Project Mixt-E: Part 2 – The EBike Parts

An ebike wouldn't be an ebike without the electrical bits and pieces that assist in pushing bike and rider along. After all, it’s the electricity that puts the 'E' in ebike.

An ebike wouldn't be an ebike without the electrical bits and pieces that assist in pushing bike and rider along. After all, it’s the electricity that puts the 'E' in ebike.  At this stage of the project Mixt-E build I have been able to source the majority of parts that would normally go into a bolt-on DIY kit. But instead of simply buying a complete off-the-shelf kit, I did it the way any unorganised person would - one piece at a time. There was reason behind this round-a-bout way of cobbling together a kit. Put simply, the specific electric motor for the build wasn’t available in any off-the-shelf kit - or at least I couldn’t find one… However, while my erratic stockpiling of parts wasn't the way a sensible person would have gone about it, it did give me an opportunity to gain an understanding of all the componentry that makes up the electrical system of an ebike.

Project Mixt-E: Part 1 – Intro

Balancing a classic style with modern ideas is tricky to get right and something not everyone can pull off. When I started the rebuild on this neglected Raleigh Sprite 5, with the intention of turning it into an ebike, I was hoping not to fall into the same trap. Starting with just a bare frame, everything would need rebuilding from the ground up. There are many steps in the process and many square pegs that would need fitting into round holes. While in my mind I could envision something wonderful, would it turn out this way in reality?

Balancing a classic style with modern ideas is tricky to get right and something not everyone can pull off. When I started the rebuild on this neglected Raleigh Sprite 5, with the intention of turning it into an ebike, I was hoping not to fall into the same trap. Starting with just a bare frame, everything would need rebuilding from the ground up. There are many steps in the process and many square pegs that would need fitting into round holes. While in my mind I could envision something wonderful, would it turn out this way in reality?

Project West: Part 4 – Reassembly

Part Four of a multipart series- Project West, trailer refresh: Having finished fixing the problematic rust, painting various components and gathering new parts it was time to it all back together, transforming a pile of parts into an Easytrailer once again.

Part Four of a multipart series- Project West, trailer refresh: Having finished fixing the problematic rust, painting various components and gathering new parts it was time to it all back together, transforming a pile of parts into an Easytrailer once again.

Project West: Part 2 – Rust Repair and Painting

Part Two of a multipart series- Project West, trailer refresh: Delving deeper into the design, build and existing condition of the Easytrailer folding trailer. Starting the process of fixing rust and other damage all the while dismantling piece by piece.

Part Two of a multipart series- Project West, trailer refresh: Delving deeper into the design, build and existing condition of the Easytrailer folding trailer. Starting the process of fixing rust and other damage all the while dismantling piece by piece.

Project West: Part 1 – Introduction

Project West Part 1 Introduction

Part One of a multipart series- Project West, trailer refresh: An introduction to Project West, how and why it came about, what I am doing for the project and what outcomes I hope to achieve.