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  1. Martinjmpr

    E-bike shopping for RV carry

    Thanks for all the input. To those who have the folding bikes, would you consider commuting to work in these? As I said above, my commute is 10 miles each way with a long uphill section on the way into work. I work in an office and don't want to get to work all sweaty so riding an E-bike to...
  2. Martinjmpr

    E-bike shopping for RV carry

    I joined this forum because the wife and I have decided we want to get a pair of E-bikes to take with us when we go camping. There is another couple in our camping group that has the Rad Mini folding E-bikes and they love them. We have had folding (non-powered) bicycles before and I didn't...
  3. Martinjmpr

    Seeking info - first E-bike build...

    Thanks for all the input. I'm still on the fence of build-vs.-buy. So with regard to my forks, would a build with a less powerful motor be less risky? Say a 250w motor? Problem there is that I'm still faced with the dilemma of replacing my current shifter so I can use the brake levers...
  4. Martinjmpr

    Seeking info - first E-bike build...

    You make good points with your comments about the strength of the frame. As far as the cost issue goes, yes, I know the battery is the most expensive part of the conversion. A part of the reason I wanted to do my own is to save money but I also just thought it would be fun. But between the...
  5. Martinjmpr

    Seeking info - first E-bike build...

    Thanks sincerely for all the input. It's a lot to digest, but the gist of what I'm getting is that this is possible, but before I even order my electric kit, it would be wise to: 1. Change the shifters for something non-integrated with the brake levers, and 2. Upgrade to disc brakes. The...
  6. Martinjmpr

    Seeking info - first E-bike build...

    Hi all. I signed up for this board because I'm interested in building an E-bike from a kit. My bike is a GT mountain bike, 21 speed, that I bought in 2007. It is a hard tail with a front suspension. I'm thinking that I want to go with one of the relatively inexpensive (<$300) kits from...