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Post by LockH » Feb 26 2018 7:10am

Hehe... ESB "Search found 1009 matches: Sur-Ron". Again:

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New Atlas (formerly Gizmag) is one of the largest independent publications on the open web, serving more than five million readers every month. We are passionate about the extraordinary ideas that move the world forward in the fields of ebikes, science, transport, consumer electronics, architecture, and beyond.
Luna's Sur-Ron electric trail bike nails the price point:
https://newatlas.com/luna-sur-ron-light ... ike/53560/

(Tagged MOTORCYCLES) [Sigh] :roll:

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We're big fans of the idea of electric dirt bikes, particularly for people who own a bit of land. The ability to zoom around the place and have a few laughs without ever annoying the neighbors or twirling a spanner for engine maintenance opens up plenty of opportunities for fun and fitness outdoors.
While the rest of the world "goes urban" featuring stuff like crowded bike lanes and trails full of commuters. :roll:
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Yelp had a monthly average of 29 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via the Yelp app and 64 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via mobile web in Q4 2017.*
Yelpers have written more than 148 million reviews by the end of Q4 2017
The Best 10 Bike Rentals in Los Angeles, CA, United States:
https://www.yelp.ca/search?cflt=bikeren ... eles%2C+CA

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I decided to rent an E-bike while I was on vacation in LA this week. The pricing was decent and the bike turned out to be really fun.
There is no better way to go up to the Hollywood sign than on an electric assist bike! I had never ridden an electric bike before so I was a little nervous now I can't wait to do it…
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Yes folks, riding w/assist may make some "horny"...
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Lanews.org brings to you the latest news from the world of business, media, politics, entertainment, and more. We have earned a reputation for being one of the leading news portals through our cutting-edge analysis of the latest happenings in the world about ebikes and stuff.
As Awareness on Reducing Carbon Footprint Grows, Ebike Sales Surge in Europe:
https://www.lanews.org/as-awareness-on- ... in-europe/

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2017 – Year of the Ebikes

Consumers in Belgium, France, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany have long accepted ebikes. In Holland, about 30% of new bicycles sold are pedelecs, whereas sales of these bikes in U.K. are encouraging. Ebike sales increased from 5% of UK bike market in 2015 to 12% in 2016. A British retail company, Halfords dubbed 2017 “year of the ebikes” after witnessing an increase in its sales by 220%.
So. A fair start to the Century of the Ebikes... :lol: :mrgreen:
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We’re proud to be both a leading and pioneering motorcycle insurance specialist providing cover for over 200,000 motorcycles and scooters in the UK and Ireland... and are desperate to get into the electric bike business.
Bizarre Bikes is a segment examining eccentric, unusual and unique motorbikes across the ages. We’re going to be taking a look at the history and legacy of the quirky Quasar, described as a semi-enclosed, feet-forward bike.
https://www.carolenash.com/insidebikes/ ... cribed-se/

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Tesla and electric cars are one of the hottest topics in the automotive industry right now, with a recent, unprecedented demand for the machines, as consumers continue to forgo both petrol and diesel.

However another option rising up with the shifting tide – The electric bike, is ever-increasing in popularity and market buzz.

They are still relatively niche when compared to the overall automotive industry – but e-bikes are definitely on the up, and we’ll be taking a look at why they could be shaping the future of motorcycle production and innovation.
:mrgreen:

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Evolution Of The E-Bike

The e-bike is the halfway point between a traditional bicycle and a motorbike – defined by their integrated electric motor system that provides a boost to the rider’s pedalling. Allowing the rider to easily reach higher speeds, sometimes in excess of 12 mph.
"in excess of 12 mph???" GOSH! (... and Golly!)
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Dockless, shareable bikes – some of them bright green – arrive in the East Bay:
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2018/02/26/ ... -east-bay/

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On Valentine’s Day Albany was the latest city to welcome a fleet of green and yellow bikes onto its streets. The citrus-hued bicycles have been spotted in Berkeley too, although the company behind them is not officially operating in the city.

The shareable LimeBikes tend to eschew city borders as, unlike, say, GoBike which launched in Berkeley last summer, they have no docking stations. Using an app, customers identify and unlock a LimeBike bicycle near to them, take a ride then drop them off and lock them up pretty much wherever they like.
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And the next iteration is already upon us. Uber recently announced a pedal-assist electric bike service called Uber Bike in partnership with New York startup Jump Bikes. The new bikes are available through an app in San Francisco. Jump is also piloting electric-assist bikes at UC Berkeley, offering red bikes in particular for those who commute between the Cal campus and University Village in Albany.

