OwnerJames Massey
LocationLaunceston, Tasmania Australia map
10-speed bike
MotorNelco unknown Series Wound DC
used forklift hydraulic motor
Drivetrainchain drive
100 Amp, home built PWM
Batteries2, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
12 Ah
System Voltage24 Volts
two 12 Volt gel cell off board
HeaterBig yellow ball in the sky.
Top Speed15 MPH (24 KPH)
Rangeunknown - too many steep hills here.
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight0
approximately 4 times original bike weight
Conversion Time2-3 days of time over 6 week period.
Conversion CostAbout $300 Australian, $150 US
Chain guards were added after the 'photos were taken!

Alas, this bike has languished, sits in my "junk room" now, batteries robbed off it to be used on something else. An E-bike turned out to be not so useful for me at the present. Once my daughters are a bit older and start to wander the area on bikes it may get refurbished (NiMh cells would make it a lot less heavy), but for now, RIP.

code by jerry