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Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Flitney Mar 20, 2013. 95 Replies

Hi all, I work for an electric bike business that has 4 dealers in Melbourne. In my research on electric bikes I've found that a lot of people love ebikes, but some are really worried about certain…Continue

 

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Adrian Flitney replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Hi Nick  I am disabled and use an electric scooter (modified two wheeler) to get around plus I have two electric bikes. One is a foldable with 12inch wheels that probably would not work well as a (push) bicycle but it OK for my purposes -…"
Mar 20, 2013
Nick Biker replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Hi Wendy-jane, Great to hear about your riding and the results you're getting from this. I'm going to create a meetup group soon and will let you know regarding future events. I know what you mean with using the throttle. I got around this…"
Jan 31, 2013
Wendy-jane Anderson replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"I would like to have a bike meet up and coffee and have you look at my etrike.  Yes its big and chunky but for taking kids and everything else it suits me just fine.  I have no idea how fast I go but I can keep up to the racer bikes. I…"
Jan 28, 2013
Donald Rintoule replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Pleased to see you concession because you are right that they do have their uses and not all people are able bodied, fit or have a shower at work."
Jan 27, 2013
Nick Biker replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Hi David, What is the capacity of your battery pack? My electric bike sounds like similar performance to your friend's bike. I easily get 30km/ hour plus going up any hill, etc. Oliver's Hill, Mount Martha, etc. My bikes have 2 electric…"
Jan 24, 2013
David Gregory replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Mine was just under $1000.   I plan on getting some heat shrink and tidying up the wiring and maybe putting some silicone in the holes.  But it's a bit disappointing considering it's brand new, particularly when you consider…"
Jan 24, 2013
Nick Biker replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"How much did you pay for the bike, David? If I may ask :-) I've ordered kits and built my own ebikes. This way I can seal the wiring better, e.g. all the connectors go into plastic boxes from Jaycar Electronics and I can seal these boxes myself…"
Jan 24, 2013
David Gregory replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Just bought my first e-bike.  In the user manual it recommends not riding it in the rain !!!  What?  I thought they were joking until I opened up the controller and saw the gaping holes and poor quality wiring/terminals without any…"
Jan 22, 2013
Chris Rider replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"I think alot of the Australian public actually dont know about electric bikes, and what they are. The are not mainstream enough yet, but the word is spreading....slowwwwlyyyy. I have spoken to electric bikes to a few people, and alot of them think…"
Jan 22, 2013
David Gregory replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"I was under the impression that so long as businesses clearly stated that their product was not designed for use on public roads and that users needed to comply with various state laws, then they were covered?"
Dec 12, 2012
Nick Biker replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Hi Stephen, you are absolutely right. I believe the consequences for someone crashing an ebike will be much  harsher than for a drunk P platers crashing their cars. Sadly I believe ebikes will never take off in Australia unless common…"
Dec 7, 2012
Stephen Gale replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Hi nick, we have a saying in aviation that goes, "it's all ok, untill it's not ok". So if you wish to ride a 800w unlimited machine, that's really fine. And if you pranged it and had to collected by an ambulance one day, I…"
Dec 7, 2012
Nick Biker replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Alan, I just pretend to be pedaling with enormous effort when i see the police. I have rear mirror on my helmet and watch out for them all the time. And of course wont throw any doughnuts when they are around. I have done approx 43,000km via ebike…"
Dec 6, 2012
Alan Parker replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Hi martin .  I agree and NSW and the ACT will act quickly so that it will not detter the major EU brands entering the Australian market. The Chinese government is intent on having its e-bike makers produce E-bikes to the EU standard which…"
Dec 6, 2012
Alan Parker replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Hi Nick, You are a lucky man many others have been harrasted."
Dec 6, 2012
Martin Turner replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"Mike, Sorry to hear you are not happy with the Bionx system. We are the Australian distributor. Please feel free to contact me on martin@mrebikes.com.au to discuss your concerns. "
Dec 6, 2012

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What sort of riding do you do ?
S.L.U.T (Sustainable Low Cost Transport)
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Cremorne
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
Gette electric bikes are the new generation of electric bikes. Funky to look at, heaps of power and unmatched hill climbing ability.
What is the best thing about riding?
A sustainable commuting option
Website/Blog:
http://www.gettebikes.com

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At 4:03pm on February 23, 2011, Wendy-jane Anderson said…
Hi I am buying a cargo bike an e-bike version.  I have a 30k daily commute to school, remember we go 4 times on a daily school run.  I am deciding between the Christiannia 2 wheel cargo it has a rear hub motor and apparently rides well with no battery assist. Any thought on the rear wheel motor? I am deciding between the cargocycles (China) long Zeifeits which has the more common front wheel hub motor? Now I am a bike rider for 40 years + experience and am just sick of the car trip, and its not engaging with the environment and community for me. there is a big price difference of about $2,000.00 I will go the expense if I can understand the difference....There is lots of information about box bikes but i want the info on the e-version...any comments will hep me make a decision...thanks
 
 
 

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