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My first electric conversion 



Its still in its crude state but here is a pic of my build with an ampedbikes.com kit. I was so excited to recieve the wheel and controller after having a battery pack for a few weeks that I had to get it on there as quick as I could to try it out.

The kit includes all the necessary wiring with connectors, and the setup is simple. I plan on finding a more permanent yet more easily removable home for the battery. Right now it lives in an old tin box strapped under my rack with a bit of foam padding for protection. I covered the battery and bundle of wiring with some fabric to make it look a little more stealth.

The performance is great. I rode the bike to work yesterday and got there just a quickly as I do in my car. I do need to invest in some cold weather gear though. I recharged the battery at the office and it took me the 7 miles home with power to spare. The ride has a few good long climbs that have most bikers chugging along. A local rancher has even installed a bikers rest bench along the route to break up one of the longer climbs. Of course I still had to pedal the whole time but the boost it gave made the hills enjoyable instead of a chore.

It cruises on flat ground unassisted at around 22mph and I can sustain 25 with mild pedaling. I topped 32 on the downhill ride to work.

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We all know that biking is one of the best activities for both physical and mental health. But don't forget to make sure you are a safe biker. Take the proper precautions to make yourself visible and to be sure your bike is in good condition. Check your tires, brakes, chain, and all bolts before heading out on a ride. You certainly don't want to end up on your face.


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