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Old 24th March 2010, 04:52 AM   #1
a.wayne is offline a.wayne  United States
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Old 24th March 2010, 05:56 AM   #2
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Old 24th March 2010, 06:37 AM   #3
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Old 24th March 2010, 06:43 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by planet10 View Post
That was my reaction too.

Kind of reminds me of that segway thing.

I do like the way it folds up though. That's the coolest feature.

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Old 24th March 2010, 06:54 AM   #5
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way better than a segway, a bit faster I think, no?

Now, if it could be powered by a fuel cell,
All the trouble I've ever been in started out as fun......
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Old 24th March 2010, 09:31 AM   #6
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Nice design concept but falls at the last fence with it's limited range and I suspect it's steep gradient ability. Bicycles on the flat are easy, its the hills that are the problem.
Definitely needs fuel cell or perhaps minature gas turbine generator.
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Old 24th March 2010, 09:40 AM   #7
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Cool, but I prefer my Ninja for the extra MPH lol
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Old 24th March 2010, 11:00 PM   #8
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Faster, lighter and cheaper, with similar range as a segway. Pretty good idea, but I think riding a bike is more healthy. Perhaps a clamp-on electric assist for a bike would be a more practical solution?
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Old 24th March 2010, 11:19 PM   #9
wg_ski is offline wg_ski  United States
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Perhaps a clamp-on electric assist for a bike would be a more practical solution?
Nah... Drafting behind another rider is the more practical sloution
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Old 25th March 2010, 12:20 AM   #10
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nice... easy to use in ChCh - lived there for 7 years, but I wouldn't want to be on one of those in Sydney traffic....
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