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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

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, 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

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

Jun 02, 20172 Comments

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, 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

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

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, 20174 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, 201712 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