I would eventually like to convert this into an E-bike

So this evening I have been doing some more research on appropriate hub-motor kit conversions.
In the future I am looking into converting my mountain bike into an e-bike on my own for the first time.
I would like to do this in order to save money on gas, I literally fork out $50 for a full-tank.
I have been looking into brushless hub-motor conversion kits for my bike. I have also heard of Crystalite on the forums
not sure if that would be more appropriate and less expensive?? I am mostly interested in using a rear-wheel hub motor.
On my mountain bike I also have a tiny built in spedometer (go figure!)I knew I should have gotten a picture of that!
Could I still use this spedometer thing along with the conversion kit or would it just be out the window??
Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks for reading!
This is my bike (sorry for the funny looking tire in the corner, that's my other bike hanging in my garage).

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depend. Where is the speed sensor located. If it's removable you might be able to attach it to your new hub wheel. Depending on which wheel it is, front or rear. On my bike it's a sensor tied to the front fork with magnet screwed onto 1 spoke. I can move that magnet to any wheel i want. Can you do the same for your sensor. If yes then yes you can keep it. If not you might have to hack something up. If not get a Schwinn speedometer on amazon or the internet. They're 19 bucks. The wire for my speedometer won't reach the rear wheel so i had to rig it up to the front. I can't tell how fast the wheel spin without actually riding it. So i have no idea the no load speed. Minor problem for me.

Quote "On my bike it's a sensor tied to the front fork with magnet screwed onto 1 spoke. I can move that magnet to any wheel i want. Can you do the same for your sensor."

So I took another look at my bike (that I haven't ridden in years) this is really interesting,
there are two gauges on my bike. I believe one is for the speedometer, and I just don't remember what the other one is for.
Either gauges are located at the handlebars where you would use the breaks.
It looks like the gauges might be attached to the breaks. There is a long covered cable wire at the handlbars
but then the cable wire becomes open (as if part of the chain) and stops at the chain where the pedals are.
So maybe a rear-wheel hub motor might actually work for this thing and maybe I can still use the gauges that I have?
because it stops at the rear wheel. :)

When I put a hub-motor on this thing, I would like to use my bike locally in my city and possibly the city right next door to me. (since I know short cuts :)
I also would like to know what type of hub-motor I should get, as far as being fast goes?


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