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Post by LockH » Nov 17, 2017 11:30 pm

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Rubbee is back in the back, with a new add-on electric bike motor:
https://newatlas.com/rubbee-x/52228/

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Starts:
It was in 2013 that we first heard about the Rubbee, a device featuring a motorized roller that could be added to any bicycle to turn it into an e-bike. A new-and-improved version followed the next year, and now the even-newer-and-more-improved Rubbee X has just hit Kickstarter. Among other things, it's lighter, less wired-up, and can take multiple batteries.
Rubbee dropped by ES back in July, 2013 also... Rubbee - A new choice:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 31&t=51838

... their site on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/17 ... w-rubbee-x
£28,147 pledged of CA$ 33,760 goal
81 backers
28 days to go
... and a vid on YT The Brand New Rubbee X:
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Publishing news and offering marketing solutions to the community of La Jolla for nearly a century, the Light is delivered by mail to households in the 92037 zip code and news racks throughout La Jolla.
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La Jolla is a hilly seaside and affluent community within the city of San Diego, California, United States occupying 7 miles (11 km) of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean within the northern city limits.

The population reported in the 2010 Census was 46,781. The 2004 estimated population was 42,808. La Jolla is surrounded on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches and is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Downtown San Diego, and 40 miles (64 km) south of Orange County.
Pedego electric bike wheels in motion in Bird Rock:
http://www.lajollalight.com/news/local- ... story.html

Starts:
To serious cyclists, employing a motor is like doping. In fact, the Tour de France labels it “mechanical doping” and scans all entered bikes with infra-red heat detectors for secret motors. But is using an electric bike cheating your own workout if you can touch a control and lighten your load as much as you want at any time?

La Jolla’s first Pedego electric bicycle dealership has opened in Bird Rock. Constructed over nine months in a new building atop a former gas station at 5702 La Jolla Blvd., it’s the Costa Mesa-founded company’s 111th store worldwide and fourth in San Diego. (A fifth is opening soon by San Diego Harbor.)
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Bird Rock is a seaside neighborhood within the larger community of La Jolla in San Diego, California. It lies on the Pacific Ocean at the southernmost end of La Jolla, just north of Pacific Beach. The mostly residential neighborhood includes homes for 1,400 to 1,500 families, with a commercial district along the main street, La Jolla Boulevard. The shore is rocky and has no beach, but offshore reefs are used for surfing.
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Cube’s electric bike production plots course for 200,000 units in 2018 :
https://cyclingindustry.news/cubes-elec ... s-in-2018/

:shock:

Starts:
Having invested heavily in upping its production capacity at the start of 2016, Cube is on course to produce as many as 200,000 electric bikes in 2018.

In stark contrast to the 1,500 produced only in 2011, the growth is described by marketing manager Carola Noordermeer as “exponential”.
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Hehe... ESB "Search found 1838 matches: Optibike"...

Optibike Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary as the Oldest Maker of Electric Bikes in America:
https://www.einpresswire.com/article/41 ... in-america

Starts:
PAONIA, CO, UNITED STATES, November 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Optibike inventor Jim Turner is proud to announce that the company has now officially been building custom, handcrafted high performance electric bicycles for 10 years. On a mission to manufacture the best quality E-bikes in America, Optibike sells its products all over the world, so far to people in over 33 countries.

Inventor, President and Founder Jim Turner graduated with an advanced degree from Stanford and initially began working as a Design Engineer for Ford Motor Company. But he needed more of a challenge, and when he learned about the concept of electric bikes he realized that this was an industry that could help change people’s lives for the better.
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Post by LockH » Nov 18, 2017 10:09 am

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The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.
Going electric: Celebrating Japan’s powerful e-bikes:
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2017/ ... hBJmDtry1g

Starts:
KYOTO – What’s the first piece of advice I give anyone visiting Kyoto who wants to check out the sights? Rent an electric bike.

And just like that their visit is a completely different experience compared to others who are forced to slog their way over the numerous hills that surround the country’s former capital as they work their way from temple to temple in a bid to cross off all the historic sights on their itinerary.

But it’s not just tourists that are jumping on the electric bike bandwagon. The country’s residents have been using them for some time. Parents carrying children, elderly folk looking for a bit of exercise, sales staff scurrying from meeting to meeting and delivery couriers hauling trailers — they’re all fans of the humble two- or three-wheel electric vehicle.

