2011 Giant Cross City 4

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by blim.lim, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. blim.lim

    blim.lim New Member

    The 2011 GIANT CROSS CITY 4 is a sporty, fast and comfortable
    bicycle that is ideal for electrical conversion. The quality running
    gear, good price and chromoly steel forks make it an excellent choice
    for a very fast transportation machine. This model pictured here I
    converted using a 500W motor and a 36V 10Ah lithium ion battery
    (LiFePO4) that comes in a custom designed lockable double layered rear
    rack. It offers a speed of about 35km/h and a range of approximately
    30km with light pedalling. The bike retails in many shops for around
    $600. The kit is $890 through Solar Bike, www.solarbike.com.au . The
    triple walled deep V rim that comes with the motor kit are a good
    improvement. Installation took about 1 hour.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2011

  2. blim.lim

    blim.lim New Member

    Hybrid System to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

    There are a few different ways to solar charge an electric bicycle but
    this is probably my favourite system; I can use one 48V panel through
    a custom regulator to go straight to a lithium ion battery or else I
    can use the same panel to charge a battery bank to store the energy
    and then use an inverter and the normal battery charger for the bike
    battery. I've made a short video to show how to do this and put it on
    youtube. You can also access it through my Solar Bike website -