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Electric bike rear wheel spokes breaking

I have an electric bike with a 500w rear hub. The spokes have broken twice in the last month on the hub end of the spokes.The spokes are bent at the hub end and threaded? This is where they break.As ...
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Has anyone tried this “poor mans” homemade electric bike idea?

I have a wiper motor from some car or van that has a shaft on it. When I apply 12 volts to it, with no load on it, it seems to spin at about 125 RPMs. I vaguely remember that when I load it, it can ...
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Bosch Nyon range estimates are unreliable

I have a Bosch Nyon computer and after charging the battery I very often get a range (in eco) of +/- 230, 220 km which is adjusted downwards by 1/3 after 1 km. When I don't have this high range after ...
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Electric Bike Wiring?

I have a generic 1000 watt hub motor that is new and it has never been used. I ordered batteries, but I didn't have cables to hook everything up properly. I tried one battery without charging it and I ...
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How do I match motor and battery leads on a generic e-bike conversion kit?

This is for a "Generic Add-on Motorize Bike 48v 1000w 26 Inch Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Conversion Kit." How do I find connectors to the motor and battery that are compatible before I buy ...
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The new Copenhagen wheel - a worthwhile investment? [closed]

I've been looking to reduce how much I sweat on my commute to work, and I've been looking into electric bicycles. Upon looking, I saw the copenhagen wheel: an all-in-one electric bicycle conversion ...
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How to securely connect cable to AXA Quattro dynamo?

See the image: How do I securely attach the cable to the dynamo? I tried the obvious, threaded the cable through one of the holes in the plastic cover, and pressed the cover snugly onto the socket. ...
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Hybrid electric bikes, how do they work?

I'm about to move further away from work, so my 5.5 mile commute is going up to 12 miles (24 there and back). I'm not interested in using an elecrtic bike because I can't be bothered to pedal.. I ...