Originally Posted by bugmenot
Thought I'd post this in case anyone is interested. TRU has this kids chopper bike on sale for $99. The description says it has 2 12V SLAs, controller, 250watt motor. Haven't seen one of these in stores so not sure about quality of components, but maybe it could be good for parts to outfit your own rig. Enjoy!
I think for a general purpose pavement ebike it probably isn't enough of a savings to justify the effort.
The batteries and controller would be ok, but there are too many unusual parts to fit to most pavement bikes.
Its a chain drive bike with unusual tires. It'd be difficult to match the freewheel on the right to both a motor and pedals and unless you use a motorcycle fork, I doubt you could find dropouts that could place that up front. Those tires would be terrible on dry pavement. The frame & fork won't match well with 26/700 wheels.
If your looking for an unusual terrain ebike or a HEAVY load ebike there might be more merrit.
Those wide tires might go well on gravel, sand, dirt, or even snow. If you're looking at hauling 100 or especially 200 or 300 plus pound loads, you'd need wider tires anyway so it might be the right tire for that specialty ebike.