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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:39 am 
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Carbon fibre. Lithium.

Both very nasty materials detrimental to the health of us and the planet.

One of the 'greenest' modes of transportation ready to have its green credentials buggered into oblivion.

Very very sad.

I guess if it makes money for someone so who cares.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:09 am 
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I care, but insulting people that choose to ride an ebike won't solve the problem.

Still, from a purely environmental perspective, Someone buying an e-bike for commuting is still polluting a lot less than some one buying a new car, regardless of fuel type. There are now quite a few people at my work that commute exclusively by e-bike and don't use their car.

Besides, bike manufacture is a tiny part of an immense social problem, and it's too late. We're screwed. There's one thing left that can truly prevent the earths condition worsening, and *MOST* people would never even contemplate it.

Forget about it and resign yourself to the fact that our consumerism and passive lifestyle did this, cycling without a battery won't fix it, and people only make money through demand for a product. You and I lead no better lifestyle than those that ride e-bikes, when everything is taken into account.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:34 pm 
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Even with the use of CF and Li, its still more eco than driving a car. I'll definitely have one when the time comes!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:16 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
There's one thing left that can truly prevent the earths condition worsening, and *MOST* people would never even contemplate it.


Interesting. What is that one thing, in your view?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:27 pm 
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CassidyAce wrote:
My_Teenage_Self wrote:
There's one thing left that can truly prevent the earths condition worsening, and *MOST* people would never even contemplate it.


Interesting. What is that one thing, in your view?



Don't have Children.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:35 pm 
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i think the original point is that there are more friendly alternatives. and something that could be positive, regardless of how small in the grand scheme of things, is going to end up causing more harm than good. Any small step in the right direction is better than none!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:46 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
CassidyAce wrote:
My_Teenage_Self wrote:
There's one thing left that can truly prevent the earths condition worsening, and *MOST* people would never even contemplate it.


Interesting. What is that one thing, in your view?



Don't have Children.



Your right ..... a sure fire way to save this earth- everything else is just window dressing or as the saying goes “akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic”

That said as a parent (of one) I’m not trading up/down or sideways no matter what, I living the dream of parenthood and will accept the consequences.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:59 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
My_Teenage_Self wrote:


Don't have Children.



Your right ..... a sure fire way to save this earth- everything else is just window dressing or as the saying goes “akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic”

That said as a parent (of one) I’m not trading up/down or sideways no matter what, I living the dream of parenthood and will accept the consequences.



And I have no problem with that.


On an unrelated note... I recommend the film 'Idiocracy' to all.

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Much love to you and your family, Mr Potato. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:40 am 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:


On an unrelated note... I recommend the film 'Idiocracy’ to all

Much love to you and your family, Mr Potato. :lol:



Never heard of that film ....will check it out

If THM was a film director it sounds like something he’d produce, :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:14 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Carbon fibre. Lithium.

Both very nasty materials detrimental to the health of us and the planet.

One of the 'greenest' modes of transportation ready to have its green credentials buggered into oblivion.

Very very sad.

I guess if it makes money for someone so who cares.


I hear you. Add in tyres that aren't recyclable and it's a great triple combination.

In other news, advertisements aside, I've yet to see a slim built rider on an eBike. Make of that what you will.


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