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    Retrofitting a Bosch powerpack battery

    I'm reading some things around that seem to suggest the battery has some management system built in which is making me nervous that it would work outside of a fully Bosch system. It has very proprietary feel about it!
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    Retrofitting a Bosch powerpack battery

    Hi All, Has anyone here fitted a Bosch powerpack battery to a self-build electric bike? The reason I ask is that I've gone ahead and bought a really nice Bakfiets cargo bike (Urban Arrow) with a Bosch Powerpack 500 battery. I was going to try and build my own bike, but this came up at a...
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    Building a Pedicab / Family 'car'

    Ha! I grew up on SE Asia and so this was a common sight to see. We did think about it... but I think I'd rather take my chances with pedals than a scooter. I've actually now just had a quote back for shipping a Pedicab from UK to Barbados of £780 which is far less than I was expecting... so I...
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    Building a Pedicab / Family 'car'

    Yup, not what I want to hear ;) But I think you are right. I think fabricating something over there is really going to take too long. I'm currently investigating the costs of shipping over a complete velotaxi / pedicab. I've found a second hand one on eBay here that would work pretty well...
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    Building a Pedicab / Family 'car'

    Yeah, the problem being is that my wife's knee is not going to allow her to push much. So I was going to fit a motor to it to assist. -Matt
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    Building a Pedicab / Family 'car'

    I've actually just stumbled on this video which looks pretty good at a nice 'bare minimum' rickshaw-style trike
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    Building a Pedicab / Family 'car'

    Emiel, Thanks for your thoughts. Suspension is s good idea... something I'd not really considered. I guess if I keep it a trike with a front single wheel then can try and get a front fork with suspension. I wonder if that would be sufficient, without rear suspension. I was also wondering about...
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    Building a Pedicab / Family 'car'

    Hi All! So, I'm looking to possibly build some kind of pedicab-like vehicle for transporting my wife and daughter about. Found this site and forum, and there are some fantastic projects on here, and looks like lots of great knowledge. So let me lay out some of the details and constraints of my...
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