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Brakes and conversion kits – what will work and what won’t

By Iris 8 months ago

A very obvious necessity for a bike is a set of good brakes. But which brakes can be combined with the conversion kits and which can’t? Make sure to check this on your bike before purchasing a kit.

Electric bike conversion kits and gearing

By Iris 8 months ago

Most bikes have gears, these are generally to help you get up a hill easier or taking off from standstill. You may think that when you install an electric bike conversion kit onto your bike you don’t need those gears anymore, but that’s not true. An electric bike still benefits from the use of gears while cycling. Let’s dive into this gearing thing.

How do I know if an electric bike kit will fit my bike?

By Iris 2 years ago

There are many different types of bikes on the market, this makes it difficult sometimes to work out if one of our electric bike kits will be a good fit or not. We hope that this will help you with the major points to look out for, making it an easy choice.

We have designed our kits to fit as broad a range of bikes as possible, and by checking a couple of measurements, you can be positive of a good fit.

First, the axle slot width. These are standard with the majority of bikes coming with a 10mm width. This is where the motor axle will fit in; if your bike measures up at approximately 10mm then you are ok for this measurement.

Front axle dropout widths for electric bike kit fitting

Next is the dropout width.

This requirement will differ based on whether you opt for a front or rear motor. First the front motor. The width of the dropout should be approximately 100mm, if it is out by +/- 5mm that is ok.

Front fork dropout width for ebike motor fitting

For a rear motor, you will need 135mm width between dropouts, +/- 5mm.

rear dropout width for ebike kit fitting

Next you will want to check your wheel size, read more about that here.

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My First E-Bike Experience

By Terry M 3 years ago

Like many people, my first bicycle came when I was a young boy. When I went off to college in 1971, the "cool" campus bike that everybody was riding was a Schwinn continental 10 speed. They were so popular I had to be on a 3-month waiting list to get one. I rode that bike for probably 10 years.

750W Bafang mid drive installation

By Scotty 3 years ago

This blog post takes us to the story of Vik and his e-bike conversion, Vik is a great mate of mine and had a go on my own ebikes, which convinced him to do this conversion. First up, I’ll be straight with you and say this conversion is illegal to ride on road. It’s a 750 watt mid drive Bafang 8fun unit, which according to the laws in Australia is illegal other than for "off road" riding. This means that you can’t ride on bike paths or roads with this setup. That said, there are many enthusiasts who are riding over powered electric bikes responsibly in the community.

Matts 6000W Very Custom Electric Bike

By Matt 3 years ago

After an accident, Matt rebuilds his super custom, High powered electric chopper better than ever!

Top Reasons to Ride an Electric Bike

By Scotty 3 years ago

Scotty's been thinking about the top reasons to get into riding an electric bike. Some of them are obvious, but some you may not have thought about as a benefit and you might not realise them until you start using one.

Worth every penny and Dillenger is committed to great customer service!

By John B. 3 years ago

I've had the 350W 10ah kit for 600 miles now and I am thoroughly impressed with the performance and your customer service! I researched electric bike wheel kits for a while before deciding that Dillenger was the best deal. I am glad I did it. The connectors are very sturdy and the battery pack looks well made.

Why Don’t We Convert our Car?

By Scotty 3 years ago

I’ve wanted an electric car for many years now, at least as many as I’ve wanted an electric bike. But the cost seemed prohibitive, even more so than an e-bike. I’d considered the options and decided that I’d have to wait.

Read More Posted in: General

My Experience Installing and Riding the Dillenger 250W Electric Bike Kit

By Scotty 3 years ago

Sure, you can possibly fit your bike out with a basic 250w kit for less but I wanted reputation and service, from a local company, and in that regard I couldn't beat Dillenger’s basic 250w front hub kit.

Brakes and conversion kits – what will work and what won’t

By Iris 8 months ago

A very obvious necessity for a bike is a set of good brakes. But which brakes can be combined with the conversion kits and which can’t? Make sure to check this on your bike before purchasing a kit.

Electric bike conversion kits and gearing

By Iris 8 months ago

Most bikes have gears, these are generally to help you get up a hill easier or taking off from standstill. You may think that when you install an electric bike conversion kit onto your bike you don’t need those gears anymore, but that’s not true. An electric bike still benefits from the use of gears while cycling. Let’s dive into this gearing thing.

How do I know if an electric bike kit will fit my bike?

By Iris 2 years ago

There are many different types of bikes on the market, this makes it difficult sometimes to work out if one of our electric bike kits will be a good fit or not. We hope that this will help you with the major points to look out for, making it an easy choice.

We have designed our kits to fit as broad a range of bikes as possible, and by checking a couple of measurements, you can be positive of a good fit.

First, the axle slot width. These are standard with the majority of bikes coming with a 10mm width. This is where the motor axle will fit in; if your bike measures up at approximately 10mm then you are ok for this measurement.

Front axle dropout widths for electric bike kit fitting

Next is the dropout width.

This requirement will differ based on whether you opt for a front or rear motor. First the front motor. The width of the dropout should be approximately 100mm, if it is out by +/- 5mm that is ok.

Front fork dropout width for ebike motor fitting

For a rear motor, you will need 135mm width between dropouts, +/- 5mm.

rear dropout width for ebike kit fitting

Next you will want to check your wheel size, read more about that here.

My First E-Bike Experience

By Terry M 3 years ago

Like many people, my first bicycle came when I was a young boy. When I went off to college in 1971, the "cool" campus bike that everybody was riding was a Schwinn continental 10 speed. They were so popular I had to be on a 3-month waiting list to get one. I rode that bike for probably 10 years.

750W Bafang mid drive installation

By Scotty 3 years ago

This blog post takes us to the story of Vik and his e-bike conversion, Vik is a great mate of mine and had a go on my own ebikes, which convinced him to do this conversion. First up, I’ll be straight with you and say this conversion is illegal to ride on road. It’s a 750 watt mid drive Bafang 8fun unit, which according to the laws in Australia is illegal other than for "off road" riding. This means that you can’t ride on bike paths or roads with this setup. That said, there are many enthusiasts who are riding over powered electric bikes responsibly in the community.

Matts 6000W Very Custom Electric Bike

By Matt 3 years ago

After an accident, Matt rebuilds his super custom, High powered electric chopper better than ever!

Top Reasons to Ride an Electric Bike

By Scotty 3 years ago

Scotty's been thinking about the top reasons to get into riding an electric bike. Some of them are obvious, but some you may not have thought about as a benefit and you might not realise them until you start using one.

Worth every penny and Dillenger is committed to great customer service!

By John B. 3 years ago

I've had the 350W 10ah kit for 600 miles now and I am thoroughly impressed with the performance and your customer service! I researched electric bike wheel kits for a while before deciding that Dillenger was the best deal. I am glad I did it. The connectors are very sturdy and the battery pack looks well made.

Why Don’t We Convert our Car?

By Scotty 3 years ago

I’ve wanted an electric car for many years now, at least as many as I’ve wanted an electric bike. But the cost seemed prohibitive, even more so than an e-bike. I’d considered the options and decided that I’d have to wait.

My Experience Installing and Riding the Dillenger 250W Electric Bike Kit

By Scotty 3 years ago

Sure, you can possibly fit your bike out with a basic 250w kit for less but I wanted reputation and service, from a local company, and in that regard I couldn't beat Dillenger’s basic 250w front hub kit.