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The E Mouse – Canadian inventor trying to crowdfund folding e-bike with 6-inch front wheel

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Alex Bowden

Alex has been editor of ebiketips since 2021. He previously contributed news, reviews and more to road.cc and has also had a parallel (largely lapsed) career writing about cricket for various publications.

6 comments

1 year 5 months ago

I'm trying to work out what exactly has he invented. He has not invented a bicycle, because they exist already, nor drive train, nor handlebars.

He does seem to have invented a unicycle with stabiliser and gears. He does seem to have invented a cunning ruse to get rid of the front fork, but I am not convinced the shopping trolley plywood platform is an improvement, I wonder what play is in that system? I think he hasn't thought through the leverage that would happen on hitting an object with the small front wheel (why have mountain bikes gone for bigger front wheels - where is the point of rotation?) so his claim that it is better than a scooter for stability doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

1 year 5 months ago

Reminiscent of a fellow I used to work with who raced electric bar stools. 

1 year 5 months ago

Shut up and take my money, Steve Cosmic!

1 year 5 months ago

My issue with small wheels is that they only suit perfect road surfaces - and is the reason I'm not fully onboard with the whole e-scooter thing. I've moved now, but there were roads on my old commute that were functionally impossible to ride a Brompton down. What exactly am I meant to use this thing for?

1 year 5 months ago

Is this bike meant as an answer to a question nobody asked?

1 year 5 months ago

Seriously - who would give money to someone called Steve Cosmic???