I am a 57-year-old retired tool and die maker with a host of machining experience and I now have the time and desire to build myself a quality E bike. I Hope that I am where I need to be regarding my Ebike project. I have a brain full of questions, I am in the process of collecting lithium-ion cells in sorting them as to their capacities. I intend to build a mid motored bike of 750 to 1000 watt power output. I live in a area of Missouri that consists of small mountains so I believe I will need something with substantial power output to negotiate my terrain. I have my best and favorite bicycle that I am torn as to whether I want to do this conversion on it or buy something less expensive to experiment on. My bike is a Giant NRS dual suspended mountain bike, this will make a very efficient platform but again I am torn between modifying it or not. That's enough for now, I will be bombarding the group with a myriad of questions concerning what I should and shouldn't do. Thanks for the admission!