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  1. Very nice work, so much nicer than the original design. It may convince me to finally buy GW in the spring. How do you attach the EL wire to the shell?
  2. Yep, I was wrong, I was thinking of which does accept PayPal.
  3. Just use PayPal and everyone should be happy.
  4. The handle may have been slightly raised due to the snug fit of the foam padding I installed on the outer rim at the time (see @Lukasz photos above). I was rolling at medium speed when the the Ninebot tumbled sideways for about 2-3 meters. The hinge may have have had a hairline crack already by lifting the wheel from the side.
  5. Here's my plug again for ankle protectors / stabilisers. Not sure how much they would help @ImpulseZeo9201 but I swear by them.
  6. Ouch. Very sorry to hear about your accident, but very grateful that you are letting others know. Hope you recover completely to ride again soon.
  7. At Thunderbolt Adventure Games? It's the same place, mate.
  8. As our brother, @The Fat Unicyclist, is busy coping with the many aftershocks, allow me to assist. The set for Helm's Deep was filmed at Dry Creek Quarry 10km straight-line distance to the northeast just off State Highway 2.
  9. The Google Earth screen capture is not a picture of the fault line, just a low-res render. For more information: The authoritative website for up-to-date earthquake information in New Zealand is GeoNet. GNS Science is the best website for fault maps and surveys. They publish the maps, datasets and models that everyone else uses.
  10. I think LPVs as a concept will be an easy sell at the workshop, but the market will ultimately dictate what happens. It isn't in anyone's interest to over-regulate unless there are crashes or other adverse publicity. I doubt NZ Police or NZTA have any stats. As with most things, EUC uptake will depend on availability and cost. Segway NZ is probably not interested (margins too low), so some brave soul will have to take the business risk and work hard to promote them. I think Wellington is the perfect city to promote EUCs as cool and economical. So maybe you can help spark interest and convince a few on the panel how much fun EUCs are to actually buy one and start riding to work in Wellington. That would be a major accomplishment for tomorrow, but you probably are already thinking that . But I digress ....
  11. Is WCC hosting? I hope you make a dramatic entrance on your Lhotz, or show up early and ride around for a half hour or so at the entrance to the venue. Can we hope for a live blog, photos, some selfies or a police report from the event?
  12. I think the S2 looks sexier and has several advantages, but for a new rider, the One E+ will likely be the best value for money for the foreseeable future. @Hunka Hunka Burning Love really identified the key differences, and I concur that wheel size is probably most important. Just reading the posts on this site, the Ninebot One E+ seems to be the first wheel for a large number of riders, and I, like many others, will keep it as a backup or loaner for a long time after I expand my fleet . It's a solid basic wheel that has just enough of the right stuff – at the right price (when on sale). Also, OEM, aftermarket, as well as used, parts availability for the E+ should be better for the foreseeable future. If you are still unsure, maybe you should buy both!
  13. Plus MemberTM since 2016, Thread Derailer Specialist, PI, Ninebot ONE E + Rider On The Storm, Grill Manager at A&W, Doctorate of Medicine, Smilie Lobbyist Truly a Renaissance man of our time! That's a brilliant equation worthy of a research grant from the NZ Institute of Advanced Motor Vehicle Studies!
  14. @YaocH Cheers for that. New Zealand government PAs and BAs (policy analysts, business analysts) often look to Singapore when developing policy. In general, many of the recommendations could be incorporated straight-away. Whilst browsing through the document, these highlights stood out for me: Page 4, Par 4: For footpaths - personal mobility aids2, bicycles and PMDs are allowed to be used, but at a speed limit of 15km/h For cycling and shared paths (such as Park Connector Networks) - personal mobility aids, bicycles, PMDs and electric bicycles are allowed to be used, but at a speed limit of 25km/h On roads, only bicycles and electric bicycles are allowed Concur with 4.a. for urban footpaths only. Other limits to be set by local councils. Nonconcur with 4.b. at 25km/h. Set a guideline of 50km/h max and leave to regional council. Nonconcur with 4.c., except motorways (major highways). Page 5: all bicycles and PMDs used on public paths and roads must not weigh more than 20kg, must not exceed 700mm in width and must not have a maximum device speed exceeding 25km/h (if they are motorised). This is too low for public paths and roads. E-bikes generally weigh more than 20kg for starters as well as some EUCs (KS-18 1680Wh, for example) weigh more. Max width of 700mm sounds reasonable. 7. A strong feedback from focus-group discussions concerns the prevalence of and danger posed by illegally-modified electric bicycles. This goes against the DIY spirit of New Zealand, and could eliminate conversion kits. Although many bicycle frames can't handle the increased stresses of high-powered motors, it would be better to require warning inserts on all motor conversions sold in the country, and require resellers to warn consumers that evaluation of candidate bicycles vehicles (e.g., skateboards et al) as well as installation should be performed by qualified personnel. 8. Last but not least, the Panel recommends that the Government complement the above rules and code of conduct with stronger public education and enforcement efforts to raise public awareness on safety and ensure adherence to rules. The Government should also continue to build dedicated cycling paths to further reduce conflict and improve safety. ++ for public education, drop the explicit mention of 'enforcement'. Fund NZTA to develop catchy marketing and public education campaigns to encourage adoption and safe use, as other agencies have done so well in the past. ++ for encouraging regional councils to build out the nationwide network of cycling paths. Additional suggestions: 1. Absolutely NO Rego (motor vehicle registration) required. The idea is to encourage and promote, not tax and stifle. Any minor additional costs due to ACC can be offset elsewhere. 2. Encourage DOC and NZTA to establish specific routes for LPV enjoyment. 3. Require helmets for LPVs that can operate at speeds greater than 15km/h. 4. Require head and taillights for operating LPVs from dusk til dawn.