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Old 09-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default Forget E-Bikes!

Battery range will never be useful. Charging just moves the pollution upstream.

Here's the real alternative energy bike for the dedicated conservative:

Is the World Ready for a Bike Without Pedals? : Discovery Channel
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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I'll bet you are the Jay Leno of electric vehicles by now!

Which one did you take to work today?
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Boy, that is the result of WAY too many latte's!

Don't'cha know they got an "A" for that silliness!



Heck, it's just a two wheeled 'Flintstone-mobile!'
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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That's pretty much the same as the first bicycles, except you sat on those. It's a retrograde design.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #5
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If you took the wheels off it and put it in the bedroom, people would draw some interesting conclusions.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:14 PM   #6
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So, instead of the mechanical-advantage of "gearing" that would allow an operator to move FASTER than they would by walking/running, you now must essentially walk everywhere with this thing strapped to your ass, and can go no-faster than you can walk/run (unless you're going down a LOOOOOONG hill!).

It's so Stupid, it's Evil-Bush Brilliant!
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:01 PM   #7
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uh... ok...
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:20 PM   #8
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So, instead of the mechanical-advantage of "gearing" that would allow an operator to move FASTER than they would by walking/running,

I remember several times when my Dad tried to explain to my Mom why somebody on a bicycle could go faster than somebody on foot.

Mom: It's a person pushing with their legs, just like walking.

Dad: No. The pedal arm is a lever, that's a machine that multiplies force. The gears are machines, they multiply the force too.

Mom: It's still just a person pushing with their legs.

Dad: No...(repeat X times)
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