I’ve got a Gudereit LC-30 (evo?) Bike that i want to turn into a hub drive, preferably front drive because i then don’t have to mess with gearing shit in the back.
The bike doesn’t need to be super powerful, just needs to get me up some hills and push my lazy fat ass a bit faster than i can pedal.
Plan is: use my old batteries, a single focbox and metr to limit speed if popo is near.
What I need: a reliable ebike hub motor and a throttle. Motor does not need to be sensored as i will pedal to start anyway.
Edit: needs to be brake disc compatible
I prefer a thumb throttle over twist.
Lemme know if you have something (possibly from the Bafang clearance motors from 1 or 2 years ago?) Not sure how they held up. @Venom121212 didn’t you have one/your wife used it until she didn’t like the ebike?
Yeah I have an extra one of those hubs laying around and they’re plenty powerful and fun. It came on a 26" tire so make sure that’s what you have if you’re planning on using it on your bike of choice. Or else you will have to get it re-laced at a bike shop.
I just used a silver mystery box esc/throttle/display combo dealie that was around $90 usd. I had a cheap 10s pack I slapped on the back of the bike and it worked great with minimal effort.
It has a disc brake on the hub but I actually ditched it to free up some more fork space for the torque arm piece (stops hub and axle from spinning freely in the fork under higher torque). I never used my front brakes as a kid and never really used them on this bike either. Maybe I’d need it if I was going way faster but the rear brake was enough for me.
I freaking loved the bike except that it was a beach cruiser style and the long handlebars would almost touch my balls on hard turns. I thought it would be super fun for picnics and family rides but wifey is super short and needs a teen bike to feel comfortable apparently. My neighbor was in love with it and bought it after one ride. I see her riding it all the time and she tells me how much she loves it every time we talk.
As far as vesc throttle handshakes, I believe any ADC hall throttle will play nicely with vesc ADC input mode. I did consider 3d printing a holder for an esk8 remote to put on the handlebar though