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The [bicycle/generator] idea has been around for some time now, but only on a small scale. For example, some bicycle headlamps use a small generator as a power source. When the generator was engaged against the rear whell, and the rear wheel was spinning fast enough, it would supply current to the light. The faster you peddled, the brighter the light. This same principle can also be used to charge a set of batteries, which would act as the "storage containers" for the power, which in turn would provide power for whatever you'd like, within reason of course. How much power you could store would depend on how much you can peddle.
alt.energy.renewable, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael T)
Making a gicycle generator is quite easy and cheap. A used weed wacker motor makes a good generator. .. An exercycle with a large flywheel works best because of the flywheel effect.
alt.energy.renewable, by email@example.com (Q Myers)