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  1. J

    Electric Bike Generator Issues

    Hello! I have a 1/8 hp motor that we were hoping to use as a generator. It is supposed to turn at 810 rpm when supplied with 230 V and 2.7 A. When we spun it at 810 rpm, we only got 4 V though. Are we doing something wrong or is the motor defective? Or does the motor not respond the same...
  2. biknut

    Why buy an electric bicycle?

    Why would anyone buy an electric bicycle for $1,500-2000 when they could buy a nice store bought gas powered bicycle for around $600 or 700? Or if they felt so inclined they could spend $1,500 and get a really great gas powered bicycle. Legal issues? That's the only reason I can think of.