Here is my DIY ebike. Made from a Kona Stinky Deluxe 2006. I run it on 18s lipo for 75 volts fully charged. With a 45 AMP modified controller.
Because the motor is mid mounted and linked to the chainrings of my pedals. I get to use my 6 speeds with the motor :)
Recently purchased an Aerobic Cruiser after test riding one at the build facility in Cordova, TN.
My DIY solar e-bike
thats 8 PV panels, tent/water/bike lock/tools, 40V@24Ah + 9V@15Ah packs, and 300watt charger+psu
Shouldered a big backpack aswell... over 700km's on that trip..
check out my videos, for solar operation demo..
[QUOTE=cerewa;5711068]Putting an electric motor on my bike has almost turned it in to my dream bike. (of course, I'm always dreaming about improvements-- I'd love to replace it with a weatherproof velomobile and get a more powerful motor some day... and add more "plug in and go" convenience).
You are really a clever man.I'd like your bike very much.I had ever thought about how to install an electric bike kit by myself,but never done it.Really good job:thumb:
Link did not work sorry.
Specialized were kind enough to give us one of these for a few weeks to coincide with our opening. It's AMAZING!
I did indeed move my battery pack but, it didn't improve top speed. Here it is now
My 2000Watt Cuda. It rocks a Crystalyte HT35 rear hub motor, 4840 controller and a 48V40aH LifePO4 battery. Cruises at ~30mph with a 30-50mile range. Major torque allowing me to run with 500lb total weight including me! I built it for commuting and travel. This bike is a BEAST!
My first e bike. It isn't a custom build but I think there may not be too many Trek R200s out there that have been "electrified." Just finished it and had a chance last week to run it around just a bit. Way too much fun! Now I have to wait for the Vermont spring.
FYI; 48V, 400 watts, rear hub, with a Cycle Analyst, PAS and thumb throttle. The kit of parts came from ebike solutions. Doug was very helpful.
Since nothing except the drive train is "standard" on this beast there was some challenge but it was a lot of fun. The mess of wires and cables on the tiller have been dressed up a bit since this photo was taken, and the orange straps on the seat tube are for holding a camera bag.
Thanks for looking!
Actually the first ones in England did--at least some of them. The US production didn't.
I ran across these down by where I work.
48v 15ah lifpo4 battery. 750 watt motor with 1300 watt peaks – plenty of power
Ha ha ha! That's one of the best and stealthiest looking batteries I've seen on an e-bike yet. Good job with the Bionx build! Did you paint yourself?
Whats makes this bike even more stealthly, is that I can peel off the black plasti dip and vinyl wrap in under a min to make it look like this if I need to.
Plasti dip FTW!
Yeah, i've seen some pretty amazing stuff done with plasti dip. No bikes yet (probably due to the "extra weight"), but it looks good. I expect durability to be higher for the bike than a car and it should last for some time. Great looking build!