Benjamin Button Bikes Is Created

March 18, 2012
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The creator of the Dogati Super Ebike recently announced the forming of a new company that will sell a production version of the Dogati Ebike.  Ben Chiu writes:

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is one of my all time favorite movies. It poses the dilemma “what would life be like if we got younger as people around us continued to age?” and raises the possibility of eternal youth and transcendence of the crippling effects of time.

There is one thing for sure, immortality has got to be one of the most universally sought after and elusive themes of our culture as evidenced in our obsession over organic foods, exercise regimens, miracle drugs and anti-age creams. However, there is one thing that is often overlooked in our overworked culture of capitalism and consumption–THE FUN-FACTOR.

For me, electric bicycles embody the memes of an emerging culture based on freedom of spirit and rejection of tyranny, control, waste, corporocracy and debt. Eric HIcks illustrates the differences in his piece Ebike Or Motorycle Top 10 Lists.

Riding an eBike for the first time reconnected me with my forgone past. It filled the gaps of my adolescence spent toiling over homework and stressing about how to please my teachers and parents. In a social system that tells us not to rock the proverbial boat, somewhere along the line you lose your wonderment and expressivity (make-believe words intended). Somehow riding my eBike allowed me to pick up where I left off.

After 40 years of fitting in it is now time for me to “fit out”. I am determined to selfishly live in the Now using the F-FACTOR as a rejuvenating element. I will travel to places cars and motorcycles cannot reach and marvel at all the sights, sounds, smells and tastes along the way. I will discover myself in the places and people I meet. With each tick of my motor (and sometimes turn of the crank) I will turn back the tide of time. I will ride my eBike into eternal bliss and Nirvanic oblivion.

As a meme, the “EV grin :)” is certainly unique and curiously contagious. As an anti-aging antidote, there is no substitute for The Benjamin Button Effect.

Benjamin Chiu
Co-Creator, Benjamin Button Bikes

 

 

 

Eric has been involved in the electric bike industry since 2002 when he started a 6000 square foot brick and mortar Electric Bike store in downtown San Francisco. He is a true believer that small electric vehicles can change the way we operate and the way we think.


17 Comments

  1. Your Kung Fu is way stronger then mine!

    • lol

  2. your really beautiful bike I bought on

  3. Beautiful sentiments, poetically expressed; thank you Benjamin.

  4. Can I buy one ? My dream bike !

  5. hey ben, how are the zen carz coming along? instead of rodin coill/searl, you may want to check out 1stopenergies(coil)/ismael aviso(wireless tesla coil tech as in his pierce arrow). You can easily get into contact with them. Cheers

    • hey! who are you and how do you know i am replicating daniel nunez’ unification coil lol?

  6. seems like a monster 80 lb overweight and unpedallable

    • Except it’s 3220 astroflight is capable of putting out 35 times as much power as a typical cyclist, some 3220 builds reach almost 70mph…

  7. This would be the perfect bike for NYC commuting. Great job.

    • Aren’t Ebikes illegal in NYC? The worst thing I can imagine happening is a cop confiscate your bike if you owned of of those.

      • Our cops have bigger fish to fry than cracking down on ebikers.

        • You’re just saying that because your company sells ebikes, but ride by a cop who is bored or mad at the world an see what happens…Also don’t forget that they have a mandatory quota to fill… Bigger fish my ass! lol

  8. Piece of art Ben !

  9. Exquisite bike, but will draw too much attention

  10. Just beautiful…go Ben! Love the sentiment too

  11. I am retired and am looking for low maintenance ,long range and 1000 watt power pee-assembled bike at a reasonable price . Something under one thousand dollars. Two and Three thousand dolladr bikes will only appeal to a small majority of riders. For general public acceptance I would be a represent able profile. Thanks John Higgins Lowellville Ohio

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