Monday, November 28, 2011

Ping battery is here!

UPS pkg arrived from China today.  Inside I found a 36volt 15amp-hour lithium polymer battery and a 5 amp charger which got the battery to ready state in about an hour and a half.  If I'm lucky,  I'll be testing tomorrow or wednesday.  Took a couple of pix:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lester Box Co.  Long Beach, CA.
This beautiful metal bldg is almost ready for final inspection.
The forklift is about to move one of the front gate panels into position.

Nephew Steve and master metalworker Karl
welding in one of the guideposts.

each piece is probably six or eight hundred pounds of welded steel.

These custom made gates just returned from powder coating.  This site is turning heads in West Long Beach.  Stay tuned for the opening.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

     It's been a while.  I had to reconcile myself to buying a battery directly from the manufacturer in China.  Finally did so last friday.  I will be waiting for at least another week for the battery to arrive.  It is a 15ah36v lithium polymer unit which should be pretty much "state of the art".  Spent a little more time on the bike.  The fenders are plastic but they are not flimsy and I think they look good.  Got some Ritchey grips for it, too.  Still have some parts left over.  We will see how that plays out down the road.

Couldn't help adding a couple of items to the Trek.  Nephew Steve laid a computer on me so I installed it and a rack.  I really like this machine, too much time and money in it, but it fits me and rides real nice.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Not much to report,  but soon I will have a 36v15ah lipo battery from China.  We will then see how well I can get from Glendale to Long Beach without purchasing petrol.  Meantime, I did a little work on the Trek730 and installed the rack and fenders on the Fuji.  I didn't have a camera, so later for the pix.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Electric bike project-Fleury

600 watt rear wheel

rear spacing was about 20 millimeters narrow for the new rear wheel

 Simple tool for spreading the rear dropouts.

 went from 5 1/8 to about 6"spacing

Controls lay out well 

Brain box
Good first day