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Response to IrishAyes (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 08:22 AM

2. I've always wanted to use a car starter...

They have a lot of torque. Of course then you'd have to put a car battery on the bike too, and that would add quite a bit of weight to the bike so that it would be difficult to pedal without the assist.

If you've ever turned over an engine without the clutch engaged, you know that it has enough juice to move the vehicle.

It would need adapters, and a little beyond the capabilities of someone who doesn't do a lot of DIY projects.

Here's a link to a site where someone did something similar to what I'm talking about.

http://m.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-an-electric-bike-for-less-than-100/

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