This is the PedGen as the latest version, I plan on putting small roller
wheels on front so when I grab that back support ( which also serves as
a handle and I can roll it around....a spring gets attached to the middle of
the board in back, up to the brace at top to positively engage the ECM's
red scooter wheel to the solid rubber tire.
This is the solid rubber tire that I was talking about, about 11 inches
in diameter, no coaster brake, the overall ratio from the crankshaft
pedals to the ECM is about 1:7....so a leisurely pedaling at 45 RPM spins
the ECM at about 300 rpm.
This gives me 1 watt/hr. for every 2 minutes of pedaling
this would be an average rate of 30 watts, I have been able
to hit a maximum of 95 watts ...but only for about a minute....one
of these days I plan to add a flywheel (disk brake rotor, they make
Here is the ECM probably capable of 300 watts, or maybe
much, much more.
One of Ghurd's products altho I don't know if he sells them.
I have a Shwinn digital bike speedometer hooked to this wheel,
I 'travel' at about 3.5 mph....If this was a bike a person walking
would be able to keep up with me and for 50 watt/hrs. I travel
the equivalant of 5 miles a day for a person walking ....total of
100 minutes....150 miles a month. I've been doing this for a few
years now used to weigh 228 lbs down to 190 trying for 175,
great for diabetics like me.....a motivation to eat less and exercise
more....a great satisfying feeling!
I didn't realise that I'm in better shape than most of my relatives.
.............."Here try it out"
( after about a minute or two...."Whew....that's enough for me ! ")
Well that's it for now.....it was easier for me to post this than to
look for my previous posting in that 'other' forum.