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Old 18th January 2023, 12:05   #16
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Re: Review of TILT Bicycle Sharing (for residential apartments)

Interesting concept.

Was about to fwd to our apartment management committee. But....
one big cocern for societies (in Mumbai atleast) is the space requried. As we all know, parking space for members' cars is becoming a big challenge. In addtion, to give what seems to be 1 car park to an outsider will see a lot of resistance. While this could still be put in some inaccessible corner where a car cannot go, space challenge will always remain.

IMHO, to crack the safety/security problem needs a multi-pronged solution - higher deposit + insurance (may be high) + CCTV + geotagging (this part easier said than done) + buy-in/co-branding by the local stongman/politician (who the petty thiefs would be scared of), etc. One other thought, much easier to implement, would be to go the Reliance/Jio route - buy the cycle in huge quantities so cheap that you do not care if it does not last more than a year!!
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Old 18th January 2023, 12:32   #17
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Well back in the 80s our friendly neighborhood cycle guys would offer rentals and it was very useful. All those guys vanished and Tilt is trying to fill that space. The advantage friendly neighborhood guys was, they would inspect the cycle on return and hence quality was maintained to an extent. Hope these cycles are inspected and maintained weekly or monthly basis
Very true. I have nostalgic memories of learning to ride a bicycle on rented bikes. As you grow, you also move up to bigger bikes without any investment.
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Old 18th January 2023, 16:22   #18
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In my apartment Tilt replaced Yulu last year. They are offering both manual and battery operation one (e-cycles). I have used both of them on multiple occasions especially because my apartment is spread in 100+ acre area and one need a mobility solution for quick errands or visiting friends in other towers.

The only issue I faced are :

1. At times the cycles fail to un-dock from the station leaving you stranded. There is no calling support on the website and they only have chat support which is awfully slow. So basically if the cycle fails to undock, you have to wait for anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes for the chat support to manually close your ride and issue the refund of the lapsed time.

2. It becomes an issue if one cannot find an available docking station at the destination (other tower/parcels in my case) and you will be continued to charger every passing minute till the time a docking station is available and you dock the cycle. This has happened with me at multiple occasions and I ended up either to pay additional charges ride back to the starting point and walk back.
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Old 18th January 2023, 20:06   #19
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I like the frame. It is a cruise with front shock absorbers. perfect for bangalore roads, however it is poorly built and has a bad paint job (prone to quick rust).
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I like the idea of having the cycle dock in the complex itself. Renting a bicycle means that the maintenance bit is taken care of and you just directly start riding. Many times I want to take my bicycle for the local grocery run, but irregular usage means that sometimes the air is less, it needs oiling, etc. In these scenarios, renting makes a lot of sense.
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I had a chance to try the tilt bike under rather unexpected circumstances. Yesterday afternoon, I suddenly realized my wallet's missing and thought it might have fallen on the way back from Maruti service center ~ 2 KM from my house. I was in kind of panic trying to think what to do. Incidentally one of the Tilt founders who are my neibhours was unloading a few new bikes from truck and kindly offered me a bike. I went in half way in search of my wallet huffing and puffing and got a call from my wife that my wallet is at home

Anyway, it was a good experience riding a bike after almost a quarter century and I realized I need to work on my fitness.

Coming to the bike, it is a ladies cycle type model without top bar and was quite comfortable to ride with relaxed riding position. I wish they actually start commercial operations in our area so that I can officially rent their bikes.

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Old 13th March 2023, 20:49   #22
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Tilt is now selling these bicycles for Rs. 9,999:

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