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paulhardwick
03-10-2011, 08:52 PM
Hi everyone i have posted a few times on Shifty's thread but i wanted to just say hello. I am quite interested in power assisted bikes (the price of fuel in the UK is OBSCENE!!)and wondered if anyone knows of suppliers of the brushless motors mounted in the wheels, and other components used in power assisted bikes.
Cheers Paul.

maddox
03-10-2011, 10:57 PM
I'm afraid I can't help you with the hub motors.Google will have to do for me.
On the other hand, is there any reason to use a hub motor on a homebuild project?
Or are you just planning to put a full BionX kit or Chinese knock-off in a normal bike?

Odd Man Out
03-11-2011, 12:58 AM
I have a list of suppliers for those in the U.S. -- dunno about shipping elsewhere ---BTW, I wish all of us would put our locations up where everybody can see them. It helps to promote the growing international population of this forum and it is just plain cool to see that I am communicating with like minded people throughout this planet. HINT HINT to all.......

KoolKat
03-11-2011, 01:04 AM
Hi Paul and welcome to the AtomicZombie family.

shifty
03-11-2011, 03:47 PM
Hi Paul and I guess welcome! :cheesy:

I've just had a quick Google and I am struggling to find anything in the UK. Plenty of hits on brushless motors, but most seem to come with bicycles already attached!

stormbird
03-12-2011, 04:29 AM
Paul

Have you seen this ?

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/tetz/e-assistmetric/

A different approach to power assist , using lowest possible power and off the shelf motors , I believe they were developed for model aircraft.

The other way to approach this would be to find a complete bike on ebay , usually they have no batteries or charger but it would give you the motor in the wheel and chargers & batteries can be bought separately ?

Like this ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/electric-bike-/290543352830?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Scooters_LE&hash=item43a5bbbbfe

or this ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/electric-powabyke-/220752770503?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item3365e3f5c7

regards Paul

maddox
03-12-2011, 11:26 AM
That is exactly what I'm planning for my Streetfox.
But I was planning to use one of my brushed RC motors, and a 37V 10Ah Lipo pack (200 for batteries + charger+ P&P, I'm not suppossed to advertise, so if wished for, the supplier I have for this material is a well known hobby king internet RC store)

What I didn't figure out was the trottle. Thanks to this article I have a simple, workable plan. A button.