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Post by LockH » May 15 2018 3:25pm

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The Newcastle Herald (branded as The Herald) is a local tabloid newspaper published daily, Monday to Saturday, in Newcastle, New South Wales, the largest non-capital city in Australia. It is the only local newspaper that serves the greater Hunter Region and Central Coast region six days a week.
Topics: Electric bike sharing scheme ready to roll in Newcastle, DIY parking in Maryville:
https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5401 ... newcastle/

Starts:
Newcastle will be home to a permanent electric-bike sharing scheme as docking stations pop up around the city.

Topics has heard that Transport for NSW will launch the scheme next week, offering 19 charging stations and a fleet of e-bikes as a new option for tourists, commuters and anyone else who wants to cruise around the city with the least possible effort.

Hunter firm BYKKO trialled the scheme, billed as an Australian first, for three months in Newcastle two years ago with three bikes and one docking hub, but the new system looks to be on a far grander scale.

The trial offered bikes at just $2 an hour and the first 90 minutes for free.
Sadly, doomed to failure as it involves the pubic... :cry:
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Post by LockH » May 15 2018 3:38pm

Electric Bikes | Cruiser, Commuter & Hybrid | Peterborough Area | Kijiji
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Bobcaygeon is a community on the Trent-Severn Waterway in the City of Kawartha Lakes, east-central Ontario, Canada.

Bobcaygeon was incorporated as a village in 1876, and became known as the "Hub of the Kawarthas". Its recorded name bob-ca-je-wan-unk comes either from the Mississauga Ojibway word baabaagwaajiwanaang "at the very shallow currents", giishkaabikojiwanaang "at the cliffed cascades" or obaabikojiwanaang "at currented rocky narrows", or from the French beau bocage "beautiful hedged farmland". The first lock in the Trent-Severn Waterway was built in Bobcaygeon in 1833.

The town is situated on three islands, along with the main land.

Bobcaygeon's chief industry is tourism, particularly related to recreational fishing. Bobcaygeon is a hub for the region, providing many of the services unavailable in the smaller neighbouring communities.
AKA "cottage country"... Wish `em well, but sales VERY "seasonal"... [sigh]
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BMZ Secures Long Term Li-Ion Cell Delivery for E-Bike Batteries:
http://www.bike-eu.com/home/nieuws/2018 ... s-10133728

Starts:
KARLSTEIN am MAIN, Germany – Europe’s biggest e-bike battery maker – BMZ – has been able to secure delivery of hundreds of millions of Lithium-Ion cells. Such cells are the core of e-bike batteries as well as those for electric cars like Tesla and many ‘mobile’ products. With that demand for batteries is “exploding and delivery of cost-effective battery cells is crucial,” said BMZ CEO Sven Bauer.
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... and ebike maker Benelli appears to have their Canadian "Bike Department" about sewn up...:
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/catego ... iking.html

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Hehe...
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Marty's Bicycle Shop is a family run business that got its start in 1961. Originally from central New Jersey, we built our first store in Trenton, NJ. 800 square feet of sales floor with over 75 assembled bikes made us Trenton's largest Schwinn bicycle dealer.

In 1971, needing more space, we began the process of converting an old gas and service station into what would be our new store. This new store in Lawrence, NJ, with over 1500 square feet of sales floor, allowed us to display more bikes and keep up with the growing bicycle industry.

With the beginning of BMX and a wider variety of Road bikes, Schwinn grew its bicycle line 20%. We also added other bicycle lines, Ross and Vista.

In 1989, we moved to Muncy, Pennsylvania and opened our current store. We now have 4000 square feet of sales floor displaying 250 assembled Trek, Cannondale and Haro bikes and a 5000 square feet warehouse holding 300 more bicycles.

