this guy is a quiet genius
I love the no-nonsense how to bare bones approach
I am hoping that it will not take me more than two hours
Great video, makes it look like a relatively simple job but I didn’t realise you needed so many special tools just to get the crank off , in the past I guess I would have bodged it with a hammer and blunt screwdriver and messed the whole thing up.
I’m still toe dipping on converting mine, I’m worried that I will ruin a perfectly good bike and end up with an expensive box of bits all over the garage floor !
On the plus side I managed to bugger my knee up playing tennis, (who me??), so a bit of extra push in the peddling department is looking increasingly useful.
All the best with the build.
I have always used a screwdriver and mallet before
his effort looks much better
You will know that I am convert when I change jills bike to electric drive
I’m sure you will be a convert Dylan. When all said and done, you don’t have to use the motor if you want some extra excercise. I tend to use my Raleigh on the minimum “eco” setting and maybe one notch up on the hills, but still feel I am getting my workout just without busting a blood vessel!!
Hmm I think the cycling federation will spot that if you use in the Tour de France but maybe if you hide the batteries in the frame they won’t notice! Ha!The crank on the first bike we bought in the USA (Sears) was a one piece unit you had to wriggle out of the frame. Brilliant compared to the rubbish tapered cotter pins we had the uk when I left in 1980! Even had the same rubbish cotter pins on my BSA motorcycle kick starter. My latest Walmart/Chinese/USA bikes have 2 piece cranks again like this.
For a cool cheap DYI electric motor install by a utube sailing vblogger in a very old Pearson36 check out. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx_mGFQfb39FXu_oCzggYfkeRKYkI6xpiSailing Uma. Minimalists sailing the Caribbean……..Cheers Warren.