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Been working on my ebike again and finally got my generator mounted on it.  I've had the generator setup on the Bob Ibex trailer for some time with a custom bike rack I built for that trailer.  Worked real well, but the trailer had to have a bigger 26" wheel so that rack is history.  Had a takeoff Topeak rack that took a bit of modification, but I put that on the Bob trailer with the new 26" wheel setup I built.  Had to make a slide-in mount for the generator to bolt to so I could slide it all on the Topeak rack.  Finished that awhile back, but came to a place where I wanted to ride further without a trailer in tow.  The obvious solution for me was to make a rack conversion for my bikes Thule rack setup.  Came up with an idea and it seems to work well enough, but I am a bit concerned over the 23 lbs. the generator puts on that rack.  It is suppose to carry up to 55 lbs. but still it is a bit concerning to me. Anyways, it's pretty much finished I think.  Might do a bit of changes, but then it will be sandblasted and painted and be done.  Shot a cellphone video the other day, so I thought I put it up here for the few people who have ask about using a generator mounted to their bike for extended treks.  Aside for a bit of noise, it seems to work well and on my setup if I can manage to keep speeds on level ground below 18 MPH or so, it keeps the battery about level with it's charge.  What that means to me is, I can now ride as far as I please and will most likely not have to stop to charge, as the charging is ongoing while I pedal.  Nice!  Here's the 5 minute video with me rattling on forever.  Just take a FF speed look if you get too board, HA!

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