I own two AutoBike Classic by CSA, a 26" 6 Speed with centrifugal
regulated Shimano Automatic derailleur that use a freewheel on the crank
gear which locks the chain to the cassette allowing the gear change down
when slowing, always spinning the crank gear ahead as it moves.
I was wondering if there are any affectionado groups such as owner club?
I need to add a 1500 Watt 48 Volt power assist direct drive with
regenerative braking to the front hub only. The advantage of retaining
independent dual power also keeps the unique and desirable chain
I was looking for a Users Group or owners club, real world or online to
see if anyone else had tried this. Well, while I'm at it, I could ask
here about where to obtain complete front hub 26" kits? There doesn't
seem to be a dedicated interest group on
As a mechanical engineer I have the ability to respoke and true such a
hub because I would like to keep the original front rim and tire.
Preferably the hub incorporates a torsion bar to ease stress on the
Has anyone tried such a mod? Have you a kit list? I tried
but none include a
battery which really isn't an issue. I'd just want to reproduce what has
proven to work.
This would be the project preceeding putting a rear regenerative power
hub in a 20" recumbent cargo trike utilizing front chain drive, a nifty
I rebuilt with bamboo cargo deck with recessed tube/web pop-up seating
for four passengers or two and luggage. They are lightweight and
comfortable as lawn chairs, more simple and hinged by the rear axle. I
want to get some experience before I try and screw that one up.
Eventually I'll add a solar canopy to it and cruise the shore like a
— better to learn by mistakes of others, — Wiz.
— erroneous examples as provided, — Wiz.
— than to learn by mistakes made for oneself. — Wiz.
— A bakers dozen out of 12 Wizards agree: "And far less painful."