@Los_Ingobernables_De_Mastodon I built an ebike and it enabled me to quit paying for car insurance and to get rid of my pollution cage so yeah lets all proliferate more cheap serviceable ebikes

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I mean to be clear the ebike is an augmentation to public transit.

unfortunately most cities in the USA have garbage public transit, being able to bike longer distances then a normal bike faster and with less effort makes the difference between a 2 hour multiple transfer bus ride and a 30 minute bike ride with a 20 minute bus ride out of the city.

Personally I think its a match made in heaven

@the_gayest_doggo is it like... something you ride on a bike trail or on the road? Do u need a motorcycle license?

@masklayer no license no registration its a heckin bike.

EU has spotty enforcement of max power laws that make them completely useless over there, same with Australia.

Over here in the USA they are bikes until you are over 750W (measure of work) at which point they are mopeds... But if yours looks like a bike it will never be a problem ever.

Personally I think it isn't worth building one under 1000W.
Mine is 1500W, its a blast.

@masklayer they are fun because all you need is a decent bike and you can get a kit to put on it and within an hour or two you can fully build one of these out for far cheaper then any working motorcycle or car

@Los_Ingobernables_De_Mastodon my favorite part about this toot is that the last letter is wrapped to a new line in timeline view and for some reason that causes my brain to pronounce it as "automo-bile"

@Los_Ingobernables_De_Mastodon Commuting is hell but someone touches my car and we will have words. Like, big words. Stuff like "sesquipedalian" and "obsequious."

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