All is forgiven Sir Clive.

  Arnie 14:17 29 May 2006

Most of us oldies remember the Sinclair C5 don’t we?

Have a look at this expensive gem! The Twike from FineMOBILE GmbH.

336V NiCd or NiMH batteries. (Lethal voltages).

Pedal assisted.

Joystick steering.

Rear wheel removal must be carried out by a service partner.

Care must be taken not to leave the canopy open in the strong sun. This may lead to a fire by focussing the Sun’s rays on the plastic body of the car.

On the Twike active model, it states that you must not step on the carpet, only on the transverse bar. The plastic floor under the carpet is not built for supporting your weight.

Only one main UK service partner. A bike hire company.

Cars cost £11,990 to £12,390.
Batteries £3,180 to £6,980.

One has to admire the company’s total honesty in mentioning some of the above details in their .pdf file.

Vorsprung durch Technik maybe, but unglaublich!

click here

  namtas 16:30 29 May 2006

336V NiCd or NiMH batteries. (Lethal voltages).

It is amperes that kills, not volts.

  Arnie 16:41 29 May 2006

You are quite right and 336 volts is more than enough to push the required current through ones body resistance.

The voltage is also d.c. This will also cause serious burns. This is why the manufacturer of the vehicle says it is lethal to touch the battery. In fact it is sealed and made very difficult to 'get at'

All this is mentioned in their pdf file.

  Stuartli 16:42 29 May 2006

Sir Clive Sinclair was, in many ways, ahead of his time.

  Arnie 16:43 29 May 2006

more G.

  Arnie 16:47 29 May 2006

"Sir Clive Sinclair was, in many ways, ahead of his time". Yes and at least his car was easy to sevice.

Have you seen the onboard computer of the Twike. I bet it costs a fortune to replace!

  oresome 18:59 29 May 2006

"his car"

Are we talking about the bike with the washing machine motor?

  Arnie 23:57 29 May 2006

Yes, but technically speaking it was classed as a car. As was the early Bond mini car made by Sharps commercials if my memory serves me correctly.

I think the washing machine motor on Sir Clive's car was rewound to a 12v specification.

I haven't had time to research the accuracy of my statement.
I have only just got in after seeing That'll Be The Day, a wonderful 50s, 60, and 70s music stage show.
I can thoroughly recommend it.

  Belatucadrus 00:41 30 May 2006

click here The Tango's a bit more like it, but $108,000 eeeeek. Though I do like the cheek of posting prices for two more reasonable models that don't exist, as they don't have the budget or engineers to design them, something they openly admit.

  Arnie 01:10 30 May 2006

What a wonderful car and fast too.

But as you say, "$108,000 eeeeek".

Anyway time for bed. Goodnight everyone.

  oresome 17:09 30 May 2006


You're talking to the man who admits to once owning a Reliant Regal, the model before the Robin.

My wife and I still laugh when we recall her asking me to slow down when I was on a straight stretch of dual carriageway doing less than 40 mph.

She thought I was doing nearer 70.

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