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Tim Kelley
12-05-2014, 11:53 AM
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Mikey
12-05-2014, 12:23 PM
Okay, I'll ask, what was our local bike advocate doing in Japan? Who would have responded to the "bat-signal" when you were away?

Tim Kelley
12-05-2014, 12:29 PM
Just taking advantage of the holiday to visit some friends. I rode a bike that was seven sizes to small all over Kyoto, and was blown away by all the family biking done by women on fancy e-bikes in Tokyo. I even got to ride the Bikeshare system in Toronto on the way back: https://twitter.com/timkelleydotnet/status/540570713296760832

And don't worry, the splendid Erin Potter was watching over the forum. She was the one who cleared out the spam posts earlier.

rcannon100
12-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Was there an ebike company that dominated? What were the big ebike brands?

Tim Kelley
12-05-2014, 01:41 PM
Was there an ebike company that dominated? What were the big ebike brands?

This is pretty close to the most popular family bike I saw around: http://thebridge.jp/en/2013/07/gyutto-electronic-bicycles

Some Mom's even had another seat on the front too.

KLizotte
12-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Did you see anyone actually pedaling one of them though? I'm guessing the moms basically use them with electric assist all the time.

Tim Kelley
12-05-2014, 02:01 PM
Did you see anyone actually pedaling one of them though? I'm guessing the moms basically use them with electric assist all the time.

Come to think of it, I actually don't think I saw anyone using them as electric mopeds. Everyone I saw was using them as pedal assist.

dasgeh
12-05-2014, 02:56 PM
This is pretty close to the most popular family bike I saw around: http://thebridge.jp/en/2013/07/gyutto-electronic-bicycles


But did you bring one home? $1,300 is a pretty great deal.

Tim Kelley
12-05-2014, 03:04 PM
but did you bring one home? $1,300 is a pretty great deal.

nothing is my size in teh entire country.

dasgeh
12-05-2014, 03:16 PM
nothing is my size in teh entire country.

Who said it would be for you?