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A month or two ago I came across this Electric BMX on Indiegogo.
I'd just sold my Mellow Electric Skateboard as my new commute is non skateable. But it would be bikeable.
I nearly jumped at their pre-sale order.
1099 Euros (about £960)
After a limited time the cost to general public will go up to 1849 Euros (£1600)
Bloody glad I never.
They buy the bikes from China, slap their brand on them and sell them for inflated cost.
I stumbled across this yesterday
These sell for $610 (if buying 1-9) and the cost goes down the more you buy. This is about £430!
Tempted to grab one direct from China.
Even more tempted to start a rival Kickstarter! lol.
Or just buy a normal pushbike?
You sure the Chinese seller didn't first see the Crowdfunding campaign and pre-copy and sell it in advance? I know that's happened a few times in recent years (fidget cube being the most famous example).
I don't know how popular this sort of thing is in the UK outside of London, but I'm fully anticipating a change in the legislation covering their use in a short while... I see these fuckers flying past at very high speed at all hours, and think it's inevitable some daft fucker's going to push too fast, too quick. They're very imppressive, but when you've got some top heavy and unbalanced, food delivery guy bombing along at car speeds at night with no lights, no helmet and little to no regard for pedestrians, I only see trouble ahead.
- There's a dude who's mangle-merged a petrol motor to his mountain bike and does food deliveries here - fucker's a buzzing stealth menace. Dead soon.detritus
- that doesn't make sense. it's more likely the crowdfunder is trying to introduce an asian product to the gb market and making some profit with it.uan
- Probably, yes - but why does it not 'make sense'? It's happened repeatedly...detritus
- they offer it bundled with solar panels they probably also buy from alibaba.uan
- Just who is ordering so much takeaway food!?! Seriously, does no one cook? does everyone have £20+ they can burn on takeaway each day?shapesalad
- LDN's dense, but yeah - I was sat in a cafe a while back that did uber (etc) and watched as about 8 orders for breakfast in less than 40 minutesdetritus
- Sure they take a hit on %, but the cafe only had 3 couples in it, including ourselves. Lots of money to be made from lazy cunts.detritus
- The money I save on cooking economical meals each year, saved into index funds, with compound interest = retire a millionaire.shapesalad
- Saddest thing I see regularly is the queue of moped uber drivers outside McD's. I mean ffs, McD's is ok when minute fresh - but after 15, delivered? Yech'tdetritus
- mcd's is ok? ever? are you mad?hans_glib
- Yeah, McD's, when fresh, is frankenscience, is cheap ass, is ok - not great, just ok. I quite enjoy the quarterpounder-esque thing from there.detritus
- There's a point, literally about 3½ minutes after they're cooked, where they become god-awful though. Gotta be quick.detritus
Nope on the Kickstarter page and on their site http://kvaern.com/ there's little or no info about the "build" of the bike so it's not like a product they've created, they've just bought it from china and rebranded it. Definitely.
I do know where you are coming from though because the eskate that I had made by German company Mellow Boards was a kickstarter. Their product all german-made comes with a premium german pricetag. There is now a handful of chinese copies offering something that looks similar but in terms of build and quality is definitely not.
Love the leaf blower. Going to try that on my Raleigh Burner ;)
Is this a very common business model? Buy a shit load from China on the cheap, stick a logo on it, sell it for me. It's how the world works, my friend; even electric BMX's.
this is a mate's company... legit, I've seen it in action
Basically you just change the front wheel and add a thingy to clip the battery on, and your bike is electric.
Best part is that when you unclip the battery your bike is nice and light like a normal bike again. The motor weighs nothing. Also you can take the battery inside for safekeeping/charging