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Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles (24 km) north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 27,865 at the 2010 census. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area.
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The River Bend is a small region in western central Illinois and Southern Illinois that comprises parts of three counties: Madison, Calhoun, and Jersey. The name comes from a section of Mississippi River that flows roughly west to east instead of the usual north to south, causing a bend in the river. In this area, two other major rivers, the Missouri and the Illinois join the Mississippi River. This section of the Mississippi River is known as the Alton Lake.
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Edwardsville is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,293. It is the county seat of Madison County. The city was named in honor of Ninian Edwards, then Governor of the Illinois Territory.
Edwardsville balks at Lime proposal, plans to say no to scooter company:
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/artic ... 287232.php

Starts:
EDWARDSVILLE — What began as an enthusiastic approach to the idea of bringing Lime to Edwardsville seems to finally have run out of steam.

It was evident earlier this month when Alderman SJ Morrison told Administrative & Community Services Committee members that a Lime employee had told him that the California-based company was only interested in Edwardsville if, in addition to bicycles, the city would also allow them to launch electric scooters here.

Now, Morrison told the committee on Thursday, the company is only interested in electric bikes and scooters “and if we’re not interested in scooters, they’re not interested in us.”

ACS Committee Chairman Art Risavi and alderman Will Krause agreed with Morrison and affirmed his decision to pull the topic of Lime from future agendas.

Krause has voiced enthusiasm for scooters in the past but on Thursday he added that scooters would be better suited to larger cities and to campuses such as SIUE.

Actually, the die may have been cast as far back as May. That’s when the company changed its name from LimeBike to Lime and rebranded what had primarily been a bicycle sharing company to a transportation rental company. Lime uses dockless vehicles and a mobile app to unlock them. Their rates typically start at $1 for a half hour ride on a pedal bike while their electric scooters require $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute.
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We publish news about Mexico for English speakers, expatriates either retired or employed, and investors and businesses with a presence in Mexico or those interested in establishing one.
Lime scooter rentals launches in Mexico City
("Users pay 10 pesos through a mobile app to rent a scooter, and 3 pesos per minute"):
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/lime-s ... xico-city/

Starts:
United States micro-mobility company Lime has launched its electric scooter rental service in Mexico City.

The battery-powered, shared scooters can be hired in the neighborhoods of Polanco, Anzures, Juárez, Condesa and Roma, all located to the west of Mexico City’s downtown.
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Your Search: "electric":
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Seven "hits"... so far... :mrgreen:
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Arcimoto begins new round of production on their 80 mph electric ‘Fun Utility Vehicle’:
https://electrek.co/2018/10/07/arcimoto ... y-vehicle/

Starts:
Oregon-based Arcimoto Inc has finished testing the first production series of their three-wheeled electric vehicle.

Now the company is ready to move to production of the Pilot-Series vehicles.

Arcimoto’s three-wheeled EV, previously known as the SRK, has an updated moniker. It is now known as the Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV).
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Hehe... Best "money EVer Spent"... hiring Micah... :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » Oct 07 2018 6:32pm

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Teleport Electric Bicycle:
https://evnerds.com/electric-vehicles/e ... c-bicycle/

Starts:
Last week we received new Teleport electric bicycle images. We are very happy to share with you Maxim Ilyin electric bicycles customer creations based on Teleport frame.
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Nice to see "electric vehicle people" waking up to urban 21st-century life. :lol:
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Post by LockH » Oct 08 2018 10:33am

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Review: Urban Arrow Family:
http://bicycletimesmag.com/review-urban-arrow-family/

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The Fam

As parents of two developmentally disabled children, my wife Deana and I struggle to wrangle everyone together for family activities. We’ve always tried to find ways to get our kids riding, and despite his visual impairment, that has been relatively easy with our son, Ryan. First, we used a Burley trailer, then a trail-a-bike, and finally a traditional tandem. This has been wonderful and we ride a fair amount, but we were often leaving the ladies of the house behind.

Our daughter, Allison, has gross motor issues and is non-verbal, so while she has good sight, even getting her to navigate a tricycle safely on her own has been a challenge. We had the Burley trailer which served us well and was a way for all of us to ride together for a few years when both kids were younger, but as soon as Allison grew out of that, the bikes fell by the wayside as a group option.

When we recently moved to Boulder, Colorado, all of the cycling infrastructure really got us hankering for a solution to get Allison on (or behind) a bike again somehow so we could all ride together. She’s 11, and she’s pretty big. Her inability to balance safely and consistently had us leaning toward some other trailer option. We briefly considered an e-bike plus a larger trailer to account for the added weight. In addition, we were trying to think ahead with a potentially significant investment involved. We wanted something that we felt we could use for at least a few years, and hopefully many more into young adulthood and beyond.

