Electrify your bike. A common sense idea when you think of his old muscle bike rusting on the balcony or gathering dust in the cellar. It is still strong but weighs the weight of a dead donkey. And a little juice (to him and the cyclist) would do a lot of good to face the wind without forcing or the hill without sweating. Except that on the Internet, there are all the prices.
You can trust a professional
The French, Virvolt and Ozo, leaders in the field, do this very well. For the first brand you must go to an approved bicycle dealer to install their pedal motor. The second brand has stores everywhere and has just opened one in Paris, two pedal strokes (electric) from the Place de la République. "There are already all the bikes you need, no need to create new ones," putting his money where his mouth is, Samir Khiari, the store manager, gets on an electrified bike from the store. "This bike, new, would be worth 2,800 euros, electrified here it is 2,000 euros".
If you are afraid to get into DIY, on YouTube, some show how to achieve your own home electrification. "There is several hundred euros difference between self-electrified bikes with kits and commercially sold bikes," says Joffrey Dionnet, YouTuber of the channel "DIY, it's cool". On one of his videos, he describes step by step how to proceed to revive his old steed.
Staying within the law
If you want to get into DIY, there is a rule to follow. To stay legal, on the road, buy only legal kits, whose EN 15194 standard complies with the law. To be able to drive on public roads, the regulations set the power limit of the motors at 250 watts, they must cut at 25 km / h, and you must pedal to take advantage of this motorized assistance.
Find the episode of our video series Biclou on the electrification of bicycles at the top of the article.