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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Apr 19, 2016 8:54 am

Today, ya mostly nEVer see an ebike with extra/empty seats. The "car", "SUV", etc on the other hand...
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by Eskimo » Apr 20, 2016 12:47 am

Austria plans to ban ICE cars by 2020.

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2016/austria ... rs-by-2020

It sure will happen sooner or later, accelerating when it starts.
E-ride will change cars. With E there"s just no point to drag two tons of steel with you, if you really do not need that hauling capability.
Lighter, smaller vehicle is so much cheaper with E-ride, only a fraction of battery mass is needed.
Light three-wheelers own the future, and E-bikes of course. Something along the lines of Messerschmitt KR 200 converted to E-ride.
Tesla will find it"s buyers too sure, but i think masses will start to look for something lighter.
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by markz » Apr 21, 2016 7:10 pm

Japan bans old vehicles of a certain vintage. Thats why they are so cheap over there and they ship them overseas. But anywhere from Japan is overseas.

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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Apr 22, 2016 4:37 am

Jah. Japan (and other countries) left-hand drive, etc. So different than other countries. Ebikes on the other hand... are ambidextrous. As far as I know. :mrgreen:
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » May 27, 2016 5:27 pm

Aging cyclists find that electric bikes and electric mountain bikes are major “riding season extenders”.
(Edward Benjamin, LEVA Founder & Chairman)
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Aug 09, 2016 3:42 pm

"What Makes Electric Bikes Unique"
http://www.arielrider.com/buyers-guide/ ... 6o_UzXeG1g

Oh oh... :)
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Oct 23, 2016 9:34 am

Less risk of being shot at the car wash. In Salt Lake City in Utah at least...

"Man shot to death at Salt Lake City car wash"
http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/man-s ... 2b7fc.html
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Oct 23, 2016 9:36 am

... or being shot in the parking lot at the grocery store.

"Man shot in car in Safeway parking lot"
http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/man-s ... d630c.html
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Oct 23, 2016 9:38 am

"stranger abduction is so unusual that children are 40 times more likely to die in a car accident than they are to be kidnapped and killed by a stranger. 2,000 American children die in car accidents every year, yet it is the rare parent who hesitates over strapping a child into a car.

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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Oct 23, 2016 9:51 am

Newz from US State of Virginia: "AA and DMV warn: Animal strikes on the rise in Virginia"
http://augustafreepress.com/aa-dmv-warn ... -virginia/

In part:
In 2015, Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles logged a statewide total of 6,205 animal-vehicle crashes (up from 5,788 in 2014) leading to one fatality and 589 personal injuries (up 18% from personal injuries in 2014). There were also 5,696 property damage crashes (up 7% compared to 2014).
In future, one might hope the State breaks down these collisions between cars and trucks and ebike riders vs other animals... It may be that ebike riders are not a significant factor in these collisions?
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Oct 23, 2016 11:11 am

Sad newz from Bessemer (a city southwest of Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States)...

"Bessemer man dies while trying to free stuck car".

(No record in recorded history of anyone dying due to their stuck ebike.)
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Nov 01, 2016 3:53 pm

`Kay. Maybe a bit of a "stretch" here... One ebike outfit promoting ebikes as more "stray dog-friendly"... :)

"Intelligent Electric Scooters manufacturer Fosjoas Protect Those Stray Dogs"

As their press release:
http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/intel ... tray-dogs/
If people are willing to select Fosjoas intelligent self-balancing electric scooters as their daily transports, the mortality of stray dogs will decline obviously.
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Nov 23, 2016 1:27 pm

TheBeastie wrote:I remember reading/watching something about some cultures consider the bike to be a sign you are poor, what countries constitute that?
Some Euro history. From the Brit satire mag "Punch" on May 4, 1895. Illustrating the change of views in vehicle over the span of just ten years:
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Feb 01, 2017 9:17 am

the average American spends a minuscule amount on getting in shape. Almost one-fifth of Americans are health club members, and the average U.S. club dues are $54 a month, or 1.2 percent of median household income, according to the latest data from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, or Ihrsa, the fitness industry trade group.
Seen here:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... o-exercise
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Mar 22, 2017 10:38 pm

More "preaching to the converted" (hehe):

Electric Bike Commuting Benefits: What the ‘Purist’ Cycling Community is Missing:
https://blog.e-bikerig.com/2016/11/23/p ... -benefits/

(ES Bible: "Search found 106 matches: +purist". Again:)
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Jun 22, 2017 8:36 pm

8 Reasons Ebikes Rock! Hehe... 25 second vid where Reason Number One "EVeryone is doing it" may seem a bit of a stretch for some. :lol:

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Post by Striker » Jun 26, 2017 8:50 am

Lockh 8)

That's my video lol

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^^ Hehe... Hiya Striker (Parents can be kinda funny naming their kids eh? My official first name LAUGHlin. :lol: )

`Kay! If ya wanna remake a "better" version, hopefully anything here in this thread might help to "embellish".

:mrgreen: Carry on Sir!

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Post by LockH » Aug 22, 2017 11:27 am

Hehe... In Canada, one ("large") city, Toronto reports:
Approximately 2.8 million parking tickets are issued annually across the City of Toronto.
:
https://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/cont ... d60f89RCRD

Gotta say... myself? As far as I can recall not once received an "official parking ticket" - have had the odd notice to move on/"cease and decease" hehe...

NO idea how much money and hassle I've saved. :lol:
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Post by markz » Aug 22, 2017 8:24 pm

Here in Cowgary Alberta the city has a vehicle with 18 gazillion camera's on it and they just drive around snapping pictures for anyone who hasn't paid up their parking rate. Its all automated.

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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by LockH » Sep 01, 2017 11:29 am

The Uncomfortable Truth About Electric Cars
("At long last, the German auto industry may be ready to embrace the electric car. But beyond the hype, serious issues remain before these green vehicles can save the world – or go mainstream."):
https://global.handelsblatt.com/compani ... ars-820240

I will always maintain that is definitely more "Eco-Friendly" to be hit/run over/killed by a bettery-electric vehicle. (The larger/heavier the better.)
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Post by LockH » Sep 15, 2017 2:00 pm

How one ebiker amuses themselves... One local rag ("newspaper") has an entertainment section titled "Wheels" - about the trials and tribulations of "car" owners. And Wednesdays paper article mentions a thing "timing belt" watt the ESB reports "Search found 291 matches: +"timing belt""... Watt I can't find on my electric?

Anyway... This "Wheels" article notes "Although the part itself is cheap, perhaps every 90,000 kilometers, can approach $1,000 or more "on some models".

So. Moral of the story maybe to ride electrics... or just stay away from models, I guess.

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Post by LockH » Sep 17, 2017 12:08 pm

GREAT NEWS (for Toronto ebike riders)...

Parking rates going up in Toronto, pending approval
("increases to Green P lots and on-street parking generally range from 15 to 25 per cent, but a handful could see rates jump by up to 50 per cent."):
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/0 ... roval.html

Hehe... For the near two decades rolling around this city, can't recall paying for ANY "parking". Anywhere. EVer. :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » Oct 26, 2017 5:35 pm

Hehe... Lower clothes cleaning bills (less perspiration than pedaling an antique poop-mobile)... :lol:
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Re: Reasons why the ebike is a world beater thread.

Post by markz » Oct 28, 2017 9:36 pm

T.O. - Wonder how its changed since 1981. :roll:

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