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  • to be fair it seems like one of the better things the Mau5 has done – as impressive as this motor car is it will depreciate in value very quickly as the accus for the electric bit degrade after 3-5 years (they are exactly the same as in your laptop but much larger), and there are very few places you could drive it at full power legally and safely, and presumably like most sports cars it only seats two people at any one time whereas his AV setup would entertain many more…

    I don’t have a driving license so if I had that sort of money would have spent most of it on audio visual equipment anyway (although I might be tempted to buy a top of the range German e-bike, which incidentally has a longer range per charge than the P1 if used only in electric mode!)

    Auch wenn du am Abgrund stehst, und gar nichts mehr verstehst,
    wachen Engel über dich, halten dich im Licht und lassen dich nie fallen.

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    So just read the story where deadmau5 sold his beloved McLaren P1 to fund his latest stage project ‘Cube 2.1 ‘ The P1 sells for around 1.5 million dollars (thats pretty close to 2 million gbp?) I hope he brings this thing to creamfields.

    Here’s the short story: https://djmag.com/news/deadmau5-sells-mclaren-p1-pay-cube-21

    Here’s some of the construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKFcaXd5G8c

    u mean 2 Million $ is close to 1.5 Million GBP

    yeah. 🙂 🙂

    No, no I wouldn’t. I’d sell the Mclaren and buy a Nissan GTR and a Ducati Panigale R, the gtr is pure practicality, has a huge boot, 4 seats and is suprisingly economical. The Ducati is just because I dislike sharing space with people.

    No, no I wouldn’t. I’d sell the Mclaren and buy a Nissan GTR and a Ducati Panigale R, the gtr is pure practicality, has a huge boot, 4 seats and is suprisingly economical. The Ducati is just because I dislike sharing space with people.

    I got my first car when i was 17 for motivation to go ahead and pass my drivers test. I got a sky blue Ford KA on finance, It was around £3000 at the time, I had it sitting in the drive for about three years before selling it to my dad for £500. I never ended up taking my test or hardly ever practiced. I can safely say that Ford KA was my first and last car.

    I guess I’d do it if I was Deadmau5, the point being is he can buy another McLaren off the next tour(s) with the new booth.

    As myself, I’d keep the McLaren.

    No, no I wouldn’t. I’d sell the Mclaren and buy a Nissan GTR and a Ducati Panigale R, the gtr is pure practicality, has a huge boot, 4 seats and is suprisingly economical. The Ducati is just because I dislike sharing space with people.

    I got my first car when i was 17 for motivation to go ahead and pass my drivers test. I got a sky blue Ford KA on finance, It was around £3000 at the time, I had it sitting in the drive for about three years before selling it to my dad for £500. I never ended up taking my test or hardly ever practiced. I can safely say that Ford KA was my first and last car.

    and for some reason I had mistakenly thought EPICLULZ was a bit of a petrol-head 😀

    I have nothing against motor cars per se; but think there are way too many of them on the roads in small European countries that do not really need to be there.

    Then again I am lucky enough to have both relatively flexible working hours and only need to visit sites for certain jobs as I can do a lot of work remotely, and no kids so I don’t really have a need for a car.

    I think that McLaren is a step in the right direction tech wise, but was disappointed to see the battery range is less than my e-bike!

    Would hope the Mau5 decides to buy an even better e-car from the proceeds of the tour, or even an e-bike.

    Prince (RIP) could have done with an e-bike, he wouldn’t have hurt his knees riding the one he was last seen on which was also wrongly set up an a frame size too big and thus had to cane all those painkillers..

    Auch wenn du am Abgrund stehst, und gar nichts mehr verstehst,
    wachen Engel über dich, halten dich im Licht und lassen dich nie fallen.

    and for some reason I had mistakenly thought EPICLULZ was a bit of a petrol-head

    I know as much about cars as a cave does man. My brothers were never really into cars and we never had a mechanical engineering class in school it was all about woodwork and more small DIY jobs. So i could probably build you a wooded car pimped out in glitter and buttons 😛

    E bikes are shite, the battery tech is still years off, the power delivery is piss poor, it either all or nothing, so just like a 500cc 2 stroke gp bike. Honda Mugen have made a pretty good electric bike but at around a million pounds its somewhat unaffordable.

    when I was at high school (from 1985-1990) they only had woodwork (might now be renamed “resistive materials” as it covers other materials) and CDT (Craft, Design and Technology) which I did as it covered basic electronics ; I built a burglar alarm system controlled by a BBC Micro (was initially going to be a Spectrum but I miswired the Z80 PIO chip (or more likely got the design of the relay driver circuits all wrong) and couldn’t get it to work so used the interface unit the school had.