The A-HA! Moment

Brainstorming with my cousin Ellen via email one day, she offered to put us in touch with her friend James to discuss some possibilities. Ellen mentioned that James had recently gotten one of the excellent Yuba Spicy Curry cargo bikes for his family and thought it might be worth checking out and exploring as a solution for us.

As an e-cargo bike, it seemed compelling. After discussing some of the pros and cons, we decided we should go check one out in person. Both Ellen and James immediately pointed us to local cargo bike specialist, Front Range Cargo Bikes, with the thought that we could certainly put our hands on a few bikes there, if not get some novel ideas from folks who deal primarily in this niche.

It was probably only a day or two later when I headed on down to Front Range Cargo Bikes, and that’s when I saw it. Front and center by the open bay door, the first thing that caught my eye was a crazy, bakfiet-looking cargo bike with an electric motor, integrated lights, and a cool looking cargo area made of EPS foam. As I waited for someone to come help me, I started poking around it. The first thing I noticed was a small bench seat bolted in the cargo area with a SEATBELT! QUEUE THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS. Right then, I suspected we found our answer – The Urban Arrow Family.
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Post by LockH » Oct 08 2018 12:42pm

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Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how ebikes and emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
How JUMP Designed a Global Electric Bike:
https://www.wired.com/story/how-jump-de ... cial_gplus

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... and:
On a busy street, a JUMP bike looks like a bright-red blur. It’s eye-catching, a red that’s both a color and an announcement. But to Nick Foley, head of product at the electric bike-share company, the vibrant color is not only meant to turn heads. It’s a key part of shifting the way that commuters think about bikes as an urban transportation tool.
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“Ideally, we’re pulling people into the JUMP system who are not professional cyclists or even regular bicycle commuters,” Foley says. “The appeal of what we’re trying to do is that we’re getting everybody on an electric bike as a commuting tool.”
... and:
There are only slight modifications to the bike depending on a city’s needs. In most cities, JUMP deploys its 3-speed model. In San Francisco, JUMP bikes have 8-speed electric drivetrains to be able to power up the city’s notoriously steep hills.
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Post by LockH » Oct 08 2018 1:19pm

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Regulate e-bikes : :roll:
https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Regulate-e-bikes-568697

Starts:
Many are now stressing that electric bicycles and scooters should be considered the equivalent of motorbikes and subject to the same laws and regulations.
("Many"? Exactly WHO "many"...)

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Nesher was the 16th person killed while riding an electric bike this year. According to data from the Or Yarok (Green Light) road safety NGO, the number of accidents involving electric bicycles rose from 692 in 2014 to 2,185 in 2017, with 252 suffering serious injuries. A third of the injured were children and youths.
While another recent story from Israel noted "we have a quarter-million electric bicycles"... Watt do you expect??? Gotta break a few eggs to make omelets... :mrgreen:

Article written " By JPost Editorial". :evil: [sigh]
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Post by LockH » Oct 09 2018 6:41am

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China Daily is an English-language daily newspaper published in the People's Republic of China. "Circulation 500,000"
Tech links bike firm, Shanghai subway:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201810/0 ... 813c6.html

Starts:
Metro-to-bicycle transfers will be quicker, parking efficiency better

Two-year-old bike-sharing startup Hellobike, now rebranded as HelloChuxing, has forged a collaboration with Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co Ltd to develop a smart technology to improve subway-to-bicycle transfers of commuters at railway stations, thus creating smoother traffic conditions.

HelloChuxing is Chinese for "Hello Commute", indicating the new technology will broaden the firm's transportation services, and could also give an edge in the cash-burning bike-sharing sector.

In late September, during its second anniversary celebrations, the Shanghai-based company announced its new intelligent transfer system, and labelled it as a foray into the "general transportation vertical".
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HelloChuxing said it has forged cooperation agreements with major ride-booking apps like Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur, and Didi Chuxing, as well as the digital mapmaker AutoNavi, but did not share more details.
Ends:
Unlike other bike-sharing giants like Ofo and Mobike that focus on bigger cities and key cities overseas, Hello-Chuxing is prominent in more than 300 smaller cities and towns in China, where it has garnered 200 million registered users in less than three years.

It also offers electric scooter renting services in over 100 cities. Riders have traveled more than 580 million kilometers using its vehicles so far.

