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Old 09-11-2006, 01:59 PM   #11
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Ohh... yes we can. It's pricey, but given that electricity is ~1/3rd of the price of gas due to the difference in motor efficiency, an electric lowrider, faired or unfaired, would be really really cheap to operate... with a solar panel it would put an environmentally friendly hybrid to shame.
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I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
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Old 09-11-2006, 03:22 PM   #12
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Anyways I talked to the guy in that video. I saw his recumbent and said, "I bet its fast". I said I saw a bike just like his on the net and he didn't belive me.

Link http://www.velokraft.com/-nc.htm
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:17 PM   #13
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Wow! That bike is fast! But theres no way Id take that with me anywhere. Id be so paranoid.
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Honda makes a 22 cc 4 stroke over head cam engine, 12 pounds with awsome tourqe curve, and a fuel/horse power ratio that was comparible to larger honda engines, at some point when I have extra money I want to buy one of these engine, and hook it to a car alternator that has the voltage regulator removed, and set it so it puts out around 36-38 volts, and use a wheel hub motor and controler, and a very small battery pack as a buffer to make a tri-bred bicycle (human, gas, electric power)
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:39 AM   #15
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I wish they would make something putting out ~400watts with that kind of efficiency. the WAW for example only needs ~1000watts to go 50mph, and ~250watts to go 25mph. Although, come to think of it, one of these with the right gearing and a direct chain transmission would probably get way good mpg, the problem being the driver has to average 45mph to see the optimum, because like an gas engine, as load drops, so does efficiency.
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Now that electric assisted bikes are legal in Ontario, I know of at least 2 people who are building recumbents with full aeroshells to take advantage of the law.

It allows for 2 or 3-wheeled bikes & max 500 w, plus max top speed of 32 km/h on electric-only. I'd think they would easily exceed that speed with 500 w, though, with a fully faired shell.
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the WAW for example only needs ~1000watts to go 50mph, and ~250watts to go 25mph.
Sorry... the WAW?
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:45 PM   #18
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The WAW.
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:19 PM   #19
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Cool.

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Approx. 50 km/h for a 250 W
There are a bunch of WAW and velo touring vids on YouTube, eg:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66bHAeBBzGg&NR
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So would a electric velomobile be legal.

That would be pushing the new law to the limit.
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