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    My 75 year old father in law new ebike project

    I had to smile when my 75 year old father in law got the electric bicycle bug last week. He tends to march to his own drummer, and I was surprised to see how he solved the battery problem with frugality. He recycled a spare lead acid battery and put it into a homemade trailer. He has parked his automobile, and is bicycling everywhere. (Which is ironic, going carfree, as he teaches automobile mechanics as the local junior college.)

    http://flickr.com/photos/hallman/2844045422/

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    what kind of range does he get with this?

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    I don't know that he has tested full range. He uses it around his small town, I think his one way commute to his job is only 5 miles.

    One can guess that his 12V automotive battery holds a lot of power, probably 80+ amp hours, so I also would guess that he would have an impressive total full range.

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