OwnerGerald Sibley
Owner's Other EVsElectric Bike
Death Scooter
Blue Bike
Mikey's bike-E
LocationQuebec Canada map
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VehicleSchwinn Montague
24 Volt parallel shaft gearboxed wheelchair motor
DrivetrainLengthened bicycle chain and rear derailleur
80 Amp PWM
Batteries2, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
28 Ah
System Voltage24 Volts
ChargerEV Warrior
24 Volt 5 Amp, automatic 3 stage, surplus
DC/DC Converter
LM317T based
Instrumentationbicycle computer
Top Speed20 MPH (32 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 32 MPH in 15 seconds - controller ramps up
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight85 Pounds (38 Kilograms)
Tires2.00 x 26" at 60 psi
Conversion Time5 weeks
Conversion Cost$225 for new batteries and controller
Additional FeaturesHidden key switched "ignition".
Controller located in water resistant housing front of motor under batteries.
Still use rear wheel crown gear to provide additional hillclimbing ability and possibility to freewheel down big hills.
Now in 4th year of use
May need to change batteries this year.
3 Watt 12 Volt white LED headlight (not visible in photos) and two AAA powered taillamp under parcel carrier.
sprockets - almost silent operation. Make sure wheels are well trued and bearings well lubed. I use axles with replacable SKF ball bearings. Measured cost to run - 80 cents Canadian (the price of 1 litre of gasoline) for the electricity to ride 478 miles (770 kilometers). I rode this bike 1225 miles (1972 kms) last year. This cost about $2.39 Canadian for electricity and taxes versus $248.00 of gasoline to run my pickup truck a similar distance - real world short runs to the supermarket or such. They`re going to bury me with this smile!!

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