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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Mullin)
Subject: Re: OT, segue, whatever... Segway on Amazon
Date: 19 Nov 2002 13:02:37 -0800
NNTP-Posting-Date: 19 Nov 2002 21:02:38 GMT
"Mike" wrote in message news:...
> "Winfield Hill" wrote in message
> > But I did have a thought about the Segway's key-lock system. They
> > suppose one can ride his HT someplace and leave it unattended just
> > because they took the key?
Actually, no-- they sell a special Kryptonite lock (at least I guess
it's specially designed to fit around the upright?) At extra cost.
> Especially since one of the attributes of the Segway is that an average
> person can lift it into the average trunk for transportation... to a
> convenient place where time can be spent figuring out an override to the
> lock system.
In case you do have a bolt cutter handy that will deal with a
Kryptonite lock-- this still weighs 83 pounds. CAN be stolen if
left on the street, but between the lock and the weight, it's
definitely tougher than stealing a bike. Remember, once the lock is
cut, you can just wheel your new bike over to the car or pickup-- or
ride it away. The Segway won't roll unless you have a key in it. You
can't even pull it along behind you. So you have to pick that 83-pound
lawnmower up and carry it to the removal vehicle-- not only tough,
but likely to get you noticed.
Yes, Segway DOES say the average person can lift it into a trunk. My
guess is that the average BUYER will be old enough, and worried about
their back enough, that they will only want to do that with help.
Also, you can just drive the Segway indoors-- at least until they
start banning them from buildings. But they are advertising this as
something you can take in with you.
> -- Mike --
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