Beginner pedelicer

robsbike

Finding my (electric) wheels
Nov 21, 2020
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Hi Fellows. I'm Rob. Beginner in ebike building because I neva did any yet.
Almost bought an escooter but I don't want to stuck in a hill without any chance to get home. Ebike is way more practical if the electronic dies.

I decided to build an ebike with a little £500 budget. I hope I can make it successfully.
Need a bike for commuting on a little hills.
 

vfr400

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jun 12, 2011
6,922
2,668
Basildon
Hi Fellows. I'm Rob. Beginner in ebike building because I neva did any yet.
Almost bought an escooter but I don't want to stuck in a hill without any chance to get home. Ebike is way more practical if the electronic dies.

I decided to build an ebike with a little £500 budget. I hope I can make it successfully.
Need a bike for commuting on a little hills.
have you got a donor bike yet? If so show us a photo.
 

sjpt

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jun 8, 2018
1,947
1,379
Don't be tempted by the very cheap high power direct drive hub kits on ebay. They look temptingly cheap and powerful, but can only deliver that power for (illegal) speed and not when most people need it most, on the hills. Also they are very inefficient so you need a big expensive battery, and don't save money overall.