Hi from Bothell, WA

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  1. GinnyNelson_Ruter

    GinnyNelson_Ruter New Member

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    I'm interested in learning more about motorized bicycles. I live in hilly country and would like to ride more often. I am interested in a solar type motor. Any help would be appreciated. daxtitg
     
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    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Welcome to the forum, Ginny. I'm afraid I can't hellp you with that, but someone here can. You might try searching here for a thread on the subject. Good luck!
     
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    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    Hi from Duvall, WA.

    Not much in the way of solar bikes. Even the example given is really mostly an ebike with batteries (nothing wrong with that per se). I don't think it's at all feasible to have enough surface area to really boost a strong motor.

    WELCOME!!
     
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    freewheeling frank New Member

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    the best bet is a solar charged ebike, the problem with ebikes is the range, i think the best dude here on ebikes is deacon, hey you out there? anyway welcome and i know you will find what you are looking for here, frank
     
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    BarelyAWake New Member

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    A direct current from the panels to the engine? o_O

    No way, doubt it even if you were NASA lol I think they're ALL gonna be "mostly an ebike with batteries" unless the sun decides to go nova on us ;)

    Besides, what if its cloudy?

    The charm of an ebike with solar is while yer at work or w/e it's recharging for ya :D
     
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    Wellcome to Forum from Blakenstein
     
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    Hello from Seattle and welcome to the forum. Haven't seen any solar powered bikes, but a gas powered one on a sunny day is a lot of fun. Plus, you get 6X's more miles to the gallon as you do with a car.
    Good luck on your search.
     
  9. GinnyNelson_Ruter

    GinnyNelson_Ruter New Member

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    Thank you all! You've been very helpful. I will concentrate my search on the battery powered. I appreciate the welcomes :)
     
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    GinnyNelson_Ruter New Member

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    Hey, thanks for the link! I'll dig into it more.
     
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    GinnyNelson_Ruter New Member

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    I look forward to hearing from deacon :)
     
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    GinnyNelson_Ruter New Member

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    Hi neigbor!
     
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    cool eather way you look at it !
     

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