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A practical, fun, and heavily illustrated guide to building and maintaining an electric bike.

Build Your Own Electric Bicycle covers everything from choosing a kit to building an electric bike entirely from scratch. With plenty of illustrations and testimonials from other "EB" enthusiasts, this how-to guide includes 28 easy-to-follow projects that range from inexpensive to more pricey, from simple to sophisticated, and from as essential as creating a battery charger to as aesthetic as heating the handle bars.

Build Your Own Electric Bicycle features

  • Full details on battery, motor, controller, and charger technologies
  • 28 step-by-step, illustrated projects
  • Coverage of maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Tips for improving electric bike performance, range, safety, and comfort
  • Reviews and comparisons of several electric bike kits

Whether youre looking to make an environmental statement or you just need a cheap and convenient way to get around town, youll find plenty of options and design inspirations inside this practical guide.

Complete details on electric bikes, including:

Kit builds; Battery positioning; Off-the-shelf bikes; Motors; Front and rear hub; Chain drive and friction drive; Controllers; Batteries; Fuel cells; Flow batteries and future batteries; Chargers; Performance mods; Over-clocking; Removing pedal assist PAS mode; Aerodynamics mods; Upgrading batteries; Torque plate, torque wrench; Battery charger; Petrol generators; Dealing with heat; Safety mods; Headlights; Indicators; Car horns; Electric brakes; Mirrors; Comfort mods; Heated handle bars and gloves; Portable electricity supply; Baskets panniers and boxes; Maintaining brakes and batteries; Legal Issues; Speed and power restrictions; Social, political, and environmental issues; Costs; Safety; Road conditions

Synopsis:

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building an Electric Bicycle From the Ground Up

Filled with do-it-yourself project, this hands-on manual gives you all the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to assemble and customize an electric bike.

Build Your Own Electric Bicycle gets you on the road on a reliable, economical, environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of every component, including motors, controllers, batteries, and frames, as well as details on soldering, electrical wiring, safety, and other essential skills. The book covers commercially available electric bicycles and shows you how to make modifications and upgrades for improved power, speed, range, and safety. Pictures, diagrams, and charts illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be riding your own tricked-out electric bike in no time!

BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC BICYCLE COVERS:

  • Energy savings and environmental benefits
  • Electrical, battery, and road safety
  • Long-range, folding, and high-power bikes
  • Hub motor kits
  • Motors, controllers, and batteries
  • Electrical connections and wiring
  • Brakes
  • Troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair
  • Performance and safety modifications

About the Author

Matthew Slinn is an experienced research scientist and process engineer. His specialist skills include electric vehicle building and expertise in fuel cell and battery systems. Matthew was a senior chemist at Green Biodiesel.

Table of Contents

How to Build Electric Bikes

Kit builds

Battery positioning

Off the shelf bikes (some reviews)

Introduction to:

Motors

Front and rear Hub
Chain drive and friction drive

Controllers

Batteries

Different battery chemistries
Fuels cells
Flow batteries and Future batteries

Chargers

Electric Bike Projects

Performance mods

Over-clocking an electric bike
Removing pedal assist PAS mode
Aerodynamics mods
Upgrading batteries
Torque plate, torque wrench
DIY Electric bike battery charger
Petrol generators
Dealing with heat

Safety mods

Electric bike headlights
Indicators
Car horns
Electric brakes
Mirrors

Comfort mods

Heated handle bars and gloves
Portable electricity supply
Jump start your car from your el bike
Baskets panniers and boxes

How to Maintain Electric Bikes

Brakes

Batteries

Legal Issues

Speed and power restrictions for electric bicycles

Social, Political, and Environmental Issues

Cost of motoring (el bikes save money)

Global warming (el bikes save CO2)

Beating the traffic (el bikes save time)

Riding Electric Bikes

Safety on fast bikes

In traffic
Road conditions
Safety clothing

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071606219
Author:
Slinn, Matthew
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Tab Electronics
Author:
Slinn Matthew
Subject:
Models
Subject:
Electronics - Circuits - General
Subject:
Motorcycles - General
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
Book, guide, how to, Electric, bicycle, battery, motors, chain drive, friction drive, controller, fuel cell, charger, aerodynamics, torque plate, torque wrench, petrol, generator, brakes, indicators, headlights, handle bars, pannier, bike kits, bicycle sa
Subject:
Book, guide, how to, Electric, bicycle, battery, motors, chain drive, friction drive, controller, fuel cell, charger, aerodynamics, torque plate, torque wrench, petrol, generator, brakes, indicators, headlights, handle bars, pannier, bike kits, bicycle sa
Subject:
Book, guide, how to, Electric, bicycle, battery, motors, chain drive, friction drive, controller, fuel cell, charger, aerodynamics, torque plate, torque wrench, petrol, generator, brakes, indicators, headlights, handle bars, pannier, bike kits, bicycle sa
Subject:
Book, guide, how to, Electric, bicycle, battery, motors, chain drive, friction drive, controller, fuel cell, charger, aerodynamics, torque plate, torque wrench, petrol, generator, brakes, indicators, headlights, handle bars, pannier, bike kits, bicycle sa
Subject:
Automotive - General
Copyright:
Series:
TAB Green Guru Guides
Publication Date:
May 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
9.26x7.40x.55 in. 1.00 lbs.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building an Electric Bicycle From the Ground Up

Filled with do-it-yourself project, this hands-on manual gives you all the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to assemble and customize an electric bike.

Build Your Own Electric Bicycle gets you on the road on a reliable, economical, environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of every component, including motors, controllers, batteries, and frames, as well as details on soldering, electrical wiring, safety, and other essential skills. The book covers commercially available electric bicycles and shows you how to make modifications and upgrades for improved power, speed, range, and safety. Pictures, diagrams, and charts illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be riding your own tricked-out electric bike in no time!

BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC BICYCLE COVERS:

  • Energy savings and environmental benefits
  • Electrical, battery, and road safety
  • Long-range, folding, and high-power bikes
  • Hub motor kits
  • Motors, controllers, and batteries
  • Electrical connections and wiring
  • Brakes
  • Troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair
  • Performance and safety modifications

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