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    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
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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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    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.
    a driver's test is not an IQ test

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    The spoke count is good..

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    Oregonians always look for the positive.
    a driver's test is not an IQ test

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    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
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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!

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
    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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