Hi there, This is my first ebike build and I was hoping some of you fellow aliners out there could help to guide through this process with your experience before I start dropping cash on parts. I just picked up a 09 aline (not a park ED) that my sister in law won in whistler a couple of years ago. It has only been ridden 3 times to the liquor store so its a complete brand new bike other than that its just been in storage. Picked it up for $1500. I have a 31KM commute to work one way but access to 220V in our shop and at home for daily charging, Should be fine. Here in the lower mainland of BC we pay the highest gas taxes in North America at about $0.51/L
looking at a pump price this week at $1.44/L I just can't do it any longer. Our government is treating us like an ATM so I'm getting off the gas. Should save about $400/month after gas, insurance, and repairs are gone.
My plan is to order a Magic Pie 3 and link it up to a 48V-20/ah battery or maybe a 30/ah if I need to. Any advice would be appreciated on parts that have worked well, suppliers or just your general knowledge.
My first questions are:
Can I use my 9 speed hub because of the 150mm frame with?
Is a twist or thumb throttle better? I want a thumb but don't think there is room with the shifter
Drop out rebuild any advice?
Thanks in advance for you support