As the bicycle industry grew, our mission has never changed; offer the most complete selection of top quality brand name bicycles at great prices backed with the best service available. Focusing on Customer Satisfaction has always made us one of the best bicycle dealers.
Bicycling Catalog> Bikes> Other> Electric
Electric
(13 matches)
https://www.martysbicycles.com/product- ... tric-1038/

URL still under "Bikes" "Other"... :lol:
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Mystic Valley Wheel Works, Inc., is doing business as Ace Wheel Works and Belmont Wheel Works is engaged in the sales and service of bicycles, exercise equipment. The firm was established in 1977 and incorporated in Massachusetts in 1979. They employ twenty persons. A branch store is located in Somerville.
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Belmont is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is a western suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, United States; and is part of the greater Boston metropolitan area. Its population was 26,171 as of July 1, 2016.
Main Catalog > Electric Bikes
Electric Bikes
27 Results
https://wheelworks.com/product-list/ele ... kes-ps841/

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Post by LockH » May 16 2018 5:14am

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Eurobike 2018 now “sold out”, says organiser:
https://cyclingindustry.news/eurobike-2 ... -oganiser/

"... over 100 new exhibitors..." :)

Includes:
“The bicycle market is changing very dynamically. On the one hand, the E-bike boom is generating record revenues for many market players, but also considerable shifts in market structures. With the changed concept for the show and a clear focus on trade visitors and e-mobility topics, we are addressing these changes in the bike and E-bike market. The strong reception from established as well as new market players shows us that we are on the right track with this concept,” says Eurobike Head Stefan Reisinger.

Among those to sign up are mountain bike biz Kona who return after a few years of absence to debut a new line of electric mountain bikes.
:mrgreen:

Electrics are now a "boom". :lol:
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Post by LockH » May 16 2018 5:24am

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Eurobike to host 100 new brands:
https://www.bikebiz.com/events/eurobike ... new-brands

Electric this... Electric that... Yawn... :lol:

Ends:
The 27th Eurobike is open from 8th-10th July.
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Post by LockH » May 16 2018 5:48am

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23,000 Average Issue Readership – Print Newcastle & Lake Macquarie Star is published every Wednesday, the Newcastle Star offers the households of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie a comprehensive midweek liftout real estate guide, together with 5 star Classifieds, regular features, sport, a business directory, after hours guide and freebies where our readers can win great weekly prizes.
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The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the Australian state of New South Wales and includes most of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas. It is the hub of the Greater Newcastle area which includes most parts of the local government areas of City of Newcastle, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Cessnock, City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council.

Located 162 kilometres (101 mi) north-northeast of Sydney, at the mouth of the Hunter River, it is the predominant city within the Hunter Region.
... and:
Lake Macquarie or Awaba is Australia's largest coastal salt water lagoon. Located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, it covers an area of 110 square kilometres (42.5 sq mi) and is connected to the Tasman Sea by a short channel. Most of the residents of the City of Lake Macquarie live near the shores of the lake.

Lake Macquarie is twice as large as Sydney Harbour and is one of the largest salt water lagoons in the Southern Hemisphere. It is slightly smaller than Port Stephens, which is about 43 kilometres (27 mi) to the northeast of the lake.
Get on your bikes Newy and get sharing:
https://www.newcastlestar.com.au/story/ ... g/?cs=5788

Starts:
Newcastle will be home to a permanent electric-bike sharing scheme as docking stations pop up around the city.

Topics has heard that Transport for NSW will launch the scheme next week, offering 19 charging stations and a fleet of e-bikes as a new option for tourists, commuters and anyone else who wants to cruise around the city with the least possible effort.

Hunter firm BYKKO trialled the scheme, billed as an Australian first, for three months in Newcastle two years ago with three bikes and one docking hub, but the new system looks to be on a far grander scale.
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"Mobility Parc docking stations, made by Swiss e-bike firm WattWorld"... ( ESB "Search found 3 matches: WattWorld"... but not since 2011...) :)
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Post by LockH » May 16 2018 6:38am

Surprise!

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Watt you need to know about the Nordics and the world.
Sweden’s new 25% subsidy on e-bikes is so popular that it could soon run dry:
http://nordic.businessinsider.com/swede ... out-soon--

Starts:
As of February, Sweden is subsidizing the purchases of electric bicycles and motorbikes by 25%, up to a maximum of 10.000 krona (€1000).

The scheme has proven extremely popular. Some 40 percent of the annual subsidy budget has been allotted in less than three months.

