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Old 07-24-20, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by spinnanz View Post
Ive always wanted to do a solex with the engine gtutted out and fit a high KW electric motor inside it, so it looks factory.

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Old 07-25-20, 04:01 PM
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Electric Bikes & Conversions are the hot market these days..
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Old 07-31-20, 02:56 AM
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electric of course!
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Old 07-31-20, 09:03 AM
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Prior Gas motor discussions here : Gas, Gashol, Alcohol or Diesel, & Alternative Powered Bicycles
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After driving Teslas for the last 6 years, if I were to, which I'm not, electric. There's no comparison.
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Old 10-02-20, 06:06 PM
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Gas for the win
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Old 10-31-20, 09:11 AM
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I'd go electric for a few reasons. The appeal of a gas engine is just to have a gas engine on bicycle, but the reality is I'd rarely use the bike then. I ride for enjoyement, if I have to get somewhere I have multiple other vehicles that will work better than a bicycle with a gas engine on it.

Electric on the other hand is much more "polite". Yes, you CAN make gas engines quiet (I made a living doing just that for about 20 years) but not wihout huge mufflers no one wants on their bike. And electric is so much less fuss. Once the controls are set up there's no screwing with gas or oil or carbs or ignition or any number of other things a gas engine relies on.

If I have an electric bike I can take it on the trails I normally ride and noe one needs to be the wiser that I'm using power assist. If I take a gas powered bike on those trails the natives would gather their pitchforks in a hurry. If I'm on the street there are other gas powered bikes in my garage that woudl get the nod before a bicycle would.

If I wanted a small, gas powered bike to bop around town on, I would have kept this one:


160cc of screaming Italian horsepower. Still no match for the massive land yacht SUVs the soccer mom's were riding around in during their phone conversations. Sold it...
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Old 01-19-21, 12:23 AM
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Motorized electric or gas?

Why not both? Electric motor in the front and/or rear wheel, and a gas engine driving a generator to keep the batteries charged?
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Old 02-01-21, 01:56 PM
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gas of course
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Old 02-21-21, 04:50 PM
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Electric bikes are overpriced.

It seems like the hype has moved into to electric bike sellers favor they are pricing them like cars and motorcycles when they truly donít cost that much to make and arenít too hard to put together.
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