front (369), Kenda rear (26)
Conversion Time40 hours to strip and paint and reassemble
Conversion Costbike cost $500 and the parts/paint/stripping another 3-400
This thing is a blast. I love to bike ride, but it was always all that peddling that bugged me. At 50 the recumbent style is easy on my back and I do get a bit of exercise while having a lot of fun.

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