The folks who make e-bikes aren’t stupid. They aren’t targeting solely serious cyclists as their market. They’re targeting folks who may not remember what it’s like to pedal a bike. More cynically, and some of them targeting the consumer who doesn’t know junk from quality.
Archive for March, 2011
We recently got a hold of a couple of folding bikes for our recent travels. I took a Bike Friday to Austin for the North American Handmade Bike Show, while Ted brought a Brompton with him to Washington DC for the National Bike Summit. Ted has been a long time fan of folding bikes having […]
For as long as I’ve had a Dahon folding bike–about 10 years–I’ve been flirting with Brompton bikes from afar. The Brompton is the bike I really thought I wanted, but couldn’t afford.
This morning I became convinced that e-bikes may keep fair-weather bike commuters on their bikes–and out of their cars–when conditions are less than ideal.
Mitchell and Webb weren’t confident that the viewers would recognize this character as eccentric, so they had him mention his folding bicycle.
Moving Beyond the Automobile: Congestion Pricing