Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric veh

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Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric veh

Post by philCFN » Jun 17 2016 5:17pm

Hi all,

I was driving home recently and saw a guy riding what I'm assuming was an electric bicycle of some sort.

The back wheel larger than the front wheel.

The frame itself was black and shaped like a single arc between the two wheels.

The rider sat directly above the back wheel and his feet rested on non-movable pedals on either side of the front wheel.

The rider held handles that were on either side of the seat pointed in a front-back orientation.

Any idea what this was? I didn't get a picture...

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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by SlowCo » Jun 17 2016 6:35pm

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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by Dauntless » Jun 17 2016 8:03pm

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Oh heavens, easy enough to find things that fit that brief description. But you could be talking about a one off, homemade bike.
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Post by molybdenum » Jun 17 2016 9:01pm

philCFN wrote:
Any idea what this was? I didn't get a picture...
Draw one for us
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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by SlowCo » Jun 18 2016 4:24am

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Nice find Dauntless. That's a cool and minimalistic design.

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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by d8veh » Jun 18 2016 6:07am

They're called recumbent bicycles. There's loads of different ones:
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=recum ... 80&bih=595

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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by spinningmagnets » Jun 18 2016 7:34am

Did it look similar to this?

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Post by LockH » Jun 18 2016 8:29am

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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by Voltron » Jun 18 2016 8:13pm

Maybe?
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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by LockH » Jun 18 2016 8:31pm

From first post in this thread "The back wheel larger than the front wheel." (stranger and stranger. huh)
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by molybdenum » Jun 18 2016 10:37pm

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Can't tell i the rear wheel is larger, but the pedals do look kind of useless...
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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by Dauntless » Jun 19 2016 2:15am

molybdenum wrote:Can't tell i the rear wheel is larger, but the pedals do look kind of useless...
Dang, every one of ours is close, but nobody found exactly what he said. I wonder what was so striking about his that he asked about it.
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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by philCFN » Jun 22 2016 11:32am

Voltron wrote:Maybe?
YikeBike-2.jpg
This one (the Yike Bike) is the closest -- but if memory serves me the large wheel was in the back and the small wheel was in the front.

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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by Voltron » Jun 22 2016 9:16pm

Maybe he was confused and riding it backwards. :)...But seriously about half the people that tried to sit on the one we had at our shop started out facing the wrong way. They are so weird... hard to balance while starting, and it only gets worse as you go faster. To look at all the engineering, designing and manufacturing that went into that thing to produce such a terrible ride experience is mind boggling.

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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric

Post by LewTwo » Jun 23 2016 1:03am

SlowCo wrote:
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Nice find Dauntless. That's a cool and minimalistic design.
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The footpegs are mounted to the front fork ... so could you use the pegs to steer with your feet ... something like rudder pedals :?:
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Re: Please help identifying a recently-seen 2-wheel electric veh

Post by LockH » May 19 2018 11:29pm

ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

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