In fact, electric bikes have become as commonplace as, well, bicycles themselves.
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In Japan, the electric bike industry is booming in an otherwise declining bicycle market.

In 2016, the domestic market for electric bikes was worth an estimated ¥4.7 billion, with Panasonic Corp., Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. and Bridgestone Corp. producing the bulk of the nearly 550,000 electric bikes sold last year. By comparison, Japanese carmakers produced 939,025 units last year.
... and:
The regulations governing electric bikes vary significantly from country to country. There’s also the small matter of taste.

While the mamachari-style electric bike is popular in Japan, European and American consumers tend to prefer a more robust commuting bicycle. Crucially, these consumers also prefer an electric bike that has more range and more output than Japanese models.
:roll: :lol: :mrgreen:

Ends:
In the meantime, nothing can halt the electric bikes’ rise — except perhaps for an uncharged battery.
:lol: :mrgreen:
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Going electric: Celebrating Japan’s powerful e-bikes
http://wasabi-now.com/article/d14d68438 ... 54fd9d697d

Hehe... Japan's "powerful" ebikes... (Copy of article in Japan Times)
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Post by LockH » Nov 18, 2017 11:41 am

Hehe... There's something ya maybe don't see EVery day... in a Giggle [S]earch for "electric bicycle":
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Yah, yah... Ebike supplier NYCeWheels from New York... Watt? "scooters"... "scooters"... "scooters"... ???

Oh. [Phew]... Turns out they've picked up another standup-kick scooter:
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https://www.nycewheels.com/uscooter-ele ... -by-e-twow

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... along with the Flykly Smartped (ESB "Search found 112 matches: Flykly")...

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Thought one [C]omment there re their "Flykly Smartped" kinda amusing? In part/starts:
ESW Verified Reviewer
08/07/17
It is an assisted kick scooter - Part 1
A little of my background. I maintained an website that dealt only with the real-world testing of mini electric scooters during early 2000's. I road over 30,000 miles on those little stand-up/sit-down machines. That all ended when a flood of cheap gas scooters hit the markets making lots of noise and smoke and riding at 20+ mph speeds on sidewalks, bike trails, etc. State legislators in their ignorance passed laws banning "all" mini scooters". I have been without a mini electric scooter until now. The Smartped is legal under the "banning" guidelines.
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Post by LockH » Nov 18, 2017 2:01 pm

Hehe... Possibly moving into the BIG News League... :lol:

http://cetusnews.com.w3snoop.com/
According to our google pagerank analysis, the url cetusnews.com currently has a pagerank of /10. cetusnews.com possibly receives an estimated 47,787 unique visitors every day - a massive amount of traffic!
Going electric: Celebrating Japan's powerful e-bikes:
http://www.cetusnews.com/life/Going-ele ... zap1f.html

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VietNamNet.vn - The leading online newspaper in Vietnam
BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/11

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Vietnam Cycle 2017 opens in Hà Nội

As many as 50 major manufacturers from France, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea, as well as China and Viet Nam, are displaying renowned brands of bicycles and electric bikes at the 6th Vietnam International Bicycle Exhibition (Vietnam Cycle 2017) in Ha Noi.

Speaking at the opening ceremony held on Thursday, Deputy General Director of Vietnam National Trade Fair and Advertising Company Trinh Xuan Tuan said the event was the perfect opportunity for cycle makers to introduce their latest products from different countries and territories, including United Kingdom, France, Italy and Japan, as well as the Republic of Korea, China, Taiwan and Viet Nam.

The event has 150 booths, of which some 60 per cent are for bicycles, including sports bikes and bikes for kids; 30 per cent are electric bikes; and 10 per cent are bike parts and components.

Many kinds of bicycles and electric bikes have been designed in modern, young and creative styles to serve customers of different ages.

On the opening day, giant electric bike makers Takuda and Yadea introduced brand names Honda and Yumi, respectively, which are their latest products this year.

The event is also an opportunity for Vietnamese manufacturers to develop trade links and seek domestic and international partners and distributors while enhancing brand identification and connecting enterprises and Vietnamese customers.

The event is on until November 19. Significant activities will be held on the sidelines of the event, including a seminar on bicycles and electric bicycles hosted by the National Traffic Safety Committee, during which the committee will answer inquiries of enterprises on urban planning for transportation and procedures for import and registration for vehicles; a bicycle fashion show; a creative photo corner with bikes; and a playground to experience new cars.