HelloChuxing is in a "relatively sound financial health", said Yang. It has received several rounds of funding from fintech giant Ant Financial Services Group. The company is also among the first to waive deposits for bike users with a good credit record.
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Post by LockH » Oct 09 2018 7:01am

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Taiwan News was founded 6 June 1949 by James Wei as China News, offering news reports and editorials printed on a stencil press. At the time it was the only English-language daily newspaper in Taiwan. In 1960 the newspaper switched to block printing in a full-size page format.
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Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Its neighbors include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. It is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations.

The island of Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, was inhabited by aborigines before the 17th century, when Dutch and Spanish colonies opened the island to mass Han immigration. After a brief rule by the Kingdom of Tungning, the island was annexed in 1683 by the Qing dynasty, the last dynasty of China. The Qing ceded Taiwan to Japan in 1895 after the Sino-Japanese War. While Taiwan was under Japanese rule, the Republic of China (ROC) was established on the mainland in 1912 after the fall of the Qing dynasty. Following the Japanese surrender to the Allies in 1945, the ROC took control of Taiwan. However, the resumption of the Chinese Civil War led to the ROC's loss of the mainland to the Communists, and the flight of the ROC government to Taiwan in 1949. Although the ROC continued to claim to be the legitimate government of China, its effective jurisdiction had, since the loss of Hainan in 1950, been limited to Taiwan and its several outlying islands, namely Quemoy and Matsu, with the main island making up 99% of its de facto territory. As a founding member of the United Nations, the ROC represented China at the UN until 1971, when it lost its seat to the PRC.

In the early 1960s, Taiwan entered a period of rapid economic growth and industrialization, creating a stable industrial economy. In the 1980s and early 1990s, it changed from a one-party military dictatorship dominated by the Kuomintang to a multi-party democracy with a semi-presidential system. Taiwan is the 22nd-largest economy in the world, and its high-tech industry plays a key role in the global economy. It is ranked highly in terms of freedom of the press, healthcare, public education, economic freedom, and human development. "Population 2018 estimate 23,577,271"
Taiwan's test for scooter licenses becomes stricter on Nov. 1
("Written test for driver's license for scooters in Taiwan to become stricter on Nov. 1"):
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3548208

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The written test to obtain a driver's license for a scooter in Taiwan will include twice as many questions, while more time will be required for safety lectures, beginning on Nov. 1., announced the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) yesterday (Oct. 8 ).

Minister of Transportation and Communications, Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀), at the Legislative Yuan on Monday announced that more situational questions will be added to the written test for scooter licenses to improve traffic safety, increasing the number of questions on the examination from five questions to 10. In addition, Wu said that pre-test driver's training will be extended from 90 minutes to 120 minutes, with both changes to take effect on Nov. 1.

In his report to the Legislative Yuan, wu said that an average of eight people died in traffic accidents every day last year, however, he said that the average death toll over 30 days dropped from 3,120 in 2014 to 2,723 last year. Wu emphasized that though the overall number of fatalities has declined, the number of young people and those over the age of 65 is disproportionately high.
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Wu said that MOTC has set a target of reducing the 30-day average death toll to below 2,300 by 2022. To improve traffic safety, the MOTC will implement a point system for illegal drivers, reform the testing system, strengthen speed limit enforcement, regulate drivers who are over 75 years of age, regulate tourist buses, strengthen electric bicycle regulations, and improve bridge safety.
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Post by LockH » Oct 09 2018 7:31am

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KUTV, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 34), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
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Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340 (2014 estimate). Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile (190 km) segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,423,912 as of 2014. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other is Reno, Nevada).
Free scooter helmets distributed in Salt Lake City warn 'not for motorized use':
https://kutv.com/news/local/free-scoote ... orized-use

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(KUTV) — Electric scooters are buzzing around Salt Lake City. Now, one of the companies that owns the scooters is giving away helmets for free.

The problem: They have a warning that says they're not for motorized use.

The helmet has an outer shell with hard Styrofoam on the inside with a strap.
Includes:
A Bird spokesperson said their scooters are not motor vehicles, adding they post clear safety instructions on each bird — which include wearing a helmet. A city spokesperson said scooters are not licensed for the road and, therefore, are not motor vehicles.

