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    Good job Serge! Looks good, but I should mention that on my bike the derailleur drags on the motor in first gear. Try to check it before you ride. Also, the motor is half a turn off (wire should come out of the top). That might put a bit of stress on the wire, but it will only take a few seconds to fix.

    Edit: Did you not put the brake levers on? If you get a chance, you should go ahead and install them. You don't want to be giving it gas while trying to stop in an emergency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arkcom View Post
    Good job Serge! Looks good, but I should mention that on my bike the derailleur drags on the motor in first gear. Try to check it before you ride. Also, the motor is half a turn off (wire should come out of the top). That might put a bit of stress on the wire, but it will only take a few seconds to fix.
    If you mean this position:

    ..we are ready change it to this one:




    Did you not put the brake levers on? If you get a chance, you should go ahead and install them. You don't want to be giving it gas while trying to stop in an emergency.
    And.. I don't get it .. - we replace the brakes levers with those from you kit and connect them into controller.. is it wrong ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SergeSmArt View Post

    And.. I don't get it .. - we replace the brakes levers with those from you kit and connect them into controller.. is it wrong ?
    I just couldn't see it in the pics.

    You can slide that spring on the motor wire down into the hole in the axle.

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    I found some nice pics from motorized bikes turning into shopping cart.

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    Great shot of a Montague Paratrooper thats been converted. They make great electrics and still fold. Check out their bikes at http://www.montaguebikes.com/
    They're pretty sweet even without the BionX kit.

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    My recumbent ebike with sidecar.

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    The sidecar attaches and detaches in about two minutes, with four hose clamps. I usually ride it as a two-wheeler.

    Click on the thumbnail picture above to expand.
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    Wow that is different. Love what you did. Wish i could put a chair on my ebike...one day :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmcleod View Post
    Here's my Surley Cross Check with a Bionx Kit. Been riding it about a week now, it it works well. Needs better brakes, water bottle mount somewhere, and quieter freehub but otherwise excellent. I'm thinking the battery may end up in the pannier.

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    beautiful setup. who said an ebike has to be ugly.
    I wasn't sure Bionx kits were compatible with road bikes. how did you make it work?
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    Marin Palisades Trail Mountain Bike (Ex-Bike Shop Rental)


    Before (sort of). Picture taken right after the e-bike kit was first installed last September. The original controller would do only about 10mph and would basically turn off or not assist at speeds over 10mph. It was still helpful to have for climbing hills or accelerating from a stop and I was happy to have it. I also had 4 flat tires in the first month with these cheap $10 tires.


    After with the same Amped Bikes 9x7 dd motor but with a few other modifications:

    Lyen 12 fet programmable controller with regen and CA (Cycle Analyst) direct connect plug.
    The Cycle Analyst Direct Plug model itself.
    60v 10ahr pack (Turnigy 5S 5ahr lipo pair in series with the original 36v 10ahr lifepo4 pack)
    30amp and 45amp Anderson connectors (over 20 used in all!).
    Big Apple balloon suspension tires.
    Torque Arm (home made)
    New seat (Unity)
    icharger 1010B+ to charge both batteries. This charger uses 12vdc which I connect to the solar charged golf cart battery pack in my garage.

    Overall, the bike is now quite reliable and is a pleasure to use. On the flat she will do 30mph and climbs hills nicely. I also have a 2nd wire harness with 2 extra lipo batteries to make a 72v 10ahr pack that will do 35mph+ on the flat that I use to race cars on the boulevard in town. It's a lot of fun but, the controller and phase wires get toasty and the battery goes kind of fast. Center of gravity is 5 inches forward of the seat post so it handles rather nicely.

    I originally was going to get a newer bike to replace this older retired rental bike but, I kind of like it the way it is. I take it to the store everyday and I feel a little better leaving it locked it to the bike rack in front of the store. I also have a box I can mount to the battery rack that will fit about 6 bags of groceries but, it makes it hard to throw my leg over the seat.

    For future modification I will get a better headlight like a Magic Shine (I have a dc to dc converter already). After that, maybe a 2nd hub motor in the back .

    I thank all those who posted questions and answers on this forum. They've a big help with my project so far... .

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    I am new to electric bikes.

    Here is my little Electric bike! the CarryMe Electric.

    We went for a 20 mile test ride yesterday through muddy off road paths & on the road, had loads of fun! (Check out bottom right picture for muddy proof)

    Note: This is not what this little bike is designed for, but as always, I wanted to test my new gadget to the extreme. Battery still had 25% left at the end of the ride

    Pics credit to: My friends who test rode it
    George Lin (Pacific Cycles) for creating such a creative and useful machine

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    See all my e-bike pictures
    speed around 20 kmh from gps device.
    Batt 12v 9a 3ea
    at 25km batt will tell me,plz chart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Folding-Bikes View Post
    I am new to electric bikes.

