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Engineering Student Builds Flywheel Energy Recovery Into Bike

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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Max von Stein's flywheel bicycle is everywhere these days. The engineering student first demonstrated it at the Cooper Union year-end show. ArchPaper described it: Engineering student Maxwell von Stein applied the principles of a hybrid car to the bicycle to harness the kinetic energy typically lost when braking. With a variable transmission and a flywheel mounted to the bike's frame, von Stein's bike allows the rider to pick up speed faster after stopping than with a battery. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger





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