A 10-year-old report shows labels like those used in the helmets that say "not for motor vehicle use" are just to prove the helmet has been certified and is not to be used as a safety guideline. Bird is the first e-scooter company to hand out free helmets. They’ve handed out 50,000 of them.
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Post by LockH » Oct 09 2018 7:49am

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Founded in 1958 as the Levittown Times in Burlington New Jersey, The Burlington County Times publishes six days per week out of offices in Willingboro N.J.
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Burlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The county is the second largest in New Jersey by total area behind Ocean County which has a total area of 915.40 sq mi and its county seat is Mount Holly. As of the 2017 Census Bureau estimate, the county's population was 448,596, making it the 11th-largest of the state's 21 counties, representing a 0.1% decrease from the 2010 United States Census, when the population was enumerated at 448,734, in turn an increase of 25,340 (6.0%) from the 423,394 enumerated in the 2000 Census. The most-populous place was Evesham Township, with 45,538 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, while Washington Township covered 102.71 square miles (266.0 km2), the largest total area of any municipality in Burlington County.

In 2015, the county had a per capita personal income of $55,227, the tenth-highest in New Jersey and ranked 228th of 3,113 counties in the United States. The Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked the county as having the 158th-highest per capita income of all 3,113 counties in the United States (and the 11th-highest in New Jersey) as of 2009.

Burlington County is part of the Delaware Valley area, located east of the Delaware River. However, the county stretches across the state, and its southeast corner reaches tidal estuaries leading to southern New Jersey's Great Bay, which separates the county from the Atlantic Ocean.
Ready to share the road with electric bikes?:
http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/ne ... tric-bikes

Starts:
Sales of battery-powered bicycles have nearly tripled since 2014, with one entrepreneur kicking production into high gear at his Bucks County business.

Are you ready to share the road with electric bicycles and tricycles that can reach speeds of up to 28 mph when powered by rechargeable batteries?

From an 18,000-square-foot warehouse in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Jason Kraft’s Electric Bike Technologies has tapped into the latest trend in transportation on two wheels with handlebars and a basket.

Electric bicycle and tricycle sales have nearly tripled in the U.S. in the past three years with more than $64.9 million in sales, reports the NPD market research group based in New York.
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In response, local and state governments have reacted with a varying list of age and helmet requirements for the electric bikes priced around $2,400.

Published Sept. 18, a review by the National Conference of State Legislatures found 30 U.S. states with some laws defining e-bikes and “all of these states have different laws regarding operation,” it reported.
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In New Jersey, officials with the state Department of Transportation were unable to provide guidelines for the use of e-bikes. The words “e-bike” and “electric bike” appear nowhere on the website for New Jersey Department of Transportation. “There’s no legislation or registration specific to e-bikes in NJ,” said Jim Hooker, spokesman for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
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Yeshiva World News (YWN) is an Orthodox Jewish online news publication. It also has multiple services catering to Jews all over the world.

Yeshiva World News started as a news aggregation blog. It has since grown to an independent news source with freelance reporters and photographers, in addition to continuing as a news aggregator. It is known for providing news of interest to the Orthodox Jewish community. Its web page header says "Frum Jewish News" (frum is the Yiddish term for a religiously observant Jew).

The website was re-designed in 2010, and again in 2017. It has sections containing general news items and Israeli news, as well as religious news, and news tailored around Jewish life cycle events and the Jewish calendar. Many features are relevant to Jewish observance, including articles about Torah and Jewish law, kosher recipes, and the streaming radio feature. The website is frequented very often, and has a high traffic rating on Alexa. "Headquarters: Brooklyn, New York (state)"
GPS Leads Bnei Brak Shomrim To Electric Bicycle Thieves:
https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/is ... ieves.html

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Bnei Brak’s Shomrim received a call on Sunday, 28 Tishrei for a stolen electric bicycle, an expensive bike used by an EMT to respond to emergency calls. The bicycle was locked downstairs from the victim’s apartment. The victim reported to the Shomrim that the bike is equipped with GPS.

The Shomrim dispatcher who took the call immediately went into action, and they began efforts to locate the bicycle. Simultaneously, an alert for the stolen bicycle was sent to volunteers out in the field.

Using the GPS, they tracked down the bike in a matter of hours. The apartment of the thief was raided, and the stolen bike was found along with others, some in tact and some having been partially or totally dismantled.

The thieves have been identified as youths from Pardes Katz. They were taken into custody by detectives, who tied them to numerous other bicycle thefts in the city.
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In December 2017, Ziff Davis bought Mashable for $50 million. Mashable was not meeting its advertising targets, and was losing money, with $4.2 million losses in the quarter ending September 2017. After the sale, Mashable laid off 50 staffers, although Ziff Davis insisted on keeping top management. Because of the drop in value, stock options issued to employees during Mashable's successful times were worthless.
Lime green energy: The electric scooter company wants to be carbon neutral:
https://mashable.com/article/lime-scoot ... j55xUa6mqy

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Lime, the electric scooter and bicycle company, wants to go “lime green” by becoming a carbon neutral business.

