Projects Update 2016
August was also very busy with work away from Prestatyn including a PR trip to Glasgow for Grow Wild. Also I went back to my roots adding a Mazda MX5 Classic sports car to our projects.
I have installed a new radiator, sound system, windblocker, cockpit brace, and am currently renovating a hardtop for use in the winter. I raced a couple of similar cars in UK race championships a few years ago. They are really nice to work on.
Having entered the Great Orme sponsored bike ride for charity again this year, it is time to consider what bike to use, last year I used the trike that I built for Jayne.
This year I am considering designing, building and riding a 2 wheel drive electric bike.
The concept will use a 300 watt rear wheel and 250 watt front wheel to aid stability. I hope to be able to utilise a single Lithium-ion 36v 15ah battery. My calculations say that that would give just over 1 hour of power at about 25mph, when off road.
The current regulations limit electric bikes to 15mph and 250 watts when used in public areas. I propose to just use the front wheel drive when on public roads and enable the rear wheel drive when off road.
I will utilise the bog standard Universal bike for testing the concept before building a higher spec bike if the concept works well.
If it proves successful I will build the mark two version around an aluminum framed mountain bike with suspension and disc brakes.