Just bought one of these.....

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I had a part time job when I was at school delivering for a Victoria Wine shop at the Archway, North London. It was an old bike with rod brakes and a pannier on the front. Needless to say most of the customers lived in Highgate which meant cycling/pushing the bloody thing up Highgate Hill. It was worse coming back down with those bloody brakes. I used to cycle from home to the shop on a decent racing bike - 10 speed Campag, Mavic centre pull, tubeless tyres etc and then get on the boneshaker. Oh the embarrassment!

Pat
When was that?
 

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I had a part time job when I was at school delivering for a Victoria Wine shop at the Archway, North London. It was an old bike with rod brakes and a pannier on the front. Needless to say most of the customers lived in Highgate which meant cycling/pushing the bloody thing up Highgate Hill. It was worse coming back down with those bloody brakes. I used to cycle from home to the shop on a decent racing bike - 10 speed Campag, Mavic centre pull, tubeless tyres etc and then get on the boneshaker. Oh the embarrassment!

Pat
You would be lucky to get up Highgate hill during term time now, always seems to be full of Chelsea tractors on the school run!
 

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Illegal if used on roads unless registered, number plate, insured etc. Ugly as well lol, you should have bought one of these !
But then you might as well have bought a normal bike! I have built two electric bikes from parts that have a range of over 50miles for less than £1000 and they are great forms of transport
 

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But then you might as well have bought a normal bike! I have built two electric bikes from parts that have a range of over 50miles for less than £1000 and they are great forms of transport
You would not last a week on a victorian clantraption here on our roads,kids toys only on f/paths,there is not a week goes by that one is killed on our roads, never mind the ones who will never get out of a bed again.
 

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Everything is usually Ok until there is an accident and someone gets hurt then it's a totally different kettle of fish.
I was driving through our local town recently in a 30 limit when an electric bike with a lad about 12 or 13 on it overtook me doing about 45!
Lots of them around here, if we go into Liverpool there are loads of them around.
 

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I now know how it feels to post a A-frame post on here....

Frankly despite the Fun polices best efforts.... I'm going to enjoy it (at least until I get a whole Tpac team after me and chucked in the pokey)

2020 has been a complete shitter for a multitude of reasons....
And IF it means I can have at 54 years old with knacked knees/bad asthma and shot feet a bit of fun exercise in the fresh air then completely legal or not then I'm going for it ;-)
My view young is young kids riding them at 30+ in the town centre will eventually get nicked. More mature people using it sensibly will never get noticed by our over stretched Police force.
 

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Not wanting to drag up legal stuff but may help. I may be mistaken but I think eapc means electrically assisted pedal cycle. I believe what was done away with by the 2015 changes was full twist and go on a two wheel cycle, it had to be pedal assisted. Anything prior to that date could be true twist and go.
 

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Not wanting to drag up legal stuff but may help. I may be mistaken but I think eapc means electrically assisted pedal cycle. I believe what was done away with by the 2015 changes was full twist and go on a two wheel cycle, it had to be pedal assisted. Anything prior to that date could be true twist and go.
You are right ... You may be mistaken ;)
 

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‘64. The off license was on Junction Rd not far from an excellent ice cream parlour whose name escapes me.

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I remember the Victorian Wine. A friends brother worked there, but that was probably early 70's.

De Marco was the ice cream place. Now a posh coffee shop, no surprise there. At least its a little independent one though.
 

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I remember the Victorian Wine. A friends brother worked there, but that was probably early 70's.

De Marco was the ice cream place. Now a posh coffee shop, no surprise there. At least its a little independent one though.
Can they charge electric bikes with that, is that why they whine. 😂 😂 😂
 

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Not light not cheap View attachment 88964and not small BUT bloody hell it's fun to ride.

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Enjoy !! Great fun
I converted my oldish mountain bike with a 750w rear hub and 20Ah battery a while back. It looks to have similar performance to yours, though it only cost £150 for the motor/control gear and £200 for the high cap battery. I've knocked up 850 miles on it now, 550 of them since lock down 1
Often go out for a 10 to 20 mile ride about the quiet country lanes.
 

