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    I'm disabled, looking for someone who can build a special E-bike.

    Hi, I'm disabled (in a wheelchair) and have two little kids (2year old and 8 month old). I live in a very hilly town and my outdoor life with my family is not what I or my wife would like it to be. My brother guided me to this site today and I'm blown away by the posibilities with e-bikes. However, I'm not a very handy person (in more ways than one) and I am eager to buy an e-bike that can help me get around better, and hopefully tow one (or even both) of my little kids. This would open up a new world to my family that I feel I have been missing out on. The manufactured wheelchair adapted e-bikes available (I have one) are slow, not very powerful, and any extra needs like towing have to be done by yourself - which sadly will not happen with me at the tools. I would be extremely grateful if somebody truly capable of building one to sell me could contact me. Thank you!!!

    #2
    Location? Pictures of what you have in mind?
    All sorts of things on www.endless.sphere.com
    There's also a UK site on building custom all terrain wheelchairs. Google is yout friend. Put Dom phrases into the search and be amazed.
    That siad details will get more information.

    Disabled rider here too.

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    • JohnnyM
      JohnnyM commented
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      Thanks! Ideally I'm looking for something like the Rio Mobility Firefly which is a front motorized fifth wheel that can connect and disconnect easily from my wheelchair. Unfortunately it's not that powerful but I like it's portability. However, I'm open to creative ideas and would love to know what else is out there. The important thing is that I can pack it into my SUV with my wheelchair. Oh, I live in Western Canada (Kelowna).

    #3
    Maybe someone at Luna can introduce you to the fellow in #1: https://www.electricbike.com/secrets/

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      #4
      Well,

      Why try to reinvent the wheel, so to speak?

      Just get one of these fairly fast and stylish looking electric scooters, and shed the wheelchair while outdoors or shopping in the supermarket.

      The kids will love to hop on there with you too.

      Wheee!

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        #5
        Hi there,

        Get this item:http://shop.riomobility.com/Dragonfl...dcycle-8-H.htm remove the pedals and have a mechanic/welder/machinist and install a mid drive like a cyclone http://lunacycle.com/motors/mid-driv...att-planetary/,
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        you dont need the 3000w it delivers but the motor is so cheap..... then get a 48V, 52v or a 60v battery pack you will still have between 2000W and 3000W. You will need some of your weight on that front wheel and off the small front wheels of the wheel chain or it will spin madly,

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        • JohnnyM
          JohnnyM commented
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          I like this idea a lot, except for the steering aspect. My son likes to sit on my lap, so a normal handlebar is ideal. But this concept with a normal handle, no chain, grip powered accelerator is definitely what I'm looking for. So, the firefly but with more juice.

        #6
        hmmmm Cyclone... did I hear the word Cyclone uttered here?? and I didn't start it this time... if you get a Cyclone, you can always shunt-mod the controller to 6 kW and you'll be flying at 60 mph down the road... wait... I am getting too carried away yet again...

        Nice find Sebz!

        G.
        Alpha One 6000W tadpole e-Trike (Cyclone): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFC8MRwvgUM
        Alpha Two Cyclone 3000W tadpole e-Trike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkakVw8yY8E
        Electric Cyclone 3000W eBike "power mod": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_weSmz_h3Ig

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          #7
          Im a below knee amputee and I feel you when you say you need something modified to work for you. I have a buddy in a chair that Im trying to convice to let me build him something like this.

          http://www.icetrikes.co/image/main/F...Fat%201(1).jpg

          http://lunacycle.com/motors/mid-driv...att-planetary/

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            #8
            If you are going the trike route look around, most trikes IMO are WAY overpriced for what they offer; I've tested a bunch of trikes at large local bike convention show and I think the KMX trikes don't have anything to envy to their overpriced cousins.... The KMX trikes are also made out of steel and perfect for any ebike application... a member on the bentrider.com community said that his rear suspension trike snapped (AL fatigued) at ~12,000 miles commuting it daily so the prospect of throwing the frame in the trash after a mere 12,000 miles doesn't sound appealing to me... I would build a trike made out of good old steel, might be heavier, but who cares when you have the Cyclone winds always behind you propelling you forward, to infinity and beyond... Mine AUW with a 2.4 kW h battery pack is ~100 lbs and gets up to 60 mph on the flats... and will climb up any hill you could ever encounter.

