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does anybody know a good cheap way to turn an ordinary bicycle into a moped, electric bike or hybrid bicycle??? Answered

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lemonie (author)2010-03-12

Yes, but what have you got / could you get in terms of power?

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bendog38 (author)lemonie2010-03-12

I have an ACE HARDWARE nearby and 30 USD

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lemonie (author)bendog382010-03-13

You'll not get much for $30, but it'll help if you can get stuff for 0$ also.
Have a look under electric bike some of those mechanisms might be achievable.
And some other bike conversions - see what you find that you think might work?

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bendog38 (author)lemonie2010-04-08
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lemonie (author)bendog382010-04-08

What did you find that looked like something you could do (links last comment)?

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bendog38 (author)lemonie2010-04-10

 a few generators and hub motors

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lemonie (author)bendog382010-04-11

You've got some motors to start with? Any batteries?

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bendog38 (author)lemonie2010-04-14

quite a few assorted batteries (aa,aaa,c,d,9v), no way of soldering or creating a second motor.  I also have access to large amounts of small solar devices and a whole mess of pocket knives and wood

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lemonie (author)bendog382010-04-14

Mmm, you'd need a lot of 9V batteries for an electric bike, you don't seem to have the right materials yet.

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bendog38 (author)lemonie2010-04-18

 I recently gained access to a bunch of co2 powerlets and a chainsaw motor.

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lemonie (author)bendog382010-04-18

The chainsaw might do it - gas(oline) or electric?

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bendog38 (author)lemonie2010-04-26

 can't get it.                What about my old electric weed whacker?

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lemonie (author)bendog382010-04-26

That would be mains-powered so would need an inverter, and gearing. The chainsaw has a sprocket already and much higher power-to-weight, so shame about that.

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bendog38 (author)lemonie2010-04-19

 Gas(oline)             (LOL)

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lemonie (author)bendog382010-04-19

Have a look at the chainsaw, can you fit it into the frame? You'd need to connect the saw-pinion to the front-gear hub with a short chain.

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bendog38 (author)lemonie2010-04-19

 what about a weed whacker???

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bendog38 (author)bendog382010-04-14

 My first motor is a mid-size, very bulky, pretty powerful solar panel that can be used to very slowly charge a car battery.

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bendog38 (author)bendog382010-04-14

 By the way, i cant weld either

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