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    1st e-bike conversion, talk me up, or talk me down!

    One more pic. Think it's too slack? New head tube angle is 64 deg. Seemed fine on the ride to work and back today.
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    1st e-bike conversion, talk me up, or talk me down!

    Oh, I've built a 2nd ebike for my son in the meantime. ; ) I'd strongly consider a reverts trike, with two wheels at the front, for your conversion. Check Top Gear footage of the Reliant Robin in action.
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    1st e-bike conversion, talk me up, or talk me down!

    And, of course, the weather has turned to crap.
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    1st e-bike conversion, talk me up, or talk me down!

    Manitou finally got the Mattoc Comp back in stock last month, and I got it installed last weekend. Works great, and slackens the headtube angle to 66 degrees, so a little closer to modern geometry. Looks the business, too, IMVHO.
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    1st e-bike conversion, talk me up, or talk me down!

    As she sits now I have about $2300 in the project.
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    E-biking in DC, Virginia and Maryland

    Hey Greg! New member Erik here. Happy coincidence!
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    1st e-bike conversion, talk me up, or talk me down!

    Still just the one motor; BBSHD from Luna with the 1000w "hot rod" program. Max recorded speed on the display is 38 mph, likely downhill. Imagine it would approach 30 mph in 3rd on the flats throttle-only.
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    1st e-bike conversion, talk me up, or talk me down!

    I went from the stock 46t chainring and 18t cog to a 24t cog first, but that was way too torquey and top speed was probably under 20 mph. So switched back to the 18t cog and Bafang 40t chainring, which messed up the chainline a lot, but brought top speed back up to around 25 mph. Finally bit...
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    1st e-bike conversion, talk me up, or talk me down!

    Little update: still waiting for Manitou to stock up the Mattoc Comp fork, and will likely do a brake upgrade to hydraulic, but other than that she's done. Added a Trans-X Kitsuma dropper (110mm), and replaced the horrible, plastic grip shifter with a nice thumb shifter that cleans up the...
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    Newbie looking for the truth

    To get off the street and back up onto the bike path?
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    DIY Ebikemotion Range Extender

    Looks nice! You built the battery pack to fit that bottle enclosure? Got any details?
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    e-not-bikes

    That's sweet!
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    58.8v Charger Adjustment?

    Man, if only I were a professional at a major nonprofit who works from home most days in my basement office. I might have that kind of time. And be able to afford a better charger that doesn't take 8 hours...
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    58.8v Charger Adjustment?

    But it's logical to assume that he's monitoring the individual cell charge levels? Ok. Not everyone has a garage, for the record. I charge in the tub in the basement, while I'm down there, monitoring.
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    58.8v Charger Adjustment?

    I think the intent is to monitor it for being on fire.
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    e-not-bikes

    My pleasure. Here's a little article on measuring your dropout spacing (https://account.superpedestrian.com/support/article/How-do-I-know-what-the-dropout-spacing-is-on-my-bicycle#:~:text=Dropout%20spacing%20is%20the%20measure,bike%20depends%20on%20your%20Wheel.) Once you've got that it should...
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    e-not-bikes

    You'll need to find one that fits in your front dropouts, but here's a start, and there are a bunch of other similar items down the page...
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    e-not-bikes

    I've seen some smaller wheels with built in hub motors on aliexpress. They tend to be pretty wide, but there should be something that fits. How wide is the front wheel?
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    New electric bicycle conversion kit adds 750W via your disc brake mount

    I saw that over the weekend on dudeiwantthat.com, and it looks like a nice, but pricey, bit of kit, especially if you wanted to swap between electric and acoustic frequently.