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Re: Electric bikes
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 10:10:16 AM »
One thing I was told, particularly for those people who in their younger days rode a bike with a sturmey archer hub gear and were used to easing off pedalling as you change gear, was that when you ease off, the electric bike thinks you are stopping, so you have to get it going again. Probably not a problem for most, but for many used to keeping things going smoothly it is better to have one with derailleur gears.  Price is often dependent on battery capacity, so a cheap one may be OK for going shopping, but for an all day ride you will probably need a larger battery.  Of course if we were living in Holland where they started catering for cycling 50 years ago now, you would probably now find a bicycle charging point in a local park.

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2019, 04:31:40 PM »
We got a couple of Raleigh "Motus Tours" in January this year and have been really pleased with them so far.

Our biggest problem was trying before we committed and we solved this by going to Evans in Macclesfield.

They cost £1,900 each (but with £150 off for each old bike we traded in), so not a cheap purchase.

You can spend a lot more than that too but we do have a friend who picked up an E-Plus from e-Bay that he is really pleased with (they sell at Argos for £550).

The big difference between the cheaper e-bikes and ours, which I would say are mid-range, is the cheaper ones drive through the front wheel.

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 08:27:10 PM »
I no theres quite a few bikers out there info required .Whats a good electric bike to buy .