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The Street => The Bike Shop => Topic started by: blueee on June 07, 2018, 12:14:19 AM

Title: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: blueee on June 07, 2018, 12:14:19 AM
I was gonna get a motorcycle but then I though "hmmm, ebike means no license plate" so ima get an ebike instead. plus do I really wanna be jumping shit at 60moh and doesn't a motor cycle weigh like 10x as much as an ebike?

so I'm looking to spend $1500-2500 on a bike
preferably something used so I. can get it half price
geometry as close to a bmx as I can get, 24 or 26in? hard tail?
litewaighte but not like titanium, carbon fiber light. something like a mid school Bmx weight, I want to be able to bunny hop it.
suggestions?

I want a badass motorized, curb jumping commuter I can run red lights on. I know it's only a matter of time before a bunch of fucktards get a hold of these and the police start to regulate them, I wanna have fun now!
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on June 07, 2018, 09:12:06 AM
Batteries are heavy man
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: joelite44 on June 07, 2018, 12:35:02 PM
Wait until 2200 when these things become regular.

Or spend 900 bucks on a used old motorcycle. Fix it, Fall in love with it, sell it, buy another and repeat.

Until you can carry your fat girlfriend on cross country rides.

(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/970272fc-826b-4f05-8c02-b9fe2daf7566_1.5a8f6b656d1e221df802d15388b28e3a.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF)

You are welcome.
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: JFax on June 13, 2018, 06:55:04 AM
(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/adamdawson/condorstrimmer.jpg)
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: blueee on June 16, 2018, 11:24:55 PM
1. batteries are a lot lighter than a gas engine
2. by 2020 cops will be cracking down on people riding these like a baffoon, I need one now

help me figure this out, people
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on June 17, 2018, 04:10:27 PM
1. Please sell me whatever drugs you do. Batteries have a much lower energy density to gas, for starters. Batteries + electric motor is going to be heavier than a half-full gas tank + gas engine with the same performance
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: Trail-Boss on June 22, 2018, 11:34:54 AM
I have been thinking about doing something like this for a while.

My main options were something like this BB mounted motor and a battery pack that goes in the triangle.

https://lunacycle.com/bafang-bbs02-750w-middrive-kit/ (https://lunacycle.com/bafang-bbs02-750w-middrive-kit/)
(https://cdn8.bigcommerce.com/s-9vkjq73s/images/stencil/1024x1024/products/662/4303/bbs02_lunacycle__83086.1472359273.jpg?c=2)

https://lunacycle.com/triangle-48v-panasonic-ga-18650-17-5ah-pack-high-power-long-range/ (https://lunacycle.com/triangle-48v-panasonic-ga-18650-17-5ah-pack-high-power-long-range/)
(https://cdn8.bigcommerce.com/s-9vkjq73s/images/stencil/1024x1024/products/951/6182/untitled-5__61080.1480475417.jpg?c=2)

You would have to figure out what chainring will clear the frame or modify to fit, but I beleive with one of these setups 35-40mph is easily obtainable and seems to bewithin your budget.
PS: the bike will be well of 50lbs.
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: Flexer on June 26, 2018, 10:24:42 AM
https://rideukbmx.com/ride-uk-features/tom-linsell-motorised-bmx.html

there you go!
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: JFax on July 09, 2018, 05:40:17 AM
Old april fools pic but still looks sooo good.

(https://bmxunion.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/first-electric-bmx-bike.jpg)
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: blueee on August 22, 2018, 01:30:47 AM
hypothetical, discuss the differences
25lb bmx bike with a 7lb attach on motor and a 2lb battery


or a 30lb rigid 80s mongoose jumping mtb
with a 15lb motor and a 5lb battery

or som crazy downhill bike the size of a motorcycle that has 100lbs worth of batteries, motors and power
“a regular motorcycle weighs like 500lbs
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: blueee on August 22, 2018, 01:33:25 AM
Old april fools pic but still looks sooo good.

(https://bmxunion.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/first-electric-bmx-bike.jpg)

how much would this cost?
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: jonathan on October 14, 2018, 04:56:48 PM
what is the point of dirt jump bike geometry on an e-bike? are you planning to jump on it? I would think that riding in traffic at high speed, you would just want stable, predictable handling. 99% of the e-bikes out there are aluminum frames, either hybrid type bikes or hardtail XC hardtails. I am all for people riding e-bikes places that they would normally drive to reduce traffic and (arguably) reduce emissions, but e-bikes on mtb trails is dumb.
Title: Re: ebike Bmx commuter
Post by: blueee on October 18, 2018, 12:53:10 AM
there are rather large sidewalk curbcuts on my sux mile ride to work and i would also like to be able to bunny hop over car hoods sticking out of driveways