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    Saw this on CNET today --



    Full story here

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    I'll take two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    I'll take two.
    At $7000 a pop?

    Its beautiful, but wonder how much it weighs? The problem with these semi-electric vehicles is that they're likely be illegal in the bike lanes but too underpowered for the main road. That's one of the ironies of the NEV's -- can't take em on 45 MPH roads that are wide open for bikes. In my state you'll probably also need licensing and insurance.

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    That thing is as narrow as a bicycle with a large rider. Why shouldn't it be ridden on 45MPH roads that are wide open for bikes?

    I really want to get an enclosed bike some day (not for $7000, though) for the rain protection and the aerodynamic benefit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS
    At $7000 a pop?
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    Maybe he thought he was looking at a mail order bride catalog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS
    At $7000 a pop?
    I posted my comment before I read the specs. Yeah, I'd buy two if they left out the motor assist and all the extra weight. An enclosed recumbent would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    I'll take two.
    Plus the bike.

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    Its a dam conspiracy!!!! Thay wan't to turn us all into friggin cagers!!! No thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadhils
    Its a dam conspiracy!!!! Thay wan't to turn us all into friggin cagers!!! No thanks...
    They already surpass us in literacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerewa
    That thing is as narrow as a bicycle with a large rider. Why shouldn't it be ridden on 45MPH roads that are wide open for bikes?
    Sorry to confuse the issues. I was talking about NEVs (Neighborhood Electric Vehicles -- usually modified golf carts). NEVs are too wide for bike lanes but too slow for 45 MPH roads.

    Not sure if this semi-electric would be allowed in the bike lanes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS
    At $7000?
    I'll have close to that into my Scorpion with custom paint job and all.
    http://www.hpvelotechnik.com/produkt...details_e.html

    and a fully equiped HyperSport will run you about the same.
    http://www.windcheetah.co.uk/hypersport.htm

    but then I save that amount each year I go without an automobile.
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    anyone see this thing on page 3?



    designed to fold up to fit in a coin-operated locker!
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    designed to fold up to fit in a coin-operated locker!
    and arguably is more useful as a commuter vehicle than a razor scooter!

    Okay, it has a grip shifter and what could easily be an 8 speed/internal shimano hub. You'd be hard pressed to find an 8-speed razor scooter.
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    Not sure if this semi-electric would be allowed in the bike lanes.
    certainly allowed in Wide Outside Lanes and narrow, low-speed city streets.
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    I had an Ecodyne, a fully fiberglass faired. recumbent trike much like this thing, just lower and fatter. And no motor assist. Problems: 1; the shell was half the weight, 2; in summer I overheated, 3; winter the window fogged/froze over in minutes, 4; at extreme downhill speeds the brakes were horribly inadequate. 5; the wheels picked up gravel, dirt, and water spraying the insides and me with crud. 6; on sharp turns it could roll over. A friend got it up on two wheels and road several hundred yards around a parking lot. The rear cluster promptly disintegrated. Benefits: 1; Incredbile gee whiz factor. 2; could go really, really fast downhill. See #4 above. Oh and 23 years ago I paid $2400 for it.

    This oriental trike looks like it would roll over in a light side wind or if a semi goes past at speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cummings
    This oriental trike looks like it would roll over in a light side wind or if a semi goes past at speed.
    That's probably why it's electrically-assisted: the batteries act as ballast weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    I'll take two.
    I'll take the two shown (green shirt and suit)
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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