On Tuesday, Lime announced a partnership with NativeEnergy that will allow it to buy renewable energy credits to charge its fleet. Since people charge most of the scooters in their homes, Lime can't completely control the company's energy consumption.

Still, Lime will use renewable energy purchased from local utilities and NativeEnergy renewable energy projects to charge bikes and some scooters.

Lime will also buy carbon offsets to balance out the emissions that come from its operations and management fleet, like the trucks and other vehicles that go out to fix and replace damaged bikes and scooters. The company also said it wants to make its offices more energy efficient and that it's exploring on-site solar energy as an alternative power source.
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Russia Faces Difficulties in Sales But Cycling Gets Trendy:
https://www.bike-eu.com/sales-trends/ni ... y-10134654

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MOSCOW, Russia – Spring started early this year in Russia. It rapidly boosted sales of summer sport goods, namely bicycles, kick-scooters, roller blades etcetera. However, apart from basic mass-market bikes and bike products, Russian buyers get disappointed failing on finding what they are dreaming on in their local stores.
... and:
Unlike previous years with spring showing frequent rains, cold weather and only starting in June, this year everything worked for getting to higher sales and customer satisfaction. But the bicycle trade in Russia is faced with multiple threats which brings distributor reluctance to stock higher priced models.
Saves the best for last... hehe:
E-bikes

Sales of electric bikes didn’t take off yet on a big scale in Russia. With average consumers looking for a new bike in the price range of some 300 to 350 euro, even low priced made in China e-bikes are out of their target price range. There are several companies promoting exclusively e-bikes. One of them – Elbike – is a long-time Russian electric market member. They offer a range of affordable e-bikes and lure customers with motorcycle-like monster show-stoppers. One may buy a starter folding electric model Pobeda at 570 euro. It weighs 17 kg allowing you to cover 38 km at one charge without even pedaling. An average e-bike sells for some 1,000 euro retail. Currently the bottom line on e-bikes in Russia is that they remain a choice for enthusiasts as well as a small number of commuters which are very tired of the Moscow traffic jams.
Elbike Pobeda:
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T3 magazine is a UK-based technology magazine, which specialises in ebikes, gadgets, gizmos, and other technology.

Originally, T3 stood for Tomorrow's Technology Today, but this is not used anywhere in the magazine or on the website anymore except for on the side of the magazine . It is exclusively referred to as T3 or T3.com. The magazine is popular but in terms of sales is ranked second among UK gadget magazines. T3 magazine is available in most countries, and has syndicated/localised versions in over 20 countries.
Haibike Sduro Trekking review: this hill-crushing electric bike is a winner
("T3 saddles up to test out the Haibike Sduro Trekking mountain e-bike around the leafy hills of Bath"):
https://www.t3.com/reviews/haibike-sdur ... ing-review

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A sporty looking, mountain bike-style, hardtail e-bike built for distance and everyday use? That is what the Haibike Sduro Trekking has been built to deliver. Despite being fairly new to electric bikes, I simply had to call one in and put it through its paces.

As such, what follows is as much a review of electric bikes in general as it is the Haibike Sduro (also sometimes styled SDuro, sDuro or SDURO) specifically.
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Haibike Sduro Trekking review: verdict

For me, as a casual cycle rider, using an unpowered bicycle to get to work is basically written off, as while I can freewheel down into town in the mornings, I simply don't want to have to power up the long, steep hill back in the evening – it takes ages, and I'm not in the mood after a day at work.

With the Haibike Sduro Trekking this problem was eradicated, with a quick shift of the bike into High assistance mode allowing me to crunch the hill climb and arrive back at my house having experienced a workout, but not painfully broken and cursing profusely.

I was also impressed with how well it handled itself when taken off road, with its industrial frame and chunky tires allowing me to take on Bath's gravel-filled canal towpaths, as well as various dirt tracks and open fields.

You can't say the Haibike sDuro Trekking is light and sporty, but it certainly is versatile and grants you the confidence to go pretty much anywhere.

As noted, what I didn't like was the noticeable, sharp drop off of the electric motor when hitting the law-mandated speed limit for these bikes. This makes it really quite difficult to push on to 20mph and beyond, unless you're flying down hill or have the thigh muscles of Dolph Lundgren.

On the bike sent in for review there were also a few incidences of chain slippage between gears every now and then, with the missed-beat, slide-clunk particularly annoying when travelling up hill. This is easy enough to fix but annoying and also surprising considering the typically German attention to build quality evidenced everywhere else on the bike.

