- United Kingdom
First thing I did was to get rid of the chunky 26"x1.95" MTB rubber for some Schwalbe Marathon Plus hybrid tyres and add SKS Blumels mudguards. The mudguards at 26" sizes don't have narrower widths suitable for 1.35" hybrid tyres so I may get wider Schwalbes at some point. Plus, I'm finding the ride can get quite hard on the terrible London roads anyway.
Power comes via a Bafang geared hub motor and a 17.5Ah battery. I live on a 4th floor flat (that's 5th in usa) and keep my bike in the bike park downstairs so I didn't want to have to take the battery off too frequently to recharge.
Those of you familiar with kits may know that most hubs require a separate motor controller to be installed. This kit came with a housing that was designed to be clamped around skinnier steel frame tubes. However, it wouldn't go around the thicker aluminium tube. So, I 3D printed a new base plate that clamps underneath the downtube but accepts the original housing cover. The new plate is bolted upside down under the downtube to an upper clamp which doubles as a stabiliser under the battery plate. I was worried about the heavy battery pulling on the aluminium braze-ons and this does feel more secure than when I screwed it straight to the frame. There's also a separate smaller stabiliser on the lower mounting screw of the battery plate.
The kit came with a light which I've since discarded and replaced with a Busch & Müller IQ-XE which is so much better.
So anyway, it's not as fancy as some of the shiny OEM ones on here, but half my enjoyment comes from constantly tinkering with it.