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Baby Buggy Booster

Help for overloaded mothers
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Millions of no-car mothers have no choice but to push baby/ies and shopping up hills and/or over long distances.

I visualise a clip-on rear fifth wheel, driven by a snap-in battery-drill, to help them.

A foot-lever would control it.

Or adapt the drive-units from battery-powered cars for children.

rayfo, Oct 02 2000

Priorpark's link as a link. http://www.bikeshop.uk.com/electric.htm
[StarChaser, Mar 23 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

lilstevied http://www.itselect...ike%20train_JPG.jpg
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       It would need an ignition key tied to a cord that goes around mom's wrist, in case of run away stroller, the cord pulls the key out and stroller stops ala jet ski.
raisin, Oct 02 2000
  

       Electric power for fairly light transport IS severely underutilized.
thumbwax, Oct 02 2000
  

       Forward speed would be say 5kph and downhill/runaway speed would be the same by feedback. The cord wouLd give confidence though. Good thinking.
rayfo, Oct 02 2000
  

       Fer gawd's sake stop laughing. This is serious. All jokesters are hereby sentenced to pushing three kids 3,2, and 1 plus a load of groceries up a kilometer of rising, even gently rising, road.
rayfo, Oct 24 2000
  

       I'm with rayfo. i've got 2 under 2 and now that buggies are more often the all-terrain type i think there is lots of room for the motor, battery etc. Have a look at the link to see the quality of motor available on electric bikes.
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priorpark, Jan 19 2001
  

       I'm with rayfo. i've got 2 under 2 and now that buggies are more often the all-terrain type i think there is lots of room for the motor, battery etc. Have a look at the link to see the quality of motor available on electric bikes.
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priorpark, Jan 19 2001
  

       Here is an electric assisted rig that can take 3 kids over long distances and up hills.   

       http://www.itselectric.ca/Gallary/images/bike%20train_JPG.jpg   

       Daddy's are fun.
cspanza, Aug 19 2003
  
      
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