China’s bicycle-sharing boom poses hazards for manufacturers

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China’s bicycle-sharing boom poses hazards for manufacturers

Post by LockH » May 05 2017 6:49am

China’s bicycle-sharing boom poses hazards for manufacturers
("Traditional makers say craze is putting brakes on their business model"):
https://www.ft.com/content/bfba9f6e-299 ... 8383da43b7

Includes:
Yu Yuefeng, a managing director at Phoenix, China’s oldest bicycle maker, said that domestic sales dropped last year when these apps, which allow consumers to pick up and drop off their bikes anywhere, started to gain favour.

“Bicycle shop owners say that sales are slower this year and some are shutting down,” he said last week at the Canton Fair, China’s biggest trade show, in Guangzhou. “Some factories are switching to produce shared bikes and this is driving up the price of components and causing problems in the supply chain.”

Shanghai-based Phoenix, which has been producing bicycles for 120 years, hoped that the growing focus on healthy living and fitness in China would help them reverse a long-term sales decline.
Makes me think friction drive manufacturers could jump on all these old/antique pedal-only poop-mobile-style bikes...
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Re: China’s bicycle-sharing boom poses hazards for manufactu

Post by Izits » May 09 2017 2:32pm

The article is behind a membership wall, but you can bet that behind all this is government force. Somewhere in the background the government is either directly or indirectly subsidizing these companies or their equipment. China is famous for being heavy handed with subsidizing entire industries like steel and paper.
The only enemy of the electric bicycle community is the government. Think about it. Who bans or restricts your use of electric bikes, other than the government? Smaller Government = More Freedom.

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Re: China’s bicycle-sharing boom poses hazards for manufactu

Post by LockH » May 09 2017 6:18pm

^^ Hehe... The great WooWooWoo is your friend (or worst nightmare... depends how you look at it.)
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Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
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Re: China’s bicycle-sharing boom poses hazards for manufactu

Post by cycleops612 » May 09 2017 7:25pm

I tried bike sharing once, but we were drunk and fell off.

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Post by LockH » May 09 2017 9:32pm

^^ Hehe... Expect designs must be extra "robust" when dealing with the pubic (sp?)...
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Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

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