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Crazy DIY Bike Runs With Electric Drill and Car Batteries

Posted By Lori Zimmer On April 29, 2011 @ 2:20 pm In DIY,Green Transportation | 2 Comments

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A cyclist has made the ultimate DIY bicycle [1] – complete with electric motor, comfortable office-chair seat and of course, a beer cooler. Powered by two car batteries running through a power inverter, the “bike [2]” scoots along thanks to an electric power drill that is powered by a 120v wall current. The hodge podge design also incorporates several bike frames and eight wheels.


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Two bike frames set vertically hold up the front, supporting the batteries and fixing the front two wheels [3], while a third frame acts as a traditional frame with two more to secure the back. The entire mix of metal support make the bike seem more of a doon buggy.

The owner was truly creative in his/her method of recycling found objects into one monstrous green machine, but we do wonder: What do other cyclists think when it clogs the bike lane?

Via Tech Envy [4]


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URLs in this post:

[1] bicycle: http://inhabitat.com/splinterbike-bicycle-made-entirely-from-wood-can-hit-30-mph/

[2] bike: http://inhabitat.com/win-a-shiny-new-linus-bike-and-bike-bag-worth-730-for-earth-day/

[3] two wheels: http://inhabitat.com/crazy-uno-3-transforming-electric-scooter-now-available-for-pre-order/

[4] Tech Envy: http://techenvy.com/hack/mad-max-electric-bike

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