It’s time to start some new projects. I have two projects in mind. The first is an electric recumbent cargo bike. The second is a small commuter bike that I’m calling ShortHopper that you can follow in that Category.
I’ll be posting blogs about both projects. I’ll start with ShortHopper.
This bike will look something like the photo. The idea behind the bike is to be very small such that it can be collapsed and put in a trunk of a car or be easier to carry on the train. It will be used for long cross town trips where I want to ride the train to the general area and then have an electric bike to make short hops from place to place, thus the name: ShortHopper.
ShortHopper will have 20″ wheels and a front hub motor. The seat and handlebars will collapse to make it smaller. It might be foldable but will have to think about that feature.
I’ll start with a rear triangle made for 26″ wheels. Using 20″ wheels with that triangle will allow space for a small battery without having to do much fabrication.