Just took a ride on Jesse’s electric bike—it was kick-ass. Built out of a Walmart bike-frame, 18 Ah lead-acid batteries, and a hub motor, the bike can go up to 30 mph with a range of 20 miles. AND, “Because the bike has pedals, it’s completely road legal,” says Jesse.
The bike has regen braking to charge the battery as you brake, similar to a hybrid car. Jesse also plans to add a solar panel to extend the battery’s range even more.
Jesse is a long-term Sector67 member and has countless projects visible at Sector67 (too many to show pictures of, but that’s why you have to go on a tour), including a 3D printed humanoid, and lots of projects with wheels, pedals, and motors.
Jesse also maintains a Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ransom1wi