How to Build an Electric Bike

Today, most of us own a bike. They are fun to ride and faster than going for a walk. Bikes do not pollute the environment and are effective for moving from one place to another. Kids enjoy riding them and it is very entertaining to teach youngsters how to ride a bike. Bikes are highly beneficial and exist in mobile and non-mobile versions to help exercise and keep in shape. Employers are adding showers in their buildings so that commuters can go to work by bike and then take a shower to get ready for work, save gas and help reduce traffic pollution.

Riding a bike contributes to a whole range of benefits from better health to lower cost. However, it is understood that riding a bike to work or for shopping takes more time than driving a car. Bike fans have found a solution! The solution is an electric bike. They are more expensive to buy and commercial ones do not have very much power according to some bike fans. What if you could build your own? There are many online sites and information on how to build an electric bike.

An electric bike is still beneficial as you still have to pedal but it not noisy, does not use gas or oil and does not need a lot of maintenance. The electric bike can be used on short trips when driving a car does not make a lot of sense or on long trips for recreation. Riding an electric bike is an amazing mode of transportation, particularly in large cities with limited and expensive parking spaces and traffic congestion.

Research some of the interesting web sites to learn how to build an electric bike. It is not an easy task and is very time consuming but if people are handy, find the right parts and tools, they can complete the task successfully. Most of all, you need a regular bike to convert it to electric. You need some major parts first: a motor, a motor controller, batteries, a throttle and a chain for linking the motor to the wheel or pedals. Other parts are needed for the task: metal plate to attach the motor to the bike, a master link, a rear rack for the batteries, a single and a multi-speed chain and connectors and clamps. The compatibility of the parts is important. Individuals should select a web site that provides instructions and pictures. The idea is to put together the motor with the controller and the batteries, test it to see if it works and then attach to the bike.

An electric bike allows for healthier living and more time outside in the environment. It is recreational and there is no air pollution. It may not be easy for everyone to build an electric bike. However, if you search online, you will be able to find many instructions and pictures on how to build an electric bike.

by Ross Cormack