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Old 09-02-09, 12:50 PM   #1
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YikeBike folding electric "bike"

I guess because it has two wheels it can be called a bicycle. Still...

But it folds, it is electric and it has Schwalbe Kojaks on it.

Take a look here.
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Old 09-02-09, 01:00 PM   #2
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it looks cool, but how dare they call it a bike!
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Website with video http://www.yikebike.com
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I applaud their creative design and innovative thinking.

However, $5000 for something that has just a 6 mile range? Only the really wealthy and cool kids will buy it.
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cool toy. But I would put int the same category as the Segway, which I would describe it as expensive and looks a little too nerdy to ride on it if you know what I meant... Folding bike is as far as I would go...
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$5000 for being laughed at on that thing? I do not have enough self-confidence to ride it, nor physical condition to hold that awkward riding position. This might be aeither a joke or a senior student's concept project at industrial design school.
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If you don't break your neck after hitting a pothole you'll probably get run over by a car because drivers won't see you coming.
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Check out this one:

http://www.minifarthing.com/
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is this the pre-commercial or the concept? exactly the same product. didnt know the range was only 6 miles...
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is this the pre-commercial or the concept? exactly the same product. didnt know the range was only 6 miles...
range may be tolerable but paying $5,000 for this - i don't think so....i wonder how they came up with that price...
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