Discussion in 'Introductions' started by solarbike, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. solarbike

    solarbike New Member

    Using an electric bike instead of a car is the best way you can reduce
    your fuel usage and increase your fitness. They're ideal for commutes
    of up to 50km a day and ideal for people from 15 year old to 80 years
    old and from 40kg to 120kg. Finding a really good electric bike
    conversion kit for your bike can be difficult. We've done a lot of
    research and testing and have a great simple systems at very fair
    prices that we can send anywhere in the world - though we specialise
    in Australia. We're also making some progress towards getting them all
    solar-powered and appreciate any help and ideas on this. Please see
    our website for lots of information on electric bikes and making them
    solar powered - and eventually algae/hydrogen powered.
    Matt - Solar Bike
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member


  3. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe '57 Schwinn Wasp

    I have owned two generations of the eBike. The battery cost and short life was unacceptable. My last experience was in the early 2000s. Then the maintenance service people quit servicing it. (REI at the time.) That was the 'coupe de gras' for me.

    Maybe when the battery industry figures that out, I'll take a look again. By the way, my wife drives a hybrid car and we luv it. We wanted the wagon version of the Tesla, but that's five years out.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  4. solarbike

    solarbike New Member

    Hi, I've done quite a bit of research on electric bikes and specialise
    in conversion kits. I recently went to China to visit some electric
    bike factories and shows. If you're interested in watching a short
    documentary on the electric bike scene in China please visit my SOLAR
    BIKE website and watch one of the videos I made.
    Solar Powered Electric Bikes Otherwise search youtube for
    "Electric bicycles in China documentary" and it'll be the first hit
    [ame=]YouTube - Electric Bicycles in China Documentary[/ame] . Happy Cycling. Matthew
    from SOLAR BIKE
  5. worthlees

    worthlees Senior Member

    Thanks for posting. Look's like that was quite bike show.
  6. flanderscycling

    flanderscycling New Member

    Great posts!!!
    I like this stuff!
  7. solarbike

    solarbike New Member

    The 2011 GIANT CROSS CITY 4 is a sporty, fast and comfortable
    bicycle that is ideal for electrical conversion. The quality running
    gear, good price and chromoly steel forks make it an excellent choice
    for a very fast transportation machine. This model pictured here I
    converted using a 500W motor and a 36V 10Ah lithium ion battery
    (LiFePO4) that comes in a custom designed lockable double layered rear
    rack. It offers a speed of about 35km/h and a range of approximately
    30km with light pedalling. The bike retails in many shops for around
    $600. The kit is $890 through Solar Bike, Solar Powered Electric Bikes . The
    triple walled deep V rim that comes with the motor kit are a good
    improvement. Installation took about 1 hour.

  8. BeginnerCycling

    BeginnerCycling Active Member

  9. solarbike

    solarbike New Member

    Hybrid System to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

    There are a few different ways to solar charge an electric bicycle but
    this is probably my favourite system; I can use one 48V panel through
    a custom regulator to go straight to a lithium ion battery or else I
    can use the same panel to charge a battery bank to store the energy
    and then use an inverter and the normal battery charger for the bike
    battery. I've made a short video to show how to do this and put it on
    youtube. You can also access it through my Solar Bike website -
    [ame=]Hybrid Day Night Solar Charging System for Electric Bikes.avi - YouTube[/ame]
  10. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    Not to knock your efforts, but there's another side to ebikes in China...