    Here is my little Electric bike! the CarryMe Electric.

    We went for a 20 mile test ride yesterday through muddy off road paths & on the road, had loads of fun! (Check out bottom right picture for muddy proof)

    Note: This is not what this little bike is designed for, but as always, I wanted to test my new gadget to the extreme. Battery still had 25% left at the end of the ride

    Pics credit to: My friends who test rode it
    George Lin (Pacific Cycles) for creating such a creative and useful machine
    Wild. Is that a belt drive?
    Jive won't get you no zen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Duderino X View Post
    Wild. Is that a belt drive?
    No belt drive, it uses a clever chain that does not need oil( no dirty clothes!) they use this chains in chainsaws to cut trees. Kind of fitting really, restoring the balance 1 ride at a time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Folding-Bikes View Post
    I am new to electric bikes.

    Here is my little Electric bike! the CarryMe Electric.

    We went for a 20 mile test ride yesterday through muddy off road paths & on the road, had loads of fun! (Check out bottom right picture for muddy proof)

    Note: This is not what this little bike is designed for, but as always, I wanted to test my new gadget to the extreme. Battery still had 25% left at the end of the ride

    Pics credit to: My friends who test rode it
    George Lin (Pacific Cycles) for creating such a creative and useful machine

    have one just like it but it doesn't fold up has 18inch rims and goes over 40



    sorry this video is for my two builds i start showing my scooter near the end

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    Latest build: Schwinn S-25 with AmpedBikes 36v FDD (2010)



    Second Build from last year. Still has the awful knobbies that came from the store on the rims.

    I use this one for running around town. ... drop off the video returns, pick up Chinese, books back to the library, pharmacy, milk run, etc. The shocks are very nice for hopping curbs to and from side walks... not to mention un-even sidewalks and pot holes. The knobbies HAVE TO GO. They are very loud and slow me down. I have some nice road slicks waiting for the transplant.

    It also has a test build of 4x3, 5ah SLA battery packs that I am comparing to my usual 2x3, 7ah packs. I'm still sorting through the pile of salvaged 5ah SLA's to identify good cells.
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    Version 1.0 is finally done.


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    New set up with new more powerful batteries

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    I have the new more powerful batteries in the wheelie backpack thanks to my very handy neighbour. He wired all 3 batteries up and i came up with the idea of the baf. I also rebuilt my trailor and i am getting extention cords tomorrow so i can put the battery bag ont he trailr :0)

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    This is what I'm currently riding to work and back (and around town, the neighborhood, etc).

    Where I live we have over a hundred miles of paved bike paths, and electric is perfectly legal, so I'm having a blast.

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    Worksman Tricycle (500-pound capacity)
    36-volt SLA batteries (on the rear deck)
    22amp controller
    Thumb throttle
    Coaster brake (works great)

    Goes 22mph on the flats with a range (in our hilly town) of about twelve miles. The farthest I've gone is eight and still had plenty of juice left, so I'm guessing on the range.

    It can do most of the hills in town unassisted, but there are a couple steep ones in which I have to pedal, but it's not straining at all. Easy living.

    I've done a little work on it since this picture was taken a week ago. I now have a battery box in the back that contains everything, including extra wiring, a little more neatly. I also installed a headlight and tail light.

    It takes me 20-25 minutes to ride to work each way (four miles, including several hills) depending on how relaxed I want the ride. My best time was 17.5 minutes when I was pushing it.

    I'm two-tired to ride today.

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    Currently I'm riding the Kiloton Speed+ to work, all these models are equipped with LiFePO4 batteries that can last about 2000 charge cycles.
    Kiloton Electric Bikes | Shop for high quality electric bicycles for everyone at KilotonBikes.com

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    Hi, looks nice. My wife has a Cycle Genius. Is that an Ecospeed setup, or something else?

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    [QUOTE=jethro56;12610480]Version 1.0 is finally done.


    Nice lookin bike there Jethro. What are you using to connect the batteries together with? Anderson connectors? Also, is the controller in the ammo can too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripmobile View Post
    Hi, looks nice. My wife has a Cycle Genius. Is that an Ecospeed setup, or something else?
    Ecospeed's out of my price range. Its a 500 watt Cyclone with dual freewheel clutch. I can use either pedals or electric or both.

    I've since ditched the side bags and just stuff the battery pack in a rear backpack slung over the seat frame.

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