Overall, there's no doubting the quality of the Haibike Sduro Trekking. If you live in a city with few hills, it's totally over-specced. But for commutes that take in more rural, hilly areas, or for going off road and onto woodland trails and the like, it's great.
Amusing Engrish language. Getting used to reading about "exploding" (sales. Not batteries...) "On fire" (sales. Not batteries...) ... and ES "Super-Duper" stuff... :lol: Now can add "hill-crushing"... :lol:
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The Business Times is a trusted source of real-time news, intelligence and analysis on the forces reshaping global and national economy.

Business Times, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Beijing, is a digital global news publication that provides comprehensive coverage and analysis of the most important ebike, business, economic, political and technological issues around the world. For more information, visit: en.businesstimes.cn or www.businesstimes.cn. Follow Business Times on Twitter at: @enbusinesstimes , Facebook Page at: @businesstimesonline
E-Bike Can Make You Fitter Than Regular Bike, Here's Why:
http://en.businesstimes.cn/articles/103 ... es-why.htm

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Using e-bike is becoming a new trend nowadays. But some cyclists find it as a way of cheating, and even questioning its ability to make its rider fit. As a lot of people, especially older ones, are using this electric-powered bicycle, what truly matters is they are enjoying the ride.

According to the South China Morning Post, riding an e-bike is quite strange for the "young and fit" bikers. But for everyone else who finds the ease using the power bike, it is a chance to take a ride and be at a place they wanted to be.

"I've had customers who say it's literally changed their lives, both in terms of getting out and about in the fresh air and getting fitter," UK-based shop Electric Bikes Kent owner Tony Scudder said about e-bike. He revealed most of power bike buyers are older people who already gave up biking a long time ago. These people are now enjoying their ride again with the help of electric-powered bicycle.
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Vitals, like our other sub-blogs Two Cents and Workshop, will take a deeper dive into health topics from a research-based perspective.
Should You Get an Electric Bike?: ..... :mrgreen:
https://vitals.lifehacker.com/should-yo ... 1829596904

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When I first heard about electric bikes, they struck me as the ultimate life hack. They allow you to commute relatively speedily without the hassle of public transportation, to get exercise without getting overly sweaty, to get from point A to point B without spending money on gas. As a longtime urban cyclist who’d sworn off bike commuting after a move put a sizable hill between me and the office, I wondered if electric bikes were the answer. I decided to find out.
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For the moment, the pros of ebikes outweigh the cons for me—I’m in. I’ve made a deal with myself to only use the electric assistance when I need it, in order to climb a big hill or commute speedily. When I’m on leisure rides, I’ll keep the assist off, using the bike for exercise, taking it slow. Unlike a moped or scooter, using electricity with ebikes is optional. You can choose when to life hack, and when to just live.
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Hehe... "Cons" includes: You need a place to charge the bike Always nice to see writers express concern about folks living in caves. :lol:
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Since 1968 SGB has been the nations’ longest-running trade magazine focused on the active lifestyle market. Our more than 50,000 subscribers are the target audience for any brand trying to reach the sports & fitness, outdoor, snowsports, ebiking and field & stream trade markets.
Hehe... and publishes Press Released from ebike companies...

Yuba Bikes Responds To Recent Anti-Dumping Tariffs
("Posted by SGB Media | Oct 9, 2018 | SGB Updates, Sports/Fitness, Update"):
https://sgbonline.com/yuba-bikes-respon ... g-tariffs/

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Yuba Bicycles, maker of both electric and pedal cargo bicycles, has issued a response to the rounds of anti-dumping tariffs issued on August 10 and September 17, resulting in a 25 percent tariff to be applied to electric bikes and a 10 percent tariff to be applied to pedal-only poop-mobile style huff-and-puff bikes manufactured in China. This similarly just occurred in Europe with an anti-dumping against China of 23 percent to 183 percent in a strategic move to incentivize European assembly.

Currently, Yuba manufactures the Electric Boda Boda, Boda Boda and Mundo Classic bikes in China.

