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37 custom electric bike builds (with more t...

Feb 28, 20182 Comments

When I started writing for electricbike.com, one of the things I wanted to accomplish was to expose some of the great custom garage-builds to a

Hands on building a mid drive e-trike

Feb 20, 20181 Comment

Guest post by Brian Lynch Ok, so you want to build an e-trike. Yeah, me too. Above is the result. Goal achieved, bye, thanks for

Ferro Fluid Installation Guide

Feb 13, 20181 Comment

If you want to install Ferro Fluid in your large direct-drive hubmotor, this is a pictorial to help you do that. Ferro Fluid (FF) doesn’t

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, 20173 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, 20173 Comments

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