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This works in the sense the wheel spins, but the ratio is totally wrong.
The motor is a high RPM one and has low torque.
And it is very heavy so makes it too dangerous to steer, for the general public to use.

First what type and model batteries did you use second how did you put the gear on the motor you found? <br> <br>I have a motor with a 3/8 inch X 1.25 inch shaft and a 10mm inner shaft? <br>What does inner shaft mean also could normal bike freewheel be put on it how would that work <br> <br>Thanks
Re:Battery?<br>I used six 12 volt lead-acid batteries. They were relatively cheap.<br>I had a two stage switch. The first switch stage was 36 volts (or three batteries in series), when the bike got moving to a decent speed I then went to the full power of all six batteries. 72 volts total. Had to stop when the batteries got too low, if you drain the batteries too low, they might not recharge or be damaged. Then you flushed your money down the toilet.<br><br>This is only a for fun project, reliability is very low. I can not depend on it for regular travel.<br><br>RE how did you put the gear on the motor shaft?<br>It was very difficult.<br>There is a freewheel removing tool.<br>http://www.parktool.com/uploads/images/blog/repair_help/fr-1w-freewheel.jpg<br><br>I mounted it to the axle of the motor, and used a bolt and large washer to hold the freewheel on. The bolt fit inside the shaft on the motor.<br><br>To glue I used this epoxy designed for metal.<br><br>If the fit is the tiniest bit off, the freewheel will wobble, and you cant have any wobble if you want the chain to stay on. <br><br>Motors can be very different. <br>You can have a high amperage 24 volt motor, or like I had a high voltage motor with lower current. Both add up to high wattage.<br>24 volts times 15 amps = 360<br>72 volts times 5 amps =360<br>You need a minimum of 300 watts to push the average person.
I like the simplicity of using a "back wheel" for the freewheel, but this feels a little unfinished even for a "step one". If you've finished the project I suggest you write it all up as one Instructable, if you haven't then it is probably wiser to hold off on publishing until you have enough for a substantial Instructable.
I have made a complete electric bike, but it broke after every run. It broke due to its complexity-too many moving parts. I decided to go simple here, as in KISS. The next step in this project will be finding an electric motor and attaching a freewheel to it.
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Hi mark !, do yo write the next step yet? thanks
I must make one! You need four (4) things for an electric assisted bike. 1) motor including gears that propel the front or back wheel 2)battery package 3)electric control circuits 4) bike The front wheel project (here-step one) is part of the motor project. I made a battery package that fits inthe triangle frame of the bike. The battery package will be the next instructable.
sorry about not having a write up yet. I will do soon as possible.
That's more like it :) Are you going to write up the rest of the project for an Instructable? I'm quite taken with this design, if my current junker bike didn't have suspension forks I would look into doing it.
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I have several DC motors from the last bike, "find" is the instruction.
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