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Recognize this?

Post by Dauntless » Jan 29 2019 3:23pm

Anybody know what that thing on the left is? It was an ad but the link wouldn't open. Hell, what's on the RIGHT?

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by markz » Jan 29 2019 3:34pm

I know exactly what it is....

A folding artistic turd!

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by mark5 » Jan 29 2019 3:35pm

https://californianewswire.com/wham-o-and-smacircle-partner-to-develop-innovative-ebikes-to-make-city-travel-easier-and-fun/ wrote: Wham-O and Smacircle Partner to Develop Innovative eBikes to Make City Travel Easier and Fun
By Christopher Simmons - Jan 28, 2019 12:02 PM PST

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Wham-O, the iconic all-American recreational brand synonymous with fun and sport, announced a strategic partnership with Smacircle LMT Ltd to introduce better solutions in “LAST MILE” transportation.
(blah blah...)
Wham-O and Smacircle will introduce Smacircle S1, the world’s most compact and lightweight eBike. Weighing approximately 17 pounds, the S1 can easily be folded in five simple steps into a small backpack.
(blah blah...)
The Smacircle S1 is the lightest and smallest eBike in the world with a folded footprint of 19 inches across. While it may appear frail, the body is mostly constructed of carbon fiber capable of supporting up to 220 pounds, making the S1 perfect for work and travel.
(blah blah...)
The high-quality, high-capacity Samsung battery for the Smacircle holds up to 1-15 miles on a single charge, and the battery fully recharges in three hours. The 5,700 mAh battery pack and 240W motor are powerful enough to propel the S1 to a top speed of 15 mph and a grade of up to 15 degrees.

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by kdog » Jan 29 2019 10:38pm

L is folded version of R. Looks like a pos, would ride like it too.

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by dustNbone » Jan 29 2019 11:43pm

Looks like every previous effort to make folding bikes better has been ignored.

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by markz » Jan 29 2019 11:48pm

.....eagerly awaiting Chalo's response.

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by LeftieBiker » Jan 30 2019 1:31am

The high-quality, high-capacity Samsung battery for the Smacircle holds up to 1-15 miles on a single charge,
At last: truth in range advertising!

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by markz » Jan 31 2019 9:02pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Jan 30 2019 1:31am
The high-quality, high-capacity Samsung battery for the Smacircle holds up to 1-15 miles on a single charge,
At last: truth in range advertising!
1 mile :shock:

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by nomidis » Feb 01 2019 2:32am

That's UGLY :shock:

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by Chalo » Feb 01 2019 2:35am

markz wrote:
Jan 29 2019 11:48pm
.....eagerly awaiting Chalo's response.
Too easy.
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Re: Recognize this?

Post by markz » Feb 01 2019 5:54pm

nomidis wrote:
Feb 01 2019 2:32am
That's UGLY :shock:
So are so many other artsy fartsy vehicles, but people still bought them. Pontiac Aztec, Nissan Cube, Checy SSR, 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird, Plymouth Prowler, PT Cruiser. They still sold a ton of them.

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by Ford Prefect » Feb 02 2019 10:32am

Looks like "IT" by Mr Garrison.

Still. The whole folding Ebike thing doesn't really need 50km range at 70kph. It is just a means to travel from the subway to the office.
So if this thing actually works - which is a lot to say looking at these miniature wheels - it could be a rather useful commuter.
The fundamental laws of thermodynamics will place fixed limits on technological innovation and human advancement.

How would you react if I said that I'm not from Guildford after all, but from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse?

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Re: Recognize this?

Post by markz » Feb 02 2019 4:14pm

It is a toy, and them wheels hitting a ramp curb bump, train track slot, pot hole, hose/cable protector for construction. The only benefit is it folds up into a nice size, gotta look cool in front of everyone walking into the office. So yes, a 10 block walk from the train to the office, plus a 20 block walk from home to train or bus stop, would be beneficial.

Ford Prefect wrote:
Feb 02 2019 10:32am
So if this thing actually works - which is a lot to say looking at these miniature wheels - it could be a rather useful commuter.

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