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Trust the Daily Mail to find the wackiest stories. If you fancy riding to work looking like an extra from ‘Planet of the Apes’, there’s a new electric bike for you. The electric 'monkey-bike' hits speeds of 20mph (instantly breaking the 15.5mph legal limit in the UK) and is just one metre long. The range of almost forty miles sounds good, but nowhere does the Mail offer important advice that this ‘Motochimp’ qualifies as a moped, therefore lacking all the benefits of a bicycle. It’s also powered by a 350W rear hub motor, exceeding the 250W UK limit. It’s expected...

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Daily Mail, drill, electric bike, invention -

Although if you don't have a Bosch lying around, we're sure a Makita or a DeWalt would do the job. Aldis Kalnins wanted to give his kids some electric power on their bikes, so he attached a cordless drill to the crank! The drill powers the bike for a whopping 500 metres, although the battery recharge time is only ten minutes. Beat that, Samsung cells! We have a feeling that Aldis' electricity bill might go through the roof if his kids recharge their bikes about twenty times a day. He might have been better just stumping up for a kids' Haibike......

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