Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Alberta Canada
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I have found that some companies that sell electric conversions have a wealth of information on their websites.
has video's of how easy it is to install a electric hub kit for your bicycle.
which is a favorite of mine, has technical information of how a hub motor works, and in
the troubleshooting area, you will be able to get a feel for how this works.
On this part of the site: http://www.ebikes.ca/store/
it talks about the ezee kit, which is a geared hub motor, which
would be ideal for a long hill that you have to go up.
I have used a regular hub motor for 3 yrs now, and used it to help me up shorter steep hills. It does not do all the work
it is a Combined effort of you pedalling, and assistance from the motor that makes it easier. Mine is a front wheel hub
motor with the SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) batteries on a rear rack. It balanced out nicely. I used to ride nearly
10 kms one way to work with it. A very pleasant start to the dreaded work day.
Since all the products they show are available around the world, I am sure the things they have can be had near you.
Good luck with your search!