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    A coworker saw someone using one of these this morning: http://solowheel.com/

    Basically a unicycle version of a segway! Does this count as an e-bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    A coworker saw someone using one of these this morning: http://solowheel.com/

    Basically a unicycle version of a segway! Does this count as an e-bike?
    Fascinating. My first reaction is that it seems like something out of Wall-E.

    One difference is that e-bikes can be used as regular bikes. Though this seems like the walking equivalent to using an ebike with assist.

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    $1800 for the solowheel
    half price for a knockoff? http://www.amazon.com/Balancing-Unic...d_sim_sbs_sg_2

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    My first impression is that I (and many other poorly-balanced folks) would bust my face inside a minute on that thing.

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    We're one step closer....


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    In addition to the risk of falling over, I think many people would get tired of trying to balance on that thing after 5 minutes or so. I'd rather see a wider and denser CaBi network, and more bike racks instead.

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    How would you replace a flat on that thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    We're one step closer....

    IMG - Fenton Crackshell
    You are on your game today. Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lim View Post
    How would you replace a flat on that thing?
    Worry not, no one has lived long enough on one to get a flat or wear out a tire.

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