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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
Wendy-jane Anderson replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"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…"
Nov 20, 2012
Wendy-jane Anderson replied to Peter Dowers's discussion Chinese Cargo Tricycle
"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…"
Apr 4, 2012
Wendy-jane Anderson commented on Tina Mccarthy's group Cycling Mums
"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."
Nov 29, 2011
Wendy-jane Anderson liked Tina Mccarthy's group Cycling Mums
Nov 29, 2011
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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.
Nov 29, 2011
Wendy-jane Anderson posted an event

CARGO BIKE PICNIC at Edwards Park, Port Melbourne

December 11, 2011 from 11am to 2pm
Come along and see all those load carrying bikes all varieties.Sunday 11 December 201111am - 2pmEdwards Park Port Melbourne,  See More
Nov 29, 2011
Wendy-jane Anderson posted a status
"Hi Everyone, I have finally had my cargo bike delivered from Denmark. It is beautiful light blue box I finally bought an e-trike"
Nov 29, 2011
Wendy-jane Anderson updated their profile
Jul 13, 2011
jenny collodetti left a comment for Wendy-jane Anderson
"Hi wendy,  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…"
May 23, 2011
jenny collodetti and Wendy-jane Anderson are now friends
May 23, 2011
Wendy-jane Anderson replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"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…"
Apr 12, 2011
Wendy-jane Anderson replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"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…"
Mar 8, 2011
Wendy-jane Anderson replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"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…"
Mar 6, 2011
Chelsea Carey left a comment for Wendy-jane Anderson
"  Hi Wendy, 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…"
Mar 1, 2011
Wendy-jane Anderson replied to Chelsea Carey's discussion Electric Bikes - Improvements? Pros and Cons?
"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…"
Feb 26, 2011

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Utility/Transport, Road Cycling, S.L.U.T (Sustainable Low Cost Transport), Whatever
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
South Melbourne
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
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
A few words about yourself. (This bit is entirely optional!)
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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At 8:41pm on May 23, 2011, jenny collodetti said…

Hi wendy,

 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?

At 9:46am on March 1, 2011, Chelsea Carey said…
 

Hi Wendy,

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! :)

 
 
 

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