This is a non-profit compendium of car free living and how to build a small electric vehicle with a power system that can climb the steep hills with at least 450lbs total combined weight at a legal wattage. Ignorance is not bliss! It's just a waste of time and money.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A Heavy Duty Trike
is a trike my neighbour made some years
ago. I don't know how much he would need to charge you, but you
should ask him to put a proper sized gear reduction on it rather than
using one of the over sized hub motors he sells.
will need to ask for extra strong hydraulic disc brakes also. Some
people just do not understand how dangerous 'cable-pull' brakes can
be in the rain on a steep hill with 500lbs or more. I wouldn't trust
them even in hot dry weather.
also recommend 16” moped tires (20” O.D.). And mind that he does
not use cheap hubs that parts are becoming scarce for, like any with
loose ball-bearings. It's about time the bicycle industry joined the
rest of the machine world in using sealed cartridges. He should to learn to build spoked trike wheels also. And mounting the rim pulley can be found here.