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  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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    Poppy grasshopper

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    hate to say it- bought a chinese mountain bike from costco. ...it is very light. 29 inch wheels, front shocks, disk brakes.
    purchased an alpine stars 30 years ago, which cost 700 because it was all aluminum. this new northrock frame is very well done, and cost 420can.
    not the horse i once was, and need some help with the hills...so:
    bafang 750 watt mid drive kit.
    trying to fit kit to what i want.
    heard the 52v batts gave much better performance vs the 48v pack...also samsung 18650 gave best performance. beware cheap imitations.
    the battery charger must align with pack.
    the less teeth on ring gives more torque. - so thinking 41 t for hill climb and speed (not looking for speed, want to climb steep hills here).
    need gear change sensor, break sensor, and prolly a better model display.
    kits vary greatly in cost
    full kit/batts etc - 1500-2000 not including frame.
    ...the nearest complete ebike comparison is about 3500plus.
     

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