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 Post subject: Engines on bikes ?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:28 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Is this really the way forward :shock: I have seen an increasing ammount of bikes with motors humming along . I mean would you :?: , its a bit object defeating isnt it :lol:

Saw this on ebay.com (Item number: 7192682284) and he seems to have actual interest from buyers who want to take it into the hills :shock: , hopefully they will ditch the GAS ENGINE and keep that nice old mongoose underneath it all :arrow:


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Playing devil's advocate for a minute I guess they're more eco-friendly than a car.

Still looks like real heath robinson crap though. Just imagine getting your jeans caught in that second chain on the way to the chippy :shock: :shock:


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In last month Velo Vert magazine they had a bike with an electric engine . The battery is located in the front wheel . Total weight of the bike is above 30 kg


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:58 pm 
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Aren't they called Motorbikes! :lol:

Quite popular as well!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:17 pm 
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I recall MBA reviewed some engine made by SACHS that fitted on near the rear drop out...not sure why tho'.

The concept of adding electric motors onto bikes to give folk that might not otherwise pedal everywhere is quite sound , but still evolving as battery sizes design etc. get sorted out. Adding 'infernal' combustion engines seems a bit dubious to me.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:18 pm 
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What you need if you do a lot of freeride is an engine which can be removed so it helps uphill


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