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The Bike Tree - In 1914 a boy went to war and left his bike chained to a tree. - Nearly 100 years later, this is the outcome...
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Futuristic Ford E-Bike Concept includes Android integration

Ford Motors has unveiled its first stab at the electric bike game with the E-Bike Concept.

Ford Motor Co’s has strayed from its usual four-wheel creations to debut the high-tech Ford E-Bike Concept, which delivers next-generation electric car technology into a sleek, two-wheeled design.

Unveiled at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in German, the Ford E-Bike Concept was created “to show how the company’s design language can translate to a bicycle,” and to show off the company’s “electric mobility competence,” according to the press release.

The E-Bike’s bold, trapezoidal frame is meant to accommodate the biking needs of both men and women alike. And the aluminum and carbon fiber construction gives the frame a light weigh of roughly 5.5 pounds. Mag-style wheels cap off the bike’s look in the front and back.

Ford has packed an electric motor into the front hub, which is powered by a lithium-ion batter that promises a travel distance of about 53 miles on a single charge.

In the “cutting-edge technology” part of the bike, the E-Bike also has sensors taken from the world of F1 racing, which allow the bike detect how hard you are pedaling, and then apply the appropriate amount of power to compensate.

The settings for the sensors are controlled with an Android phone, like the Samsung Galaxy S II, for example. The phone attaches to the handle bars, and also shows rider data, like speed and distance traveled, as well as more advanced functions like “service reminder,” which are normally reserved for cars.

Other components include a Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub and a 2012 Shimano Rapidfire shifter. Ford has replaced a standard chain with a Carbon Belt Drive System for more efficient power delivery.

Ford has not yet announced plans to put its E-Bike into production. If it does, would you buy one?http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifestyle/futuristic-ford-e-bike-concept-includes-android-integration/
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Smart Electric Bike to launch in 2012
NOVEMBER 8, 2011BY KELLY MONTGOMERY


That ride to work will be a little easier with the upcoming Smart Electric Bike, which offers 62 miles of electric travel on a single battery charge.

With bicycles becoming a more and more popular mode of daily transportation, both in Europe and here in the U.S., tiny-car company Smart has decided to take its eco-friendly design chops into the two-wheeler market with the Smart Electric Bike ($TBA). The company debuted a concept design for the bike at last year’s Paris Auto Show, but we’re now hearing that the bike will go into full-scale production starting in 2012.

The sleek Smart Electric Bike houses a 250-watt electric motor (powered by a 400-Wh lithium-ion battery) in its y-shaped frame, and offers an impressive 62 miles of enhanced travel on a single battery charge. If the rider runs out of juice, the battery can be recharged by pedaling. With four different power levels to help you get up a steep hill or speed past your non-electric bike buddies, the Smart bike can go up to 40 kilometers per hour, which translates to just about 25 mph.

Expected to launch in Europe and North America sometime in the first half of 2012, the Smart Electric Bike will also feature smartphone integration, a carbon belt drive, and assisted brakes. Smart CEO Dr. Annette Winkler says, ”The smart ebike is a true smart – but on two wheels. It is an extremely well designed bicycle that is sure to draw admiring glances in the city – it’s also really practical and easy to ride. Anyone can zip through town on it with or without exerting themselves – depending on their fitness level and as their mood takes them.”

With sales of electric bicycles booming in recent years across Europe, Smart is hoping to get in on the action with its stylish and practical offering, and maybe even bring some of the craze to North America. Would you pay a little more for a bike that was power-assisted with zero emissions?
http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifestyle/smart-electric-bike-to-launch-in-2012/
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Nestor took this picture ; I never really had anyone take a picture Tiffany before with a decent camera .
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Romana wears a Nooworks dress, DZR high top boots, Fydelity cooler bag, Nutcase helmet and Adidas bags. More photos from the Pedal Savvy Fashion Show at SF Bike Expo at my Flickr stream http://www.flickr.com/photos/bike/sets/72157628115427682/
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