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Old 04-11-12, 11:26 AM   #1
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makita folding electric bike

I saw one today in hardware shop,
more like a novalty, I believe on the rear rack it say
max weight 2kgs
the bike is 20kgs,

just google far a pic
makita bicycle

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I wonder if the motor is the black box on the seat tube and it drives the chain. Or does it have a hub motor in the rear wheel?


Edit: Nevermind, the box is a second battery, it does have a hub motor.
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Old 04-11-12, 05:08 PM   #3
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While Makita makes quality power tools for the tradesman, it looks like that bike was designed for the tradesman's daughter.
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Well Makita might not be what it once was, but I have one of their old 5 1/2 trim saws I wouldn't trade for any other circular saw.
Range looks a bit shy too. I'll keep pedaling for now.
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The spoke count is good..
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Oregonians always look for the positive.
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its a hub motor with an old fashoned freewheel, I checked it out,

I think in a few years we will see them used on ebay!

must be the shortest spokes in history
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Radial Front AND Back!

The second box is the controller I think. The ride looks terrible not withstanding the tiny wheels!

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its a hub motor with an old fashoned freewheel, I checked it out,

I think in a few years we will see them used on ebay!

must be the shortest spokes in history
well....
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Makita-18...-/320735475813

not cheap though little more than $900 USD but the battery system is cool cause it's interchangeable on the fly!
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