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Old 07-30-2008, 06:29 PM   #708 (permalink)
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Michael's Electric Beetle - '71 Volkswagen Superbeetle 500000
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Bikes are super easy. Maybe a day of work, and you're done. Very efficient too. Like 1500 mpg equivalent or some such ridiculousness. Mine cost about $300. Check out for a really thorough site on e-bikes. The cheapo crystalyte brushed hub motor works really well. I can cruise on the road at 48v and not be passed by too many cars. Almost like a motorcycle, but then I can switch to the sidewalk and not obey any traffic laws, since the cops just think it's a regular bike with a weird box on it.
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