            G.
            Last edited by gman1971; 05-10-2016, 12:55 PM.
            Alpha One 6000W tadpole e-Trike (Cyclone): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFC8MRwvgUM
            Alpha Two Cyclone 3000W tadpole e-Trike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkakVw8yY8E
            Electric Cyclone 3000W eBike "power mod": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_weSmz_h3Ig

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            • Louis
              Louis commented
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              Comment on Trident trikes? Perhaps in another thread...

            • gman1971
              gman1971 commented
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              Those Trident trikes look very good, if you have a dealer nearby stop by and test ride as many as they let you get away with. I liked the Trekker on a 24 or 26" rear wheel size, the Titan with a larger size rear wheel, the Stowaway and the Chamaleon; I would go for a large diameter rear tire that will help even a rear suspension trike deal with the harsh roads . But IMO you should look into a front suspension trike before a rear suspension only. The rear suspension in the trikes I've tested didn't make much of a difference. As for e-Trike potential on those, there are some things that will make think about those twice, for example the chainline seems to have too many pulleys, that could be bad when you're pumping a lot of kW... it will create a lot of undue stress at these pulleys... the rear suspension is something I would avoid at all cost on a high power trike, which is going to stress it a lot... also I would check for frame warranty on those since they look like AL trikes, see if they have a lifetime warranty on the frame etc... the last thing you want is the thing snapping in half and being SOL...

            • arbocorp
              arbocorp commented
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              I'm looking at the Trident Trekker too. Any thoughts about installing a mid drive or rear hub? I watched a youtube video mentioning rear hubs are fine on flat surfaces and mid drives would be better but I also hear mid drives are harder on the parts? Newbie here so I'd appreciate any advice, thanks in advance.

            #9
            Hi, thanks for all the great feedback, I really appreciate it. I'm looking for this (below) but better: more juice. Is that possible?

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              #10
              You could buy it and upgrade, but I imagine a bit expensive. Unless they'll sell the frame, but having tried that before I imagine not going to happen.

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                #11
                This is what I built .

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                • JohnnyM
                  JohnnyM commented
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                  That looks awesome! Does it connect and disconnect from the chair easily? And would you be willing to build another for sale?

                • JohnnyM
                  JohnnyM commented
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                  I'd love to chat with you about this if you're willing. That's pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. Only issue would be the handle bar and breaks. I have limited grip, so on mine (which doesn't disconnect without tools) I flip the breaks inward so I can push them with my palm. But I'm sure that would be an easy fix. I would be really interested in buying one from you if you would be up for building another. Thanks for posting!

                • jim baughan
                  jim baughan commented
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                  Message me and I will answer any questions I can.

                #12
                That's awesome! Nice creation. Self-contained and looks like it could be set up to quick-connect to the frame.
                Fabrication is fun! Build something today. Show someone. Let them help. Inspire and share. Spread the desire.

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                  #13
                  That really is awesome. How easily does it connect to the chair?

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                    #14
                    This is how I connected it to my chair. You slide it in and twist to lift the front wheels of my chair off the ground. I have a sliding pin that locks it in place.

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                      #15
                      Nice, now pump 6 kW and you're set :D

                      G.
                      Alpha One 6000W tadpole e-Trike (Cyclone): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFC8MRwvgUM
                      Alpha Two Cyclone 3000W tadpole e-Trike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkakVw8yY8E
                      Electric Cyclone 3000W eBike "power mod": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_weSmz_h3Ig

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