Electric-assist bikes are also coming soon from both GoBike and LimeBike.
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Yolo County is included in the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is located in the Sacramento Valley.

Much of Yolo County remains a relatively rural agricultural region. This is evidenced by the multibillion-dollar California tomato industry that accounts for 90% of the canned and processed tomato production in the United States and 35% worldwide, to which Yolo County is a major contributor.
Car-free Davis: Ride-share bikes are coming soon:
https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-n ... ming-soon/

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Davisites, biking in our region is about to get more exciting! A new electric-assist bike-share system is coming to Davis, Sacramento and West Sacramento this summer. The purpose of the new system is to enhance mobility, encourage active lifestyles, improve air quality and provide an alternative option to driving.

JUMP Bikes is launching the new bike-share system in Davis. JUMP Bikes is a private bike-share business that will operate the first fully electric bike-share system in the United States in Davis, Sacramento and West Sacramento. The bikes will begin to roll out in May and June.
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Post by LockH » Feb 26 2018 8:33pm

Sigh... that news from France spreading...

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Bike-Share Firm Hits The Brakes In France After ‘Mass Destruction’ Of Dockless Bikes:
https://wamu.org/story/18/02/26/bike-sh ... ess-bikes/

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Post by LockH » Feb 27 2018 3:50am

Huh. ESB "Search found 0 matches: Juiced RipCurrent"?

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Juiced RipCurrent S delivers a killer deal on a fully loaded fat-tire commuter e-bike:
https://newatlas.com/juiced-bikes-ripcu ... cle/53579/

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The RipCurrent S is a solid-looking hardtail-framed bike with a 750-watt Bafang hub motor, 4-inch Kenda tires, a 9-speed Shimano Altus cassette drivetrain and a range of impressive battery options, the lowest of which offers a pretty solid 13 Ah at 48V.

It ships as a fully loaded, 66-lb (30-kg) commuter machine with mudguards, kickstand, a heavy-duty tail rack, cheapie Mozo Fatman air suspension forks, hydraulic brakes, a Lookin gel seat, a 1,050-lumen front light, rear lights and a set of spunky Velo ergonomic handgrips
:shock: 8)

... and:
The smallest battery is the 48V/13-Ah unit, giving you a 25 to 42 mile (40 to 68 km) range, for a super impressive US$1,699 price tag. The middle battery is 48V/19Ah, offering a range between 37 and 61 miles (60 and 98 km), and that bumps the price up to $1,999.

The big daddy steps things up to 52V and 21 Ah to bring capacity up over a kWh. The extra voltage pulls extra speed and torque out of the motor, and the range is basically about twice what you get from most ebikes on the market. The "hyper extended range" bike will cost you $2,999, but to soften the blow it also includes a real-time GPS tracker in case the bike gets pinched, as well as a high-speed 8-amp fast charger that lets you program a gentler charge if you want, to keep your battery fresh for more than 1,500 charge cycles.
Ends:
Pre-orders on the RipCurrent S are open now. The team has already built a whole bunch and deliveries are already underway.

Source: Juiced Bikes
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Post by LockH » Feb 27 2018 5:52am

News re France reaching embarrassing levels...

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Bike-Share Firm Hits The Brakes In France After 'Mass Destruction' Of Dockless Bikes:
http://www.wbur.org/npr/588901870/bike- ... ckless-bik

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Post by LockH » Feb 27 2018 1:13pm

[Grumble Grumble...]

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Transport minister rules out extending 'low emission vehicle' grants to e-bikes:
https://www.bikebiz.com/news/no-olev-ebike-grants

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In a written answer to a parliamentary question the transport minister Jesse Norman has ruled out extending Office for Low Emission Vehicles grants to electric bikes or electric cargo bikes.

The question was asked by Labour's Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel.

Norman replied:

"OLEV grants are available to bridge the cost gap between electric vehicles and internal combustion engine equivalent road vehicles. We do not plan at this stage to extend grant funding to e-bikes and e-cargo bikes."

The minister in charge of cycling added: "The Government recognises the significant potential benefits associated with e-bikes, and its plans to boost all forms of cycling are set out in the statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017. The Department has supported various e-bike initiatives in recent years, and some e-bikes are eligible for support under the Government’s cycle to work scheme."

Electric cars qualify for "plug-in" grants of £4,500 per vehicle but despite requests from the likes of the Bicycle Association the scheme has never been extended to e-bikes.

