Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:06 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:31 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:40 pm
Posts: 670
Location: kettering, northants
righto..basically looking to cut my commuting costs down so considering an e bike....or if anyone knows how(and can detail) I can make my own around an old road bike i'd be grateful.

I know half of sod all about what i'd need so dont worry about teaching me to suck eggs etc

The commute is 62 miles round trip so i'd need something substantial

thanks in advance


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:09 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:19 pm
Posts: 7006
Location: Odense, Denmark
I know a fair bit about e-bikes.

Don't try making your own - you could buy one for less.

Anything less than £1000 or so and the battery capacity will be compromised - and 62 miles is a fair old distance. There are plenty of cheaper bikes out there but you won't be seeing them at my bike shop - at least not for sale. Had a few on the stand and not been impressed.

Focus do some really good ones. As do Kalkhoff. Both are using the Panasonic drive system which sits in the BB area and balances the bike better. But I suspect neither are available in the UK.

Personally - avoid "rack" type batteries and front hub drives.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:08 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:06 pm
Posts: 4440
Location: Herts UK
there is a nice conversion that fits a motor inside the bottom bracket - cannot recall who makes it but was discussed on cyclechat.

tbh you should be looking at an E-bike as an assistant rather than doing all the work for your as that will need bigger bsatteries hence more £££ and more lb.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:47 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8658
For a 62mile round trip, get a moped, its cheaper than a car by far. It wont get you fit but it wont kill you either and if you insist on pedals try a Velosolex :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Mugoftea and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group