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Old 02-16-2010, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: hi, im new to everything

Welcome to the forum. I lived in Tustin in the late 80s.
These machines are far easier to tinker with than a computer controlled car.
E-bikes have a good range if you are willing to pedal a bit.
I would build on a light mountain bike with street tires.
Hub motors are usually the easiest to install.
Friction drive can cause rapid tire wear, but Deacon has found some ways around that. He lurks in the electric forum on this site.
You will probably want at least 36v/500 watts to help you up the hills.
Good luck.
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