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Old 12-19-2019, 01:47 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I don't really see much people using e-unicycle. What I often see is e-bike. I feel like e-unicyle would be a hit if all sidewalks would be flat.

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Old 12-19-2019, 02:48 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I don't know why unicycles aren't more popular other than manufacturer liability. I'm still in the market for one, but I'm not willing to pay more than about $300 for a used one, and it needs to go a minimum of 35 MPH. My expectations are more than the market will bear at the moment.
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I am pretty sure that bicycles are not more popular because people would rather use ride-sharing.
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Old 12-27-2019, 10:40 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I don't know why unicycles aren't more popular other than manufacturer liability. I'm still in the market for one, but I'm not willing to pay more than about $300 for a used one, and it needs to go a minimum of 35 MPH. My expectations are more than the market will bear at the moment.
I think maximum for sale is 28 mph with pedals. Above that, it has to registered as a vehicle and most people shy away.
With that said it cost nothing to make a homemade "motor cycle" legal.
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Old 12-30-2019, 01:48 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Each state DMV will have laws on building and licensing a motorcycle. I am not in favor of a unicycle or Segway going more than 10 mph due to limits of safety and efficiency compared to a bicycle or motorcycle.
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I am pretty sure that bicycles are not more popular because people would rather use ride-sharing.
I'm pretty sure bicycles are not popular because people are lazy. So much so that even electric assist is too much effort for most of them.
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People value safety, comfort, and convenience. Cars are weather proof, provide cargo capacity, and extend the range of travel. Bicycles are inexpensive, very efficient, and are a pleasant form of recreation or exercise. Increasingly the bicycle is proving more desirable in city centers due to traffic congestion. Expect to see more seniors using electric bikes with body shells. The useful range may be extended to 25 miles for an hour's ride.
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Bicycles are inexpensive, very efficient, and are a pleasant form of recreation or exercise. Increasingly the bicycle is proving more desirable in city centers due to traffic congestion.
Riding through intersections is the most dangerous thing I do on any average day.

Last night as I was locking up at the grocery store, a younger lady (easily 40yrs, with her boyfriend, both on bikes) said 'I like your hair'. I patted the sissy bar and said 'Usually it's the bike seat. Thanks'. Made my day in a [viet vet] sort of way.
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People value safety, comfort, and convenience. Cars are weather proof, provide cargo capacity, and extend the range of travel. Bicycles are inexpensive, very efficient, and are a pleasant form of recreation or exercise. Increasingly the bicycle is proving more desirable in city centers due to traffic congestion. Expect to see more seniors using electric bikes with body shells. The useful range may be extended to 25 miles for an hour's ride.
If people want safety they wouldn't walk anywhere. Here in the UK 59 pedestrians die for every 1 billion journey miles, whereas only 53 cyclists fall off their perch for the same distance.

And then there's a problem with car safety - it ain't very safe for people who aren't inside the car, hence most of the aforementioned pedestrian and cyclist deaths. Indeed, since its inception the motor car has killed more people than the gun - anyone wanting to use one for its safety attributes hasn't thought the entire thing through.
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