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    Default My new toy

    So I've just taken delivery of my new toy.
    A Xiaomi M365 scooter.
    Not had chance to give it a good run apart from in the garden but it's a speedy little thing.

    Sent from my Philips Diga via BT Cellnet
    Just use enough water to cover your vegetables,the same goes for when you're having a bath....

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    Default Re: My new toy

    Just got back from a road trip in the states, and we literally hired these in Nashville, Memphis and Atlanta.

    They are everywhere out there and are great for getting about on.

    Let me know how you get on.

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    Im tempted to buy one at 311 just for use when im on holiday. Dont know a great deal about them tbh, but alot of people raving on about how good they are.

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    Are these legal to use on UK roads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHP View Post
    Are these legal to use on UK roads?
    Nope. Or on the pavement but I see them everywhere and very rarely do people get stopped.
    There was even one in the pub last night

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    They are legal here, (Barcelona) but only in bicycle lanes and users must wear a helmet

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    Next year, our offices move to Manchester and due to a severe lack of parking at the business park, it's likely that we'll end up having to park a few miles away and get a shuttle bus provided... the problem with that is you always have to wait for some knob end at the end of the shift who's pissing about finishing up when the rest of us just want to go home and do the 35 mile drive back to Liverpool.

    In which case, I can see myself getting one of these for the journey between the office and the car, much more portable than sticking the bike in the car.

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    So E bikes are road legal but these are not, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHP View Post
    So E bikes are road legal but these are not, why?
    No idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpSparhawk View Post
    Next year, our offices move to Manchester and due to a severe lack of parking at the business park, it's likely that we'll end up having to park a few miles away and get a shuttle bus provided... the problem with that is you always have to wait for some knob end at the end of the shift who's pissing about finishing up when the rest of us just want to go home and do the 35 mile drive back to Liverpool.

    In which case, I can see myself getting one of these for the journey between the office and the car, much more portable than sticking the bike in the car.
    A perfect use for it pal. Folds up nicely for the back of the car

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    Just did a bit of research on this;

    For an electric vehicle to be road legal and not require a licence, tax insurance etc it must be pedal assist, the motor can not assist you over 15.5mph and the motor can not be more than 250w. So E bikes and the Sinclair C5 are legal.

    The Xiaomi is classed as a Personal Light Electric Vehicle (PLEV), because it doesn't have pedals, making it illegal to use on UK roads and pavements.

    They need to change the law on this, these things could revolutionise inner city travel and we would finally get some use out of the empty cycle lanes.

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    So I've been on it a couple of times now to pop and see the old man .
    Great bit of kit very pleased with it.

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    Been watching this thread with interest as I wouldn't mind throwing one (or possibly two if the Mrs would use one), in the back of the Motorhome.

    I'm a touch under 17 stone, do you think it would still perform to an acceptable standard with a that weight of rider?

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    They state Max is 100kg. So I'd test one first before purchasing

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    Quote Originally Posted by satzzz View Post
    They state Max is 100kg. So I'd test one first before purchasing

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    Only 46kg for me to lose to try one then!

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    Default Re: My new toy

    We rented some similar scooters on the waterfront in Barcelona a few years ago and they were a lot of fun, might need to add to the wish list.


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    I think I'm going to give one of these a whirl as I found a thread on another forum with a couple of folks bigger than me getting along OK with them (on the flat anyway).

    I'm not bothered about timescale to receive it, any recommendations of the cheapest place to get it, as I'm just about to start looking.

    TIA

    Edit: AliExpress seem to have them at 314 shipping from EU, but unsure of warranty situation. They 399 at Halfords but I can part ex a throw away scooter and get 15% off making it 339.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tips View Post
    I think I'm going to give one of these a whirl as I found a thread on another forum with a couple of folks bigger than me getting along OK with them (on the flat anyway).

    I'm not bothered about timescale to receive it, any recommendations of the cheapest place to get it, as I'm just about to start looking.

    TIA

    Edit: AliExpress seem to have them at 314 shipping from EU, but unsure of warranty situation. They 399 at Halfords but I can part ex a throw away scooter and get 15% off making it 339.

    Quidco offer 3% cashback also for Halfords, that'd knock another 10 off.

    Maybe also have a browse on AVFORUMS Marketplace for anyone selling Halfords vouchers, normally get 2-3 off per 20.

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    I got mine from purescooters with next day delivery for 348 plus can spread the cost over 3 months interest free

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    @tips
    307 over at aliexpress & 5 days shipping from Poland to the UK

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