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PK #6: Everything ready to go

[See all Project Knees - Bike Electrification Project posts] The electronics are all assembled and working. The front panel has a push switch, an LED (lit up, to prove it’s working), and on the right the connector to join up with the throttle and motor. Behind it are the three batteries and the board with [...]

PK #5: cable and box assembly

[See all Project Knees - Bike Electrification Project posts] I haven’t posted in a small while, mostly because I’ve been waiting for the batteries to be delivered: a series of mistakes by a UKMail delivery driver meant they took over three weeks to arrive. However, they finally got here, so I could measure up and [...]

Project knees update #4

A couple of nights ago I tried fitting the handlebar console (thumb throttle, battery level indicator and on/off switch) to my handlebars. Unfortunately, my flicky gear levers sit under the handlebars, so there’s absolutely no way to put the console anywhere near them (and the other side of the gears/brakes, nearer the steering post, is [...]

First battery box photos

For the benefit of my single reader Rick, I thought I’d post a couple of teaser photos of the work I’m doing on the battery box. The electronics in this are probably rather boring, but I’ve spent so long researching the perfect components that to me it’s going to be a thing of beauty. The [...]

[See all project knee posts] So I’ve decided to fit my existing bicycle with an electric motor. The problem is that most kits come with all the parts you need, including an insanely expensive Lithium Ion battery. Although small and lightweight for the power they produce, they do wear out in a couple of years [...]

I have a bicycle which suits me fine – a fairly normal Ridgeback Supernova hybrid bike. I also have a brilliant double-trailer in which I take the children to and from nursery (a Croozer Kid for 2). This is all great, and the kids love the 3 mile journey to/from nursery (they often fall asleep [...]