Planned to run until 2020, the subsidy's continuation is dependent on the upcoming Swedish elections.
:lol: Funny politicians...
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Post by LockH » May 16 2018 8:41am

Hehe... Dunno if business owners get to write their own "reviews"... but:
A Fantastic Experience.
Review of: Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Tour

Everything about this excursion was perfect. The Guide picks you up at your Hotel and takes you to Red Rock Canyon for the ride and delivers you back to your hotel at the end. The ride itself is a fantastic experience. I had never ridden an electric bike, but the Guides give very simple and useful instructions before beginning the ride. I recommend this excursion to anyone, no matter your level of biking experience. With the electric bike climbing is no problem. You can use as much or as little effort as you want. This tour gives everyone the opportunity to see a beautiful part of Nevada that would be accessible by bicycle for only the most experienced cyclists. The Guides are attentive to your needs and very knowledgeable about the area. Take a break from the Vegas strip and enjoy a truly fun and enjoyable ride through beautiful country.
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserRevi ... vada.html#

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The Lincolnshire Echo is a weekly British regional newspaper for Lincolnshire...
... and:
Lincolnshire is a county in east central England. The county town is Lincoln, where the county council has its headquarters. Population (mid-2016 est.) 1,073,300
FREE bicycle safety checks at launch event for new Lincoln store that offers hire bikes to explore city:
https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/what ... ub-1573491

Starts:
Visitors to a new bicycle store in Lincoln will be able to find out more about cycle routes around the city and receive free safety checks at a launch event on Saturday, May 26.

Cycle specialists Giant hope to play their part in encouraging more people to get on their bikes with the opening of a shop within Lincoln’s brand new £30million Transport Hub scheme at the train station.
Includes:
Bicycle brand Giant offer an extensive range of road, mountain and hybrid bikes as well as 26 different electric bikes that are pedal assisted.
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Post by LockH » May 16 2018 10:26pm

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WROC-TV, virtual channel 8 (UHF digital channel 45), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Rochester, New York, United States.
New York Bicycling Coalition holds E-bike demo:
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/loca ... 1183602709

Short vid starts:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - E-bikes, short for electric bicycles, are growing in popularity all over the country including in New York.

Wednesday afternoon, the New York Bicycling Coalition held a demonstration to allow people to become more familiar with e-bikes.
Amusing to see folks touting the use for the "disabled" or "obese" (and then maybe get back in their cars for the rush back home...) Completely missing the entertainment value. :lol:
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Post by LockH » May 16 2018 10:47pm

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The Durango Herald is a newspaper in Durango, Colorado. The first edition of the Herald came out June 30, 1881. Two years later, the Herald merged with the Record, which had started publishing in 1880, seven months before the Herald. The modern Herald traces its roots to both papers but the current Herald nameplate cites 1881 as the paper's founding year. The paper combined in 1952 after Arthur and Morley Cowles Ballantine purchased the Herald-Democrat and the News. In 1960, the name was changed to The Durango Herald.
... and:
The City of Durango is the county seat and the most populous municipality of La Plata County, Colorado, United States. The United States Census Bureau reported a population of 16,887 in the 2010 census.
Surprise!

Durango fields few comments about e-bikes on trails
("Trial period will extend through summer"):
https://durangoherald.com/articles/224070

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Durango is nine months into a yearlong trial period studying electric bicycle use on trails, such as the Animas River Trail. The city's Parks and Recreation Department has not received many comments, but some pedestrians say that bikes, as well as e-bikes, travel too fast.

:roll:

Ends: Comments can be submitted to Durango Parks and Recreation at rec@durangogov.org

"Electric" watt? Those new bicycle thingees? :cry:
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Post by LockH » May 16 2018 11:01pm

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The Straits Times is an English-language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore currently owned by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). It is the country's highest-selling paper, with a current Sunday Times circulation of nearly 365,800.
64kg e-scooter rider among 10 PMDs seized in enforcement operations against errant riders
:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ ... nst-errant

Starts:
SINGAPORE - Ten electric scooters and electric bikes were seized by the authorities in joint enforcement operations against errant riders that stretched across two nights in the north-eastern and western parts of Singapore.

Among the personal mobility devices (PMDs) seized was an electric scooter rider weighing slightly more than 64kg, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in Facebook post on Wednesday night (May 16).
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Post by LockH » May 16 2018 11:54pm

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PHOENIX - ABC15 in Phoenix was honored with the 2013 Station Excellence Emmy Award from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences over the weekend.

