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Old 07-29-2012, 12:03 AM   #126 (permalink)
Grant-53
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Adding some ultracapacitors could help with some of the draw when starting and recover some energy when stopping.
If your legs are particularly long, raise the front of the seat slightly and try adding support under the calf as in a reclining chair. This may get you closer to the 90/90 angles at the hips and knees.
Aero drag reduction can be good for up to a 50% improvement in FE. This applies to a human powered vehicle so 30 mph for two hours has been done.
In PA a bicycle can be registered with a gas motor. It is allowed to go up to 25 mph if it has an 'automatic transmission'.

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