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Old 04-23-2011, 04:56 AM   #18 (permalink)
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The motor drives through a gearbox... it might even be a worm gear, which is the least efficient of gear meshes.

For a cross country trip, I'd spend the money for a hubmotor. The batteries will thank you.

Or, I'd pull the motor off, ditch the gearbox, and re-use the motor with a nice efficient flat rubber belt or chain drive.

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