projects in america are few and far between. Event the 20/20 is not
trying to start such movements. They have to invite companies to do
the job of installing solar panels. It is very hard to persuade
afluenzic Americans that there is a necessity of building utility
bicycles locally just to give-a-way to people that would use them in
place of a gasoline powered vehicle. We are so completely brainwashed
into believing that every one should just take care of them self's.
Recyclery is not interested in building utility bikes for the
community because they can't sell them for enough to cover the labor.
Money is still the bottom line for most people. Even if enough people
wanted a bike share project they would pay a factory to build e-bikes
that are not made for hill climbing with cargo.
if you want to build utility bicycles you have to do it your self. In
a larger city it could happen even now. Just start building them in
your garage with recycled bicycles, until there is a market for more
affordable reconfigured recycled bikes.
only thing I was able to do, was to present enough information on
building such vehicles in hopes that some one that is desperate
enough could see how to make one that will climb our steep hills with
best way to power a heavy duty cargo bike for the steep hills of the
pacific north west, using a motor that claims to be 1000 watts and
actually does almost twice that. To haul 450lbs minimum up an 8 to 10
% grade. And mounting the motor behind the seat for a direct rear
drive, bypassing the human powered drive chain to keep it from
wearing out too fast. Unfortunately a slow single speed bike is not a
bicycle to haul 600Lbs up a 9% grade can't be built legally, unless
you are in Missouri state. But there needs to be an example on the
have done most of the work, but I am stalled out at not finding a
sprocket adapter that will fit onto the free-hub body behind a
modified cassette, maybe 6 or 7 speeds.