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I am Electrified !! US Pro-drive / Currie
I spent yesterday installing my "antique" Currie kit on a sturdy Mongoose mtn bike. ok...it's not antique. more like obsolete!
Everything went together well. I got impatient building the mount for the battery box.....so, heavy-duty zipties to the rescue! I will finish the mount soon & right, as I have to replace the batteries. Seems sitting on the shelf for the last 3 years has not helped battery life. seems to charge only to 40-50% of a full charge. (these batteries are possibly 10 years old. time to replace.)
I did a couple test rides. smooth.....quiet.....fair amount of torque....12 mph top. with new batteries it will run a solid 18 mph.
I'll post some pics later.Dave ♂
600 watt motor
more to come......Dave ♂
07-07-2007 #3jerryt Guest
Looking good Davo. Looks like a good, straight forward fit.
Whatcho running 24v? How many amps?
07-08-2007 #4FatPete Guest
Before you replace the batts with sla's, consider using a Nimh or NiCad pack. They are really cheap now and the weight saving would mean better performance and range. Plus you don't have to change them so often. Lead acid batts are great for big amps, but if you don't need the amps go light.
07-08-2007 #5Originally Posted by FatPete
the standard Currie sla batteries are 12 volt, 12 amp and weigh nearly 9 lbs. (it takes two of these, to make 24 volts)
thanks in advanceDave ♂
07-08-2007 #6jerryt Guest
I have not done business with any of these folks but the first one (ebikes.ca) is highly recommended by the ebike folks on other forums.
http://www.ebikes.ca/index.shtml primarily so you can read what he says about the recent increase in battery costs. Also click on batteries to read the difference in types.
Check out this guy http://ebatteriestogo.com/merchant2/..._Code=D5745-AB
This guy http://www.ebikeconversions.com/pb/w...72162457053038 may have batteries and controllers,chargers, etc
Keep in mind that a battery upgrade probably requires a charger and controller upgrade. EDIT: Talk/email Eric at ebikes.ca and he will explain what you need
thanks for the links. I'll look into some batteries.
I finished the brakes & added a cyclometer. a fresh charge this morning, & it runs 13 mph.
All I need is a comfortable seat & some taller handlebars, so I can sit more upright.
07-08-2007 #8gone_fishin Guest
now that looks like a solid contraption...did the hub adapter come with the original kit? whole hub or wheel maybe? is there any whine coming from that lil chain-drive?
i took a closer look at the adapter, interesting, any chance of an even-closer look?
07-08-2007 #9Originally Posted by augidog
07-08-2007 #10gone_fishin Guest
so, there's rubber inside to grab the spokes?