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Liquidmetal

I have yet to see an electric bike that even remotely interests me.

 

I'll take none of them.

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Beemer

The Pacer was hideous also, not even nice wheels and a (edit: Starsky and Hutch) race stripe could help it. It died young. No sniffling here for either.

 

 

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DewMan
10 hours ago, Beemer said:

The Pacer was hideous also, not even nice wheels and a race stripe could help it. It died young. No sniffling here for either.

 

That's because it needs flames to be cool. SHWING!!!!

 

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faffi

I doubt it, far too homely even for Mr. Flintstone 😜

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Beemer
13 hours ago, DewMan said:

 

That's because it needs flames to be cool. SHWING!!!!

 

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Ha! When it's party time nothing matters!

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sorkyah
19 hours ago, blackout said:

Nothing makes sense on that bike!....  But this electric bike is sick!

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is that one of the Isle of man TT electrics?

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blackout
1 hour ago, sorkyah said:

is that one of the Isle of man TT electrics?

Might be.  I had that pic on my computer, but forget the details on the bike.

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Beemer

Have a question. If an electric bike isn't making pollution but the electric company that charges it's batteries is then what's the difference in the carbon foot print? Is it actually making a difference to the environment and if so, how much?

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faffi

IIRC, with about 10k miles annually, a battery-car starts to make environmental pros after 2-3 years, depending on model, if run on "clean" power. If run on coal, I believe it is 4-6 years.  That's global, taking into account production pollution, use and recycling. Locally, they make sense from day one by reducing the amount of fumes people have to breathe. 

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blackout
7 hours ago, faffi said:

IIRC, with about 10k miles annually, a battery-car starts to make environmental pros after 2-3 years, depending on model, if run on "clean" power. If run on coal, I believe it is 4-6 years.  That's global, taking into account production pollution, use and recycling. Locally, they make sense from day one by reducing the amount of fumes people have to breathe. 

Yup, they surely make sense in big cities where the "pollution" gets trapped.  Other than that, not so much.  

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blackout
7 hours ago, Beemer said:

Have a question. If an electric bike isn't making pollution but the electric company that charges it's batteries is then what's the difference in the carbon foot print? Is it actually making a difference to the environment and if so, how much?

It depends whether the carbon offsets are purchased from Al Gore or not....

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gregjet

Actually if I had and charged it during the day when the Solar was working , the fuel carbon footprint would be minimal.  If I used it to ride into town and back , there would be no fuel cost for me, nor fuel carbon footprint.

I would ride it BECAUSE it is ...er...unusual looking. But then that's me, pretty much. But I agree, the aesthetics are not inspiring. Looks like those aero designed rivetted aluminium chairs or the ( unusable) Italian designed aluminium lemon squeezer with spider legs. Or a Glenn Murcutt house...

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MT27

I light one of these candles when I find myself missing the good old days.

 

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r1limited
On 11/8/2018 at 5:54 AM, Beemer said:

Have a question. If an electric bike isn't making pollution but the electric company that charges it's batteries is then what's the difference in the carbon foot print? Is it actually making a difference to the environment and if so, how much?

Oh man the bag o worms is open.  Like the myth of Ethynol and nuclear waist, just do the research on them desposable batteries :)

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Beemer
6 minutes ago, r1limited said:

Oh man the bag o worms is open.  Like the myth of Ethynol and nuclear waist, just do the research on them desposable batteries :)

 

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