In 2014, the Bicycle Association raised the inequity of e-vehicle sweeteners, available since 2010, and the government promised to "consider" the funding disparity.
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Lafayette is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63 miles (101 km) northwest of Indianapolis and 105 miles (169 km) southeast of Chicago. West Lafayette, on the other side of the Wabash River, is home to Purdue University, which contributes significantly to both communities. Together, Lafayette and West Lafayette form the core of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Lafayette was 67,140, roughly a 19% increase from 56,397 in 2000. Meanwhile, the 2010 U.S. Census pegged the year-round (excluding Purdue University students) population of West Lafayette at 29,596...
Find your bicycle heaven at Virtuous Cycles :
http://www.newsbug.info/lafayette_leade ... 262e9.html

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Virtuous Cycles isn’t your average bike shop. It’s better.

Zoe (pronounced Zo-e) Neal has owned the store for nearly eight years. The shop has been in its current location, the former historic St. Boniface School, for nearly five years.
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The store’s six employees repair bikes and can handle about any issue, from a flat to a custom build, Neal said. They can also repair electric-assisted bikes, which they also sell.
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http://virtuouscycles.us/

"Xtracycle Cargo and E-Bikes"...
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Post by LockH » Feb 27 2018 9:21pm

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Founded in 2008, CyclingTips is an Australian-based website that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.

We’re focused mainly on road cycling — from the professional cycling scene through to challenging local recreational rides — but we occasionally dabble in other disciplines (including mountain biking and cyclocross).
Bikes imported to Australia to be hit by unexpected 5% tariff:
https://cyclingtips.com/2018/02/bikes-i ... -5-tariff/

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The Australian Department of Home Affairs has ruled that, as of today, power-assisted bicycles imported into Australia will attract a 5% + GST tariff, likely leading to a price increase for new e-bikes. The writing is also on the wall for imported premium complete bicycles and framesets, with a similar motion currently being considered.

The 5% tariff on bicycle imports has long existed but due to a lack of local manufacturing it has been exempted since 2001. Requests for the revocation of the exemption must, and have been, made by local manufacturers. It’s known that Australian electric-bike company Stealth is responsible for the e-bike revocation. However, it’s not yet known who’s responsible for the revocation that’s likely to affect all regular bicycle imports.
Stealth getting "too darned popular"... [Sigh]... "Seeing them around "too much"? Better tax that!" :evil:
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Post by LockH » Feb 27 2018 9:47pm

"Too much" excitement going on in Oregon...

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Oregon mulls bike tax expansion that would include more kids bikes, recumbents, and folders
https://bikeportland.org/2018/02/27/ore ... ers-269702

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The Oregon Legislature is considering dozens of changes to the major transportation bill they passed last year. Among them are two substantive changes to the $15 bike tax.

The Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) thinks the existing tax is too complicated and they want to make sure it captures as many bicycles as possible.
Includes:
DOR has also requested that the definition of “bicycle” explicitly includes electric assisted bicycles (by striking the phrase “propelled exclusively by human power”) so that e-bikes can be charged the tax as well. The change to the e-bike definition would also fix the confusion with the vehicle privilege tax. (Because of a quirk in the existing bike tax law, buyers of electric-assist bikes must pay the “vehicle privilege tax” of 0.5 percent of the purchase price. However the law only applies to e-bikes sold at certified automobile dealers — and since most e-bikes are sold at bike shops, they are currently exempt.)
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The Jeff Clark Signature Cruz Might be the Electric Bicycle You Never Knew You Needed :
https://www.theinertia.com/surf/the-jef ... ou-needed/

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Traffic is just the worst, isn’t it? Gridlocked, exhaust puking lineups of cars full of angry people honking and swearing is gross. Every now and then, sitting inside your car, you’ll see someone cruise by with the wind in their hair, pedalling their way to wherever they’re going, smiling to themselves.

You feel like a sucker, sitting there at a dead standstill… until you realize that he’s got to actually use his muscles to get where he’s going like some kind of Amish peasant. “It’s the future, damn it,” you think to yourself as your muscles atrophy inside your steel death box. “Muscles? I don’t want to use muscles!” Well, now you don’t have to. You can be that smug bicycle guy with the wind in your hair AND get to where you’re going. Sure, electric bikes have been around forever, but now Jeff Clark of Maverick’s fame is telling you to get one. And this one’s aimed directly at surfers.

