Who else rides an Electric Bike

Sally54 Sally54

I have an electric bike. I ride  5 or 6 times a week for aprox 6 miles. I find it's a great stress buster. Does anyone else do this?

Lauren Bug Lauren Bug

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Hi Sally,
What's it like? I've never ridden one but would love to give it a try...definitely be handy going up hill!
Sally54 Sally54

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Takes a little getting used to, especially when you first set off as it feels like it's running away from you. I got used to mine within a week. Going up hills is where I would struggle on my usual bike but on the electric bike it's no bother. I cycle  5/6 miles a day and my physical fitness and body tone are improving all the time. Some people think that you don't peddle on an electric bike, but I pedal all the time and the motor assists me on hills. Hope this helps you.

Ryan king Ryan king

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I had an old Diamond back that was converted to an electric bike by a complete cowboy. Whilst it worked it was great fun but it fell apart within a month. He charged me 750 to convert an old bike that wasn't strong enough for the job  so I would advise anyone thinking of buying one buy a purpose factory built bike they might be a little expensive but definitely worth it in the long Run because you will only get what you pay for
Ryan king Ryan king

Posted in reply to Lauren Bug

Hi Lauren my advice to you is definitely buy one but don't get a conversion spend about a grand on a factory built one from a proper cycle shop and I can assure you they are a lot of fun and an all in one toning machine money saver and transport method. As Sally  54 says you need to do 50% of the cycling because they aren't mopeds and won't last long unless you do your half of the work I hope my advice helped
Sally54 Sally54

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I've had my Electric bike now for 10 months and it's really helped me to build my stamina up. I ride it 2 days and then ride my other bike on the 3rd day. I used to struggle a lot but find that my core strength is so much better now and I put that down to to my Electric Bike making it possible for me to build my stamina/ strength up gradually. With an Electric Bike you can set it so that you ride it with more or less resistance depending on the terrain and how you feel. I love it and it is definitely not a cop out.

EddyP EddyP

Posted in reply to Sally54

Hi Sally I just did a quick search and would like to ask you how you are finding your electric bike? I am seriously thinking about buying one as well and I have saved up about ¬£1500 but I am not quite sure which one to get. I live in Brighton and there is an outlet in Shoreham that has a great range of electric bikes that you can take for a spin and try before you buy - https://www.50cycles.com/ do you have any suggestions or advice? I am thinking about going there on Saturday to have a look and try to get a firmer idea of which model. Any advice you can give me would be appreciated.
Thanks
Ed



Paul Jepson Paul Jepson

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Hi to all, I'm completely new to this so forgive me if I get things  wrong.
I just bought an electric bike. I haven't used it yet as it took me nearly a day just to set it up. It's a fold up so that is new to me. I'm an old fella to be cycling again but it;s a health issue that is forcing me to get out there. At 65 with a crippling spinal illness, you may ask why in the world would I take up what can be very dangerous activity. Well it's a health issue. 
I have now very little movement in my ribcage so that what is left I have to keep. I'm not one for gyms  and pools with all the old fogies talking about bingo! I have chosen the solitary activity of cycling. I'm not riding on roads though. I live almost  at the top of the Pennines so we have lots of canal routes and unused railway lines.
So there you are, in short. Maybe I will meet some nice bikers.
oldngrumpy oldngrumpy

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Hia I had my bike delivered in Jan (016)

I called it an electric bike but the assistant at the shop corrected me and called it a Hybrid.

 

Without a shadow of doubt it is one the best purchases I have ever made!

I have a disability but it is getting worse as I am getting older, so I started to bike to strengthen my leg and get some cardio fitness.  But it was real hard work.

To cut a long story short I bought one and it was very expensive, but at least I got some mobility in my leg.

I also do forty to fifty miles a week, and I love it.

Seriously I think that they will, not take over normal traditional bikes, but will become very popular!

dhmpap dhmpap

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Hi Sally,

I am currently living in Spain and got mine last month - it is a Gekko (see http://www.biboobikes.com/bicicletas-electricas/urbanas/ ) It has a 36V 13AH (468 Wh) battery with 100 KM autonomy + love the lcd screen.

Have not been riding on the roads though. It has only been a month and I am just getting used to it, hopefully the price will justify itself in the long run :)

oldngrumpy oldngrumpy

Posted in reply to dhmpap

They are brilliant!


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