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So not being one to fall behind the times and pushing myself forward to keep up with the Kids at school I find myself starting a old school bike rebuild so this is my Trek 6500 we have covered many a happy mile in the past but old age bad knees an so on have cut down on its use in the last two or three years. she is the 2nd 6500 I have had after losing the last one under the back wheels of a London Bus now I have always had a love of pushbikes and what they offer as to were you can ride them so I have just finished a full nut an bolt rebuild and next week a bolt on E bike kit should be in the post on its way to my workshop for me to fit on it now I have taken advice from a 14 year old on this Ebike build kit an taken his bike for a spin round the town an **** myself. I will post up some pic's of the kit going on the bike as I build it next week.

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Great post matey, looking forward to seeing the finished bikesmile



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Steve just take a look at the map Purple is bridleway red foot path green/Blue all traffic its them Purple ones on the Moor I want to get onto miles and miles of them. I'm thinking you are pretty up on the Satnav stuff Do you know if you can covert Google Earth Kml files to show on Memory map 

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I've ridden quite a lot of the bridle-ways on the moor on my bitsa-bike. Some of the tracks aren't even visible on the ground! An electric bike is going to be a heavy beast to use on rough tracks. I bought an e-bike for my girl-friend and it's fine for some of the old rail line tracks, like the ones around Princetown and the one out to Red Lake, but you really need something strong and light for most of the tracks I've ridden on the moors.

 



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I have been on some of them as well but not for a good few years I have not put the bike on the scales but the bike is light real light but you are right this thing is going to double the weight of the bike an then some I fitted the Motor/wheel in tonight an it must be three-quarters the weight of the original bike and I still have the controller an Battery to go I know it will have the power it's the width of the tires an digging in I'm thinking about if this flops in the real sticky stuff then I might try putting it on a fat bike with 4 inch wide tires I have see they can be had new for under the ton plus some spokes an a wheel rebuild but you pays in run time power an drag with the bigger tires

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Steve just take a look at the map Purple is bridleway red foot path green/Blue all traffic its them Purple ones on the Moor I want to get onto miles and miles of them. I'm thinking you are pretty up on the Satnav stuff Do you know if you can covert Google Earth Kml files to show on Memory map 

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-- Edited by pug on Sunday 12th of November 2017 07:02:29 PM


 Not sure Martyn as I use gpx files for viewranger, must be able to convert the files, how did you get all the bridleways footpaths and all other routes loaded on to google earth like that?



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Steve I cant think who passed it to me now but I have GPX files for lots of the county with all paths on them ie bridleways footpaths and all other routes the only thing that's not well covered is the open all traffic on them. I have lost you email address give it to me in a priv message an I will send you all paths GPX Devon then just over lay it on Earth then the Trf Devon GPX on top of that your eyes will light up 

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Thanks Martyn

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So after a hard Week of working on the bike in the workshop the new/old bike is ready to see the light of day.............. well it was not a hard week really it took about 3 hours to do an hour of that was trying to get the bloody crank pedal off the non drive side to fit the sender for the speedo and assist had the right puller but stripped the threads out pulling the bastard off had to resort to gas torch an real big hammer but she is finished now I'm just awaiting the Battery what should be hear Tuesday Wednesday it's being custom made for me at 60v 18amp an should give the bike about 25-30 miles without any pedalling at all an 60 miles if you put some effort in as well

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got any links on it & where you got battery made please

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Martyn - that looks tremendous, well done.

Are you sure you couldn't get a TTR lump in there?  Did you try beforehand? confuse

No - really well done, fantastic effort. I hope it works well for you and gives you pleasure.

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seems like alot of work for a old twisted bike...
should have got a nice new straight one....





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I did think of a new bike but the same sort of quality model out of the Trek range today is £1000 plus so put it with the cost of the electric kit parts out of reach of my hands in my pockets she's a nice old bike an strong light and the best of parts that could be put on a bike back in her day. Will take some pic's out side today she looks better in the sun

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Often wonder where the line is between bike and motorbike. If I fit pedals to a KTM e-ride, can I ride bridleways on it and not register it?
Nice work Martyn, enjoy the moors!



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Nope - the UK spoilsport regs say:

Its electric motor:

  • must have a maximum power output of 250 watts
  • should not be able to propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph

Good work Martyn! Makes me think I ought to dig my ebike out and go for a bimble over Woodbury Common - an absolute paradise for mountain bikers and about 10 minutes from me biggrin

 



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Brian it has a 250w 15mph switch on it an to be honest that's a nice speed for me on a bike I would never turn it off an take advantage of the other 1250w Who me Sir not me............. I did not know you could do that why would anyone want to go that fastbiggrinbiggrin some shots of her out in the day light



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