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    How about fixing a cordless drill so the chuck rubs on the rear tyre , dynamo style, Ive read that this actually works really well.
    I'd be using a brushless drill and mount with some form of disconnect mechanism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chops View Post
    Same same, we want something we can cart around on the back of the van.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    How about fixing a cordless drill so the chuck rubs on the rear tyre , dynamo style, Ive read that this actually works really well.
    I'd be using a brushless drill and mount with some form of disconnect mechanism
    No, chainsaw is the way to go:

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    You can of course use an electric chainsaw, which would be much greener.

    (NB, someone was actually riding this frankenbike around Melbourne ...)
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    In general the purpose built e-bikes with the mid drive systems are really good. They last a long time and have a great range of power because they use the bike gears.

    There are lots of other adapter kits. From what I've seen the Bafang is very good. There are lots of other kits out there and the results are variable.

    Electric bikes are the next big thing as far as most manufacturers are concerned and the choices are growing from all manufacturers. two years ago none of the big names sold an e-bike in Aus. Now all the big brands have several.

    If it's something you'll be riding a lot it's probably better to buy a whole bike with the system built in. The Bosch ones are excellent. We have a bosch integrated gazelle and it's now 4 years old with 10,000k on it. It gets used by someone in the family most days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapiles View Post
    No, chainsaw is the way to go:

    IMG_0413.jpg


    You can of course use an electric chainsaw, which would be much greener.

    (NB, someone was actually riding this frankenbike around Melbourne ...)

    The Kelly boys, Todd and Rick grew up just around the corner from us and one day when Rick was about 15 I spotted him going him down the road on a BMX bike at a rather quick pace, and he wasn't even peddling. I was on my motorbike, so I did a quick u turn and caught up with him for a chat.
    He had a petrol Whipper Snipper engine very professionally mounted just below the seat, with the shaft removed and a knurled wheel instead, that drove the rear wheel of the bike.
    The setup had been built by his father John and had a lever to engage the unit so that the knurled drive cog contacted the rear tire.
    Simple and easy.

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    This mob, "Blade" do some pretty good electric tredleys.
    I had a spin on a few of their models at a recent Camping and Caravan Show in Mildura.
    They were very impressive, well built, and certainly got cracking, but like most leccy bikes, rather exy.

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