What are the steps to make an electric bike out of items that are not 100$?

Question by teal289: What are the steps to make an electric bike out of items that are not 100$ ?
How do I make a motor for a electric bike what pieces do I need ?

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Answer by guru
You need to go shopping in junk yards
Surplus electronic stores have a lot of this stuff, but rarely all of it
You will need to make some of-it, like motor controller
Often I see 200W electric bike motors only $ 3~4
Flee markets…

Hope this properly answers your question

Guru

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2 thoughts on “What are the steps to make an electric bike out of items that are not 100$?

  1. Buy a broken electric scooter, the motors are pry still good.
    You can usually get a 300 or 500 watt motor,

  2. To make a high-quality one that can go fairly fast, you probably couldn’t.

    On the other hand, if you don’t want to go above 15-20mph, you could probably make one for under $ 100. Buy a cheap broken electric scooter. Chances are the motor on it still works and you can use that. Those motors can get you going close to 20mph with the right gear ratios.

    A motor controller could also be obtained from a scooter, or, if the motor you are using is not significantly powerful (<36v), you could probably buy a brand new controller for fairly cheap.

    Batteries may cost a little more, but you could get sealed lead acid batteries for under $ 100 for sure.

    Plus, their are the little things like the throttle, which is generally a potentiometer. These can be very cheap on Ebay.

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