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Category: Transport: Cars, Bikes & Tractors (page 2 of 2)

La Comete Plomb :)

I had the Lead Comet out the other night for another little break-in ride. When I got back I reminded myself to take a picture of the darn thing — and finally did it a couple of days ago. So, in all its glory, here it is. Notice the batteries on the Xtracycle. Those are 38 Ah Optima YTs. They weigh about 25 pounds each. The rear axle is about centred under the rear battery. This is a more crucial point than I assumed at first. Continue reading

Eminence Grease Comes Apart…

Pix when I can get them. Ol’ Eminence Grease finally got opened up in my friend’s shop. Hoo, boy. 🙁 Continue reading

First Ride of the Season

The e-bike lives! Continue reading

Across Canada for HOW Much?

I’ve known about this guy for a while. In fact, I bought my e-bike parts from him. Last summer he rode his e-bike across Canada. He went from Victoria to St. John’s for $8.57 in “fuel.” At that rate, he could go around the world for the cost of filling up an SUV! Continue reading

Electric Vehicles (Not) for the Masses…

So. Along with the usual crud that infects my inbox comes this little gem today, courtesy of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association mailing list. More after the PR…

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Doreen Allen <Doreen_Allen@news.teslamotors.com>
Date: 2009/3/3
Subject: Tesla comes to Canada! Continue reading

Eminence Grease

As promised, a couple of pictures of what old Ferguson mechanics know as “The Grey Menace.” I’m not too sure about the menacing part. Ol’ Eminence Grease looks a little forlorn in these pictures from just after Christmas. Continue reading

Hello world! Welcome to Old Hippie’s Garage.

Welcome to Old Hippie’s Garage. Ironically enough, to quote “Uneasy Rider”: “I ain’t even GOT a garage; you can call home and ask my wife!”

So, what are we about here? Old tractors. Old trucks. Hybrid cars. Motorcycles. Electric vehicles. The odd speculation on Life, The Universe, and Everything. This is a place to talk about what I’m doing, what you’re doing, and post some interesting and useful stuff that I run across from time to time. Continue reading

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