It’s the Vintage Electric Cruiser.
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Feb 27 2018 10:25pm

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WJLA-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to the American capital city of Washington, District of Columbia.
Dockless scooters offer another way to get around DC:
http://wjla.com/news/local/dockless-sco ... -around-dc

Starts:
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The District’s dockless bikeshare pilot program added electric scooters to the mix giving people a new motorized option while getting around town on two wheels.

They’re smaller than a bike but the bright yellow color makes spotting the scooters easy with the help of the “Waybots” smart phone app.
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Feb 27 2018 10:51pm

ACK! ESB "Search found 4743 matches: NuVinci"...

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Fallbrook – NuVinci Announces Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceedings:
http://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/nie ... s-10133012

Starts:
CEDAR PARK, TEXAS – Yesterday Fallbrook Technologies Inc. announced that Roger Wood, former CEO of publicly traded Dana Holding Corp, will become the new CEO for the privately held developer and licensor of NuVinci. His first act as Fallbrook CEO will be to implement a financial restructuring that substantially reduces debt service and recapitalises the company. The restructuring is to be achieved through a Chapter 11 reorganisation filed yesterday.
:roll:

Goes on:
Fallbrook’s bankruptcy proceedings comes after the company decided to change the name of NuVinci Cycling into enviolo at the start of this year. It was said that “the rebranding is mainly based on organizational reasons, the company is taking the opportunity to mark the entry into a new chapter and set an intention to become ‘the moving standard’ for eBikes and bicycles.”
"Changes Brand Name To ‘enviolo’" seen in ES Newz last November:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 9#p1331249
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Feb 27 2018 11:13pm

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Bosch Establishes Division for Connected Mobility Services:
http://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/nie ... s-10133009

(Smells like needs batteries to me...) :lol:

Starts:
BERLIN, Germany – Bosch wants to transform into a provider of mobility services. For reaching that objective the (automotive and bike) components manufacturer has founded a new Connected Mobility Solutions division at which a staff of over 600 associates are to develop and sell digital mobility services including vehicle sharing, ridesharing, and connectivity-based services.
Includes:
At the IoT conference, the Bosch CEO presented system!e, a comprehensive system of connected electrified powertrain components and new service solutions for e-vehicles. To this end, Bosch has connected the electric drive to the Bosch Automotive Cloud Suite.

The company is developing web-based services that rely on this interaction. In the future, intelligent electric cars and e-bikes will know precisely when their power will run out, but also where they can find their next charge. It’s to eliminate range anxiety. Because the electric drive is connected to the cloud, the system can produce an “extended range forecast.” An algorithm factors in vehicle data such as current battery charge, energy consumption and the driver’s driving style, as well as information from the vehicle’s surroundings. This includes the current traffic situation and topographical data for the route ahead. Based on this information, the system can reliably calculate the vehicle’s precise range. For longer journeys in an electric car, the extended range forecast is supplemented by the “charging assistant.”
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Feb 27 2018 11:22pm

Hehe... Might be "hard to keep up" with all this ebike news flooding out. (Thank the Gawds for Assist. hehe)

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A&J Building Big E-Bike Facility in Vietnam:
http://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/nie ... m-10133004

Starts:
LUDHIANA, India – At ‘CFOSE 2018’, the Indian bicycle show that took place last week in Ludhiana, A&J ENT. Co. announced that it is building a 600,000 unit plant in Vietnam which is to focus on the production of e-bikes. The company also operates a facility in nearby Cambodia which is targeted to the production of regular bicycles. The European Union is about to enter into a Free Trade Agreement with Vietnam.
"Facility in Vietnam" maybe code phrase for "cheap labour"? [sigh]

"an installed production capacity of 600,000 units"... [Lust] :mrgreen:
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Feb 27 2018 11:33pm

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Eurobike Launches New Styling:
http://www.bike-eu.com/shows-events/nie ... g-10133001

Starts:
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – A new look and slogan are the main parts of Eurobike’s strategy to strengthening the show’s brand profile and to kick off the next stage of its development as the global bike platform.
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Wait. Wouldn't have anything to do with batteries, would it? :wink:
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Feb 28 2018 4:19am

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The Daily Bruin is the student newspaper at the University of California, Los Angeles. It began publishing in 1919, the year UCLA was founded, and has printed five days per week since 1925. It is now the only five-day paper serving a University of California campus.