The Station Excellence Award is the Academy's highest honor of the year awarded to the station that has displayed consistent excellence in news coverage and support for the community.
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Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, part of the Greater Phoenix Area. Named Scottsdale in 1894 after founder Winfield Scott and incorporated in 1951 with a population of 2,000, the 2015 population of the city is estimated to be 236,839 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach" and as having "plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene." Its slogan is "The West's Most Western Town."
:mrgreen:

'Bird' scooters to continue operations in Scottsdale after cease and desist:
https://www.abc15.com/news/region-north ... d-scooters

Starts:
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A dockless electric scooter service will be allowed to continue operating in Scottsdale after city officials met with the company Wednesday night.

Last week, hundreds of black electric scooters started popping up in Scottsdale and Tempe after "Bird" launched their on-demand rental service.
Wonder watt the local Pedego dealer thinks... :)
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Post by LockH » May 17 2018 12:14am

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The Austin American-Statesman is the major daily newspaper for Austin, the capital city of Texas. The paper prints Associated Press, New York Times, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times international and national news, but has strong Central Texas coverage, especially in political reporting. The Statesman benefits from the culture and writing heritage of Austin. It extensively covers the music scene, especially the annual South by Southwest Music Festival.
The e-scooter revolution is coming to a sidewalk near you:
https://www.mystatesman.com/technology/ ... fGQuBlGUN/

Starts:
SAN JOSE, Calif. — When Harman Ghotra woke up late, dashed out the door and realized he had four minutes to get across campus to deliver a paper to his statistics professor, the calculations started spinning through his mind. Walk to class: Eight minutes. Run? Too much trouble.

Then there it was, parked at the intersection of 4th Street and San Fernando, an electric scooter, the latest craze in urban transportation that is suddenly multiplying around Bay Area downtowns.

“I was running late,” said the 21-year-old computer engineering student, “so why not?”
As usual... writers missing the "big picture" re sales of electric bikes generally... :roll:
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Post by LockH » May 17 2018 6:40am

Hehe... ESB "Search found 4 matches: Association Cycle Traders"... again:

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Interview: How the ACT is adapting to meet the needs of the modern bicycle retailer:
https://cyclingindustry.news/interview- ... -retailer/

Starts:
Many of our readers will already carry the ACT’s badge on their shopfronts and may well be utilising the plethora of preferential services achieved on behalf of members by the long-standing non-profit. Cycle retail is however rapidly changing, so is our trade association keeping up? We ask marketing and comms contact Natasha Murray…

Most of our readers will be familiar with the ACT, but for the uninitiated, what do you do and who do you do it for?

The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) is the largest cycle trade association in the UK, in existence since the early 1900s.

The ACT is a not for profit, wholly owned by its membership, operating with a voluntary board of directors. However, the day-to-day running of the ACT is managed by ActSmart, a small team who are responsible for delivering all the business support services available to members.
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The range of services and support available is always being modified to suit the ever-changing retail landscape; from our Ride it away service to meet consumer demand for finance to our brand new online ‘Guide to e-bikes’ to cater for the electric bike phenomenon, it’s all been designed with the modern day cycle business in mind.
8) "electric bike phenomenon"... :mrgreen:

... and:
The e-bike course was launched in order to cope with demand for this increasingly important part of our sector. We have also been busy developing the new apprenticeship standard, alongside a selection of industry organisations, to better prepare candidates for the bike trade.
... AND:
... the ACT has also got behind a number of key initiatives this year; partnering with TfL on the recent e-bikes.london project which is encouraging more Londoners to try and ultimately buy e-bikes, to lending our support to Local Bike Shop Day.
https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/cyclin ... tric-bikes

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Located in the mountain resort town of Whistler, British Columbia, Pique Newsmagazine is the unequivocal leader in reporting, interpreting and understanding the culture of the Coast Mountains and what it means to those who live, work and play in Whistler.
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Whistler is a Canadian resort town in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in the province of British Columbia, Canada, approximately 125 km (78 mi) north of Vancouver and 36 km (22 mi) south of the town of Pemberton. Incorporated as the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), it has a permanent population of approximately 9,965, plus a larger but rotating population of seasonal workers, typically younger people from beyond British Columbia, notably from Australia and Europe.

Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding and, in summer, mountain biking at Whistler Blackcomb.
The inconvenient truth about Ebikes:
https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whist ... id=8751161

(Hehe... Riffing off the 2006 book by Al Gore?)

