I would like to convert my bike in electric assisted not using any conversion kit and with limited knowledge about electricity. Goal is to make bike for uphill assistance to make uphills painless.
Since im unsure i would appreciate opinions.
plan is to buy:
-front wheel 250W 24V hub engine
-2x 12v, 12Ah lead-acid batteries (made for motorcycles)
-rear wheel rack (as batteries holder)
-some kind of thumb throttle controller
-car battery charger
mount hub motor on front wheel, mount rack, fasten batteries on, connect them in series, do the wiring and in theory it should work.
since i never drove e-bike before i wanna know if this hub motor makes any resistance to free wheel spin when not powered and how hard is to pedal against that.
Last edited by dod; 04-09-13 at 01:45 PM.