    They did have a couple of British Leyland A or K series engines mounted on stands which were once used for teaching mechanics but the head of that department (a really good teacher to be fair) said that Thatcho had slashed the funding for these course so they weren’t able to teach the kids safely how to operate them, which was a big shame. (Like most teachers of 1980s he hated the Thatcho government with a passion and for good reason to.)

    I think if we’d done a better job of education in the UK and merely kept up with Germany for instance our country would be in a much better state…

    Auch wenn du am Abgrund stehst, und gar nichts mehr verstehst,
    wachen Engel über dich, halten dich im Licht und lassen dich nie fallen.

    E bikes are shite, the battery tech is still years off, the power delivery is piss poor, it either all or nothing, so just like a 500cc 2 stroke gp bike. Honda Mugen have made a pretty good electric bike but at around a million pounds its somewhat unaffordable.

    Admittedly I look upon wheeled vehicles more as a means of useful transportation, rather than to win races with or to look cool. I think we might be looking at different kinds of machines here – i.e a replacement for a racing motorcycle as opposed to supplementing a human powered bicycle,

    There are races for e-bikes which are similar to those for human powered bicycles; although covertly converting a racer into an e-bike (which has been done) for a traditional race is rightly judged as cheating (riding a legal e-bike to work is not!)

    A road legal e-bike in Europe is normally limited to a 250W average motor with 25 km/h max (if the rider is not supplying any extra power), apart from some models popular in DE and NL which can do 45 km/h but those need reg plates, helmet etc. (at least they do not create a fraction of the pollution of a cheap petrol scooter or moped!). You do need to still pedal as the motor won’t move unless the pedals are turning (this is an EU rule)

    Even so my latest one (which has a really clever system that monitors your pedal cadence and matches the power from the motor) easily reaches 30km/h when I wish to “go for it” (OK I did slightly tweak the controller settings shortly after I got it, but I am still within UK law (I don’t ride like an idiot and intimidate pedestrians etc, there is also no need run red lights when I can make up the lost time waiting for the light very quickly).

    Although in 2003 I was able to ride from Caversham (north of Reading) to High Wycombe to get to a rave on an unpowered Dawes touring bike (e-bikes then were too expensive and were designed more for seniors) there this involved also consuming a considerable part of a 3,5g bag of amfetamine and its not something I would try today on an unpowered machine.

    Riding an e-bike is no different to riding a standard bicycle; but you travel at twice the speed with half the effort even if you have 16 kilos load in the panniers. These machines are turning up everywhere in NL and DE especially with delivery companies and local trades workers, replacing many motor vans…

    Auch wenn du am Abgrund stehst, und gar nichts mehr verstehst,
    wachen Engel über dich, halten dich im Licht und lassen dich nie fallen.

    After doing some light reading and research, I have found out that once I have built my ratrod, can load it up with mobility scooter batteries; I plan to rock about 32-46V as these bikes are VERY heavy; and it still be legally concidered a pushbike, through a loophole in the law, as long as GL says, it doesn’t exceed 25kph (about 10-16mph) which I will not be sticking to as I want it to do at least 30kph, 19mph in real figures, I will have to think of a way to rig up a twist throttle system, instead of the on/off button found on many cheaper mobility scooters.

    I found a frame last night, so I’m going to call the chap who is selling it and see if I can arange to view it, hopefully he doesn’t want silly money for it, as I do not want to spend £150+ on it, the budget I have I fairly small, so much of the fabrication work I shall do myself where applicable, although my track record with welding is somwhat patchy.

    Hopefully by the mid point of summer I should be riding in style (not so much comfort), but who knows, thankfully I haven’t set a time limit on how long it will take, as its really only the frame, forks and rear wheel I need.

    A 250W motor usually tops out at around 30 km/h anyway – also the UK has only part implemented the EU laws leaving some confusion over the point at which an e-bike officially gets classed as a small moped.

    The 45 km/h e-bikes will attract attention in Blighty, apparently some posh Londoners (the only folk who can afford them here) have been hauled up for riding them without the correct licensing, but 30 km/h shouldn’t attract excessive attention unless you are scattering pedestrians in the middle of the town centre.

    I did have a link to a site with all sorts of e-bike parts and controllers (for building your own); I will try and find that again. From what I remember the controllers (which link the to the throttle) aren’t that expensive, its the motor wheel and batteries which make up most of the price of an e-bike..

    Auch wenn du am Abgrund stehst, und gar nichts mehr verstehst,
    wachen Engel über dich, halten dich im Licht und lassen dich nie fallen.

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