Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Hi folks, I have been working on these for a while now, and they are very very close.
Its an ebike conversion kit, but very, very unlike anything currently available. The nanocycle uses a unique solid state gyro to measure the gradient of the hill, and it applies power according to the gradient of the hill you are on. Its quite an amazing sensation that has not failed to put a smile on every riders face. There are no controls, they meet the new regs and are powered by a waterproof 1.3Kg :ithium Iron battery that can readily live in a backpack and plug into the bike. Alternatively the battery can be attached to the frame, placed in a basket, or put in a pannier. No modification to the existing bike thanks in part to the unique cadence sensor that detects the movement of the chain ring bolts. The controller mounts on the bikes bottle cage screws, while the front wheel is exchanged for the new motorised one.
The bike pictured weighs 11kg, plus its 1.3kg battery (hidden behind by slight frame!).
The website is coming soon, but you can see more pics on Facebook under Nanocycle Pty Ltd.
Maybe one of the nicer features of this is that they are fully designed (and we man every line of code, and every circuit trace) in here Melbourne. Perhaps no-one cares, but we think that is a good thing.