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  • will most of them end up in land fill when they break?

    After the bike shop has told them to do one, maybe yeah

  • Haha number of punctures on e scooters is mad, most are borderline impossible to get the tyre off, the better quality ones the wheels are a two piece.

  • You need a solid trye one

  • Are these e-scooter outgroups helping us cyclists become an ingroup. As cycle use becomes more popular (at least here in inner london), do e-scooter riders become the bad guys.
    Everyone has to have someone else to down look down on. Love to see evidence either way on this.

  • Not that unusual. Driving up Pentonville road other day and guy smashed it past me. At lights I asked him how fast he’s pushed it. He said 55mph before the wobble got tiring.

  • They have put bunches of 3bof these around where I live they have a glowing led to indicate they are available for hire. I remember these offo bikes and then the abandoned clutter and available spare dyno hubs. If I was so inclined a small grinder an Allen key could assemble some kind of disability quadricycle project maybe. Saw one going up the railway bridge with no back light not even on the cycle path in a location I am often berated for being on my bicycle as it is a very narrow bridge. I suppose it is a lockdown.

  • However lazy one has to be and dismissive of the environmental impact of mining and disposing of the material for batteries is beyond me. I have half a mind to vandalize said outcrops of chinese landfill litter glowing gleefully by the hedges next to a bemused rabbit and fox.

  • I don't know what the situation is now but the early generations of rental scooters only lasted
    a few weeks before having to be replaced.

  • Must be some sort of feel good factor imperative for the capitalist obeying consumerati in this stay at home go out on an e scooter time. They are goverment sanctioned as it's only legal to use a hire one in public spaces collision courses but not any old common privately owned variety.

  • Are these e-scooter outgroups helping us cyclists become an ingroup. As cycle use becomes more popular (at least here in inner london), do e-scooter riders become the bad guys.
    Everyone has to have someone else to down look down on. Love to see evidence either way on this.

    Reminds me of paris, where motorists and cyclists get on much better than in London because of their shared enemy in the motor scooter, especially those three wheeled ones with their sudden sharp turn ability.

  • Just tried to lift one they ain't half heavy dont fancy trying to shift a hot one, batteries could be a fire risk. Joking aside I think the rule is they must be on the road however dangerous that is. Some deaths have occoured I am aware of. I have not been nuisanced by them and am quite happy to share the tarmac. Unicycle e scooter skateboard jogger inline skater even have people with ski poles I think motorists may differ in opinions.

  • However lazy one has to be and dismissive of the environmental impact of mining and disposing of the material for batteries is beyond me. I have half a mind to vandalize said outcrops of chinese landfill litter glowing gleefully by the hedges next to a bemused rabbit and fox.

    Compare this to the amount of waste produced by the automobile industry. Orders of magnitude greater. I'm 100% in favour of anything small, light, quiet and limited to 15mph.

  • What's even more odd is seeing them in fog on railway bridges with no rear light trying to do 15mph . If you can do that u can ride a bike in a cycle path a hell of alot safer in the long run. It's not like disabled people use them you need to be able bodied to stand up one one and they cost the same as a decent bike. Once the battery is finished it's useless. I saw a xaomi £350 and thought nah! But I can see the attraction to the urban uber cool technora or must buy that lattest toaster matching kettle LCD tv netbook matching phone trainers set. I get it latest phone latest scooter. I would probably get mugged for it. Been mugged phones and bikes in sleepy cambridge. I do have a traditional foot powered one from my youth for ot from local tip they were all the rage 20 years ago can you imagine an actual foot on the pa went pushing you along like a skateboard! Bloody hell I'm old time to get a mortgage? Cheers

  • Interesting side note, in the past year I've seen just as many non e scooters as electric, either I'm just tuned into them more now or there is a few people using them to reduce their commute time*

    *All seen pretty much approaching train stations in the morning. If your walk to the station is smooth/no real hills I can see it making a difference. In many other cities and countries I've seen really quite widespread use of manual scooters by adults just getting to work quicker than walking (esp Spain/Italy/southern France and some Portuguese places). Doubt those folk would switch to assistance, weight and cost of humping it around the rest of the time

  • Still rather walk or cycle and in situations where I wouldn't or couldn't get the bus I doubt they can go up or down a 1 in 3 gradient safely.

  • So many folk turning up /trying to get their basically "fake" scooters repaired.
    Recently had one that some poor sod had paid £1800 new for this cdm crapper, yeah it kinda looked nice from a distance, but once close you could see just how nasty most of it was made. The importer to UK likely made a tasty £1500 on that £1800 sale. A fair price for a fair product, many of these things are not.

  • https://www.halfords.com/scooters/electr­ic-scooters/carrera-impel-is-1-electric-­scooter-451870.html

    Halfords have started selling a Carrera branded scooter now.
    at least this one has built in lights.

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