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Published November 09, 2009, 11:10 PM

UND Grad Invented Battery-Powered Bike Assist

He's opened his company Clean Republic and has developed a electric conversion kit.

By: Steve Bodakowski, WDAZ

A U-N-D graduate has turned an idea he had during a bike ride into an invention that's rolling its way around the world.

During a bike ride on a windy North Dakota day Yong Hou thought how can he could give the bike some more power without completely altering it.

Today he's opened his company Clean Republic and has developed a electric conversion kit.

The kits are ordered online where all you have to do it give your wheel size and they send you a kit.

It includes a new front wheel with a motor in it, a battery, and trigger.

Now 1/3 of his customers are from Europe.

The kit works with 85 percent of all bikes.

It costs about 4-hundred dollars to buy.

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