This is my first post and i am after peoples advice. I am about to order a multitude of parts to construct my own ebike. The problem is this, I am unsure of weather to buy the pre-geared motor
http://tncscooters.com/product.php?sku=106148 or http://tncscooters.com/product.php?sku=106145
and sacrifice power or buy a ungeared motor and gear it myself.
I wish to stay away from hub motors altogether. I am happy to set up a 2 stage gearing system for the the ungeared motor, but my concern is will a chain spinning at 3000rpm be very loud? I assume the gearing down on the pre geared motor is silent but is this the case?
In short, the gearing dose not phase me i am wondering if one will be much quieter then the other.
I have searched through the threads and did not find a devoted thread for noise. These forums are also awesome btw.
Thanks in advance,