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Quit your whining : How much ebike motor no...

Oct 14, 20196 Comments

I’ve ridden every single ebike I can get my hands on in the last 5 years. So are fast, some are slow, some are big,

Introduction to battery pack design and bui...

Jun 26, 20195 Comments

This third installment is mostly about the special considerations that are needed when building a high-amp battery pack, plus…I will list some of the products

Using an eccentric bottom-bracket adapter t...

Jun 22, 20193 Comments

Older bicycles (and many of the newer affordable style) do not use the common Shimano threaded cartridge bottom-bracket. Instead, they use a larger-diameter smooth tube

Adding the Bafang Ultra Max to a Frame

Apr 16, 20194 Comments

Before we get started, adding a Bafang Ultra Max to a frame will involve welding, so if you don’t weld, or…you don’t know someone who

Introduction to battery pack design and bui...

Mar 30, 20192 Comments

If you are new to battery-pack building, but you are also a pretty capable fabricator, this article will define some of the common materials and

Introduction to battery pack design and bui...

Feb 21, 201910 Comments

Most garage-builders who decide to assemble their own battery pack usually have a lot of experience. However, pack-building continues to be a frequent source of

Making a Resistance Soldering Unit, and may...

Dec 25, 20187 Comments

Most ebike builders have never seen a resistance soldering unit, so they don’t know that it’s an option when you are moving up to soldering

Custom Build Gallery, Joel’s Yuba Car...

Dec 16, 20184 Comments

There are several things I really like about this build, and if I was building a daily commuter, a longtail electric cargobike with a large

Custom Build Gallery, Tom’s 3D-printe...

Sep 15, 2018No Comments

Tom Stanton is an engineering student, and a few years ago he became interested in learning how to use CAD / CAM programs. As an

Custom Build Gallery, The Appel Cruiser

Aug 13, 20181 Comment

Here is an ebike where the builder is using a common hubmotor, but…he is mounting the motor into the frame, and connecting it to the