“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

Found these two old Giant LaFree ebikes on Facebook Marketplace and couldn’t resist. $30 for two ebikes? Of course they don’t work but Im pretty sure I can figure them out. They look pretty neat and work pretty good as regular bikes. I really like the electric blue/purple color.

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Dont have the keys to them, but Ive already drilled one of the locks out, should be easy to hotwire with a simple switch. Also the batteries are dead and i don’t have a charger. The pack is two 12v12a lead acid batteries in serries with some weird charging circuit. Think ill replace the lead acids for now and think about lithium for later. Also will probably just bypass the old charging circuit and have leads coming out of the case to charge the battery with some cheap 24v charger. Nothing too difficult.

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