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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Reagan View Post
    A good normal bike can set you back 1500 easily. 1500 is not bad at all for an ebike. I considered one for my commute bit eventually decided to get a scooter instead.
    Electric or gas? I've always considered scooters kinda gaye. Can't really keep up with traffic and can't use a bike lane. Plus you have to have an outside place to store them, or a garage.

    With an E bike you can use the bike lane and store it inside a building to keep it from getting stolen. These things weigh about 60# so can even be dragged up a flight of stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Right View Post
    Electric or gas? I've always considered scooters kinda gaye. Can't really keep up with traffic and can't use a bike lane. Plus you have to have an outside place to store them, or a garage.

    With an E bike you can use the bike lane and store it inside a building to keep it from getting stolen. These things weigh about 60# so can even be dragged up a flight of stairs.
    150cc scooter, so it can keep up with traffic. I ruled out the 50cc scooters that can only go 30mph, though I had to get a motorcycle license. If it looks gay, that's a plus to me. It's more practical for commuting than a motorcycle - storage under the seat, CVT transmission, no manual shifter that would scuff my work shoes. Although after taking curves with a motorcycle I kind of want to get one of those too.
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    Anyway I wasn't saying that a scooter was right for you or better than an ebike. It wouldn't make any sense for your situation because you'd get no exercise. I just was interested in an ebike for commuting and decided against it. I'd still like to get an ebike at one point.
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    Mid drives are supposed to be a better and higher quality, but hub drives are definitely cheaper.
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    Also anything that can go above 20mph technically has to be titled and such, it's considered a class 3 ebike. I doubt anyone's ever going to call you on it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Reagan View Post
    150cc scooter, so it can keep up with traffic. I ruled out the 50cc scooters that can only go 30mph, though I had to get a motorcycle license. If it looks gay, that's a plus to me. It's more practical for commuting than a motorcycle - storage under the seat, CVT transmission, no manual shifter that would scuff my work shoes. Although after taking curves with a motorcycle I kind of want to get one of those too.
    I commuted into Boston for three summers on a 650cc Kawasaki. At least three times fellow car drivers tried to murder me, in a rage at my relative freedom and manliness compared with their dull lives. Without the high performance bike I probably wouldn't be here typing. I always rode with boots and a leather jacket, and carried decent shoes and apparel for my work as an technical designer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Right View Post
    I commuted into Boston for three summers on a 650cc Kawasaki. At least three times fellow car drivers tried to murder me, in a rage at my relative freedom and manliness compared with their dull lives. Without the high performance bike I probably wouldn't be here typing. I always rode with boots and a leather jacket, and carried decent shoes and apparel for my work as an technical designer.
    They do get a bit jealous on the expressway huh?

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    The regular fenders for the Fat Tire are back in stock and look nice. $60 vs $160 for the ugly full coverage fenders.

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    You make your purchase yet?
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    No. I'm going to wait until I no longer have my dog. I suspect 6 months to a year. And the longer I wait, the better these bikes will get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Right View Post
    No. I'm going to wait until I no longer have my dog. I suspect 6 months to a year. And the longer I wait, the better these bikes will get.
    You going to eventually get another dog??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    You going to eventually get another dog??
    Not soon. I'm close to retirement so do a lot of travelling, and will do lots more when I do retire. When I start to slow down I'll probably get a dog then.

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    Good idea...

    Some of the reasons I don't have pets now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Good idea...

    Some of the reasons I don't have pets now..
    Not ready to fart dust yet?

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    E bikes never heard of them but i tried moped scooter that you can run with gas
    or using pocket bikes but ill take a look for e bikes thanks for the info

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