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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2017, 07:42:24 pm »
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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #51 on: November 15, 2017, 07:26:45 pm »
So mobike comes to an end in Manchester, apparently it'll be back but the coverage will basically be the city centre, won't even run as far as the uni on the flagship cycle route. Seems a bit pointless.

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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2017, 06:29:51 pm »

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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2018, 11:38:56 am »
There are also now Ofo bikes in London which are yellow/black. The scheme is apparently with the blessing of Hackney and Islington councils.

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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2018, 08:20:49 pm »
Oxford has yellow Ofo bikes, teal Pony bikes and grey/orange Mobikes (which look extra funky with mag single sided wheels). Apparently there are also oBikes, but I don't think I've seen any them about the place.
There was also a docked bike scheme, but I think that one failed.

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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2018, 08:37:42 pm »
Seeing more and more Ofos and Mobikes around inner London every week.
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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #57 on: March 29, 2018, 12:59:56 pm »
Plenty of Mobikes down here @ salford quays but then they seem scattered throughout the Salford area.

Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2018, 06:03:54 pm »
I keep seeing ofos in the canal near Meadowhall in Sheffield, is there a word that means "funny sad"?

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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2018, 09:12:26 pm »
I noticed today that something called 'Urbo' has arrived in Ipswich.  Green and silver, fwiw.
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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #61 on: September 05, 2018, 02:18:12 pm »
I was watching the Irwell having MoBikes retrieved from it in Salford recently.

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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2018, 07:19:58 pm »
I was told that the scrotes would snap the sidestand off the bike and use it to batter the lock off. When they got bored of riding around at 4 - 6 mph they would repurpose the bike into a watercraft or art installation (depends whether it floated) by throwing it into one of several water courses spread liberally about the city centre.

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Re: Mobikes in Manchester and Obikes in London
« Reply #63 on: September 10, 2018, 09:24:38 am »
There seem to be more knocking around London and I have seen the occasional one in what looks like legitimate use (as opposed to estate monkeys bombing between crime scenes as a prelude to it ending up mangled on a street corner or in a canal). It still to be a minority in legitimate use which, as business models go, isn't the most effective. Still, post-Brexit we might be able to eat them. The bikes, not the estate kids. When The Desperate Times come, the estate kids will probably eat us.
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