Oh, my...

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by VespaFitz, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    Instaboner.

    [​IMG]
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  2. Design4D

    Design4D Been here awhile

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    where can i get one????
    or maybe just a dry hump.:viking
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  3. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    That's nice is it a production model or a one off? The wright brothers would have smiled if they had seen this Bicycle.:clap
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  4. Hoseman

    Hoseman pushing rocks.....

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  5. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    I'm in love.

    Seriously.

    OMG.

    :drif

    whizzer meets board track racer
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  6. JT Lake

    JT Lake The Mongooses

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    DAMN! Who do I write the check out to?
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  7. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    It's called a Derringer. (I love the name).

    50cc Honda powered, centrifugal clutch.

    www.derringercycles.com

    $3,500.

    There's a red one with luggage that makes my heart go flippity-flop.
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  8. p_s

    p_s Nerdly Adventurer

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    There don't seem to be any reviews from people who have ridden or bought one. The bikes will make cheap living room art when the company goes out of business. :deal
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  9. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    :nod Me likey

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  10. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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    These are just Chinese motorized bicycle engines of the sort you can find on eBay. $150 shipped, provide your own bicycle.
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  11. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    and Faulkner is just a bunch of English words typed on a page. Hell I can buy Paper at staples and a cheap word processor...

    Jurgen
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  12. p_s

    p_s Nerdly Adventurer

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    No CVT, no gears, no lights, and white tires. They look good, and everyone oohs and aahs on the web, but it doesn't appear that they've made any sales.
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  13. oldmoped

    oldmoped size dont matters...

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    My ex from 2006, with russian engine.

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  14. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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    Sure, but my point is that this isn't a Whizzer and there is nothing about it that justifies the high price.

    (This is a Whizzer)
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    Anyhow, if you're the creative sort the Chinese engines let you come up with something that has the appeal and looks of an early motorcycle. They're an absolute hoot to ride around on.

    Heck, some folks are even selling a jackshaft kit and a chain-ring freewheel that allows the engine to drive the bike via the regular chain with whatever gear shift mechanism you might have (gears, 3 speed hub, Nuvinci CVT etc.)
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  15. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    You like Whizzers, start your own thread.

    This here thread's about Derringers.
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  16. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    I love this thing.
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  17. nashopolis

    nashopolis Been here awhile

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    wow both the der. and the ridleys look fantastic

    I hope they get a lot cheaper or I get a lot more rich!
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  18. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    This baby is COOOOOOL!

    Discussion points.
    *Who cares what a Whizzer is worth, this is different!
    *Look at the reliability with a Honda motor and parts availibility.
    *Exclusivity.
    *Uniqueness = status = snob appeal, to some people
    *Mountain bike frames can cost more.
    *If the company folds, you have an instant collectable.
    *How much is your average Vespa?
    *No license requirement.
    *Imagine cruising South Beach, or Venice, or Santa Cruz, or the Hampton's on that, ya think the chicks might notice?
    *I vote "YES"
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  19. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    I have been looking closely for brake suitable to stop 50cc and me. How do the brakes function? are they internal drum?
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  20. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    I believe mnd's point is that that is not a Honda motor in that picture. If you look through their gallery you will notice 3 or 4 different motors being used. The picture of the bike at the beginning of this thread has the $150 ebay motor.
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