To account for the tariffs applied to electric bikes, Yuba will apply a flat fee of $300 to those respective products affected by the tariffs. This $300 fee will be applied to the total cost and passed onto the consumer as a tax. To account for the tariffs applied to pedal-only antique/retro/vintage bikes, Yuba will apply a flat fee of $100 for those respective products.
Hehe... Good thing maybe I don't write their press releases. :lol:
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And ANOTHER Win for Rimac Automobili and their Greyp electric bikes! ... sort of... :lol:

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BIKE BLUES Cesc Fabregas’ hi-tech £8,500 electric bicycle ‘stolen by crook who posed as Chelsea star in bid to open fingerprint scanner lock’
("A crook created a fake email address and posed as the Chelsea midfield star":)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7455833/c ... ke-stolen/

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CHELSEA midfielder Cesc Fabregas has had his hi-tech £8,500 electric bicycle stolen, police revealed today.

The star, 31, was the proud owner of a Greyp G12S which had been custom-made for him and painted in his Spain team colours.
[Insurance Agent overheard...] "The bike cost HOW MUCH?"
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Greyp Bikes's head of sales Dominik Vrbanac wrote about the alleged theft in a blog post on the Croatian company's website.

He said the custom G12S was produced as "a surprise" for the former Barcelona star who has appeared for Spain’s national side 110 times.

"The design team did a marvellous job with the already marvellous bike and Cesc appreciated it," he said.

Mr Vrbanac said the bike had been recovered “in a bad condition” and after fixing it up returned it to Fabregas.

After some email exchanges Mr Vrbanac convinced the person to give him his address, which he did, and the police stepped in.
No word on the Celebrity Bike Thief (rumoured to have a "tiny" brain...)

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Post by markz » Oct 09 2018 5:40pm

We need to find out where the locations are that they are dumping all those e-bikes!

Nope not Winnipeg
The Bike Dump 631 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E1
Maybe go ask them http://bike-dump.ca/
Sorry no phone number just email winnipegbikedump@gmail.com

Ottawa
http://www.bikedump.com/



Seriously
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https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/ ... ds/566576/
Bike-sharing bicycles sit piled up in an open area near a river embankment in Wuhan, China, on July 9, 2018. Recently, the number of shared bikes in Wuhan reached 1.03 million.

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Post by LockH » Oct 09 2018 7:01pm

^^ Hehe... Pretty sure humans have a long history of thrashing "pubic" goods. One "problem" perhaps? About half of humans are of less than average intelligence... (it's a complicated "math thing"...) MY vote... "bike sharing" as rentals involving IDs and prepaid damage deposits. :lol:

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Streetsblog is a daily news site that connects people to information about how to reduce dependence on cars and improve conditions for walking, ebiking, and transit. Since 2006, our reporters have broken important stories about efforts to prevent pedestrian injuries and deaths, build out bicycle networks, and make transit more useful. Our writing raises the profile of these issues with policy makers and makes arcane topics like parking requirements and induced traffic accessible to a broad audience.

Today, hundreds of thousands of readers rely on Streetsblog and our video production partners at Streetfilms to link into a national movement for transportation reform. Streetsblog USA, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, California, Chicago, and Denver produce original reporting and commentary that aims to change the cars-first status quo on their cities’ streets. We also work with regional partners in St. Louis, Ohio, Texas, and the southeast to provide updates and insights into local transportation policy issues.

Streetsblog USA covers federal transportation and land use policy, as well as stories around the country about how to reform our highway-centric model of transportation and development. Our daily readers include Beltway decision makers, transportation policy experts, transit advocates, urban planners, and people who just want better walking, ebiking, and maybe transit - for some strange reason - for their neighborhoods.
Tiny Vehicles and the New Safety in Numbers:
https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/10/09/ ... n-numbers/

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With dockless bike share systems and electric scooters rolling into cities across America at an unprecedented rate, a holistic reduction in crashes, fatalities, and injuries should follow. Peter Jacobsen, author of the seminal “safety in numbers” theory of traffic safety, with his brother Joel Jacobsen, looks at how masses of tiny vehicles work towards Vision Zero.

On any weekend night in Washington, D.C.’s trendy Adams-Morgan neighborhood, you can spot — amidst the laughter and loud music — crowds of people traveling between blocks of restaurants and bars. You might notice some heads gliding along the wide sidewalks at twice the pace of others. Those folks are riding the electric scooters that, in a remarkably short time, have become ubiquitous in many urban neighborhoods around the country. First, we had tiny houses. Now, we have tiny vehicles.

The first generation of shared public bicycles were rented from a sidewalk rack, a system familiar from airport luggage carts. Newer, dockless shared bicycles instead use a smartphone app to direct the user to the nearest bike, which can then be left anywhere for the next user to find. Battery-powered scooters, grown-up versions of the children’s ride with a small electric motor installed, rely on a similar phone-managed dockless system.

