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The ultimate hipster electric bike - wooden and no pedals

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The ultimate hipster electric bike - wooden and no pedals

Celebrating 200 years of the bicycle, some wacky Belgians have come up with an electric wooden 'dandy horse' bicycle.

As soon as the rider pushes off from the ground, the motor starts and provides additional power during the entire ride. To honor Karl von Drais (the father of the bicycle), the ‘Draisine 200.0’ model is built completely of wood and is braked using a sort of foot pedal on the wooden front wheel. In the center of the wooden back wheel is a 200W electric motor, driven by a 750g battery. Through a cable, the electric motor is connected to a mini-computer, which sits on the frame and controls the motor with the help of a speed sensor.

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