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  1. @HunkaHunkaBurningLove - Great pic of the Falls! I am selling the EU for a couple of reasons--(1) The whole "parking" thing just doesn't fit well with my life and commute for which I hoped to use it. It's way easier to deal with a bike, from this perspective. (2) I feel safer going fast on a bike because there is a better way to brake in a hurry--on the EU, as far as I can tell, you had better just avoid the need to brake in a hurry--but if you're trying to use it to commute in a city of some density, I don't find that safe enough. All in all, it was fun to learn to ride and I do enjoy it, but for me, it's not a practical way to get around; a bike (on good bike paths) seems safer. Where in Canada are you, if you don't mind my asking? -B
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    Hope I'm not misbehaving

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    Hope I'm not misbehaving

    Hope I'm not out of line here, but I just edited my post in private sales to indicate a reduced price. I can't seem to bump it up, though, and I had so little interest there I thought I'd alert folks here. Again, apologies if I've violated a rule.
  4. Agreed, that's how I broke the first one.
  5. Hmmm. I'm not sure I would make that great of a claim for it. I didn't get the trolley handle until I had just about mastered it. I ride around with the handle collapsed (I can't see how you could ride around with it fully up/extended). I'm no expert and periodically have to hop off in a hurry and at those times I do catch it by the handle and then promptly extend the handle so I can wheel it. Honestly I don't think it fell over that much even when I was learning, but that's probably because (1) I'm incredibly cautious and slow about these things and (2) when I had to hop off, I'd run after it and grab it, almost always succeeding in grabbing it before it toppled over. It was actually good exercise at the start! I also did a lot of my practice at a park where I rode on a paved path but would let the wheel run off into the grass if I were having trouble.
  6. Lightly used and extremely reliable Ninebot One C+ for sale in Portland, Oregon. Purchased new from Forward CA this spring and has traveled less than 50 miles. It has never bricked up on me, had a battery failure, or anything like that. I did have trouble getting it to charge at one point, and Forward promptly sent me a new charger, which works fine. It has a few dings but nothing outrageous, I kept it pretty well padded while learning. I have added the bracket and trolley handle. I busted one trolley handle in a crash and replaced it with a new trolley handle. This means I also have the new bracket for you if you wish to install that. Additionally, I have a roll of grip tape (not placed on pedals), and a custom made dust cover for it. The cover slips over with a hole for the trolley handle so if you wanted to wheel it around a bit more unobtrusively (say, in a public place where you don't want someone to give you a hard time for having it), you can do that. If you search my posts you can see the cover on the wheel. As you can imagine, I've spent close to $750 on the wheel and accessories (though a bit of that was lost on the broken handle, which I can give you, in case you want to try fixing it). I'd like to get $375 for it but am negotiable, especially if you want to come get it from me. I have all original packaging and could ship to you at my shipping cost (though I don't know what that would be). For some reason the site is not letting me upload pics--keeps signaling they're too big but they're not. Let me know and I will try to send you pics privately if you would like any.
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    How do you get your EUC from place to place?

    I also got the trolley handle so I could roll the bot to a park to practice.
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    A cover or jacket?

    That is an awesome idea. Then again, maybe I need one of those tubes for my middle .... In the interim, I went ahead and had a local seamstress make a cover for me. It turned out wonderfully, and she was fast. She took a picture and posted it on her etsy store, in case any of you are interested in getting one from her: https://www.etsy.com/listing/279081224/nylon-nondescript-cover-for-electric I also have more pictures if any of you want to see (and so does she).
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    Locking up the 'bot

    Thanks so much for the tips, guys. I think the wheel clamp poses the same problems as a U lock or similar-where/how would you stick it? But I'm thinking some combination of alarm plus ineffective lock might work well enough:
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    Locking up the 'bot

    I'm sure folks have given a great deal of thought to this, but has anyone come up with a way to lock down his/her wheel? When I got it, I thought, oh, I can lock it with the app ... but that seems to me to leave the wheel on, which doesn't seem great for battery life, and of course, it doesn't stop someone from carrying it away. I think others have mentioned here that you could put a cable through the trolley handle bracket, and then of course someone could just unscrew the bracket, but at least you'd have some initial deterrence. Has anyone come up with anything else? I never thought I'd say this, but this issue might actually cause me to relinquish the wheel (after having worked so hard to learn to ride it!) and just ride a bike more often.
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    A cover or jacket?

    Ok, I just posted it on Etsy. Hopefully I'll have something to show you all before too long.
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    A cover or jacket?

    I currently have a broken trolley handle for my NB and find it very useful--so much that I'm waiting on a replacement. Since I am trying to use it to commute, I like the ability to hop off, walk it for a short distance in crowded/not-so-safe-for-me-to-ride place, and then hop back on for a bit. But I've been thinking what I'd really like is some kind of sleeve, jacket, or cover that I could slip on over the handle and the wheel so the handle would stick out and then I could just trolley the wheel about and have it look like a small wheeled suitcase or backpack (and not attract so much attention, especially to take it on a train or bus). Has anyone found some ready-to-buy item that would work for this purpose? I know there is that IPS backpack that has its own handle, but since I want to be able to use the trolley handle for this sort of quick-hop-off thing, I'd really just like some plain black cover that would have a hole for the trolley handle and obviously a hole at the bottom so the wheel could roll along. If no one has any suggestions I was thinking of taking some measurements and seeing if someone on Etsy could put one together for me.
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    Charging troubles - sad!

    Hi @Sidestreet Reny, I do not know anyone else with any kind of eu here. I did see a woman riding one once, which is how I learned that they exist. I sometimes wonder if I actually saw another woman given that it feels like I am the only woman on this forum, and when I ride around, little kids invariably assume I am a guy (I have fairly short hair and I guess they just think no one's mom is crazy enough to try such a thing). I just looked at your videos and I do not think we could go for a ride together, LOL. But maybe you could give me some advice :).
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    Did your Ninebot trolley handle survive when you crashed?

    I'm glad I found this thread - just managed to do my round trip commute for the first time but crashed at the end and killed the trolley handle ... grrr. I could have avoided this if I'd have pulled it out and stuck it in a backpack but I wanted to go without the backpack as it's a beautiful sunny day here. It sounds like it's worth buying the sturdier one.
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    Sticky Stuff Removal

    Thanks! I did end up trying a bit of isopropanol without any success and then found some orange type cleaner (with limonene as a leading ingredient) and that worked beautifully. My 12 year old son saw the wheel when I was done, and burst out, "Sleek, Mom!"