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    Torque Sensor

    Hello,

    I am a student attending Cal State Los Angeles and I am currently
    working on an electrical-assisted bicycle as a project. I am looking a
    way to get a torque reading from the bike to control the assistance
    level, and was wondering what you think is the best way to get this done?

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    Torque throttles are rare in the US.
    Panasonic's electric bikes use them (and I believe Giant sources their's from Panasonic).

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    Panasonic's sensors are built into the bottom bracket.
    The bottom bracket also has a freewheel because they use a motor inline to the chain.

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    There's a whole thread on this topic here:

    http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/elec...html#post62512

    Cheers, Dan

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