Monday, November 15, 2010

Cargo bike from Germany, Silent Speedster Electric Bike - AtomicZombie builders gallery

Carmen Wagner, Germany

"Brad. Thought you might be interested in my version of the Silent Speedster. I used parts from a 24" bike and upsized the batteries to 32AH. With this hub motor and 48 volt pack it tops out at 27 mph with a 40 mile range.

The key switch, controller, fuse and assorted wires are tucked into the lockable pod, which made for a nice clean wiring install. I had to build a heavier head tube and switch to a tandem rated fork when it became glaringly obvious the originals were undersized for this heavy duty machine! Next is lights and some kind of cover for the batteries.

Thanks for turning me on to this absolutely cool hobby. Dale Kittleson"