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From garage conversions to hot commercial products, electrified tall bikes to “stealth” electrification, we have covered a lot of electric bike stuff over the years. These are the ten posts that have generated the most traffic since we started collecting data back in 2008. If you’re thinking of undertaking your own homebrew bike electrification this list should be a pretty good place to start reading. Enjoy!

#10

Homemade Electric Scooter


#9

Neodymics Cyclemotor Electric Bike Conversion Kit


#8

Electric Bike Project


#7

Electric Bicycle – Battery Upgrade


#6

YikeBike – The World’s First Super Light Electric Folding Bike…


#5

Electric Tall Bike


#4

Sekret Stealth Electric Bicycle


#3

30MPH Electric Mountain Bike


#2

Eric Peltzer’s Electric Bicycle


#1

DIY Electric Bicycle

Did I miss a good one? Let me know, below!

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. I think that Doctor Bass’s EV Bike is one of the greatest I’ve ever seen
    http://www.evalbum.com/1947

  2. Eric Pavey says:

    I’d done a conversion to my mountain bike a year and a half ago via a kit from AmpedBikes.com. It was a fun project, and while I haven’t ridden it as much as expected (due to a lack of quality bike lanes between my house and work), I definitely would do it again.
    Blog I did on it:
    http://www.akeric.com/blog/?tag=bicycle
    And some additional pics of a new custom welded aluminum battery box:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/warpcat/4883966855/in/set-72157622146301740

  3. Tom Moxon says:

    for a reliable DIY setup try Ecospeed http://www.ecospeed.com

  4. Tom Moxon says:

    For a reliable and solid kit, try Ecospeed :
    http://www.ecospeed.com

  5. Anonymous says:

    I saw this one on the street a while back:
    http://techenvy.com/hack/mad-max-electric-bike

    Two car batteries running through an inverter power a corded drill to drive the chain. Complete with beer cooler! A great example of Rube Goldberg / apocolyptic engineering using what’s on hand.

  6. Joosep Mäe says:

    In Europe there’s also a company called Exo-bike. http://www.exo-bikes.eu/eng

  7. Anonymous says:

    Electric mopeds are not powered by a gas engine, but with a motor powered by electric batteries. And are powered by an electric motor and offer those who are environmentally conscience a good source of alternative transportation. Electric mopeds are great to have and many people love to use them when trying to save on gas and the environment. Green Electric go peds are designed to carry a maximum rider weight of 220 lbs. Electric mopeds are silent, can travel up to 50 kilometer and can be recharged using a domestic power point. All Electric Mopeds are street legal, running from over 40 to over 60mph depending on model. 

  8. Anonymous says:

    Electric mopeds are not powered by a gas engine, but with a motor powered by electric batteries. And are powered by an electric motor and offer those who are environmentally conscience a good source of alternative transportation. Electric mopeds are great to have and many people love to use them when trying to save on gas and the environment. Green Electric go peds are designed to carry a maximum rider weight of 220 lbs. Electric mopeds are silent, can travel up to 50 kilometer and can be recharged using a domestic power point. All Electric Mopeds are street legal, running from over 40 to over 60mph depending on model. 

  9. Anonymous says:

    Electric mopeds are not powered by a gas engine, but with a motor powered by electric batteries. And are powered by an electric motor and offer those who are environmentally conscience a good source of alternative transportation. Electric mopeds are great to have and many people love to use them when trying to save on gas and the environment. Green Electric go peds are designed to carry a maximum rider weight of 220 lbs. Electric mopeds are silent, can travel up to 50 kilometer and can be recharged using a domestic power point. All Electric Mopeds are street legal, running from over 40 to over 60mph depending on model. 

  10. Anonymous says:

    Electric mopeds are not powered by a gas engine, but with a motor powered by electric batteries. And are powered by an electric motor and offer those who are environmentally conscience a good source of alternative transportation. Electric mopeds are great to have and many people love to use them when trying to save on gas and the environment. Green Electric go peds are designed to carry a maximum rider weight of 220 lbs. Electric mopeds are silent, can travel up to 50 kilometer and can be recharged using a domestic power point. All Electric Mopeds are street legal, running from over 40 to over 60mph depending on model. 

  11. Nice work thanks for sharing.
    Two car batteries that pass through a power inverter a drill pipe to run the chain. Complete with cooler of beer! A good example of Rube Goldberg / apocolyptic engineering uses what is at hand.