Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Valencia,ca sonn to be Portland, OR
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Need some advice on future build, 29er hard tail single speed
This coming fall I'm going to have a 1-2 mile commute to and from school, maybe a little more (I sound really lazy). I'm moving and not bringing a car with me. I want to build an electric bike. I'm not new to bikes at all just electric kits etc. I've been doing a lot of reading and think I'm headed in the right direction. I want to get a 29er hard tail, single speed and put an electric kit on it. I want to run an electric hub motor in the rear not the front which would be easier.... As I've been looking at kits I haven't seen if a single gear hub is interchangeable with let's say the standard 6 gear on kits I see a lot. Most kits I see don't come with any freewheel and they are just pictured. So is it as simple as finding a kit with measurements that will work my drop outs and then just adding a standard single gear freewheel like on a bmx bike? Thanks for any input. I'm looking at a 36v 750w kit at the moment.