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Old 11-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Location: Bowling Green, KY
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Custom eBike - '89 Bianchi Mainstreet 24vdc motor w/ 24v/30ah LiFePO4 Battery Pack

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I'm really not into hub motors b/c they don't allow you to shift (the motor). With my setup it has the advantage of allowing you to shift the gear ratio the motor sees. A hub motor cannot do this. This severely limits at least one aspect of all electric riding (either takeoff acceleration, hill climbing or top speed). I know hub motors look nicer and provide good assist but I guess that's just my personal preference.
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