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Old 11-02-2018, 06:10 PM   #1
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Anyone using an electric scooter?

I've long thought one of these new electric scooters would be useful when trying to get around a new town while cruising. Then I see that some are having battery fire problems and it makes me rethink the idea.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/techn...ers#gs.Km8M_ZM



http://www.segway.com/media/2356/256...eet_rev-aa.pdf

I wouldn't consider it unless I could be assured the electrical fire risk has been successfully eliminated or greatly minimized. But when they reach that point, I think they could be fun and useful.

Does anyone here use one or two and have recommendations? Maybe I need a Ninebot Go Kart Kit and a miniPRO like this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co...&v=7kTTc1-oGe8
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:48 PM   #2
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Mr. FW. On initial review, fire hazard aside, I thought cool! Upon sober second thought, mmm....not so much.


I did a very quick search for electric bikes and I can see why you'd be interested in the unit(s) you posted. Lighter and easier to stow BUT while the Segway and the miniPRO might be allowed or tolerated on the streets of "Smalltown, PNW", the Ninebot go-cart would most probably be frowned upon. Probably would be the most exciting though until you were apprehended.


Another thing to consider, at least at MY age, (not as much of a concern for you youngsters) is balance. Nope. Need something to hold on to. The old, stand up Segways, perhaps but they weigh too much to get on and off the boat.



This between your knees design may be intuitive and the learning curve may be almost vertical but I think being able to put one's feet out to avert a fall is far safer than hoping your upper body and extremities are able to absorb any impact (fall).



The end of this epistle brings me to this: https://swagtron.com/ebike/folding-electric-bike/
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:50 PM   #3
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My advice is to forget the Flor de Cana while using the Segway. LOL
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Mr. B. Ya know, great minds and all that...I was thinking maybe Mr. FW should buy (maybe rent?) a selection of these transporters and bring them to the meet-up in Feb.



What a scoop! Hands on product testing by experienced boaters. Who better to evaluate the merits of these transporters. I betcha the manufacturers would DONATE their products for the positive advertising value of film footage of the tests.


I say we start a GO-FUND!!! All in favor?
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:19 PM   #5
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Pedal the bicycle.
If you can run a trawler you can pedal a bicycle.
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Fantastic idea. I’ll bring a few extra bottles of Flor de Cana for Al to drink as he proves the various Segways, I want to film him riding after the second bottle. So RT, can we expect you there as a cheering section?
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Mr. NW. "Pedal the bicycle.". I disagree. I think I know where Mr. FW is coming from. Offload transporter, take a buzz around town, back to boat and not be exhausted from the walking. As I mentioned, much easier to stow than a bike unless it was a folding model.
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Mr. B. Re: post #6. I very much doubt my absence or presence would add to or subtract from the success of the festivities. The jury is still out.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:20 PM   #9
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How wrong you are, we would all like to put a face to your fabulous comments, you could be the hit of the party. Might even crown you king.

So your saying there is a chance?
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There are handles you can buy to add to the miniPRO to look like this. Seems like a sensible addition but adds to the storage space req'ts.



https://more4mini.com/products/heigh...RoCDnkQAvD_BwE

RTF, your e-bike looks sensible and probably much more practical but lacks the panache of a miniPRO. Wait until they come out with a collapsible e-cart that rivals the senior carts rolling down the streets. We'll all be driving them in the end...
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:29 PM   #11
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FWIW, I have a SoloWheel that works really well. It is small and relatively light. Just takes a bit of balance and practice, but works well.
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As I recall, the inventor of the same or similar invention died riding it. With my poor balance, the odds against me would be higher.
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When it comes with 3 wheels, a seat and something to hold on to, I might consider it but, I too have a balance problem.
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Hi,


I think this is next step, personaly trone...


video link taxi trone


https://www.wsj.com/video/flying-dro...0344F17D0.html


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I think this is next step, personaly trone...


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https://www.wsj.com/video/flying-dro...0344F17D0.html


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Your boat must be bigger than mine.
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Your boat must be bigger than mine.
Believing that flying equipment will come smaller and on the other hand, flying in the air several could be chaos while the city in traffic.

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I am thinking of getting one of these:https://lunacycle.com/one-mile-scooter/

35 lbs and 20mi range
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I am thinking of getting one of these:https://lunacycle.com/one-mile-scooter/

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Very nice and convenient because of folding and low corrosion materials.

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Just bought 2 of the https://www.jupiterbike.com/ at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show. Took them for a spin around our neighborhood yesterday and had a blast.

I'm 6'3" and 220 and was amazed at how comfortable it is. The fact that it weighs 25 pounds and fits in a backpack makes storing it somewhere on the boat a breeze. We'll still keep our folding bikes on board for exercise but I see using these Jupiter bikes a bunch when we head to the Keys this winter.
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Just bought 2 of the https://www.jupiterbike.com/ at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show. Took them for a spin around our neighborhood yesterday and had a blast.

I'm 6'3" and 220 and was amazed at how comfortable it is. The fact that it weighs 25 pounds and fits in a backpack makes storing it somewhere on the boat a breeze. We'll still keep our folding bikes on board for exercise but I see using these Jupiter bikes a bunch when we head to the Keys this winter.
Looks like a breeze to set up and collapse. Very compact design. Let us know how they hold up over time.
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