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    Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    An interesting 'soft mobility' solution to the 'last-kilometre problem'.
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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    solutions to address the well known 'last-kilometre problem' inherent to public transport
    What, you mean 'feet'?
    Nature already solved that problem, with the added benefit of helping to keep your weight down. They* even advocate getting off one or two stops early and walking the rest of the way, because we're getting too fat!

    Meanwhile, you have this expensive inflatable thing which any scrote could easily puncture if they felt like it (yes, stabbing it for a laugh was indeed my first thought), which requires a mains pump to inflate to operating pressure, which requires a moderately sized rucksack (looks about 35 litres, there) thus negating any carrying capacity you might require... and which will probably bounce off surroundings in the event of an accident, making it even more dangerous that a solid-framed vehicle.

    I can see the use for something along these lines, purely for those with actual mobility issues and I'd certainly applaud that... but for the able-bodied that this seems marketed toward I think a good kick in their lazy pants is all that's really needed.















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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Having witnessed many an electric wheelchair / mobility scooter accident (to the point where I saw one modified with a bumper made of a scaffold pole), I believe ALL mobility scooters should be bouncy castles with wheels.

    It'd mean that if I didn't dive out of the way in time, the injuries would be less crippling.

    EDIT: And one reason I don't use public transport is due to mobility issues. This wouldn't help me as I'd have to carry the damn thing.

    Now, what it would do is enable me to use a car rather than a motorcycle as I'd be able to park in the car park at work, pump this up using the car engine to power the pump and then ride it the stupid distance into work. The motorcycle gets parked right outside. Unfortunately, I think the selfish gits are building a children's hospital on top of my space. I've told them and told them but it's as if they don't care.
    Last edited by philehidiot; 13-05-2020 at 02:00 PM. Reason: idiocy.

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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I believe ALL mobility scooters should be bouncy castles with wheels.
    It'd mean that if I didn't dive out of the way in time, the injuries would be less crippling.
    It'd also mean bouncing off the lamp post they just hit, into the wall and then off in some random direction, knocking over several people in the process... rather than just hitting the lamp post and falling over.

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    EDIT: And one reason I don't use public transport is due to mobility issues. This wouldn't help me as I'd have to carry the damn thing.
    Very good point.

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Now, what it would do is enable me to use a car rather than a motorcycle
    But... why would you ever want to do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Unfortunately, I think the selfish gits are building a children's hospital on top of my space. I've told them and told them but it's as if they don't care.
    Park your bike next to your desk. That usually gets the message across!!
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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Haha that gave me a big smile.
    And i will also have to agree with Ttaskmaster, it seem like today using your feet are off the table, literally people will adorn helmets gloves and what not and then jump on a stupid mono wheel contraption.

    Okay its their money ASO, but i reserve the rights to laugh my ass off while i shake my head and mumble "kids today"

    When i was 11 i climbed on a 10 speed racer and dident look back, and back then i did 100 KM in a day just for fun, and 200 KM if i wanted to see new stuff.
    Okay the latter did mean that i spent 12 hours in the saddle cuz while i did pedal a lot the speed was never "PRO" like.
    Regarding conventional use of the feet, well as a kid during the summer break from school ( 5 weeks or something ) i could literally wear a set of sneakers up so there was a hole in the sole.
    And its not there cuz i was dragging my feet like some politician.

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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    It'd also mean bouncing off the lamp post they just hit, into the wall and then off in some random direction, knocking over several people in the process... rather than just hitting the lamp post and falling over.
    Boioioioioing. The funniest I've seen was the woman who hit the "go fast now" button and rammed into a table. Then apologised, tried to reverse and smashed the table again (sending it to table heaven), then apologised, did it again, ramming the remains of the table into the seats in front, tipping them over and causing the elderly couple to leap up or go flying. It was funny as no one got hurt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    But... why would you ever want to do this?
    I get wet occasionally, so maybe the wet wouldn't be so wet in a car. But generally I despise cars and find driving them exceptionally stressful.

    Also, when going shooting, a bike is not the preferred means of transporting weapons and ammo (although it has been used).

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Park your bike next to your desk. That usually gets the message across!!
    When I first started at my current job, I got utterly bollocked for putting my helmet on a desk. So I zipped up my trousers in a huff and asked her what I was expected to do with it.

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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    An electric scooter?

    Revolutionary. Never been done before.

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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Another thought.... the number of times I've had very hard and pointy things fly at me on the motorbike... I imagine broken glass would be a nightmare if kicked up.

    "Hi boss, I'm going to be late for work today."
    "Why this time?"
    "I popped my scooter on a broken bottle of Buckfast."
    "Errrr."

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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    As it's already got high power lithium batteries, this is crying out for a battery driven pump

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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Why are her feet so far back?

    Does this thing have rear sets off a supersports bike?

    In fact, does this have pegs or foot boards at all? Where do the rider's feet rest?

    Bring back the Motocompo I'd say - 2 stroke and all.

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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    If you are a bad ass inflate a biker, you inflate your bike with oxygen and acetylene.

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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    If you are a bad ass inflate a biker, you inflate your bike with oxygen and acetylene.
    I'll be filling mine with hydrogen and using it to fly over all the traffic. Far faster and safer than filtering.
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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Swapping wheels for paddle steamer "propellers" i think you will have problems with even the lightest headwind

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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Hit a pothole and it will be like the Acme solutions from the Roadrunner cartoons.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Hehe, i always have 5 rolls of duct tape in the house, for repairs of if someone need pacifying

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    Re: Prototype inflatable Poimo eBike fits in a backpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Hehe, i always have 5 rolls of duct tape in the house, for repairs of if someone need pacifying
    Reminds me. I need to get more duct tape. I'm using sniper tape far too often for restraining the contents of my cellar and it's very expensive stuff.

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