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Donut wheel scooter news

Post by Chalo » Aug 07 2018 10:02pm

One vehicle's uncomfortable bump is another vehicle's deadly obstacle.

It comes down to the wheel diameter more than anything.
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Post by Chalo » Aug 31 2018 12:50am

https://www.statesman.com/news/local/au ... J/amp.html
Doctors at Dell Seton Medical Center have treated one to two injuries every day since the beginning of April, when stand-up scooters first arrived in Austin, Dr. Christopher Ziebell, the hospital’s emergency department medical director, told the American-Statesman this summer.

The injuries include broken elbows, knees and wrists as well as scrapes and cuts, but at least four serious head injuries and two injuries from a collision with a vehicle have been reported, he said.
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Post by Chalo » Dec 26 2018 5:35pm

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/scoote ... own-austin
Austin averages at least 10 scooter injuries a day which is the most in the country.
I think the clock is ticking for these scooters. The business model looks like a ploy to slurp up investor dollars/yuan, the opportunity for legitimate profits is marginal at best, personal injury liability is a growing wave that has yet to crest, and as soon as thieves learn how to part the things out for a buck... it's all over.

I won't miss them. (I hope to get in on the glut of useful batteries when the companies fail.) But at least they'll have pointed out one path away from cars.
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Post by onemorejoltwarden » Dec 26 2018 7:09pm

The Statesman piece has a picture of a kid, maybe 7 years old on one, downtown.
The Washington Post article and podcast from today, is another bit of support, the articles on "reactive" safety and regulation speak of a "put them out there and see who gets hurt" approach. I see a lot of folks riding double and with the Lime scooters frame failure issue it reinforces the fact that that the irresponsible implementation and use are not just an issue about being churlish.
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Post by Chalo » Dec 27 2018 12:45pm

These have been going up around town, for a law firm:
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Post by neptronix » Dec 27 2018 12:58pm

The kinda sad thing is that the industry COULD save itself by redesigning the vehicles to be dramatically safer, but i don't see any pushes to do so..

So what happens is that a really cool transportation segment disappears.

Yeah, it is happening..
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Post by amberwolf » Dec 27 2018 10:43pm

IIRC, this is part of why they made them illegal in Phoenix some years back--too many accidents.

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Post by Smoke » Dec 28 2018 12:34am

I have seen a YouTube video with a "hotwired" rental scooter.

I saw the remains of a destroyed rental scooter strewn across a sidewalk.

I see lots of stolen corporate bicycles too.

I see it as litter as much as anything but I never see anyone wearing a helmet.

They don't make sense to me which makes the corporation cash grab idea sound likely.

I'll be glad when they go away but I hope they are replaced by more people owning E-bikes and sit down electric scooters.
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Post by Chalo » Feb 01 2019 12:09pm

This modern life!
Scooter rider critical after being hit by a Lyft driver in downtown
https://www.kxan.com/amp/news/local/aus ... 1744863153
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Post by Chalo » Feb 23 2019 2:23pm

Lime Scooter Software Glitch Causes Random Braking, Dozens Of Rider Injuries
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bizcarson/ ... r-injuries
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Post by Ianhill » Mar 07 2019 2:40pm

90/65R6.5 tyre on a aluminuim decent rim the 60v1600w hubs like what's on the dualtron is more than good for 70mph and not exploding.

The issue with scooters is the faster you go more the giro effect pulls on your body as you turn resisting the turn and stopping the lean in I found after 45mph I would always speed wobble as I slowed down on my 48v1600w scooter with simular wheels but a chaindriven Inrunner motor.

The higher you stand the worse it gets I found a scooter with good suspension travel won't lend it's self to high speed same as a high speed low setup with little suspension travel as possible if any at all to keep the stood upright rider low for better stability from a lower centre of gravity as well as turn in ability will be no good at off-road and bumpy roads etc.

I would like to see the best design for a speed demon scooter i would think a 29er front wheel on a solid fork with a 13 inch 273/70 stator 12000w hub on the rear and a low standing position with some high discharge Lipo and take it to the local drag strip running 144v and it should break some stand up records.

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