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Over the last two to three decades, mountain bike technology has made several large leaps. Despite how beneficial these technological steps were, some were met with vehement resistance. Take suspension, for example. Springs have existed on bikes for over a century, but in the 1980s they weren't taken seriously by the at-the-time-very-young mountain bike community. When Paul Turner (with the help of Keith Bontrager) unveiled the first full suspension mountain bike at a Long Beach bicycle trade show in 1987, the industry sneered. Cycling purists saw suspension as a bastardization of their hallowed rigid, steel frames, taking away the true feeling of riding and by some accounts, making it too easy. For better or for worse, we now find full suspension on mountain bikes at every price point, from Canadian Tire Specials to $10,000 carbon frame bikes with Gucci builds.
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The latest resistance to the progress of mountain bike technology—and by far the most controversial—is the electric mountain bike. These Ebikes have battery-powered motors that provide extra torque to the cranks, alleviating the effort required to ride uphill. This allows people to ride further, longer and more often, as long as they have the opportunity to charge their Ebike battery in between rides.

Ebikes have been mostly embraced in Europe, but North American mountain bikers, trail advocates and diggers are quick to criticize the notion of Ebikes on their local trails (author guilty as charged). And fair enough. Ebikes are heavy (weighing in excess of 23kilograms), which, combined with the ability to ride further and more often, translates to more impact on the trail.

But there's no shortage of Ebike enthusiasm on the industry side. Seemingly every big mountain bike manufacturer has a model now, but they aren't all sure how to market their Ebikes around the controversy, especially in North America.
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It won't be this year and perhaps not even this decade, but there will come a time when electronic pedal assist will be as subtle as a suspension link in the frame or a slightly bigger wheel. At that point, we'll wonder how we ever rode without it.
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Post by LockH » May 17 2018 9:02am

Hehe... that news re Eurobike getting bigger...

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Despite New Dates Eurobike 2018 Is Sold Out:
http://www.bike-eu.com/shows-events/nie ... t-10133752

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Despite, or maybe thanks, to its new dates, this year’s Eurobike, is completely booked. Not at the end of August, but on Sunday July 8 this year’s Eurobike will start and run for three days including Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Over 1,400 exhibitors will take up the complete floor space of the Messe Friedrichshafen exhibition complex.
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E-bikes to dominate 2018 Eurobike show

Kona is one of the names returning to the show that takes place in the south of Germany at the border of Lakes Constance. The company from the American Northwest is bringing its new e-MTB line Remote, equipped with Bosch drives as well as with sturdy luggage racks. With that Kona is building an electric bridge between the MTB and traveler bikes.

Kona will certainly not be the only one presenting such cross-over e-bikes. In particular as it is expected that e-bikes will dominate the 2018 Eurobike show. Among the many e-bike and e-bike component exhibitors there will also be an bunch of newcomers. And among them not the least of companies. Like he newly founded E-bike provider TechniBike. The name of the brand may sound new, but the company behind it is well known to many consumers: TechniBike, is a subsidiary of the entertainment electronics manufacturer TechniSat Digital GmbH. Now the new bike range is now being presented to the industry community for the first time at the Eurobike.

Another example of an Eurobike newcomer which is backed by a prominent parent company is Streetscooter. This Aachen, Germany based company was taken over by Deutsche Post AG in 2014 and since then has been developing electric vehicles for logistic services in city centers. E-bikes targeting bike-sharing systems and cargo are also part of Streetscooter’s range.

Exhibitors that celebrate their Eurobike debut not only include manufacturers of bicycles and e-bikes; many produce P&A. One example is the young company Rubber Kinetics, which was recently able to secure a licensing agreement with one of the most renewed brands in the bike segment. The American startup is going to produce and sell Goodyear branded bike tyres.
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Post by LockH » May 17 2018 10:57am

Hehe... Shoulda kept a list of the descriptors writers are using to describe electric bikes... a "boom"... a "trend" ... a "phenomenon"... "Super-Duper (TM)"... etc, etc... kinda liked "rebellion"... :lol: and now a "trend" again... :mrgreen:

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Courier Journal, locally called The Courier-Journal or The C-J or The Courier, is the largest news organization in Kentucky. According to the 1999 Editor & Publisher International Yearbook, the paper is the 48th-largest daily paper in the U.S. and the single-largest in Kentucky.
... and:
Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th-most populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being the state's second-largest city of Lexington. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County.
Wish you had a little extra 'oomph' climbing that hill? Try an E-bike: :mrgreen:
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/l ... 590914002/

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It may look like a regular bicycle but it certainly is not. It can move much faster, requires a lot less physical effort and helps you ride longer than you would on a normal bike.

