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Build a Great-Looking Ebike Battery Box for...

Oct 22, 20173 Comments

by Patrick M. They say necessity is the Mother of Invention. That was certainly the case when I decided to build my own hard battery

Custom Build Gallery, the Laprise Boardtrac...

Sep 29, 20173 Comments

This tribute reproduction of a vintage board-track racer really impressed me, and it is one of the most exciting ebikes I’ve had the pleasure of

The DIY Junkyard E-BMX Friction Drive

Jul 30, 2017No Comments

I have seen youtube videos on a regular basis that show an old cordless drill being used as a drive-motor for a small bicycle. I’ve

What’s inside an 18650 cell? And why ...

Jul 26, 20172 Comments

There has been a boom in ebike builders making their own battery packs out of the popular 18650-format cells (18mm diameter, 65mm long), and I

Build Report:  Cannondale Hooligan with BB...

Jul 16, 2017No Comments

I am Eric and I am the editor of electricbike.com. For the last few years I have been fairly silent and have not contributed content

Custom Build Gallery, Richards’ Tango...

Jul 07, 2017No Comments

This Ruff Cycle “Tango” framed Cruiser has a simple drive system, but…it is the style and accessory choices that the owner made…which make it such

DIY 18650-cell battery-pack building KITS, ...

Jun 21, 20171 Comment

Recently, we have seen several kits for assembling a battery pack out of 18650 cells. Here are some examples, so you can see if that

Custom Build Gallery, Patrick’s RC mi...

Jun 02, 20171 Comment

Patrick is a university engineering student from the Netherlands. Seven years ago (in 2010) he began posting on endless-sphere, asking questions, and building up custom ebikes…with

Using cordless tool batteries for an ebike

May 11, 20177 Comments

If…the idea of using cordless tool batteries to power an ebike has ever crossed your mind? You are not alone. After some research, I found

Maxwell Cycles 2017 NAHBS X01 Ebike

Apr 15, 20171 Comment

Maxwell Cycles from Petaluma (in Northern California) presented a beautiful ebike at the 2017 NAHBS, and it is an interesting example of using a hubmotor