According to the organisers, Vietnam Cycle 2016 exhibition attracted more than 10,000 visitors. Some 400 bicycles were sold and 47 contracts were signed.

The event has been organised by Vinexad and the Vietnam Auto Motorcycle and Bicycle Association under the patronage of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in collaboration with the National Traffic Safety Committee.
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Post by LockH » Nov 19, 2017 10:40 am

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1995

In 1995, Jim Bourke, a computer programmer working as a defense contractor, learned about a thing called "hypertext". During the course of 1995, Jim became involved with the "World Wide Web" of computer systems.

Jim found these things interesting and decided to take his career in a new direction. He left Nebraska behind and accepted a series of contract positions on the east coast, and elsewhere. This taught him more about the internet and about making web pages.

Jim was an active R/C modeler who specialized in electric powered aircraft. He found it very hard to find information and began reading everything he could and condensing into a few simple rules of thumb. Jim didn't need to reinvent everything but he did find he needed to gather all the information.
... and:
2009
Created RCCars.com
Jim B. featured on TV
Forums upgraded to vBulletin 3.8
Broke 13 million posts, over 1 million threads, over a million unique visitors in month.
... and yesterday username "Deadstick 8409" posts Using RC electric motors on a bicycle.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthr ... -a-bicycle
... and:
This guy does it right!
w/a YT vid 28,000 watt E-bike with Delta/Wye switching


... posted to YT on Nov 26, 2015... by somebuddy we might know. [Cough Cough] :mrgreen: :lol:
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Post by LockH » Nov 19, 2017 10:59 am

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AugustaFreePress.com launched on July 2, 2002. The site serves as a portal into life in the Shenandoah Valley – in a region encompassing Augusta County and the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and surrounding areas.
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The Shenandoah Valley is a geographic valley and cultural region of western Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in the United States. The valley is bounded to the east by the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the west by the eastern front of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians (excluding Massanutten Mountain), to the north by the Potomac River and to the south by the James River.
Watt are some ways we can encourage commuters to bike?:
http://augustafreepress.com/encourage-commuters-bike/

Starts:
Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways we can encourage more commuters to ditch their cars in favor of bikes?
– Dennis Northrup, Avon, CT

One of the best things we can do as individuals to fight climate change is to reduce the number of miles we drive in our fossil-fuel powered cars. But replacing those car rides with more fuel-efficient options isn’t so easy, especially if you don’t live near a transit hub. Given all the new bike lane infrastructure across the country and the availability of battery-assisted bicycles to help you around, there’s never been a better time to ditch the car in favor of pedal power.
Goes on:
If you’ve only got a short way to go, your good old bike might work just fine. But if you need to get further than you’re comfortable riding under your own power, why not upgrade to something with battery assistance? You can retrofit your current conventional bike with a battery-powered rear wheel, such as Superpedestrian’s Copenhagen Wheel ($1,499), lovingly referred to as the “Two-Wheeled Tesla,” given its sleek design, Bluetooth connectivity and biometric monitoring. Or DIYers might prefer to spend their weekend tinkering with Aosom’s battery-powered rear-wheel replacement kit ($219) instead.

If you’re ready to buy a new electric-assist bike, there’s a lot to choose from. Some top choices include Stromer’s ST2 ($6,500), Elby’s 9-Speed ($3,700), the Espin Sport 350W ($2,000) or Raleigh’s Superbe iE ($1,700). City slickers might prefer Brooklyness’ CMYK 5.0 Folding Electric Bike ($999), which pedal-assists for 50 miles per charge and can fold up into a neat little 25-pound bundle when you get there. Brooklyness is also getting ready to release the first production models of its new helmet design, the Classon, which has sensors built in to detect cars approaching your blind spots, motion-activated brake and turn signals to keep drivers and pedestrians in the know about where you’re going, and a video camera to document your adventures.
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The Ledger-Enquirer is a newspaper headquartered in downtown Columbus, Georgia, in the United States. It was founded in 1828 as the Columbus Enquirer by Mirabeau B. Lamar who later played a pivotal role in the founding of the Republic of Texas and served as its third President. The newspaper is a two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Circulation 35,054 (daily) 43,427 (Sunday)
Monday Mail: It’s amazing how cell phones can get the time wrong:
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/loc ... 30378.html

Starts:
Because we can’t say we do amazing without talking proud, it’s Monday Mail.
Amazing

Folks here still are really excited about Columbus’ new slogan, “We do amazing,” which they have to admit is better than one we had back in the 1980s, “We’re talking proud.”

