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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone here looked at the e bike builds using hubs with electric motors into front or rear wheels? This being a diverse group any experience.

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One guy in the reviews says he fried his. LOL Nah, I'll pass. If I wanted an electric bike I'd just cobble one together, for considerably less. But if I wanted a powered bike at all I'd get one of the little gas engine kits. If you to to the end of its range, it's a lot easier carrying a quart or two of gas then it is a quart of electricity. Costs less too. But I probably wouldn't buy a gas kit either, plenty easy to cobble a gas powered bike. However, if I were going to do it either way, I would either buy, or cobble, a trike, rather than just use a bike. Or, even better, a bike with a side car.

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I friend of mine bought two bikes with motors in the hub WELL below new price on Gumtree and they worked perfectly but needed pedal help to get started.
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But if you want class too, then this is the only way to go.
https://www.tradebit.com/filedetail....ans-steam-bike
I knew I had seen that on-line, for free. It is in the May 1972 issue of Popular Mechanics. I have it saved, it is a PDF file, but my computer is acting up, again/still, and won't let the link post.

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Thanks for your replies. I was hoping some had already taken the plunge .
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I was just working on one of those a couple of weeks ago. It seems unnecessarily complex for the DIYer, and no matter how neat you are, having all that wiring tie-wrapped to the outside of your bike gets messy. And that package doesn't seem to include the battery (48V SLA I think) or charger.

I had little contact with the electronics, I was mostly concerned with getting the trike in rolling order again. Of the two I worked on, one had a broken on/off switch connection that didn't seem repairable so I bypassed it for testing.

The motor and related components seem durable, both the trikes I worked on had been sitting out in the So. Oregon weather for a couple of years.

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Thanks are you going to build you battery from ebikes battery building kits seems most economical I ordered the book from amazon. If your interested Charles I'll post what I find.
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Interesting. For anyone facing loss of vision to macular degeneration, an electric bike or trike could give you some freedom of movement, if you can stay off major streets.

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