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Two or three wheeled electric bicycles

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chucks "cheetah"

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Batteries: 
pc 625 Odyssey, 864 watt hour 2 series/2 parallel
Charger: 
Optimizer model 150, 2 chargers 12 volt 12 amp
Heater: 
none
Conversion time and cost: 
A week, 2 grand
Controller: 
alltrax 4834 non programmable
Drivetrain: 
chain/belt
Curb weight: 
100+
Lighting: 
24 volt MR16 headlight and taillight
Miles as an EV: 
2500
Number of wheels: 
2
Motor: 
scott 24 volt 750 watt
Typical range: 
15 miles
Location: 
Richardson Texas
Watt-hours per mile: 
56 watts per mile,, this is probably close, this is very aggressive stop and go driving
Seating capacity: 
1
Top speed: 
27 mph
System Voltage: 
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Mad Magudaman's Trouble Maker

So my project has finally come to an end and I can finally reap the benefits of this great machine that has been constructed. To give you an overview of how I got to this point I will start for the beginning:

Batteries: 
Dewalt 33v A123 pack X4 2 series 2 parallel 4 ah at 66v
Charger: 
Dewalt Stock A123 Charger X2, Hyperion 1210i/A
Heater: 
No
Conversion time and cost: 
Frame prep(paint, components, Cleaning) = 18 hrs ; Electrical portion (wiring, installing, ect.) = 16 hrs COST = ~1000
Controller: 
Crystalyte Instant Start 20 amp 36-72v
Drivetrain: 
Hub Motor, Direct Drive
Curb weight: 
58 LBS
Location: 
Concord, CA
Miles as an EV: 
8
Number of wheels: 
2
Motor: 
Crystalyte 409 Front wheel Hub Motor
Typical range: 
6
Method for 12v system: 
DC-DC Converter
Watt-hours per mile: 
33 WH/Mi
Seating capacity: 
1
Top speed: 
30 MPH
System Voltage: 
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MB-1-E

As noted, this is a work in progress.
I have the bike, the motor and the rest is ordered.
In case you are a vintage bike lover ... not-to-worry, no Bridgestone MB-1's will be killed or harmed in this conversion. :)

I'll try to post some pics of the process.

Dave

Batteries: 
Universal 8 - 12V 9Ah UB1290 Series/Parallel for 24V System
Charger: 
Iota 12V 15A
Controller: 
Navitas 100-36
Lighting: 
TBD
Conversion time and cost: 
Bridgestone MB-1 ($520 in 1985) Approx. $500 conversion cost.
Drivetrain: 
12:1 Belt/Chain Reduction (Belt 3:1/ Chain 4:1)
Curb weight: 
Estimated 100 lbs
Location: 
Carson, Washington
Heater: 
Kicks in when the batteries run out
Miles as an EV: 
Work-In-Progress
Number of wheels: 
2
Motor: 
Scott 3/4hp, 560W, 24VDC (3000 RPM)
Typical range: 
TBD - Estimate 20 miles (hopefuly)
Method for 12v system: 
Future - Separate NiMh Cells for lights
Watt-hours per mile: 
TBD - Rough estimate 30-40
Seating capacity: 
One and only one
Top speed: 
TBD - Estimate 20 mph
Vehicle Type: 
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System Voltage: 
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Electric Hybrid Bicycle using four Dewat 36 volt nano-phostphate lithium ion batteries

Controller: 
Whatever wilderness energy sells
Batteries: 
Four Dewalt 36 volt on a four position switch. I use one battery at a time.
Lighting: 
Wind up flashing diodes
Charger: 
Dewalt 36 volt
Motor: 
Golden Islands motor, 400 watt, brushless
Location: 
Seattle, Wa
Number of wheels: 
2
System Voltage: 
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Modified Merida PC 550 LTD


Converting to DeWalt batteries. New pictures soon.

Batteries: 
6- 33-volt Dewalt packs (converted to 5P 12S A123 cells) 36-volts @ 11.5 AH
Charger: 
Converting to 40-volt powersupply with onboard BMS for A123
Controller: 
Chinese Scooter controller 36-volt 25-Amp
Lighting: 
LED Head Light,Tail Light and Brake Light
Conversion time and cost: 
Modification time 3 Days - Cost $135.00 USD Battery conversion $800.00 USD
Drivetrain: 
Bottom Bracket through a 4-speed Nexus Internally Geared Hub (lead configuration) Bottom Bracket through a 7-speed Nexus Internally Geared Hub (A123 configuration)
Curb weight: 
68 Lbs. estimate after conversion to DeWalt batteries
Location: 
Southern Illinois
Heater: 
Sun
Miles as an EV: 
All of them, About 450 Miles
Number of wheels: 
2
Motor: 
400-watts
Typical range: 
18 Miles with lead... Estimated 30 Miles with A123 cells
Method for 12v system: 
JW030C1-M DC-DC Power Module
Watt-hours per mile: 
About 9.8
Seating capacity: 
1
Top speed: 
23 MPH with lead amd 4-speed transmission ... Estimated 30 MPH with A123 cells and 7-speed transmission
Vehicle Type: 
System Voltage: 
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Stretch bicycle

I've had this bicycle for many years and have configured it with a couple different electric drive systems. The first was a ZAP DX unit in 1997.

The current drive is a Wilderness Energy 36 volt brushed hub motor with 35 amp controller. It's not real speedy but it gets the job done. There's a thumb throttle on the handlebars.

Batteries: 
2 DeWalt 36v battery packs
Charger: 
DeWalt charger
Lighting: 
not yet
Controller: 
WE 35amp controller
Drivetrain: 
Hub motor in front wheel
Conversion time and cost: 
Been tinkering with this bike for years
Seating capacity: 
1
Heater: 
Nope
Location: 
Mountain View, CA
Miles as an EV: 
A few hundred maybe
Motor: 
Wilderness Energy Brushed 36v
Number of wheels: 
2
Method for 12v system: 
N/A
Typical range: 
5 miles
Top speed: 
20
Vehicle Type: 
System Voltage: 

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