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scillyred


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« on: Sunday, February 10, 2019, 23:24:17 »

Just sold my car to replace it with an electric bike.
Any tips/recommendations ??
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« Reply #1 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 00:29:07 »

Go buy another car?  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 00:31:12 »

I guess you could drive around the scilly Isles in 5 minutes. What tips/recommendations are you after, which bike to get? Doesn't Reg have an electric bike? 
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« Reply #3 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 10:42:56 »

 Fuzzy is the TEF electric bike person.... when  I asked.

 
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Go for something with the Shimano Steps system or the Bosch system. Good motor and battery reliability.

The Steps has 3 power settings whereas the Bosch has 4. Shimano powers application is smooth and Bosch punches in a bit more aggressively.

Both systems could give 60 to 70 kilometres of assistance if used wisely. The other good thing about these systems is that, as the motor replaces the bottom bracket, they carry the weight very well. Turning pedals with the power off doesn't feel like you are lugging a big motor.

PM me if you want more info.
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« Reply #4 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 11:48:24 »

I presume you want a road or hybrid style bike?

I've got an e-mtb with a Shimano steps motor, excellent motor and not overly noisy, turns what would be a two hour ride into a four or five hour one.

The quietest motors are the Brose ones, as used by Specialized.
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« Reply #5 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 13:00:47 »

Just wanted a hybrid bike.
We only have about 7 miles of road but it's a tad hilly for someone of my advanced years and I only really need to get to the golf course or to some quiet beach in the summer !
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« Reply #6 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 13:10:06 »

Budget?
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« Reply #7 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 13:40:20 »

About 2k gulp  Sad Sad
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« Reply #8 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 13:51:38 »

You'll be able to get something decent for that.

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Haibike-sDuro-Cross-4-0-2018-Electric-Hybrid-Bike_116301.htm
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« Reply #9 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 14:36:25 »

You could get a car for that!
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« Reply #10 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 15:17:18 »

A car costs about 1k a year to keep on the road, without fuel.
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« Reply #11 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 15:30:27 »

A car costs about 1k a year to keep on the road, without fuel.

Mine doesn't.
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« Reply #12 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 15:38:33 »

I said about, obviously depends what it is and whether you bother to service it etc...
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« Reply #13 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 15:42:53 »

Ah, gotcha. What about an electric car? I wonder if you can still get a Sinclair C5.
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« Reply #14 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 15:46:31 »

Ah, gotcha. What about an electric car? I wonder if you can still get a Sinclair C5.

Think I'd rather walk!
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