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Old 06-19-2011, 08:22 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: so cal
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Default Re: Help a newb set up his first build!!

Originally Posted by Allen_Wrench View Post
Would an electric be out of the question? I don't know enough about the brands to recommend one, but I do know it would not care if it were driving across the moon. Air or no air, it'd run about the same. And I seem to remember a video of a guy who built a downright dangerous electric bike. I won't underestimate 'em anymore. A good electric build can really kick butt.
I haven't looked at elect kits enough but the extra lbs from the batt lack of range i need and not finding any kits that will be geared just didn't seem like the right option for me.
Plus looking at the calc that was posted by darog seems that id be losing only 15% power not 60% so its gonna be slow but with the right gearing I'm sure ill be alright.
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