wondering what type of homemade electric bike you built? And the cost. People paying 5 to $10,000 on a bicycle just hurts my brain thinking about it. I myself have blinkers brake lights parking light headlight side baskets and speedomeator. 750 W rear wheel hub and a 20 amp hour 48 volt li-po battery. I live in the part of Tennessee where the roads are very thin so that's the reason for this type of build. Up here going up the large heels and all I managed 12 to 14 miles per charge with some pedal assist I would imagine if I pedal more I can see 20 miles out of the battery. Which to me is pretty impressive of course I've never had an electric bike or even considered one till this past year. I'll cruise around at about 15 miles per hour the wheel hub is quiet and is capable of pulling the front wheel off the ground if you're not careful. I am guessing some people will say that if a bike cost a lot of money it will ride better and last longer for me only time will tell I don't have anything against the expensive bicycles I just cannot even imagine what the markup is on those things as I have approximately a total of $780 in my complete build. Please don't think I'm knocking the expensive bikes I'm not it's just in my case I simply cannot see putting that kind of money out. None-the-less whether you build your bicycle are you bought it they're fun either way.
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