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Old 05-15-20, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Dang bike is probably viral marketing for some dumb Jennifer Anniston movie, of the same name, coming out this summer
Or, given that I had never heard of that movie, and now I have, YOU are the viral marketer
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Old 05-15-20, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
The indiegogo looks pretty impressive, and it looks like a pretty good value at $1077 for chain and calipers, $1369 for belt and hydros. 32lb either way.

Also there's a 'touring package' add-on with fenders, rack, and lights.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/t...h-belt-drive#/

The new SpeedX?
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Old 05-15-20, 04:47 PM
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Old 05-15-20, 05:18 PM
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I smell a lawsuit on this one, when some barren couple buys one of these things, and rides it faithfully every day, but still can't conceive.

The comments mention what good marketers these guys are, maybe they should have a "Babymaker" line of everything, shoes, craft beers, t-shirts, etc. Why stop with just bikes? There could even be a Babymaker movie.
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Old 05-21-20, 01:50 PM
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Single-speed, that's a no-go for me. Here's what it should be: Desiknio Pinion (for $6K of course)

Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
The indiegogo looks pretty impressive, and it looks like a pretty good value at $1077 for chain and calipers, $1369 for belt and hydros. 32lb either way.

Also there's a 'touring package' add-on with fenders, rack, and lights.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/t...h-belt-drive#/
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Old 05-21-20, 01:54 PM
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No e-bikes for me. Sorry.
Intriguing
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Old 05-21-20, 02:52 PM
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I already have a babymaker, but thanks anyway.
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I was interested in this but after some research decided against it. It did motivate me to build my own ebike though.

They have a series of videos where one of the company founders rides the babymaker 2200 miles across Europe. They make it look like he is camping and riding unassisted. They never really show the bike though and not sure how this guy rode the single speed that many miles and across all the mountains. Seemed kind of phony.
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Old 06-01-20, 10:03 AM
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Where did he plug in to recharge?
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Old 06-01-20, 11:56 AM
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Where did he plug in to recharge?
Well that's obvious, he plugged... himself... into a...


oh man this thread. RSMHOFL
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RSMHOFL = Recalcitrantly Scooping My Head On The Floor, (because it's) Liquid?
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Old 06-01-20, 09:32 PM
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I figuratively can't even
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Old 06-02-20, 08:49 AM
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Recently Saw Myself Hunched On the Floor Laughing. It’s when you are beyond ROFL.
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Regretting Some of My Hopes Of a Fuller Life
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I checked on google, it said RSMHOFL means the same thing as covfefe
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sorry man, maybe next timeline

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It's nice they got $4,700,000 but I wonder what they thought they were going to accomplish with their $20,000 goal
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nope, bull horns to cute, brake position not good for commuting.....overall marketing hype and style vs real use practicality
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nope, bull horns to cute, brake position not good for commuting.....overall marketing hype and style vs real use practicality
It's not for you. It's for millennials who got too middle-aged for their fixies
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I guess I don't really understand electric bikes. I supppose they are good for people with a disability or who could not otherwise ride a bike. But for me, the entire purpose of riding is to bust my hump up some hills unassisted and get myself in shape. And along the way I like to stop at some scentic spots and take in the view. If I found that my health made it impossible for me to ride, then I'd probably want to buy a nice motorcycle, like and Indian. No, the Babymaker isn't a bike I'll be considering.
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I guess I don't really understand electric bikes. I supppose they are good for people with a disability or who could not otherwise ride a bike. But for me, the entire purpose of riding is to bust my hump up some hills unassisted and get myself in shape. And along the way I like to stop at some scentic spots and take in the view. If I found that my health made it impossible for me to ride, then I'd probably want to buy a nice motorcycle, like and Indian. No, the Babymaker isn't a bike I'll be considering.
Yeah, I'd rather buy a motorcycle too. I'd like to think I might get an electric bike someday when my knees or body fails me, but I'm not there yet.
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Except for the non-replaceable battery...
From the FAQ:
"While the battery is built into the bike, it can still be removed if ever needed for service. Simply drop the fork, remove the plate on the headtube and pull the battery out to remove."

The name really is pretty silly.
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