Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Bikes: Trinity, Paradisus, Centurion, Mongoose, Trek
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No, I don't know how the e-brakes work. I assume they work when you crank the throttle in reverse while stopping with just about any DC motor? And, a regen controller would be needed for this?
I don't have anything yet.
I am just looking at what I am going to need to get the kind of e-bike I want. I want something that can get a good cruise up to 30mph for up to 25 miles, because my commute is 23 miles one way. Somedays, I'm just too tired to ride my roadie, and gas/bridge tolls are getting expensive. I can also recharge at work. I am in the country, and 6 miles from the nearest town. So, being able to zip into town, ride around for some shopping, then back home without a recharge is also desirable.
The Phoenix 5303 racer gives me the speed I want for those long country roads. I am also looking at a fairly nice hybrid bike for the conversion. So far, my preference in style is leaning towards a GT Nomad LTD. Performance has them for around $480, and are disc brake upgradable for the front and rear. I want to get the disc brake rear motor hub from www.ebikes.ca
and the 6" rotor to go with. This all for a future project. I'm just mentally piecing everything together for now, and trying to learn as much about the setup before making my investment. Thus, my constant lurking here in the ebike forum.
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