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Old 10-10-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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The 175 Watt Solution: Big companies taking concept of electric bicycles seriously

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The 175 Watt Solution
By Forbes Bagatelle-Black

EV World West Coast Contributing Editor attends largest North American bike show


http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?sect...e&storyid=1111

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By the end of my day at Interbike, my feet were sore, but my heart was content. The electric bicycle industry, which seemed doomed to failure as recently as 2004, has made a remarkable resurgence. There were more e-bikes at the show than I had ever seen gathered in one place before. The designs varied widely. People are experimenting and innovation is flourishing. Big companies are taking the concept of electric bicycles seriously. This is very good news for those of you who wish to minimize the damage you do as you wander about this planet. Rejoice!




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Old 10-10-2006, 06:03 PM   #2
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That schwinn is nice. It uses a pretty standard bike setup. The 7speed internal gearing and 28mm tires are nice.

The last trike looks real good but I might want to buy a used insight insted ($7500).
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Distance traveled by bicycle in 2007= 1,830ish miles
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:11 PM   #3
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Yeah, holy moly that's expensive! You could make your own for a lot less than that. But man, it's slick.

Did you watch the Aerorider trike video on their site? Partway through where he's coming to a stop he slides the back end out a little.

http://www.aerorider.com/film/video%2001.wmv

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Old 10-10-2006, 08:43 PM   #4
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That video made me drool a bit.
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yeah he slid on the white painted blocks on the road with the right front wheel . . . things needs to be lower to the ground I think.
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