Two decades ago, the very idea of sharing vehicles with strangers would have struck most Americans as odd, even outlandish. Twelve years had to pass after Zipcar was founded in 2000 before even 3% of Americans had tried driving a shared car. But then, shared cars aren’t visually distinctive. The installation of bicycle docks, by contrast, provided a constant visual reminder of the possibility of a shared ride, getting urban-dwellers used to be the idea. The dockless versions trumpet their convenience everywhere they’re left. Americans’ growing comfort with shared rides is reflected in the uptake rate for electric scooters, which flew past the 3% mark in less than 12 months.
"outlandish"? Try bizarre... Given past history of use of "pubic" goods...

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Are Electric Bikes About to Take Over The World?
("Restrictions on electric bikes have recently loosened. E-bike sharing is poised to expand and has already started to show up in a few neighborhoods. What you need to know before you head out for a ride."):
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/nyre ... -york.html

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On any given day, as many as 50,000 bicycle delivery workers sweep through the streets of New York, and according to their advocates, more than half of them are on e-bikes. The electric-assist bicycle (or e-bike) has become a vital tool in this arduous job, where a worker’s shift can last up to 10 hours, six days a week. Until very recently, however, e-bikes were actually illegal to operate in the city, often leading to stiff fines and penalties for the delivery people.

Lately, however, it seems as if the city is starting to embrace them. Not only did New York recently amend its rules for e-bikes, it has also begun rolling out major new e-bike-sharing programs geared toward commuters and tourists.

Watt is an e-bike?
Hope ES Readers will forgive errors... for which I claim "artistic license"... Hehe... "Watt is an ebike?... :lol:

Wait. There's a world outside NYC? :shock:
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With a land area of 71 square miles (180 km2) and water area of 26 square miles (67 km2), Kings County is New York's fourth-smallest county by land area and third-smallest by total area, though it is the second-largest among the city's five boroughs. Today, if New York City dissolved, Brooklyn would rank as the third-most populous city in the U.S. after Los Angeles and Chicago.
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Police: Suspect threatens employee and robs jewelry store:
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Bye-cycle

A punk rode off with a guy’s electric bicycle on Pacific Street on Oct. 1, police said.

The victim told cops he had parked his pricey blue model 700 two-wheeler near Boerum Place at about 6:30 pm to make a delivery and when he came back just a few moments later, it was gone, according to authorities.
"pricey blue model 700"... WATT??? Watts a "model 700"... and why "pricey"...?
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Saigo launches world’s first sport utility bike on Indiegogo:
https://www.bikebiz.com/business/saigo- ... -indiegogo

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The crowdfunding campaign kicks off today with a target of $25,000 to put the e-bike into mass production
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Saigo has launched the world’s first sport utility bike (SUB), a completely new category for e-bikes, on Indiegogo.

The bike is designed to be tough enough to be used off-road and, by combining a city-bike frame with the ruggedness of fat-bikes, the company has said it offers users a more comfortable all-round experience than a mountain bike.

Ray Chow, co-founder of Saigo, said: “We noticed a lifestyle trend - work and life are blending.

“We created the Saigo SUB line to bring the spirit of SUVs to cycling: convenient for everyday use, but rugged enough for play.

“We have combined state of the art technology with the latest features to create a stylish electric bicycle for off roading or commuting to work.”

The bike weighs 77 lbs including 26x4 inch tyres, has eight-speed Shimano gears and a 500W electric motor.

The motor is built to be durable and efficient, yet silent with a full charging time of five hours.

The in-built 48V10.4Ah battery gives riders a maximum range of 25 miles, but the Torque Sensor System (TSS) feature releases additional power while pedalling to increase the maximum mileage by 30 per cent.

Other features include USB connectivity to charge mobile devices, an integrated locking system and the OLED screen to keep riders up to date on cycling data.

There is also an option to add 3.7mph assistance when pushing the bike.

The bike is equipped with an automated lighting system for road safety at night, including both front and rear light sensors, which incorporate a laser flashing light shining on both sides of the bike, to indicate a safe distance to ride.

It also has a turning signal, a set of two high quality hydraulic disc brakes and a comfortable suspension saddle.

Compatible with dedicated iOS and Android apps, users can monitor their riding mileage, real-time power, and battery health with the Saigo Soul app.

It allows the rider to modify the parameters of their SUB including soft start level, torque working mode and throttle reaction time.

An upgraded GPRS battery allows riders to remotely monitor the location of their bike and easily find it, even when stolen.

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off today with a target of $25,000 (just over £19,000) to put the e-bike into mass production.
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... where they say:
Indiegogo on October 10th
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