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Podride Covered E-Bike

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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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
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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