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Old 06-04-2008, 12:38 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Another budget way of making an electric bike is with a circular saw!


See one here:
http://www.evalbum.com/180

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Old 06-04-2008, 01:36 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Hack-a-day has a post dedicated to Electric Bikes and Electric Bike Conversions

http://www.hackaday.com/2008/06/01/powered-bicycles/
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:04 PM   #43 (permalink)
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larrydag, thanks for the info. I read that article, great read, I'm thinking about that OpenSource bike they talk about at the end there. maybe I could make one of those or something....
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:56 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Where is a good place to get a 36V, at least 10AH battery pack for a bike? I found the kit I like, it's got a 500W hub motor on it, but it doesn't include a battery pack. Already looks like it will be around $400 for everything minus the battery.

Looking to spend maybe, $100 on a battery? Is that unreasonable?
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:54 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Not unreasonable, if you're talking a sealed lead-acid pack. You can also pick up free or cheap batteries around that AH rating from alarm companies, which they replace when their capacity drops below about 80%. Lazarus is doing that with his bike (though he's still on his orig. pack)

Hospitals also regularly replace "good" batteries in critical equipment.

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