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comment About 20-30 people bike to where I work. What equipment/supplies should we have on hand?
There's also the hygiene issue with sharing helmets - head lice, boy's germs, girl's germs, etc. You can get disposable hair nets etc, but I think at that point the idea has jumped the shark.
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comment About 20-30 people bike to where I work. What equipment/supplies should we have on hand?
What use are spare helmets? How do you end up without a helmet at work (I suppose it could be stolen, but unlikely from within a locked cage)? Unless your folk live at your work place and commute to their "sleep place" and back :/
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comment What's best engine to motorize a road bike
@kibbee wow that looked very sexy, until I scrolled down to the price... 2500 EUR! Nice idea, but way too much money for me
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comment What's best engine to motorize a road bike
@dan actually I was intending to use friction drive to the back wheel, placing the engine behind the seat on top of the wheel. I thought that was the least surgery in case it didn't work (well).
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comment What's best engine to motorize a road bike
@Steph see chris's answer for the MTFU option
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comment What's best engine to motorize a road bike
@DanielRHicks I've also got disk brakes - not sure how easy it will be to fit a front hub mod. Might still be possible.
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comment What's best engine to motorize a road bike
I'm from Melbourne and I have looked at that site. The engines seem ridiculously large. The smallest engine is 48cc, seems massively large to produce just 200W. (A motorbike engine can produce about .1W per cc, so 48cc seems about 20 times too large)
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comment What's best engine to motorize a road bike
Thanks for your answer, but my bike has an internal hub gear - See edit to question. BTW, I said I was moving 20km further out, making it a 30km commute. The MTFU option is a better alternative than electric power (also see edit).
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comment What's best engine to motorize a road bike
Thanks for your answer, but my bike has internal hub gears - see edit to question
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