The secret? It's electric.

Electric bicycles, the latest trend in physical fitness, aren't meant to zip you around like a scooter or moped but instead provide electric assisted pedaling — think of it as a 'boost' while exercising.

A similar "boost" is what inspired Frank and Karen Muscato to open an electric bike shop on Bardstown Road.

"The first time I rode one I was able to go longer, farther and faster than I could on a regular bicycle," said 75-year-old Frank Muscato. His wife says she rides her E-bike almost every day.
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Post by LockH » May 17 2018 11:25am

Oh great... As if Rad Power Bikes doesn't pay Giggle Search enough already to keep a listing at the top/first in any searches re "electric bike" already... now they get some free advertising as well... :lol:

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GeekWire is a fast-growing, national technology news site with strong roots in the Seattle region and a large audience of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the site for breaking news, expert analysis and unique insights into the technology industry of ebikes and stuff...
Rad Power Bikes puts a charge into cycling and looks to upend urban delivery with new cargo trike:
https://www.geekwire.com/2018/rad-power ... rgo-trike/

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Sitting in traffic these days, there’s a good chance you’ve been passed by a rider on an electric bicycle. With seemingly little effort, e-bike users are commuting to work, hauling groceries, whisking kids off to school and leaving us in their dust — all without creating a cloud of exhaust.

Chances are also good that that rider is sitting atop an e-bike from Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes, a 4-year-old company that is looking to revolutionize how we think about bicycles and what they’re used for.
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Ty Collins, left, and Mike Radenbaugh, founders of Rad Power Bikes in Seattle, with the RadBurro, their new cargo trike. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Hehe... You Geeks... :lol:
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Post by LockH » May 17 2018 1:24pm

Hehe... ESB "Search found 1 match: Revos":
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=94221

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The Bristol Post is a newspaper covering news in the city of Bristol, including stories from the whole of Greater Bristol, Northern Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
The Bristol invention that turns your ordinary bike into an electric hybrid
("Mike Palmer and his son Hugo want to bring their invention into mass production"):
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bris ... ry-1575605

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May amuse some to note that since noted in ES Newz, currently on Kickstarter:
CA$ 9,795 pledged of CA$ 34,599 goal
24 backers
31 days to go
Converted from £5,662 pledged of £20,000 goal
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The Tennessean (known until 1972 as The Nashville Tennessean) is the principal daily newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee. Its circulation area covers 39 counties in Middle Tennessee and eight counties in southern Kentucky.
... and:
Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to state law as the 41 counties in the Middle Grand Division of Tennessee.
Nashville laws say Bird scooter riders must wear helmets, 'wrist guards' and pads, and neck braces
("And males must wear codpieces"):
https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2 ... 618441002/

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NASHVILLE — Throngs of Bird scooter riders that have suddenly cropped up all over town are violating city law by not wearing helmets and padding.

According to a 2001 Metro ordinance, riders must wear helmets as well as wrist guards, elbow pads and knee pads, and neck braces and (males) wear codpieces or face a $50 fine. The ordinance also applies to roller skates.
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The San Francisco Bay Times is a free bi-weekly LGBT ebiker newspaper in San Francisco, California that started as Coming Up! in 1978. Coming Up! was billed as "the gay lesbian ebiker newspaper and calendar of events for the Bay Area."
A One-Day Quest to Try All Shared Scooters and Bikes Available in SF:
http://sfbaytimes.com/one-day-quest-try ... ilable-sf/

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If you live or work in San Francisco, you’ve probably encountered the latest so-called scourge on our sidewalks. Not just open drug use, discarded syringes, or piles of garbage; according to our City leaders, the latest plague upon our City comes equipped with 2 wheels—dreaded electric scooters and dockless bicycles.
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So, what is #Scootergate?
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If you are a rider, use the bike lanes or the side of the road. Don’t ride on the sidewalk. No one wants to get mowed down by a careless rider. Wear a helmet (neck brace and codpiece), put your toys away and be kind to pedestrians. If you are not a rider, don’t hate us. We’re reducing the number of cars in the City. Let’s try to get along.
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