How to Build Yourself

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, 2017No 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

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

Ferrofluid and Hubsinks for HOT Direct Driv...

Apr 02, 2017No Comments

Ferrofluid is an amazing substance if you own a large Direct Drive  hubmotor. It does NOT benefit geared hubs or mid drives, but…if you like

How to Buy and Build a Carbon Fiber BBSHD F...

Mar 17, 20173 Comments

Untitled document   by Patrick M. I always have liked a challenge. Two challenges in one? Even better. When I decided that I had to

Upgrading Brakes, is it Worth it? (*YES!)

Feb 27, 201711 Comments

Most factory cable-operated rim brakes are actually pretty decent. Even so, their performance can be improved by simply swapping to better pads. However…I am getting

Unusual Ebike Pack Mounting Solutions

Feb 15, 20171 Comment

Most people who decide that they want to buy a kit and assemble it onto an existing bicycle frame? They have to figure out two

Custom Build Gallery, Jeff Wolf’s Dyn...

Feb 14, 20172 Comments

Jeff Wolf has been building gasser bikes for quite a while, and his skills have produced some great examples. Now? He recently became interested in electric

Blair’s E-Cruiser, using DeWalt cord...

Jan 25, 20172 Comments

Blair is a guy who works as a mechanic at a foods processing plant, and over the years he has seen cordless tool batteries improve