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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-02-2004, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pocket bike test

Just got the December, 2004 issue of Consumer Reports. Hard to believe, but they tested pocket bikes. They tested two gas-powered and two electric bikes from Pep Boys and Amazon.com. They were astonished by the bikes' shortcomings.

Drivers can't see the bike riders because the seat is two feet off the ground. The brakes work poorly. The handling is sub-par. The throttles are sluggish. The gas engines were as loud as chainsaws. And no government agency checks the bikes for lights or safety standards.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-02-2004, 11:46 PM
 
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But they are still being sold like hot cakes. I would buy one.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-02-2004, 11:49 PM
 
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I know gas man loves his....!!!

our neighbor rides his up n down the street all nite... I swear im gonna go out there and pick it up and beat him over the head with it!!!

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2004, 01:46 PM
 
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Those things are cool for parades, but I don't think I'd want to spend the money to own one.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2004, 08:10 PM
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look at this
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2004, 09:00 PM
 
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thats a pocketbike?? damn!!!

I guess they are fun from a novelty sake for me, and something to goof around on, and if i had the extra cash, i'd own one, just to say I had one and play around with it from time to time.

but i'll stick w/ my beast for most of my fun..
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 07:50 AM
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thats a pocketbike?? damn!!!

I guess they are fun from a novelty sake for me, and something to goof around on, and if i had the extra cash, i'd own one, just to say I had one and play around with it from time to time.

but i'll stick w/ my beast for most of my fun..

well that one isn't exactly a "pocket"bike it has 17 inch wheels but it is 50cc.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 10:33 AM
 
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well that one isn't exactly a "pocket"bike it has 17 inch wheels but it is 50cc.

Where do I get that one. I was going to get my son a corvette but it doesn't go fast enough and I know he will grow out of it to fast. With one of these he will be able to play with it for a long time(and me LOL).
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well that one isn't exactly a "pocket"bike it has 17 inch wheels but it is 50cc.

17 inch wheels!!!!!!!!!! Sweet!!! , yeah I'd say its not exactly a "pocket" bike, more like a suitcase!!!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 08:06 PM
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http://www.derbi.com/

your looking at around 4G for this bike
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 08:35 PM
 
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I'll just stick with a normal size pocket bike under a grand and be happy with that. LOL
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 09:06 PM
 
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I got one for my daughter, one of the 50cc 30mph jobs. gonna paint to match the Bee and give it to her for christmas. trying to figure out how to mod the exhaust so Matt and DJ can hear it in Pa. My neighbors will love us about 6.30 am on Sat. and Sun mornings!!!
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