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Old 12-31-04, 04:14 PM   #1
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Powerbyke, riding for the lazy.

" Continuing the trend towards efficient and greener transport, the electric Powabyke has been designed to give all the benefits of traditional cycling without the effort. "

Now there's something useful...


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Old 12-31-04, 07:44 PM   #2
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You sounds like our old patrol bikes at work... biking for those who should be riding a scooter.
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Old 01-01-05, 01:44 AM   #3
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How asinine can you get? ******************* lazy *****************er's
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Old 01-01-05, 03:28 AM   #4
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hahahha wow that is so lazy
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i think those bikes are for the older folks who cant do much excerise but still want to...
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Old 01-01-05, 08:08 AM   #6
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They are still better than cars. I have recently electrified an adult trike for a kid who, because of a car accident, suffered permanent muscle and nerve damage. The electric trike gives him the options of riding where he can and using the motor where he can't. It has also given him a sense of freedom he hasn't had in over 3 years. Electric bikes have their place. I hope to see more of them.
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Nowhere does it say how mych the things weigh. Probably weigh a ton with the battery. I think the trike might be useful at sone businesses like mine. My company is in seven buildings scattered over a couple of blocks. Sometimes they use a truck or a van to deliver small packages to the different buildings.
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Nowhere does it say how mych the things weigh. Probably weigh a ton with the battery. I think the trike might be useful at sone businesses like mine. My company is in seven buildings scattered over a couple of blocks. Sometimes they use a truck or a van to deliver small packages to the different buildings.
The weigh a lot. Depending on the type of motor, and as you pointed out , the batteries. But, let me say that if you have a spread out business, a good industrial grade trike could be utilized to deliver sizable packages building to building. If the terain isnot too hilly, a regular pedal trike would be excellent. They still use them I think at GE in Massachusetts. A decent quality one (w/o electric) - @ $400-$450.
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you guys.. think about this.. if someone had servere nerve damage like Isits mention, you really think he'll care about climbing a 7 mile hill? even if its a one mile hill.. i highly doubt, anyone whoses in need of an assistance would go out of their way to climb a hill.. you guys just have to understand it from the other point of view. yea, it ways a lot, but it has its purpose, and it does its job well. hell sure a fat lazy ass could use it, but you know? its better then nothing..
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There are a number of electric bikes in use out in this area - some people are just lazy. An able bodied friend of mine bought one to commute to and from work, her house is a only a thirty to fourty minute bike ride away. What a joke, in my opinion. However, If they enable people to bike who otherwise can't, great. If they get one more car off the road, great. If you ride one because you're too lazy to pedal, expect scoffs from this cyclist.
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Old 01-01-05, 05:48 PM   #11
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I have nothing against electric bikes. If it works for someone, gets them around, out in the world- they enjoy it, then thats great- to each his/her own.

But the notion that electric bikes, scooters etc. are somewhow envornmentally friendly is what is truly assinine. Its a great brainwashing that electricity is somehow "clean". Where does that electricity come from? Yup - either from coal, natural gas, nuclear or hydro plants. Each of these methods of power generation have a sginificant impact on the environment. While hydro is the one that stands out as non poluting, the impact on rivers, streams and even ocean beaches is just as bad.

There aint no free lunch I guess.
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Old 01-01-05, 06:20 PM   #12
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As I stated we have electric bikes at work... they weight 55 pounds
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Old 01-01-05, 06:59 PM   #13
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You snobs. I started at 270 lbs. on an electric bike because I couldn't do any better. then I got a real bike. then I got rid of my car. meanwhile I also got rid of 70 lbs. Don't put any way of starting off down.

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It would be good to help people with leg problems to get strenght back. Like if you break your leg, your leg will become weaker and one could use that to gain a bit. Theres nothing wrong with them
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If it leaves another gas guzzler on the driveway and not on the road, Yay.
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You snobs. I started at 270 lbs. on an electric bike because I couldn't do any better. then I got a real bike. then I got rid of my car. meanwhile I also got rid of 70 lbs. Don't put any way of starting off down.

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I retired a couple of years ago, lungs at about 50%, from a massive infection,and thought I would have to give up My bike. I ride trails, with My cameras. I just installed a front hub motor, still get the exercise I need, but don't have to worry about getting stuck in the woods gasping for breath until someone shows up with a tow rope.
It is amazing, like having a new lease on freedom. If I want to ride without it all I have to do is swap front wheels.
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Lazy?! I'll tell ya lazy... I could never own one of those things cuz I'm too friggin' lazy to recharge the battery every other day. 34 mile range?
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I retired a couple of years ago, lungs at about 50%, from a massive infection,and thought I would have to give up My bike. I ride trails, with My cameras. I just installed a front hub motor, still get the exercise I need, but don't have to worry about getting stuck in the woods gasping for breath until someone shows up with a tow rope.
It is amazing, like having a new lease on freedom. If I want to ride without it all I have to do is swap front wheels.
I can respect your use of such a bike, however I stand by my dislike of the marketing behind the product.
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I just plug it in on the porch. I never ran it to see how far I can go, but 6 or 8 miles on dirt trails leaves Me with plenty of battery left. It should get 25+ miles on the road, I run knobby tires, road tires have less drag. Also hauling photo gear, the weight adds up fast. It sure works for Me.

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looks like this bike will not handle cargo... what is the weight limit on steep hill????
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Bah, that's cheatin' if you don't have a medical reason and aren't hauling serious cargo!
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Bicycles are for transportation; manufacturers began a sports marketing campaign in North America several decades ago to sell bicycles for more money as well as sell a lot of accessories. The idea that a bicycle is primarily a piece of sports equipment and that you have to strive to pedal as if you were riding the Tour de France while riding local roads is silly hubris. Anything that makes using a bike more attractive to the ordinary person for running local errands rather than driving a car is a good thing.
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Hey! Who woke up the five-years-asleep thread?
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