How to Build Yourself

Making a Resistance Soldering Unit, and may...

Dec 25, 20186 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, 20182 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

Hands on building a mid drive e-trike

Feb 20, 201810 Comments

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, 20183 Comments

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, 201711 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

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, 20178 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

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

Jun 21, 20177 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

Using cordless tool batteries for an ebike

May 11, 201719 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