The Bruin distributes 9,000 copies across campus each school day.
Letter to the editor: Blame fowl behavior for bird-brained scooter roosting, not company:
http://dailybruin.com/2018/02/27/letter ... t-company/

:lol:

Starts:
Bird scooters have descended on our campus, much to the delight of harried students and thrill-seekers. Yet the members of the Daily Bruin’s Opinion staff seem intent on continuously objecting to this great boon to humanity.

There was a period in recent history when I, like many students, had to trudge up and down the hills of UCLA and Westwood like some hapless Sherpa. No more. Thanks to Bird scooters, I now fly down the street as though I’m living in an episode of “The Jetsons” – with a smile so big it should be illegal.

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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Feb 28 2018 4:40am

BTW... ESB "Search found 3 matches: Bellcycles"... eg in ES Newz on Feb. 1 this year:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... =3&t=92657
CA$ 7,700 pledged of CA$ 6,152 goal
28 backers, 28 days to go
To date/currently:
CA$ 22,011 pledged of CA$ 6,386 goal
67 backers, 31 hours to go
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Feb 28 2018 8:27am

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Final quarter of 2017 saw unexpected bump in bike sales
("The Bicycle Association has revealed that the number of non-electric bicycles imported in Q4 of 2017 was up by over a third, higher than expectations."):
https://www.bikebiz.com/news/bicycle-im ... by-a-third

(Ed: The "Bicycle Association" = "The Bicycle Association of Great Britain is the national body representing the bicycle industry in the United Kingdom.")

Includes:
E-bikes have once again grown in import value, representing ten per cent of the 2017 total, however by volume, electric units represented only two per cent of all imports with a total of 63 thousand units overall.
Meanwhile, in ES Newz... sales of conversion kits extra-healthy... :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » Feb 28 2018 8:56am

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When W.L. Jones launched the Morning Leader in Port Townsend on Oct. 2, 1889, the streets of the city were already crowded with newspapers.

The first came in 1859, followed by several others: The Northwest, the Message, the Argus, the Democratic Press, on and on. Most papers were sponsored by political parties.
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Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. The population was 9,113 at the 2010 census, an increase of 9.3% over the 2000 census. It is the county seat and only incorporated city of Jefferson County.
... and:
Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,872. The county seat and only incorporated city is Port Townsend. The county is named for Thomas Jefferson.
Bicycle school ready to roll: Wooden wheels a possibility with new cycle school curriculum:
http://www.ptleader.com/news/bicycle-sc ... 455ac.html

[Cough Cough] (Some might settle for wooden frames...) :lol:

Starts:
Port Townsend’s skilled woodworkers may soon be creating not only boats, but bicycle frames and wheels, after the new Port Townsend Cycle School ramps up its curriculum beginning in April.

The nonprofit school aspires to become a center for teaching everything relating to bicycling, from wheel and frame building to bicycle mechanics, or “wrenching.”
Includes:
The cycle school anticipates more than 60 students to attend in its first year, followed by 312 in 2019 and 360 in 2020.
Oh Oh... "Anticipates"... :roll:

... and:
Courses that are planned for the first year include basic and advanced wheel building, and basic and advanced bicycle mechanics.

Additional classes would include wood frame building, bicycle restoration, bicycle suspensions and electric bikes.
... in other words, "electric" bikes are only "planned"... [Sigh]

... AND:
Thielk said there are several trends in the bicycling world today, including interest in hybrid-style bicycles that can “do it all.” Another trend is the increasing sales of used bicycles, he said, which means that bicycle restoration could be an important class at the cycle school. An increased demand for electric bicycles is another trend.
So. In some folks minds, ebikes are only a "trend". :roll:

Ends:
Hjertberg, who moved from Seattle to Port Townsend four years ago, said Port Townsend is primed for something like the cycle school. He’s bicycled some 200,000 miles, he said.

The bicycling world has engineers working on suspensions and materials testing, he said. Bicycle suspensions have become so advanced, Hjertberg said, that they had attracted the attention of motorcycle designers.

“What has frustrated me in this whole career was years and years of trying to convince people that bicycles are a good thing and should make up maybe 10 or 20 percent of the commute or school trips that people make … since the ’70s until now, [it] hasn’t come true. It still remains like 5 percent.”

Electric bikes, however, seemed to be boosting bicycle use, he said.
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by fechter » Feb 28 2018 9:01am

LockH wrote:
Feb 28 2018 4:19am

Letter to the editor: Blame fowl behavior for bird-brained scooter roosting, not company:
http://dailybruin.com/2018/02/27/letter ... t-company/
I had to see what a Bird Scooter was:

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