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Old 03-03-12, 12:27 PM   #1
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eBay ebike kit.

Hello there. I really have my mind set on turning my mongoose blackcomb into an ebike. I've seen many people online turning the blackcomb into an ebike. I just don't know whats right for me. First of all I noticed all the popular brands are very expensive. I was looking on eBay and see some non named brands for about 300 bucks. I really don't have too much money to spend but I'm willing to spend about 400 on the whole setup at first then upgrade as I go.
Second. Are the kits that are higher voltage and wattage better. They are a little more expensive so I assumed they are.
Another question is about cooling and electronic displays. I see those on bikes in pics and videos online.
I need to ride 9 miles to work everyday and back and I'm not sure what battery will be best for that.
Sorry for all the questions. I'm going to be new to this. Any help and advice will be much appreciated. Thank you
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Old 03-04-12, 10:13 AM   #2
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The Yescom or Con-His motors one is good as far as motor & controller & rim quality & thumb throttle go but you'll need to upgrade the freewheel, install rim tape & tighten spokes within the first 50 miles or so. Otherwise you'll be removing the wheel to do these things, trust me I had snapped freewheel & flat tire from no rim tape installed. I used black trimmed Duct type tape as rim strip & a Bell self sealing/ repairing tube to reduce wheel removal in the future hopefully. . It's kinda a B*tch to have to remove the rear drive wheel often as it's pretty heavy & setting it up takes a little work. Also dont forget to re- torque the nuts holding the wheel on after 50 miles or so..

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Old 03-05-12, 10:26 AM   #3
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Ok Ill probably go with one of them. I think one of them are pretty close to me so should ship fast. I already have the tube but il definently prep the rim before I use it. How about voltage and wattage? Is higher better? And how about a battery. What kind should I get? I've seen people make their own. Is that a good idea?
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ok so i did a lot of reserch and read through a lot of this forum. i figure im just going to get a generic motor and slowly upgrade everything. i will be using this ebike to ride to work about 9 miles from home. i can charge at work so i dont need juce for a round trip. i want speed but i also want the distance i need. what wattage motor should i go with? i had my mind set on a 48v 1000w front wheel hub. but i have no clue what kind of millage i can get on a decent battery with that motor. any tips?
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Go to bixpower.com, go to 36 volt e-bike battery. they sell this on E-bay too for better buyer protection.
I have this with a 500 watt Con-his EBay kit & go 18 miles { furthest ** on a charge. this battery is 9 AH has Panasonic cells & all sorts of overcharge,overdischarge protection, also a fuse ..It mounts the best i think as far as looks go. I couldnt be happier with the battery comes to $ 400.00 with shipping , I have 500 miles on mine since build late last Dec. & it feels stronger each time I use it which is allmost every day.this will give you 19 MPH's top speed, best for not attracting the police & thats plenty fast for a Bike.
Also I woulsd build a bike with front disc brakes. Theres an easy 30 lbs added to the bikes stock weight & Disc brakes are important to stop well. I love my Dual suspension Schwinn Protocol bought new in the box delivered for under 400 if i remember right.
that my suggestion unless youve got deeper pockets & want to go faster & futher expect to double the $ of 1100.00 cost of the build described above .. .
Also , I've seen some decent looking Factory built E-Bikes on E-Bay with the same basic specs. on EBay, save you the trouble of building yourself. Keep the power minium 500 watt , 36 volt, 9 AH battery or else you prob. wont be satisfied ..
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