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My custom ebike by Slum - Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:54:41 EST ID:1eprQ3NZ No.35565 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Started with a diamondback hybrid frame($75) and added a bafang 750w mid-drive motor with 52v 6ah lithium ion battery. I have my headlight integrated, but not taillight yet. I will give a final build report when I have all of the running lights working and probably upload a video as well.

I use this to commute to work 5 days a week, 13 miles each way. I currently average about 21-22 mph following red lights and stop signs with cars present (why stop at 3am?).
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Priscilla Brinningdetch - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:37:49 EST ID:WJ5h0lU+ No.35572 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>35565
I considered getting some sort of 49cc vehicle/ and electric bike, but just dropped 250 on a new bicycle. I'll probably get one down the line though. How do you like the electric bike?
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Slum - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:15:37 EST ID:kQfOs7Qb No.35598 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>35572 I love it. Changed jobs recently and now I work Downton in my city, only 4 mile commute each way, but I do bicycle delivery now with it. Only 750 miles so far.

My advice is get one. If you want practicality, go for a direct drive hub motor. If you can get by with a single speed bike in your city, I recommend going that route. The less moving parts the better (direct drive has little to no moving parts afaik). Also, definitely get front and rear disc brakes and I recommend 32c wide tires as they are more comfortable than 25c etc. Do not put a hub motor electric kit on a mountain bike. Go mid-drive for mountain bikes.
700c x 32c tires, larger frame, stiff bike no suspension (lose efficiency)My bicycle has a mid-drive which uses the chain to transfer the power. Means I have a lot wider gear range and tons of moving parts. My bike is more or less fragile with constant maintenance (bike is shit, nothing electric wise). Anyways with a mid-drive and granny gear you can climb up the steepest Hills with moderate pedaling (I'm 225# and bike is 50-55# total).
Can't stress this enough though. #1 important accessory is brakes. If you can't stop at 30 mph your ass is toast potentially.
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Slum - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:17:22 EST ID:kQfOs7Qb No.35599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Slum - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:18:12 EST ID:kQfOs7Qb No.35600 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Slum - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:19:08 EST ID:kQfOs7Qb No.35601 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Slum - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:20:15 EST ID:kQfOs7Qb No.35602 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Charles Wummletet - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:27:49 EST ID:h8/Q2Iwt No.35603 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is really cool, op. Keep up the good work! Very knowledgeable posts, good read. Thanks for sharing, dude!
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Slum - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:56:37 EST ID:IJIed/8c No.35610 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>35603
No problem. Gonna keep checking to make sure I answer any questions.
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DRUMPF - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 23:33:12 EST ID:JY4WwyyH No.35628 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>35600
What is this? The electric motor?
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Nicholas Blackfuck - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:27:46 EST ID:2CPrOYyo No.35642 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>35565
Hey I have the same kit. I'm very happy with it. You should order the programing cable and tune it. You can get a lot more range. I have an 11 mile commute and I haven't touched my car since I installed the motor.


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