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by psych0hans
Dec 05 2015 2:53am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Yeah, something very similar, just a little more stylish and robust enough to make a good electric bike. One step through frame and one low step or normal frame. Here's the tag I have in mind - "a mature bike, with a not so mature price tag"
by psych0hans
Dec 02 2015 11:10pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Hi guys, I've settled on using a classic roadster design, with 250-750W motor options and most likely a single speed design, with the option of adding a cassette gear and shimano dereiuler. Will update when I start designing the frame. Battery will be custom made to keep as low a profile as possible...
by psych0hans
Nov 30 2015 12:28am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Errrm... Speaking of "bare bones"... I am currently sorta enjoying chain-free at the moment. So, no chain, gearing, etc but direct drive with pedal levers bolted to front axle. (Do have a freewheel that allows forward rotation w/out pedaling.) So currently thinking friction drive. There is one elec...
by psych0hans
Nov 26 2015 10:11pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Hi Nelson and Chelo, thanks for the awesome feedback. I'll be doing some research about bike frames by visiting various shops in my city to see what's available on the market and what seems to be more viable. I was thinking I'd buy the entire bike kits from the manufacturer without the parts I don't...
by psych0hans
Nov 26 2015 10:05am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

I want something people will actually want to buy... lol If that involves something a little gimicky, why not? But you're right, I need to concentrate more on the "Go: than the "Show"... But the "Show" is what sells... See why I'm so confused... lol :oops:
by psych0hans
Nov 26 2015 3:35am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Is this not a good candidate for an electric bike? http://g03.s.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1AuusHpXXXXXsaXXXq6xXFXXXE/26inch-aluminium-alloy-wide-bike-frame-for.jpg Or something like this where I could possibly hide the battery pack in the down tube? http://g01.s.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1.4K1IXXXXXXTXpXXq6xXFXXX8/22...
by psych0hans
Nov 25 2015 4:20am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Just realized that the Mid Drive motors need 36/48V current, can;t use a 24V battery pack.
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by psych0hans
Nov 25 2015 3:37am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Hi, thanks for your quick reply, I'll have to discuss that with BaFang to see how the output can be controlled for the Canadian customers. Also will look into the European regulations to see what they allow/disallow. Thanks again!
by psych0hans
Nov 25 2015 1:20am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

I've come up with a basic feature list which I want to offer for the bike. I'm thinking of having three packages ranging from a very basic one, to a "less" basic one... Please critique.

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by psych0hans
Nov 24 2015 12:11pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

by psych0hans
Nov 24 2015 10:36am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

I'm very confused about which frame to go in for. Cruiser style? Or a Hybrid frame? or maybe a Fat bike frame? Fat bikes make ideal E-Bikes because of their hefty structure and thicker tires for better suspension. Any suggestions please?
by psych0hans
Nov 23 2015 5:06am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Lighting? Sound signaling device ("bell", etc.)? And I'm still angling for storage capacity of some sort (file under "practicality" perhaps). "simple hop on/hop off"... Legally of course, correct? All-weather capable? Or? (Must forgive perhaps if the term "bare bones" seems a bit suspicious. My "ba...
by psych0hans
Nov 23 2015 12:55am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Yes. It does seem likely the phrase "Bare bones electric bike" perhaps is intended to include stuff like a seat, some sort of gearing... Silly me to think of storage space. :oops: Perhaps "bare bones" means comes with a really long extension cord or something. Hahaha :D I like the idea of the long ...
by psych0hans
Nov 23 2015 12:49am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Not a fat bike, please. A fat tire bike, sure. But if the tires stay under about 2.7", then you get to use normal parts that cost less and weigh less, are easier to service and easier to find replacements for. In addition to their special frames, fat bikes use special bottom brackets, hubs, forks, ...
by psych0hans
Nov 22 2015 12:45pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

A link would really be appreciated. :)
by psych0hans
Nov 20 2015 12:15pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Hi, thanks for your reply. I'm actually not planning on selling in India and only targeting the export market to America/Europe. I'll be targeting commuters looking for a low cost alternative to what's available on the market.
by psych0hans
Nov 20 2015 7:35am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Re: Bare bones electric bike

Currently in touch with BaFang for complete EV drive kits. Only look at Mid-Drive for now.
by psych0hans
Nov 19 2015 4:22am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Bare bones electric bike
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

Bare bones electric bike

Hi guys, I'm pretty new to the world of E-Bikes and was wondering if there was a demand for a bare bones electric bike within a budget of ~750$? Something like the Sonders bike, but with realistic figures and expectations. Probably a 750W motor and a 10amp hr battery pack. Aluminum frame constructio...
by psych0hans
Nov 18 2015 1:10am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Taking Charge: Let's Develop the Products That We Want!
Replies: 34
Views: 20042

Re: Taking Charge: Let's Develop the Products That We Want!

That's something that I believe is changing over time. Also I think a more "bare bones" approach is needed to keep the costs down and then maybe add the bells and whistles at an additional cost? I don't think EVERYONE needs a WiFi enabled Bluetooth connected "smart" cycle which keeps track of twitte...
by psych0hans
Nov 15 2015 1:05am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Taking Charge: Let's Develop the Products That We Want!
Replies: 34
Views: 20042

Re: Taking Charge: Let's Develop the Products That We Want!

Hi guys, I'm new to this forum, but not new to the world of manufacturing. I actually became a member to gauge the market for electric bikes/mopeds/motorcycles. It seems that whatever product is available of a good enough quality, is priced beyond the reach of a majority of the population. Taking th...