What’s amazing about living here these days with the whitewater and the ziplines and the art scene and yada yada yada is that no matter what you do for fun, someone else does better.
Continues:
Like you can go out to a bar and bump into some old friends with whom you used to camp, and they may ask: “So, are you still backpacking?”

And you may answer, “No, mostly I ride horses and drive around in a pickup. What about you?”

And they may reply: “I’m a watercolor artist, raft guide and yoga instructor with a maker shop where I invented a solar-powered electric bicycle.

So there’s a city slogan for you: “Columbus: We’re hobby snobby!”
Hehe... Folks in Ontario, Canada are fancy-pants... OUR bettery-electric bikes are half - or more - nuclear-powered:
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Works Great! ... Just ask folks in Fukushima, Japan... or Chernobyl, Ukraine... or Three Mile Island in Middletown, Pennsylvania... errr... ummm... (List continues on Page Two)

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Post by LockH » Nov 19, 2017 4:36 pm

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Morocco World News is an Arabic, French and English language e-newspaper with its headquarters in New York City. It was founded in 2011 by Samir Bennis and Adnane Bennis. It operates from Rabat in Morocco.
... and:
Chefchaouen or Chaouen is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue. Chefchaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. Population (2014) 42,786
Moroccan Blue City of Chefchaouen Turns Green:
https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2017/1 ... n-chaouen/

Starts:
Rabat – The Northern City of Chefchaouen, globally known as a blue city, is moving forward to becoming a green city.

More than seven years since after the city’s municipal council declared it an ecological city, Chefchaouen continues to take initiatives that aims to respect the environment and become an ecological and sustainable city.
Includes:
With its environmental policy, Chefchaouen, locally known as Chaouen, has taken measures to well manage its natural resources and the environment, including the creation of green spaces and launching campaigns to raise awareness about the environment and sustainable development.

The environmental projects launched in the city include electric bicycles that crisscross the narrowed streets of the blue city and are used by municipal officials in their inspection missions, as well as “info-energy” center.

To instill green practices in the community, Aziz, a local council employee in his forties, does his job of inspecting building sites around the town on an electric bicycle, wearing a fluorescent safety vest and a helmet.

“It’s a practical and eco-friendly way of getting around!” he says.

“It respects the environment and allows us to get around easily without using polluting modes of transport,” Aziz added.

“The center raises awareness about energy savings, photovoltaic panels at several sites, such as the municipal library, that contribute to electricity production, and an environmentally oriented museum is also nearly complete,” AFP said.
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LockH wrote:
Nov 17, 2017 11:30 pm
Rubbee is back in the back, with a new add-on electric bike motor:
https://newatlas.com/rubbee-x/52228/
... their site on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/17 ... w-rubbee-x
£28,147 pledged of CA$ 33,760 goal
81 backers
28 days to go
£30,602 pledged of CA$ 33,734 goal
88 backers
26 days to go
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Post by LockH » Nov 19, 2017 10:50 pm

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Gearscoot.com is an online community and marketplace dedicated to advancing the renewable energy sector in the areas of electric mobility and solar power technologies.
Genesis Commuter Electric Bike:
https://gearscoot.com/discover/e-bikes/ ... tric-bike/

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Sturdy, well-built
Folds to fit most storage spaces
Light, alloy frame
Wheel size and design allow more control
Can support up to 250 lbs

$900.00
Best deal at: ebay.comeBay
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"... a rechargeable LG 36 volt 7.8 Ah Lithium ion battery..." ... "weighs 30.5 lbs"... "can easily transport up to 250 lbs (so not many north americans... but still)"...

... and includes a vid on YT Cruising on an Electric Bike in NYC - Ride Genesis
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Swytch smashes crowd funding goal in 24 hours :
http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/swytch ... urs/022231

Starts:
A new e-bike conversion kit from brand Swytch has achieved success on crowd funding platform Indiegogo by breaking its target in less than 24 hours.

Swytch Technology managed to achieve $50,000 of funding in the short amount of time, and has now raised over 127,000 from 357 backers with 25 days left to contribute.

The brand created two e-bike conversion kits, one with a 25-mile range – three-to-four hour charge time – and one with a 50-mile range – five-to-six hour charge time. For those that don’t have a bike already, Swytch offers a complete electric bike option with the 50-mile system already fitted, for under £500.
:roll: The world LOVES "cheap"... (Stay tuned re stories about repairs and upgrades...)
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Mission Cycles battling HMRC in import duty code debate over disability tricycles:
https://cyclingindustry.news/mission-cy ... tricycles/

("HMRC"= "Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs" in the UK, aka "that taxes guy"...)

