OwnerKeith Watts
LocationWheaton, Illinois United States map
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Vehicle1998 Trek Mountain Bike
DC motor drives pedal sprocket which, in turn, drives rear derallieur. Bike has 6 forward speeds. Shifts smooth as silk with Shimano derallieur.
MotorScott 1 HP, 24 Volt Permanent Magnet DC
ControllerCurtis 275 Amp
Batteries4, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
20 Amp Hour Batteries wired in Series-Parallel. Total available power- 24 Volt, 40 Amp-Hours.
System Voltage24 Volts
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
Acceleration0-23 MPH (first gear) in about 5 seconds. Normal driving speed 30-35 MPH in traffic.
Range12 Miles (19 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Current:1,146 Miles (1,843 Kilometers)
    As of 2/23/2008
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight125 Pounds (56 Kilograms)
Conversion Time2 Months, Part Time
Conversion Cost$1200
Additional FeaturesDual 15 Watt Halogen Headlights, Dual LED TailLights, LED Side Marker Lights. Uses regular bike rim brakes, work very well, no problems. Bike has almost 1200 miles on it with no problems. Just keep drive chains clean and oiled.
This is a terrific vehicle. I use it every summer, all summer long to make local trips to the hardware store, Home Depot, grocery store, Radio Shack, etc. It turns a lot of heads when people see me flash by at 35 miles an hour, keeping up with traffic, yet I'm not pedaling or there is only the sound of the chain. Lot's of fun.

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