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Home Brew Motorized Bicycle Is A Super Grocery Getter

[Thor] sent in an awesome motorized bike build he found coming from the fruitful workshop of [Jim Gallant]. It’s an incredible piece of work built nearly entirely from scratch.

[Jim] welded the frame together on a home-built jig that keeps all the chrome-moly tubes in alignment before they’re pieced together. With the jig, the frame was kept extremely straight making a bike that turns very well and can be ridden no-handed.

All of [Jim]’s previous motorized bikes used small Honda engines, but after hearing Robin Subaru engines are more reliable he decided to give one a go. The motor is attached to the derailleur gears with a continuously variable transmission usually found in scooters. [Jim]’s earlier motorized bikes didn’t have indexed shifting and disc brakes like modern motorized bikes, but he decided to throw them in anyway. Everyone who rides his new super grocery getter comments on how smooth the

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Vine Architecture reveals plan for homes in Enfield pub car park

The housing scheme will sit on the land behind The Goat pub in Ponders End, Queensway, which is currently being used for hand car washes.

In June, Vine Architecture Studio won approval from Enfield Council for the project, which will also refurbish and extend the pub.

The Goat was built in 1778 but rebuilt with a mock Tudor façade in the 1930s. It has recently become locally listed.

According to the architect, ‘the proportions, depth and rhythm of the proposed apartment building’s facade was derived from mapping the decorative pub façade and interpreting its hierarchy’.

The owner of the pub, Developland, had intended to develop the new flats and continue running the tavern, but has now decided to put the entire property on the market.

Diagram showing how form of new flats is derived from the existing pub’s mock Tudor façade

Architect’s view

The project’s ambition was to rationalise the

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California To Ban Sale Of New Gas-Powered Cars By 2035

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to ban the sale and manufacturing of new gas-only cars in 2035. The mandate, aimed at combatting climate change, will require all new vehicles sold in the Golden State to have zero emissions.

California’s transportation sector has contributed to at least 50 percent carbon emissions released into the atmosphere, contributing to rising climate problems and hampering air quality, the governor said Wednesday. By eliminating gas-powered vehicles, total greenhouse gas emissions would be limited by more than a third, significantly reducing tailpipe pollution.

The California governor’s decision to sign an order over the legislative process is one of the most aggressive actions taken to tackle climate change within the United States.

“I don’t know of any other state in this country that’s been more forceful and forthright in establishing an anchor and a consciousness around climate change,” Newsom said.

The ban

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