Starts:
Importer of special needs cycling goods Mission Cycles has become locked in a now year-long debate with HMRC on the level of duty applied to its specialist tricycles.

Hit with a surprise invoice for many thousands of pounds above what Mission claims is due, the business has employed the help of a specialist consultant to challenge what the owner describes as a “grey area” for disability-suited tricycles.
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https://www.missioncycles.co.uk/index.php
Mission Statement

We have developed our range of Tricycles with the assistance of parents who have children and teenagers with various balance problems and disabilities. Therapists advise that the exercise of cycling in many instances enhances muscular development
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The Paper is an online-only Community Newspaper Serving The Woodlands, Spring, & North Houston, Texas areas. We Mash Traditional and New Media Journalism and have a staff of editors/journalists and community reporters/columnists who help us to bring timely and relevant content to our site on a 24/7 basis.
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The Woodlands is a master-planned community and census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. state of Texas in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. According to The Woodlands Development Company, the population was 107,769 as of a January 2014 estimate, an increase of 93.7% over its population of 55,649 at the 2000 census.
... and:
North Houston is an Unincorporated community in Harris County, Texas, United States that used to be a distinct community.
... and:
Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third-most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Houston, the largest city in Texas and fourth-largest city in the United States.
EarthTalk® for November 20, 2017 - What are some ways we can encourage more commuters to ditch their cars in favor of bikes?:
http://fatcatwebproductions.com/ThePape ... itch-their

That blurb from the Earth Action Network getting around. :)
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TheGuardian.com, formerly known as Guardian.co.uk and Guardian Unlimited, is a British news and media website owned by the Guardian Media Group. It contains nearly all of the content of the newspapers The Guardian and The Observer, as well as a substantial body of web-only work produced by its own staff, including a rolling news service. As of November 2014, it was the second most popular online newspaper in the UK with over 17 million readers per month; with over 21 million monthly readers, Mail Online was the most popular.
E-bikes: time to saddle up with low-cost energy and no sweat?
("E-bikes are well-established in some EU countries, but how about the UK? Old-school cyclist Peter Kimpton tries a new model to see if he’d be tempted to swap"):
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... d-no-sweat

Starts:
“E-bikes are fantastic. I use them all the time. You can take the kids up mountains. You can arrive in your good clothes at a meeting. It’s so easy.” Who said this?

Surprisingly, it was none other than Fabian Cancellara, perhaps the greatest ever road time-trial rider. He made similar remarks during a Q&A at the recent Rouleur Classic, an event for road bike and race purists, causing good-humoured outrage. But if even the great Cancellara can ride an e-bike, so will I.
:mrgreen:

Ends:
I can’t see myself converting to an electric model at this stage, but if I was new to biking, lived much further from work, or was older, I’d be very tempted. Even on a cold winter commute it would be far preferable to interminable crowds and queues. At €3,400 (£3,000) the Active Hybrid is expensive, but would quickly start to make savings when considering the average Londoner spends £4,644 a year on commuting. The rise of e-bikes feels inevitable – perhaps this winter is the time to join the trend.

• What are your experiences and thoughts about e-biking? Let us know in the comments below
8) Anybuddy?
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... and CT staff is HOT about stuff "ebike-related"...
The New GenZe e-201 E-Bike — Connectivity Is The Name of The Game (Part 2)
:
https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/20/ne ... me-part-2/

Starts:
In part one of this GenZe e-201 review, I looked at the overall design of the new GenZe e-201 e-bike, what has changed, and what hasn’t. In this part, I focus on the app and the ride feel.
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ACK! ... as much as I've promised myself "no more market research reports about ebike stuff" except Mondays... this is the first one to "break the $5000 barrier". :)
https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/checkout/4683
Electric Bike Market: Pedelec Segment by Product Type to Retain Its Dominance Throughout the Forecast Period: Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027
$ 5000.00 Online PPT $ 5000.00
Subtotal : $ 5000.00
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Free wheelin' in New York: the Big Apple bike boom
https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/37953895/fr ... bike-boom/

Starts:
New York (AFP) - Expanding bike lanes, handing out free helmets and making lessons free: New York is making great strides in encouraging pedal power at the expense of exhaust fumes, even if some cyclists are still nervous about navigating bottleneck traffic.
Includes:
The city's department of transportation says 778,000 New Yorkers -- 12 percent of the adult population -- have biked regularly in 2017, more than triple the 250,000 of five years ago.

