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OwnerEd Storey
Owner's Other EVs1975 Volkswagen Beetle
1986 Cushman Truckster
LocationMilwaukie, Oregon United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2011 LWB
Long wheel base recubent bike. Custom fabricated using mtn bike and bmx bike. Eight feet long with planet tractor seat. Tiller steering, six speeds, volt meter, speedometer...
Motor amped bike kit 26 inch geared brushless motor Brushless DC
Mini geared brushless hubmotor
Drivetrainamped bike kit rear geared hub motor with double wall rim and hybrid tire. Classic downtube shifter, two chains, shimano deraileur, shimano tensioner, crusing pegs.
Controller amped bike kit 22 amp
Brushless controller with thumb throttle. Plug and Play.
Batteries4 other 18 ah sealed lead acid , 13.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
Battery Geek 18 ah sla bateries in two packs of two batteries. each pack has a charger plug.
System Voltage52 Volts
Charger 24 vdc
two 24 vdc chargers using 120 vac. Red when charging, green when done. From Charger Deal
HeaterIt is a bike
DC/DC Converter 52 volts in 5 volts out for led volt meter
volt meter needs 5 volts. Used converter from cold fusion. Small, fits inside meter enclosure
InstrumentationMini led volt meter, green, up to 99 volts, from cold fusion, mounted in shortend flash light painted flat black
Top Speed30 MPH (48 KPH)
We are ramping up to test the frame, handling, motor temp, police, brakes, and the unknown. So far weve been over 20 mph several times on one mile test rides
AccelerationThe geared motor is peppy. It is small so we are kind to it so far.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Not sure. We went with the large batteries in hope of getting good range.
EV Miles
Current:5 Miles (8 Kilometers)
    As of 7/12/2011
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight70 Pounds (31 Kilograms)
This is a guess. The batteries weigh 44 lbs.
Tires26 inch hybrid rear. 20 inch bmx front. Both about 2 inches wide.
Conversion Timetook about a month to source parts and build the stretch cycle
Conversion CostParts cost about 700 dollars
Additional FeaturesThe stretch cycle started as a magna 26 inch mountain bike and 20 inch huffy bmx bike. It has a battery mount section the middle. We reused parts from both donor bikes but sourced new parts when necessary or to be kool.

The amped bike geared hub motor is powerful when fed 52 volts through the 22 amp controller. The long frame is stable and smooth to ride. The tiller steering takes some getting used to.

The chains are adjusted correctily now and needed a second shimano deraileur to tension the front section.

We are ready for a long test ride now. We just need a chase vehicle with a video camera and a nice day.
The welding and grinding is the only dirty part. the fabrication and imagination part was fun. The amped bike parts were easy to install and worked correctly right out of the box. You would probably want to keep upgrading the brakes because the bike is capable of high speed and is a bit heavy with the 44 lb battery box. A good helmet is a good idea.

We have a 72 volt 45 amp controller from We plan to upgrade the voltage and possibly add a trike rear end. A seat back might be a nice addition.

We found an ebay site to get custom decals including stretch cycle words and lightning bolts. Ed Storey 503-539-9612

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