Benjamin Button Bikes Is Created

March 18, 2012

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.


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