DIY E-Bike Questions and recommendations

The_Surfer

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Hi,


I’ve been looking into e-bikes recently.
Mainly to go to work instead of going by car. It’s around 15 km’s (one way).
I’d probably prefer to DIY it. Besides liking DIY.
I want to have no limit to assisting while pedaling. I tested a bosh middrive and it feels weird when it suddenly turns off at 25 km/h, which is slower than a regular bicycle.

It doesn’t have to go crazy fast.
Around 40 to 50 km/h should be good.
I’ve seen DIY systems with a thumb drive or such, but I’d prefer to have pedal assist.
Is it possible to have this with a DIY kit or is it something complex?

I read a mid drive is hard on the chain and needs servicing.
There’s no crazy hills or such, so I was thinking of a front or probably a rear wheel drive.
Or even a two wheel drive? Any big advantages on a two wheel drive?
Which rear wheel drive hub motor would you recommend?

Besides all this I want it to be fairly discreet.

I don’t have a frame or anything else yet. Anything important to watch out for?

For a DIY batterypack, I see a lot of different cells. Some with lower mAh are more expensive than some with a higher mAh? What are important things to look for? 

Are there any complete kits or almost complete kits you would recommend?

Thanks!
 

SirWilliam

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Buy a Cyclotricity 500 watt 48 Volt rear wheel kit, If you want a challenge make your own battery like I did.
I am very pleased with the outcome -- Now 1,100 miles since July
Regards
Bill Clark
 

The_Surfer

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Thank you for the reply!

Regarding the DIY Battery. What are important things to look for?
I see a lot of different cells for instance at different price ranges. Some with lower mAh are more expensive, which seems strange to me.
 

PeteCress

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..Ive seen DIY systems with a thumb drive or such, but I’d prefer to have pedal assist.
Is it possible to have this with a DIY kit or is it something complex?

I read a mid drive is hard on the chain and needs servicing.
Tongsheng' TDSZ2 mid-drive is pedelec and has no built-in limits.
 
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