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Old 05-12-2008, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: electronic bicycle?

My electric bike is good for exercise and not much else. The one they show would be good for the same. I don't see how it could be fast enough or have enough range to seriously complete with the gasoline engine on a bike, but I maybe wrong someday the battery and generator technology might be there. It could already be there I don't know.

Pedaling the generator would be the same resistance up hill or down hill. It might be able to generate current from the wheels on a downhill run. You would need to pedal almost constantly to keep the batteries up I assume. Still the generator is an idea I never would have thought of.
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