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Old 07-10-10, 10:51 AM   #1
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Hybrid Four Wheel Bike tumtumcar solar

I have upgraded my four wheel bike, tumtumcar to a hybrid, adding photovoltaic panels, battery and motor.
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Old 07-10-10, 11:11 AM   #2
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That is not really a "bicycle", is it?
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Old 07-14-10, 11:57 AM   #3
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It may be called a bicycle with four wheels, a quadracycle or quadricyle!

It originally came in with fully functional pedals and 7-speed rear derallieur, yes it is a bike with four wheels, but drives like a car.
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Nice hybrid. Why is it called a tumtumcar?
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Sorry, but "bicycle with four wheels" is a "contradictio in terminis" since "bi" means "two".
Furthermore the people on this forum will not agree that "hybrid" means "electric powered".
I'm sure there is a forum somewhere for electric-powered go-carts, but I'm afraid this forum is specificaly intended for "hybrid bicycles".
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probably would do better in the electric bikes section
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Its cool though. I would like to have one for around the house.
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I would rather say it is an “oxymoron”

I would rather say it is an “oxymoron”

If we have no problem using modern words and phrases like “smart failure”, “cold sun”, or “dark light”, what could be wrong saying a 4-wheel bike?

There are more than a dozen manufacturers in the world, calling it a 4-wheel bike, quad and quadracycle, and, above all, "google" admits the term as an industry standard!
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