Build your Own Electric Bicycle

Build your Own Electric Bicycle

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building an Electric Bicycle From the Ground Up

Filled with do-it-yourself project, this hands-on manual gives you all the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to assemble and customize an electric bike.

Build Your Own Electric Bicycle gets you on the road on a reliable, economical, environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of every component, including motors, controllers, batteries, and frames, as well as details on soldering, electrical wiring, safety, and other essential skills. The book covers commercially available electric bicycles and shows you how to make modifications and upgrades for improved power, speed, range, and safety. Pictures, diagrams, and charts illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be riding your own tricked-out electric bike in no time!


Energy savings and environmental benefits Electrical, battery, and road safety Long-range, folding, and high-power bikes Hub motor kits Motors, controllers, and batteries Electrical connections and wiring Brakes Troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair Performance and safety modifications
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2010
ISBN: 9780071606219
Branch Call Number: 629.227 SLI 2010
Characteristics: xiii, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Aug 22, 2017

This book does not cover scratch-built means of electrically motorizing a bicycle.
It's based on how to choose, install, adapt and improve commercial E-BIKE KITS.
Because of their specific-application design-efficiency and relative simplicity in mounting, these kits may be preferred, over attempting to create an entire drive from scratch.
The many variables in hardware selection and/or fabrication, that is difficult to gauge its durability as an assembly, requires much trial-&-error experimentation. This may make such a pursuit prohibitive.
For these reasons, this is an excellent guide for choosing a kit.
It includes good advice about what features to look for, that better enable a bike to accept and perform with an electric motor retrofit.
Some information about small, gasoline engine kits is also provided.
Besides offering many suggestions for performance enhancements, the author is also thorough in how to make those facets of your installation that you have control over, much more dependable and trouble free.

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