19 Aug '11, 2am

DIY Flywheel Hybrid Bike Boosts Without Batteries (video)

The flywheel stores the breaking energy into spinning, and it is harvested when the rider wants to speed up again. In a short number of stops and restarts the weight of the device is offset by the reduction in waste that normally is lost in breaking. However if you never break, flat land and no red lights it is a considerable amount of weight to add to the ride.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/18/diy-flywheel-hybrid-b...

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