Electric conversion

  • Regarding bumping ads in the classifed forums, we've just installed a new (customized) add-on that will change the way ads are bumped to the top. Please refer to the post "Bumping Classifed Ads" for details.
Most Recent BUY IT NOW Items Listed on eBay
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
These ads go away when you register for an account!

spinnanz

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 9, 2020
13
39
Christchurch, New Zealand
I recently acquired a cheap 1973/74 Raleigh Sport. This is a New Zealand made bike although some parts are made in England.

I'm most of the way through an electric (gasp!) conversion. Plan is a mostly hidden system, with only the on/off buttons to go on the handle bars. The battery and all other elec-trickery is inside the pannier.

Modifications so far are:
700c Alloy rims and tires
250-360w electric rear hub with single speed 16t sprocket
1970s pannier bag
Brake caliper mounting points moved up 5mm
3 speed gear removed.

To finish:
Fit PAS sensor
Fit 36v to 6v reg to power original lights
Replace brake cables

The wheel set was a near bolt on deal, the electric rear hub is a single speed, so its very narrow compared to other electric drives. Originally I wanted a front hub drive, so I could keep the rear 3 speed hub but this wheel set came up for only £40. Although un-finished I managed to power it up yesterday and take it for its 1st powered ride, it rode VEY smoothly on the 700c wheels. Without pedaling it can maintain 20kph, which suits the gearing of 16t/47t. Total build cost so far is £200

Pics one and two are how I got the bike. Following pics are mid build.
1189872323.jpg

1189872316.jpg

1215300862.jpg

SDC10450.JPG


SDC10446.JPG


SDC10448.JPG


SDC10449.JPG


SDC10452.JPG


SDC10453.JPG
 

FSH

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 27, 2018
444
Corona
I recently acquired a cheap 1973/74 Raleigh Sport. This is a New Zealand made bike although some parts are made in England.

I'm most of the way through an electric (gasp!) conversion. Plan is a mostly hidden system, with only the on/off buttons to go on the handle bars. The battery and all other elec-trickery is inside the pannier.

Modifications so far are:
700c Alloy rims and tires
250-360w electric rear hub with single speed 16t sprocket
1970s pannier bag
Brake caliper mounting points moved up 5mm
3 speed gear removed.

To finish:
Fit PAS sensor
Fit 36v to 6v reg to power original lights
Replace brake cables

The wheel set was a near bolt on deal, the electric rear hub is a single speed, so its very narrow compared to other electric drives. Originally I wanted a front hub drive, so I could keep the rear 3 speed hub but this wheel set came up for only £40. Although un-finished I managed to power it up yesterday and take it for its 1st powered ride, it rode VEY smoothly on the 700c wheels. Without pedaling it can maintain 20kph, which suits the gearing of 16t/47t. Total build cost so far is £200

Pics one and two are how I got the bike. Following pics are mid build.
1189872323.jpg

1189872316.jpg

1215300862.jpg

SDC10450.JPG


SDC10446.JPG


SDC10448.JPG


SDC10449.JPG


SDC10452.JPG


SDC10453.JPG
Hello, and nice job! How many ah does your battery system produce? What is the range? Thanks, very cool
 

spinnanz

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 9, 2020
13
39
Christchurch, New Zealand
Hello, and nice job! How many ah does your battery system produce? What is the range? Thanks, very cool
The battery is a 20ah, i.d. expect to get 80-100km on a full charge with that battery, as a 20km trip with my 10ah battery uses 1/2 to 1/3rd of the battery depending on wind. The electric conversion has only added 6.5kg to the weight of the bike if using the 20ah battery.
 

spinnanz

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 9, 2020
13
39
Christchurch, New Zealand
What better thing to go with a retro bike, than a retro helmet. I actually remember when these were new....
IMG_20200216_153453.jpg
IMG_20200216_152806.jpg
 
This ad goes away when you register for an account!