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When the pedal sensor is active, the throttle will over-ride it as soon as you twist it a bit.
Ah, I see...... not fitted it yet. Thought i'd see how I got on with just a throttle first.When the pedal sensor is active, the throttle will over-ride it as soon as you twist it a bit.
Yep, I think that's the way to go, I shall do that myself.I always put two big cable ties around the fame and battery bracket to stop it from rattling the studs out of the frame. Some have been known to pull out. If you zoom in, you can just see them in this picture. I use 10mm wide ones.
Looks good and it worked out £80 cheaper than my build, let us know how it goes when you get out on it, I'm curious to see if its similar to mine.Just a note on the total cost..... Carrera Crossfire Hybrid was £250, but online discount was £20 off that weekend. When bike turned up it had a tiny scratch the size of a match head, I haggled a further £40 off because of it. Also got £7 going through Topcashback.
So bike ended up costing £183.
8fun kit including delivery £436
So total cost of this self build ebike..... £619.
I know what your saying, I've had my kit for 12 days now and done over 200 miles, I wish I had one of these years ago. My bus fair has gone down from £6 to £4 a day but by riding my bike to work so far I have saved nearly £40.Well, bearing in mind I don't have anything to compare it to, as its my first ebike..... i'm really impressed with how it rides. Seems to pull really well up the inclines I rode and the combined pedalling while going uphill is effortless. Unassisted on the flat the bike doesn't feel any different to before I had the kit fitted. Doesn't seem to be any drag from the motor (front wheel spins freely) and the extra weight is low down. I would guess the bike is around 20 kilos, certainly not too heavy to stop me carrying up steps for a bridge over railway lines on one of my cycle routes.
As I don't have a cycle computer, not sure of the speed, but it seems fast enough for me at present. On the flat the wind is rushing past you like when you used to cycle unassisted pedalling hard. I'm guessing its 15 mph, but could be a mile or two over.
I really enjoyed riding it and i'm sure it will make me cycle more..... it will also be handy for short trips that are too far for me to walk, but really too near to use my car. My car being a modern diesel with the obligatory DPF..... too many short trips not being good for these motors.
Still unsure yet whether I will fit the pedal sensor. I feel a lot more in control with the thumb throttle, knowing the motor will cut the instant I let go of it. If i'm on the towpath or lanes when people are coming up I just pedal unassisted and its more in control.
Gotta do some longer rides to ascertain battery life yet.
Really happy with it.... should have got an ebike years ago.
From what I've heard and read both the 8fun and cyclotricity kit are reliable, I don't think you'll have a problem with it. I'm just in the motions of reviewing other more powerful kits like 1000w, I want to use it for off roading as I know it will e illegal on the roads but the extra power will be great for those cross country biking and will defiantly get me back into mountain biking again.I just hope the 8fun kit is reliable, obviously an unknown to me at the moment. Although my kit wont be getting a hard life, as it'll just be used for pleasure and the odd errand but not for commuting.
If its still working fine in 12 months then i'll be 100% satisfied with it...... If the novelty of ebiking hasn't worn off by that time, i'll feel more confident to go out and spend a decent amount on a quality ready made ebike.