Citi Bike mirrors that progress: its annual membership has risen steadily, reaching 245,000 in the year ending September, compared to 200,000 a year earlier.

In the last five years, the city's department of transportation has expanded and enhanced the on-street bike network by nearly 300 miles (480 kilometers).

Around 86,000 New Yorkers -- 2.5 percent of the population -- now use a bike to get to work or school.

- 5,000 injuries, 18 deaths a year -
Ends:
There's also another drawback: electric bikes are illegal in New York.

If that's surprising in a city that considers itself at the forefront of progress, many fear the danger posed by delivery persons -- ubiquitous in a city where preparing dinner often means dialing for take-out -- on electric bikes.

The city has put the brakes on legalizing electric bikes, says Morgan Lommele from the association "People For Bikes," who is also an e-bikes campaigns manager.

Fining e-riders is also a lucrative source of income for the police department -- a $500 fine or confiscation of the bike are risks disproportionately borne by delivery men, often recent immigrants on poor salaries.

With controversy growing, Lommele hopes Mayor Bill de Blasio will make good on his commitment to the bike and eventually change his mind.

"Fining all e-bike riders will not make e-bikes go away, especially in an industry where e-bike sales are growing by more than 80 percent year over year," she says.
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This e-bike conversion kit uses friction drive to electrify any bike:
https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/e-bike ... -bike.html

Starts:
The Rubbee X, which claims to add 30 miles of sweat-free riding to any bike, weighs under 9 pounds and can be added or detached to a bike "in just one second."

While some companies are focusing on delivering a complete electric bike built from the ground up, which in many cases are being sold as a solution for older non-cyclists (or lapsed cyclists) to take some of the effort out of riding, others are looking to leverage the vast numbers of conventional bikes already in use by offering a drop-in conversion kit.
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Post by LockH » Nov 20, 2017 11:35 pm

Huh. ESB "No suitable matches were found."... for Lauva? huh...

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Lauva streamlines and beautifies electric bikes
https://newatlas.com/lauva-sleek-e-bike/52270/


Got yer vid on YT? Yup...


... and SURPRISE! ...it's a kickstarter thingee...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14 ... e-bikes-to

... and they're off!

(So far:)
CA$ 2,677 pledged of CA$ 57,750 goal
3 backers
34 days to go
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North by Northwestern is a daily online news magazine at Northwestern University, started in September 2006 by students at the Medill School of Journalism. It is noted for its multimedia coverage of campus events.
... and:
Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university based in Evanston, Illinois, United States, with other campuses located in Chicago and Doha, Qatar, and academic programs and facilities in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California.
It’s a bike… It’s a moped… No, it’s an e-bike!:
http://www.northbynorthwestern.com/stor ... an-e-bike/

Starts:
When Aniket Panjwani moved 3.3 miles from campus last fall, he absolutely hated driving his old Toyota Camry in rush hour traffic every morning. After a half hour or so behind the wheel, the Ph.D. student in economics would finally arrive at the Kellogg Global Hub. He struggled to find a parking spot, even though he was paying $552 a year for one.

So Panjwani decided to make his own electric bicycle, a.k.a. “e-bike,” to save time and money. Since the new Sheridan bike lane opened at the end of October, he said, it’s more convenient and safer than ever to get to his office. He didn’t need to use his advanced math skills to see that building his own e-bike for under $1,000 would almost pay itself off by avoiding just one year of gas and parking.
:mrgreen:

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Ends:
Meanwhile, Lenny Mattioli, owner of Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes in Madison, Wisconsin, sold around 2,000 e-bikes last year. Of the 190 models Mattioli offers, he said most customers buy in “that sweet spot” between $1,200 and $1,700. Mattioli sells the Schwinn Tailwind model for only $400, which might be more reasonable to a Northwestern student with 67 percent of survey respondents willing to buy an e-bike in the $1 to $500 range.

Mattioli is considering opening a location in Evanston or Austin, Texas, in 12 to 24 months. He sees a market in Evanston, since he already has a considerable amount of customers from the greater Chicago area coming to his Madison location.

"If we could get a location near that wonderful bike trail along the shore of Lake Michigan…it’s just a joy.”
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