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C&V friendly e-bike inspired by 40s French bike

Old 03-23-19, 08:56 PM
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C&V friendly e-bike inspired by 40s French bike

This e-bike has more panache than the average ebike.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90293849...ing-reproduced

Apparently it is inspired by this 1940s bike.


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Old 03-23-19, 09:38 PM
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That's kinda cool. Odd looking, for sure, but odd in an artistic way rather than a simple flat-black MTB with a huge battery and extra other gew-gaws tacked on.

I wonder if anyone has come up with an E-bike version of a classic balloon-tire-tank Schwinn cruiser? A tank battery unit could be pretty seamlessly designed and except for the driving motor hub, it could be executed in such a way you could hardly tell the difference from the original vintage.

Do the frame in aluminum and it'll probably even weigh less than the original
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
That's kinda cool. Odd looking, for sure, but odd in an artistic way rather than a simple flat-black MTB with a huge battery and extra other gew-gaws tacked on.

I wonder if anyone has come up with an E-bike version of a classic balloon-tire-tank Schwinn cruiser? A tank battery unit could be pretty seamlessly be designed and except for the driving motor hub, it could be executed in such a way you could hardly tell the difference from the original vintage.

Do the frame in aluminum and it'll probably even weigh less than the original
In the neighborhood.
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Neato! I don't want one, but when I'm 80 and can't do the hills anymore, perhaps then. At $2000-2500, they aren't even that much more expensive than a flat-black-MTB-with-huge-battery-and-extra-other-gew-gaws tacked on.

I guess that's why they're sold out.
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it would be great if our bike share bikes were that nice looking ... or, at the very least, a pleasant color.
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