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Old 04-17-16, 09:41 AM
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Podride Covered E-Bike

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/p...-bicycle-car#/

It's a covered four-wheel e-bike!
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Old 04-17-16, 02:42 PM
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Nothing about that is a bike.
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Old 04-17-16, 02:54 PM
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37 mile range @ 15mph? That is wholly unremarkable.
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Old 04-17-16, 03:14 PM
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Great idea. Some version---not necessarily the version linked to---is bound to happen sooner or later and by rights should establish itself as a plausible non-gasoline-powered vehicle for use in commuting, shopping, etc.
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Old 04-17-16, 03:58 PM
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I like that. Non gasoline powered vehicle. That is exactly what it is.
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Old 04-17-16, 05:37 PM
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Doing stoppies indicates it's too short for its height. I suspect in good weather/traction it is subject to tipping on corners because it's too narrow (for its height.) Way too much suspension for road use. It's as heavy as TWO rotovelos. Put it on a diet and it wouldn't need the electric, although some people would still get it as an option.

The fabric body is interesting, though. Right now what makes velomobiles so expensive is the labor-intensive carbon or fiberglass shells.
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Old 04-17-16, 06:35 PM
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Aw man, they totally missed the opportunity to make it look like one of these bad boys:

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Old 04-17-16, 08:08 PM
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Nothing about that is a bike.
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Old 04-18-16, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Doing stoppies indicates it's too short for its height. I suspect in good weather/traction it is subject to tipping on corners because it's too narrow (for its height.) Way too much suspension for road use. It's as heavy as TWO rotovelos. Put it on a diet and it wouldn't need the electric, although some people would still get it as an option.

The fabric body is interesting, though. Right now what makes velomobiles so expensive is the labor-intensive carbon or fiberglass shells.
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Originally Posted by J.C. Koto View Post
Aw man, they totally missed the opportunity to make it look like one of these bad boys:

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There is a Smart Car here painted like the Cozy Coupe. Its worth a chuckle every time I see it.
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Old 03-30-20, 04:36 PM
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Per their latest update, they still haven't even produced a prototype of a production model, in four years. I don't see much of a future for this, even though it's needed to wean people off of gasoline for short shopping trips and commutes. And for safety, it needs to be lower, longer, and wider. Some fool would certainly let this thing loose down a steep hill and it would crash. Or a crosswind would knock it over.

As someone once said, cute don't cut it.
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I'm all for it. After cars fume about passing around a slow moving eClown car how can they be as unhappy about passing a bike?
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They raised almost $108k, $64k in 2016 and still aren't delivering product. Run away, run away.
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Hard to get plans completed when your office is at a table in the Cabo Wabo
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Old 03-31-20, 07:33 AM
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This thread was asleep four years for good reason...............
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Why is it a bicycle?
I checked every photo and saw no pedals.

Looks more like an underpowered Tesla than a bicycle.

4 wheels make it a quadcycle, if it pedals. Otherwise it is a car (of sorts) even Henry Ford would laugh at.

Government gives cyclists a few bike lanes and now 4 wheeled electric vehicles are entitled to use them? .

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Old 03-31-20, 10:37 AM
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This thread was asleep four years for good reason...............
I'm closing it rather than move to ebikes
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