Post by desertbikes on Jan 13, 2020 22:28:58 GMT -7
This just barely qualifies as a bike, however, were I still a city dweller relying on the city transit system, this would be a great option. That's assuming everything I needed to carry would fit in a backpack. At just over $300 it's cheaper than many collapsible bike without a motor!
interesting, if they had these in the store i would definitely give them a look. they list 2 others at $399. both marked down from 700+, and a couple in the $799 range marked down from 1499, and i think what's happening is we're beginning to see competition and market saturation driving prices down at the higher price ranges. i'm hoping this trend continues,.
Post by desertbikes on Jan 14, 2020 10:28:42 GMT -7
The others are mostly other vendors. Only buy from Walmart on the wally website or risk buying a screw job, and not in a good way.
But, yeah, these are all Chinese imports so at some point someone will buy a slug (100 or more) & accept a 20% profit. The margins are usually outrageous on "green" products. If you look at the Alibaba website - not Aliexpress - you can pick your most desireable bike configuration, request a quotation FOB mainland Red Chine. Some will give shipping quotes. Regardless, you'll see what I mean about the profit margins. If you're Walmart, & going though third party vendors, you also have to pad the price for loss-probability. i.e. stupid people & bad/poor performing lipo batteries.
Chinese chosen names are often odd. Do-Hike, as in if you buy this you will Do (some) Hiking - cuz it don't work
i'm hoping that's not what they were thinking. i'm actually tempted to order up one of these for the LOTH, who has not ridden her huffy ONCE since it got home. maybe a hub motor would make more sense? if i do, there will be a review. we'll see.
desertbikes: Naw. It wasn't as good as the heavy snow 2 years ago & there's pics of that around here somewhere. I see AZ made national weather news cuz it snowed in winter Camera crews all over Flagstaff which gets about 14 feet every year.
Jan 27, 2021 5:38:52 GMT -7
desertbikes: There was snow on the mountains a few miles away. Lots on the mountains north & west of Phoenix too. A rare & beautiful sight. Snow on the saguaros seems such a juxtaposition of what we normally see 99.999999% of the time
Jan 26, 2021 18:04:04 GMT -7
lurker: i used to do just about everything on my cars, last couple of years i just pay people to do it.
Jan 24, 2021 13:47:13 GMT -7
tomcat65: So, I changed the oil in 2 vehicles Friday. My truck seems to appreciate it. Almost ashamed to admit, that I have started using my cordless impact driver to remove and set the oil plug- Carefully.. It is much faster. I used to curse people who did this.
Jan 24, 2021 10:11:37 GMT -7
lurker: technology is good when it works.
Jan 23, 2021 5:22:04 GMT -7
tomcat65: Sounds like my online Dr dates..
Jan 22, 2021 18:30:57 GMT -7
desertbikes: The software didn't work as planned - no surprise. I had to turn off most camera, mic & browser security & whitelist the site in firewall. Doc is 30 something female so let her know it was my first online date.
Jan 21, 2021 7:23:56 GMT -7
lurker: what gf said, but no pics, thankyouverymuch.
Jan 20, 2021 19:19:43 GMT -7
gonefishin: i wanna hear how that goes
Jan 20, 2021 19:01:14 GMT -7
lurker: is he going to tell you where to stuff the camera, or are you going to tell him?
Jan 20, 2021 16:00:04 GMT -7
desertbikes: Having my first video doc appointment shortly. I'm planning on quoting Lincoln a lot.
Jan 20, 2021 13:32:56 GMT -7
desertbikes: Perfect day for BLM shooting yesterday. In fact, it's also Sonoran Desert Monument land. Didn't see any illegals or smugglers. Or rangers or sheriff's dept either. Broke in a T/C Strike & tried a CVA Bobcat converted to a blanklock system.
Jan 19, 2021 8:43:56 GMT -7
gonefishin: really tho every year aint the the same. Always has been been different since i was a kid. Like it seems we the only ones that see that
Jan 18, 2021 20:31:24 GMT -7
lurker: "it's a dry heat" you say. we say "it's a damp cold"
Jan 18, 2021 6:46:40 GMT -7
desertbikes: Eh, it's still winter, You're allowed to be lazy for another month or so
Jan 18, 2021 5:45:54 GMT -7
lurker: weather here not so nice. but you're right, i need to get a life. really feeling it today for some reason.
Jan 17, 2021 20:03:55 GMT -7
desertbikes: Back to the grindstone. Setting up a .25 cal Benjamin Armada. That one is right up your alley as I recall.
Jan 17, 2021 13:39:56 GMT -7
desertbikes: It's in the low 70s here Just did about 100 rounds with air rifles. .357 Bulldog, .177 Marauder & Hatsan AT44 .25 cal. Good fun!
Jan 17, 2021 13:37:50 GMT -7
desertbikes: Hey, Lurker! What are you doing indoors on such nice day?
Jan 17, 2021 13:34:32 GMT -7