After my introduction to the world of e-bikes a few years ago I have caught the bug and would like to share my experiences and thoughts.
My first e-bike was the Wisper 905SE and I have to say.... I was impressed. This bike worked without fault taking me on my 40 mile daily commute to / from work. This was until I discovered that bikes and ice on the road are a dangerous mix :)
I managed to fall off on a roundabout after hitting a patch of ice and was lucky none of the rush hour traffic hit me while I was down. After getting my bike transported home and giving it a thorough going over, I came to the conclusion that it was basically a write off and could never be used for the 40 mile commute again.
This was early 2014. Move on to Aug / Sept 2014 and things have taken a giant leap forward. I now have a Giant Rapid 2 alloy, light weight bike and love it.
With my electro-mechanical enginering background I decided to research ebikes and build them myself. There is a lot more to this than I first thought and it is a big subject to learn. Thankfully I have made contact with several good contacts in the trade that have helped fill any gaps I had in my knowledge and can now boast a good working knowledge when it comes to assembling electric bikes.
First conversion was a "Dillenger 1000W e-bike conversion kit" that turned the Giant Rapid 2 into a great little commuter.
Read the post on the conversion click here