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Hey i was wondering if anyone could help me

Posted: Sat, 08 Aug 2009, 22:35
by Rwheels
I'm looking at getting a electric bike for work and back i do around a 30km round trip and there a couple of small hills and some upward slopes i do this 5 days a week if anyone could suggest some that would be good for this also i live in mandurah

thank a heap
Rwheels

Hey i was wondering if anyone could help me

Posted: Sun, 09 Aug 2009, 02:09
by Richo
A motorbike or bicycle?

For a bicycle the "legal" limit is 200W.
So a hub motor fitted to an exisitng bicycle is all that is needed.
However for 30km range you will want some extra lithium batteries.
Lead acid batteries for that range may be too heavy.
You will need to still pedal a bit up hills.

Hey i was wondering if anyone could help me

Posted: Sun, 09 Aug 2009, 02:38
by Rwheels
a bicycle and my bike's seen better days I'd prefer to just buy like a whole thing would something like this be ok http://www.mandurahscooters.com.au/prod ... details/68 or this http://www.mandurahscooters.com.au/prod ... details/67 or would they just like break down in 4 weeks

thanks for the help
Rwheels

Hey i was wondering if anyone could help me

Posted: Sun, 09 Aug 2009, 03:00
by Richo
http://www.electricbicycle.com.au/faqs.html
Well it has 2 year warranty on frame and 6 months on electricals.
Proably the batteries/charing is the weak point.
$550 for a new set of lithium batteries.
The batteries don't seem that great either with less than 1000 charge cycles.

Hey i was wondering if anyone could help me

Posted: Sun, 09 Aug 2009, 19:22
by juk

Hey i was wondering if anyone could help me

Posted: Sun, 09 Aug 2009, 21:38
by Simon
Would you be able to recharge at work? If not the lead acid batteries wont last long. 30km would be a deep discharge.

Here is a link to my bike if your interested.
Hybrid Ebike
Take some test rides on a few if you can and see how they perform on the hills.