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Build Your Own Electric Bicycleby Matthew Slinn
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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
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
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:
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
Front and rear Hub
Different battery chemistries
Flow batteries and Future batteries
Electric Bike Projects
Over-clocking an electric bike
Torque plate, torque wrench
Portable electricity supply
Baskets panniers and boxes
Social, Political, and Environmental Issues
Global warming (el bikes save CO2)
Riding Electric Bikes