shock wrote:Hello Fellow E-Bikers. So as of today I have embarked on my first ebike build. I've always wanted to build a bike from the frame up so I will slowly be building this bike over winter, starting with an Motobecane frame in XL size. Parts I have ordered so far are the E-biktkit.com rear geared hub, and half grip throttle. Right now things are more in the planning stage, but this thread will serve as a build log. I come from an electronics background, and recently got into brushless motor and LiPo battery R/C helicopter technology. After being astounded in what LiPo and brushless can provide in terms of power, I decided I wanted an electric bike to put around on during the summer months here in Michigan. I've been reading this forum for awhile, about different builds, approaches, wiring, construction, etc. I hope to have this bike running by may 2012. Here are some pics of what I have cooking so far. First one is a pic of the frame I am using as a starting point. Second one is an engineering drawing I am working on for component layout. Black is a fabricated aluminum case, red is controller, blue is Turnigy 6 cell, 5000 mah LiPo packs in a 12c2p arrangement. I'm looking to get 50v at 10mah for pushing the ebike geared hub.
I also want to have a 3 cell LiPo on board for central lighting and Android recharging
This bike frame was previously used in an eBike build so it came with nice custom torque arms already built.
shock wrote:I just read your entire thread on your motobecane build, great stuff in there! I'm surprised you didn't try a front mounted pack, something that mounts to the steering head. Looks like the frame you are using is a bit smaller too, I wanted an XL to fit all the amp hours I could in the frame
Cool that you are just a few minutes down the road, and know your stuff well, I'm sure i'll have some q's along the way and experienced opinions mean a lot to me. For the most part I've just been riding urban streets on a GT avalanche with a couple other buddies, but would like to get into some more trail riding. Up to this point I just took my ATV on trail's, but this ebike thing is going to open up some new opportunities! For the record I have never even seen a ebike or an ebiker to this day, so I'm glad to make my mark on Harrison Twp
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