"I have had my e-trike for 1 year now I just love it. Its a big beast and I like that about it when I ride on the roads. My battery if fine I get about 40k out of a full charge. Most of the way I ride without the battery but up hills like…"
"HI Peter, I bought a tricycle too but I bought a Christiannia and I love it I even bought the e-trike version. The battery gives me about 30% help up hills and I do commute with the kids to school a round trip of 30km in a day. I bought…"
"Hey, I would like a bike ride during the week youngest at school but I am a slow stately rider of a trike in south melbourne. My name is Wendy-jane. I am interested in finding bike paths and coffee shops too."
Looking for other Mums who would be interested in a leisurely weekday bike ride. No high speeds, just a chance to get out there and ride, have a coffee and get fit all at the same time, during school hours.
i have a Christiania Bike. I bought the frame and we builtr the box ourselves to save a bit of money. I love the bike and would reccomend it to anyone. it fits 100kg in the box so that's kids and shopping. Have had it for about…"
"Hi Stephen, Do you think your battery would work for a cargo trike, like a Christiannia? I went to the webite and could not find any info about ebike just a calculator. All I want is a cargo e-bike to go 30km per day for the school run. Could limit…"
"I don't know what pulling 50 is, but I am looking at the bionix canadian motor as it has a high torque ratio,,The medical evidence is correct that people with power assisted do increase their fitness...But I ride and haul a 40kg e- bike…"
"Hi I am familiar with gazelle and think they are great..I am in discussion with a conversion guy Laurie who is going to convert my cargo bike into an efficient e-bike. So the bike already weighs about 30kg then add me the dogs and the shopping and…"
In response to your comment... if you're going to buy an electric bike for 4000 dollars then there's a lot of options for you, but honestly only half of the ebikes out there are even worth considering. Battery life is a…"
"Hi Nick, I am going to a cargo bike picnic tomorrow and would like some pointers on what to look out for in an e-bike..yes I a am going to invest $4,000.00 in an e-cargo bike...There seem to be the difference of front wheel motor backfiets.nl or…"
"i am want to buy a cargo bike two wheeler and also am going to throw in the e-bike version I am deciding between Christiannia and the cagro cycles import. Which is better rear wheel drive of the Christiannia or front wheel drive of the…"
Graecross 1987 family red and rusty now used for child hauling Avanti Specialized commuter, soon to be purchased cargo e-trike.
What is the best thing about riding?
breathing in the scenery
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I am an mother of two born in different generations. I love cycling and find I just get really stressed when I drive in Melbourne inner-city. I am a cargo biker, the more I can carry the further from home I can venture. I am now an e-trike rider.
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i have a Christiania Bike. I bought the frame and we builtr the box ourselves to save a bit of money. I love the bike and would reccomend it to anyone. it fits 100kg in the box so that's kids and shopping. Have had it for about three years and had no problems, not even a puncture. Are you going to put a motor on it?
In response to your comment... if you're going to buy an electric bike for 4000 dollars then there's a lot of options for you, but honestly only half of the ebikes out there are even worth considering. Battery life is a massive issue. I was talking to a man the other day who started out with a range of about 40km per charge and within two years it had dropped down to 17kms per charge. Go for a battery with Lithium polymer technology as they have no memory (half charge, full charge, whatever you like..it won't damage the battery) and also they last a lot longer. The batteries in the ebikes at the company I work for are lithium polymer and last between 4-5 years with frequent use..and even then, they only drop down to 90% charge. So they can last a long time.
Cargocycles I've heard good reviews about, so if that counts for anything..! Anyway, it's completely up to you what you decide. I'm not sure how much torque you get from a cargo but take one for a test ride and see. The ebike I have (from the company I work for...what a great perk of the job!) has great hill-climbing ability and that's what I really need. Some ebikes just die when you hit a hill, and torque from a 200watt motor is hard to come by.
Anyway, hope this helps. Let me know how you go! :)