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Clifft Go-Peds- 1978

Dale Clifft, creator of the Clifft Commutercycle, invented the Go-Ped in the late 1970s. The Go-Ped is a power assisting device for manually operated vehicles, such as a bicycle, which takes the form of a motor which powers a driving wheel.

The motor is mounted on a mounting frame, which is connected through a linkage assembly to the frame of a bicycle. The driving wheel is connected by a suspension system to the mounting frame so that relative movement can occur between the driving wheel and the frame.

The transmission of power between the motor to the driving wheel is accomplished through a pair of driving belts which are connected through an idler pulley, which is mounted through an automatic belt tensioning device to the mounting frame.