Build your own e-Scooter
With new legisation set to make e-Scooters road-legal in the UK, you may be considering using one. But did you know you can build a powerful, long-range version at a fraction of the cost?
One of our customers, Trevor George, did exactly that! And he has writetn the below guide to show you how you can build yours as well.



My recent conversion of a 20-inch-wheel, full-suspension - Pawtrekker Dog Scooter - to convert it to an Electric Cargo Scooter. The 250 watt Electric front-wheel kit was purchased from - Cyclotricity - as I know their kits are reliable and very good value-for-money, as I converted my GT Mountain Bike a couple of years ago, and I have also helped others to fit Cyclotricity kits in Bristol. This is the Pawtrekker Dog Scooter in its 'normal' mode, except that I've removed the front dog-pulling towing bar extension for ease of fitting it into my car.


The Cyclotricity kit now installed and a short test-ride has taken place, which was really exhilarating, as it's so nimble and has nice quick steering. Because of the curve of the down-tube, and no bottle-lugs, I've used a plywood backing for the battery-mount, and some lengths of threaded rod covered with rubber fuel-pipe to fix the battery in place, and I've used thin strips of aluminium sheet for fastening the controller box. I didn't want to weld anything, so the Dog Scooter can always revert back to it's original purpose with no scars. I've also made up a strong rack of 22mm steel tube, that I wanted to be a carrier to make the scooter more versatile to carry various bits of shopping, and other goods.


Closer view of the Cyclotricity 250 watt front-wheel, the battery and the controller now installed, just using thin aluminium sheet which I cut with a Stanley knife and scissors..


The carrier rack is made out of 22mm steel tube and is strong, and it's simply U-bolted to the Pawtrekker frame. I've used it to carry shopping and my heavy Busking Amp. The next pic below show the simple rack which can be fixed on.


This rack is simply a redundant wire-shelf from a fridge, and when I need it for carrying I just put on three cable-ties to hold it firmly in place.


Another view of the Cyclotricity powered Dog Scooter, showing the very slim front handlebars, at only 20 inches wide, which enables me to ride the small gap between lamp-posts and the kerb, or other narrow spaces when the pathway is busy with pedestrians. Also when walking with it in pedestrian areas, it doesn't become an obstruction as there's no pedals to dig into shins, and it's narrower than shoulder width.

 

 

 

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