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    thoughts on this ebike

    CYCLAMATIC ELECTRIC MOTOR POWER PLUS BICYCLE MOUNTAIN BIKE & LITHIUM ION BATTERY $800.00 US.... i am new to this ebike thing looking for a bike for around 800 total is this ebike worth the money any suggestions in this price range..i am riding a gas bike now but there illegal were I'm from but i only use it to go to work and back its a 8 min ride with gas. but i gotta doge the cops. newa what do you guys think about this bike http://www.ebay.com/itm/CYCLAMATIC-E...item4d038a0892

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    I rode a bike just like that a few months ago. Very basic level components, obviously nothing fancy or too durable at that price point. Personally, I wouldn't get a 24v system as it is going to be pretty slow. Top speed of 15mph, so if your OK with that, what the heck. I am building a 36v kit with what looks to be the same parts, and the kit cost $500. So, for an extra $300 you are getting a bicycle and installation. Not too bad of a deal I guess.

    If you really got bored some day, you could put in a 36v battery into that system and be good for 20mph.

    I would put the speed at 14-15mph, and the range at 20 miles (not the 27 they list) but that of course all depends on how much you pedal.

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    I'd build my own from parts first and come out with a better bike for the same or less price. But that's me and I ain't counting my time and effort put into the project and I've got the skills, you may not.

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    It's being sold by an internet golf supply company.
    Without the battery and motor that bike would retail in the under $100 price point.

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    so were can i get a good kit for 8 or less?
    chas58 were did you get your kit or parts? i would build one but i don't really understand whats good and whats not. i know gas motors....

    Last edited by h20; 04-30-13 at 09:20 PM.

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    This is one of the best complete kits out there and there have good customer service by far.

    http://www.electric-bikekit.com/387-...eeks-delivery/
    May your feet keep move'n with the wind to your back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CigTech View Post
    This is one of the best complete kits out there and there have good customer service by far.

    http://www.electric-bikekit.com/387-...eeks-delivery/
    thanks i looked at that one before. think i will give it a try. thanks for everyones help. i am sure i will have more questions. but for now its off to work for me

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    BMSbattery, GreenBikeKit and elife all have kits around $500 delivered ($320 not shipped). But you have to be willing to take on a science project - mine wasn't plug and play like it should have been, and there were basically no instructions (other than a simplistic wiring diagram). Its fun if that is what you want, but for others, its a lot easier to get a pre-built bike. I don't know which camp you fall into.

    Here is the kit:
    Kit:
    http://www.greenbikekit.com/index.ph...k-battery.html

    36V250W~350W GBK-100R electric bike kit, rear driving including rack battery36V10AH
    $319.99


    and the ongoing history of my builds:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ight-road-bike


    Quote Originally Posted by h20 View Post
    so were can i get a good kit for 8 or less?
    chas58 were did you get your kit or parts? i would build one but i don't really understand whats good and whats not. i know gas motors....


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    Quote Originally Posted by chas58 View Post
    BMSbattery, GreenBikeKit and elife all have kits around $500 delivered ($320 not shipped). But you have to be willing to take on a science project - mine wasn't plug and play like it should have been, and there were basically no instructions (other than a simplistic wiring diagram). Its fun if that is what you want, but for others, its a lot easier to get a pre-built bike. I don't know which camp you fall into.

    Here is the kit:
    Kit:
    http://www.greenbikekit.com/index.ph...k-battery.html

    36V250W~350W GBK-100R electric bike kit, rear driving including rack battery36V10AH
    $319.99


    and the ongoing history of my builds:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ight-road-bike
    hmmm seems tempting cause of 36V10AH LiFePO4 battery gonna have to think about this.. but the build scares me a bit with what you said i am pretty mechanically inclined but ??

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    I figured it out eventually, and the guys on endless-sphere helped verify what I was thinking. Without that support, it wouldn't have worked too well. If you get the same kit I got, I can help with questions. Its pretty easy if you have someone to ask questions to, but without that and the minimal instructions it can be pretty confusing.

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    might just take you up on that. gotta think about it. gonna order one of the 2 this weekend thanks for all your help....

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