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Just bought a Lectric XP stepthrough ebike

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ASATKat, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    "Check it out." ((engine revving))...That there, son, is 12 horses of "eye-talian" thunder. ---Howard Wolowitz concerning his "hog" (moped).

    Seriously, the electric bikes I've seen folks riding around here are great. I hope yours fits your need:cool:.
     
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    I’ll be the first to say congrats but also, I don’t get it?

    Maybe it’s the wave of the future!

    Next up, electric airplanes! Or electric shoes with rollies on em!
     
  3. ASATKat

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    There's a big difference there, the e-bike is a lot of fun to ride. It takes me back to when I rode bikes all the time as a teen. On a bike I remembered how neighborhoods smelled, cut lawns, cooking, and in this day and age, the occasional grow lol

    Also, if I was going 28 mph on the electric e-bike I would almost be freaking out I was going so fast on a bicycle. It will push my limits, the sensation of speed will greatly surpass the feeling of speed in a car at 50. That is why motorcycles are so popular.
     
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  4. blowtorch

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    I guess that's me, too.
    I know, you shouldn't knock it until you've tried it...

    but for myself, when I want to bicycle, I bicycle, and if I wanted a motorcycle, I'd get a motorcycle
     
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    Get it, it's not confusing. It's not the wave of the future, it's just that the bikes are available. I hate cars, they're expensive, they break down and are expensive, I don't have to deal with insurance ripoffs. If I need a car for something I will go rent one for a week or whatever, but I don't. My biggest problem with a bike is playing music, getting my amp and guitar to someone's house. But that doesn't exist in society these days, and when the time comes that we can get together and play gigs I may have to get a car, or a wagon to put my stuff in and hook to my bike lol.
     
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    I don't want a motorcycle, it took me six months to decide motorcycle or ebike. I do not want to be on the freeway on a motorcycle competing with cars I don't like being in the flow of traffic on a motorcycle because of the danger and rudeness of drivers. And ebike puts me in the category of bicycles and they're pretty much left alone, they stay off the roads and ride the bike paths. I'm just not that much in a hurry I guess.
     
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    Well, that all makes plenty of sense!
     
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    You cannot try to apply logic to advertisements.
    Sell a perfume ? cute topless guy. Sell ax body spray ? Cute guy gets lovely girl. Dating app ? A girl pushing a shopping cart with a guy falling in it. It was a drawing but still. Sell soap ? naked girl in the shower. Btw, why do some soaps smell like fruits but taste horrible ?
    And who is the madman who invented menthol shampoo ? Free inside :double dose of tears in the shower !
     
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    if you're riding your moped at 28 mph on a mixed use path with bicycles, baby carriages and dog walkers, you're creating a dangerous situation for the people the path was made for. I've seen way too much of this.
     
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    49cc

    On the electrics, a friend of mine and me started 2 years ago a project with an 800V E-eng on a BMX Bike. It is real real real fun and useful in the city.
    Enjoy !!

    This is my friend's one.
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    Mine derived to an STBY project.
     
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    Poor dude gets a bike and people go out of their way to **** on the thread.

    Way to go!! Aim high!!
     
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  12. ASATKat

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    Were you born in 1890?
     
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    Read better, I agree with you, and I'm not stupid enough to put people in harm, please get real.
     
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    You know what? I don't care,
     
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    Having fried knees I am unable to pedal power very far. Some days not at all.
    But I still like to cycle. So the e-bike stuff has my attention, and I have been watching it evolve.
    And since we have to tolerate dirt bikes on our roads, and cars with no mufflers get a pass, and sport bikes can ride wheelies in interstate traffic and ignore all traffic laws....

    I figure as it stands I can pretty much "do what I want"

    My commute, 6 minutes to the shop in the 30 mph zone.
    My future summer commuter?
    Maybe something like this....
    https://www.hpcbikes.com/pages/typhoon
     
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    Very
    Very nice, looks like hi performance. My cool bike is a put-put in comparison.
     
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    The low impact or stress on the knees offered by different grades of assist is great therapy for sensitive knees. Hopefully.
     
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    They look great! I want!!!!
     
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    This post is too fun to let go,

    Ok you got me, I confess, I want an e-bike so I can run down the little yip yip dogs and chase the little old ladies. Call me the e-bike terrorist. I mean what's the use of having an e-bike if you can't run dogs and kids down?
     
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    What bike? ;)
     
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