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Old October 6th 11, 01:01 AM posted to aus.bicycle
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John Henderson wrote:
terryc wrote:

John Henderson wrote:

That 200W limit is Australia-wide (enshrined in the Australian
Road Rules).

When did that happen?


Earlier, rather than later IIRC. The earliest copy I've got is
2008, but it was there before then.


I thought is was 200 watts in NSW, but 250 watts in some other states
with victoria also requiring tha it didn't work unless the pedals were
turning. Perhaps that story from TimC about broken pedi-cabs was years ago.
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Old October 6th 11, 05:00 AM posted to aus.bicycle
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terryc wrote:

I thought is was 200 watts in NSW, but 250 watts in some other states
with victoria also requiring tha it didn't work unless the pedals were
turning. Perhaps that story from TimC about broken pedi-cabs was years ago.


One of the wonderful things about the uniform Australian Road
Rules is that individual states can make exceptions. It doesn't
often happen though.

It seems that Victoria has fallen into line on this one:

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/...s/Bicycles.htm

John
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Old October 6th 11, 06:56 AM posted to aus.bicycle
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On 2011-10-06, John Henderson (aka Bruce)
was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
terryc wrote:

I thought is was 200 watts in NSW, but 250 watts in some other states
with victoria also requiring tha it didn't work unless the pedals were
turning. Perhaps that story from TimC about broken pedi-cabs was years ago.


One of the wonderful things about the uniform Australian Road
Rules is that individual states can make exceptions. It doesn't
often happen though.

It seems that Victoria has fallen into line on this one:

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/...s/Bicycles.htm


"A motorised bicycle is not classed as a bicycle if:
the motor is the primary source of power"

You will probably find that it is deemed to be the primary source of
power if the motor can be turned on without pedalling. Hence the
pedal rotation sensors.

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Old October 7th 11, 09:24 AM posted to aus.bicycle
Freddy
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On 30/09/11 15:31, Rob wrote:


Do they or can they reverse the flow when going downhill to recharge the
battery? Like the electric trains up and down the Blue Mountains putting
power back into the grid?


the Bionx system I was looking at a while back has regenerative braking
activated by a switch on one of the brake levers, it can also be setup
in a training mode where the regen is on all the time to provide a
resistance to pedalling, so that would be like cycling up a very long
hill

 




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