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G. David Felt
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$1,500 Vello Self Charging Fold Up Bike!

Vello Bikes

According to the Bikes web site, it can do 15 miles in pure electric self charging mode or up to 30 min in Turbo mode. The battery pack is in the frame and can regenerate when you brake, coast down hills or pedal. They offer a smartphone app to allow you to lock up your bike, monitor the functions of the bike to customize it for your style of riding.

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