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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Poppy, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    looking to build/ buy an e bike.
    previously had a 2 stroke 80cc xhinese on a large frame with disk brakes. ..didnt like it as it was too loud.
    top end was about 52km/hr (@ 220 lbs), but wouldnt help climb steep paved pathways.
    got a used 4 stroke ( auto clutch ) which had a lot more low end, less loud, but the motor was positioned so it slashed ankles when trying to assist pedal.
    now i want an ebike.
    quiet. stealthy.
    a lot of info to digest.
    front hub, mid or rear drive?
    ( leaning towards mid )
    im looking for hill climb not top speed.
    each has a pro/con.
    also wonder about performance in wet / cold /snow.
    one site recomended carrying a plastic bag /rubber band to cover lcd display...
    seen a lot of video's, and the e bikes can really tear it up.
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    " e-bikes are definitely more than equipped to handle steep hills. There are two types of motors that you can get in an e-bike. There are HUB motors and mid-drive motors. The latter is going to be the best possible choice for handling steep hills."
     
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    Poppy grasshopper

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    thanks Ace...so much info.
    batteries are a huge factor.
    nicad seems to be best, but cheap builds use larger 12vdc acid batts in series(?).
    rear wheel drive seems to be the easiest, install, can still ride with a broken chain ( ive broken a few)
    front wheel drive is good for city, but lose traction on hills.
    am looking for 750-1000 watts, 30-50 km range.
     
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    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    ..my boss is a super biker...does many many miles---I don't even like driving that far!!! hahahahah
    ...I used to bike 3 miles everyday to and from work ...just about enough to burn some calories
    ...good enough for my age
    ..I buy the cheap 65$ bikes and ride them till they're dead hahahahah..

    ...I buy the girl bikes--so easier to get on and off fast --and nothing to hurt 'myself' on.....one time someone said---''that's a girls bike'''' like the Seinfeld episode hahahahahahh
     
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    Poppy grasshopper

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    some of the ebikes look goofy.
    the lectric is about 1500 CAN.
    750 watts, 28 mph.
    the one id like has all wheel drive (monarch?).
    2 motors, 2 battery packs. 1000-1500 watts.
    but it weighs 90 lbs, and costs about 4 grand after tax/shipping etc.
    suppose i could build an all wheel drive.
     
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    I live not far from the Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb - the oldest continuous motor sports event in thye world (going since 1905) and e bikes sprint up it each year these days
     
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