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Old 06-30-08, 05:00 PM   #1
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Way Cool !!!!!

I was sitting in my Tacoma with my daughter at a red light this morning on
our way back home from delivering her car to it's new owner, when we saw
a new Whizzer go by. He started up by pedaling and then let the small motor
take over. My daughter has a Yamaha Sport Motorcycle and her Boyfreind has a
large Cruiser style Motorcycle, and even she thought the Whizzer was pretty neat,
especially if it really gets the 120 mpg that is advertised.

Happy Trails
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Old 06-30-08, 05:14 PM   #2
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At my age, I'm not sure I want to ride something called a Whizzer.
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Old 06-30-08, 05:22 PM   #3
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At my age, I'm not sure I want to ride something called a Whizzer.

Maybe you could scratch out a few letters and rename it the "Geezer"
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At my age, I'm not sure I want to ride something called a Whizzer.
At my age I'm not sure I can ride something called a Whizzer.
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Anyone know if they hve two stroke engines, where you mix equal parts gas and Flomax?
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I recall seeing things like this on occassion back in the 60's sometime/where. Pedals and a tiny motor. Brain's all locked up or I could think of the name. At any rate, I expect we'll be seeing more and more options for personal transportation in the next few years.
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Old 07-02-08, 07:31 AM   #7
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I recall seeing things like this on occassion back in the 60's sometime/where. Pedals and a tiny motor. Brain's all locked up or I could think of the name. At any rate, I expect we'll be seeing more and more options for personal transportation in the next few years.

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Old 07-02-08, 07:34 AM   #8
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Maybe you could scratch out a few letters and rename it the "Geezer"

At least most of us aren't Wheezers.
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And some of us aren't so old that we can't be fans of Weezer! http://www.youtube.com/weezer
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Anyone know if they hve two stroke engines, where you mix equal parts gas and Flomax?
4-cycle engine so no gas/oil mix.
http://www.whizzermotorbike.com/index.html
Here is a photo of one.

Here is my Chinese bicycle engine on an antique Raleigh frame.


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Those are cute. I can hang with one of those.
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Maybe you should just get one of these: http://www.happyscooters.com/120W-24...-50-16fg2.html

Way greener than the Whizzer but I am not sure where the heck the battery is or the range of travel on a charge.
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There are a lot of neat electric motor bike options. Bikes built to be electric assist, other options for retrofitting regular bikes.

The new Giant Twist Freedom DX cost $2000 and has a range of up to 75 miles, in electric assist mode. Where you pedal and it adds force to each stroke. Perfectly allowable in bike lanes and on bike trails too.
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008...ctric-bike.php
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I pretty much categorize them right there along with fat girls.

Fun to ride until your friends catch you doing it !

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At my age I'm not sure I can ride something called a Whizzer.
at my age reading the word Whizzer gets me moving toward the Men's Room.
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I pretty much categorize them right there along with fat girls.

Fun to ride until your friends catch you doing it !

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I converted two bikes to electric for a neighbor. Both would never had started biking without starting on the electric bikes first. They started riding and enjoying it very much. Pretty soon they started helping with the pedals to extend there range. After about 3 months they figured out they did not need electric assist. They both purchased a couple of nice bikes and sold the electric bikes. They would have never gotten started without electric assist. Both LBS in my town refuse to even consider stocking electric bikes or kits.
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