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A New Kickstarter Campaign Can Transform Any Bicycle into an Electric Bike
If you’ve ever wished that your regular bike were an electric one, you’re in luck: a Pittsburgh-based engineer named Micah Toll has created a kit that allows any bicycle to transform into a perky little E-bike, at a fraction of what electric bicycles cost. Each kit comes with a battery, controller, motor (contained in the hub of a bicycle wheel, which you swap in for one of your current ones), and throttle, all of which are super-easy to install and use. Once put together, your regular bike is now a clean, green moped that can take you wherever you need to go. You’ll still get all the exercise and health benefits of a regular bike—you can turn off the motor any time you like and pedal to your heart’s content—but when you need a bit of extra “oomph” to get over a hill, or pick up a bit of extra speed, you’re golden.
The Kickstarter campaign is now underway, with shipping estimated to begin in December.
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