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    Fancy motorized Pennyfakething

    First thing I though of was JohnnyPayphone.



    http://www.yikebike.com/site/


    Just not as cool:

    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    That thing is worse than the segway, way too high of a price point.

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    Yeah, "Yike!" at the price.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    LMAO, "what happens if I brake hard?"
    Answer: you eat *****.

    They say you can "easily jump off the front of the yike bike"... which is apparently a good thing if you're trying NOT to run into whatever's in FRONT of you... hmm.

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    that bicycle not the segway thing looks rad and dangerous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by echotraveler View Post
    that bicycle not the segway thing looks rad and dangerous...
    Here's video of one being ridden.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znbOXVpXzgg

    I want to make one for myself, but damn it just looks like it'll throw you off every time you try to stop.
    Much safer with the bars under your legs than over top of them, though.

    As for the Yike...it's probably a superior design to other stand-up electric scooters, but the price is laughable.

    ps: Payphone vs Yike would make a great lawsuit.
    Last edited by lz4005; 09-17-09 at 02:19 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post

    It's surprising that they did it big wheel in front. The small front wheel ordinaries were far more endo proof.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    It's surprising that they did it big wheel in front. The small front wheel ordinaries were far more endo proof.
    That's what gives it the "Yike!" in YikeBike.

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    So..the cute woman laughing at the guy riding this thing is supposed to be a selling point?

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    Completely Useless

    That thing only goes 12 mph and can only go 6.2 miles, then it has to charge for half an hour! What a joke.

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    6.2 miles is a hell of a lot farther than I'd ride it.
    And would you really want to go faster than 12mph on it?

    Kidding aside, those numbers are probably fine given its intended use for "too far to walk, not far enough to drive" trips. The price is still double or triple what the market will support, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
    So..the cute woman laughing at the guy riding this thing is supposed to be a selling point?
    That's the girl singing the music track.
    She likes to draw on her face with a magic marker.
    http://www.herasings.com/

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