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When is an electric bike not an e-bike?
Laws are in place to avoid rules being manipulated, or broken, but as a general rule of thumb:
  • The electric bike must have a maximum speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph) provided by the electric motor.
  • The bike must have fully operational pedals, ie: which allow you to pedal the bike when needed.
On top of this, it also depends whether you live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you’re a resident of England, Scotland or Wales then there is no requirement you must insure the the electric bike, or get special insurance.
If you live in Northern Ireland, different road use rules apply as the highway regulations of Northern Ireland view e-bikes as closer to mopeds than to bicycles. Because of this, you are required - by law - to insure your electric bike, when using one, if you live in Northern Ireland.
Additionally, you’ll also need to hold a moped licence if you plan to ride an e-bike in Northern Ireland, and it must also be registered and taxed. So remember - just like riding a pedal bike - you will still need to comply with the road safety laws, such as using lights when it's dark, and complying with traffic lights and other signals.
 

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Enjoy !! Great fun
I converted my oldish mountain bike with a 750w rear hub and 20Ah battery a while back. It looks to have similar performance to yours, though it only cost £150 for the motor/control gear and £200 for the high cap battery. I've knocked up 850 miles on it now, 550 of them since lock down 1
Often go out for a 10 to 20 mile ride about the quiet country lanes.
Done 11 miles this morning.... Including falling headlong face first into a complete mud bath (trapping my foot underneath the bike in such a way as all I could do was a vague attempt at front crawl swimming stroke....)

I ended up wetter than Whitney Houstons last spliff...
And looked like a mud monster to boot.

Bikes washed off and I'm showered....
Mrs is still not impressed at mess in kitchen where I stripped off.

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Done 11 miles this morning.... Including falling headlong face first into a complete mud bath (trapping my foot underneath the bike in such a way as all I could do was a vague attempt at front crawl swimming stroke....)

I ended up wetter than Whitney Houstons last spliff...
And looked like a mud monster to boot.

Bikes washed off and I'm showered....
Mrs is still not impressed at mess in kitchen where I stripped off.

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I'm sure she will want you to sell it now, I can offer £200 if you can deliver 👍
 

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When is an electric bike not an e-bike?
Laws are in place to avoid rules being manipulated, or broken, but as a general rule of thumb:
  • The electric bike must have a maximum speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph) provided by the electric motor.
  • The bike must have fully operational pedals, ie: which allow you to pedal the bike when needed.
On top of this, it also depends whether you live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you’re a resident of England, Scotland or Wales then there is no requirement you must insure the the electric bike, or get special insurance.
If you live in Northern Ireland, different road use rules apply as the highway regulations of Northern Ireland view e-bikes as closer to mopeds than to bicycles. Because of this, you are required - by law - to insure your electric bike, when using one, if you live in Northern Ireland.
Additionally, you’ll also need to hold a moped licence if you plan to ride an e-bike in Northern Ireland, and it must also be registered and taxed. So remember - just like riding a pedal bike - you will still need to comply with the road safety laws, such as using lights when it's dark, and complying with traffic lights and other signals.
Rules have been changed here in line with england about a year back, bike must be pedal assist and no hand throttle unless bought before the 250w upgrade, also top speed 15.5 mph, after that they must be taxed and insured plus a helmet worn.
 

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Done 11 miles this morning.... Including falling headlong face first into a complete mud bath (trapping my foot underneath the bike in such a way as all I could do was a vague attempt at front crawl swimming stroke....)

I ended up wetter than Whitney Houstons last spliff...
And looked like a mud monster to boot.

Bikes washed off and I'm showered....
Mrs is still not impressed at mess in kitchen where I stripped off.

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Serves you right for playing on a childs toy. 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
 

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750w motor...

  • 48v 14ah Samsung battery provides unrivaled performance and can be fully charged in 4-6 hours.
  • Reach up to 28mph in comfort with the hydraulic rear and front alloy suspension
  • Ride on any terrain with ease with the 20 inch fat tyres.
  • Shift up and down effortlessly the shimano 8 speed gears and thumb shifter
  • Use the built in display to monitor performance and speed
  • Sit back with cruise control and let the motor do the work
  • Fold for easy storage

FULL SPECIFICATION

COMES WITH E-PAS TECHNOLOGY: REGENERATIVE/RECHARGE BATTERY SYSTEM

MODEL: PX6

WHEEL SIZE: 20INCH

FRAME: 20"*15.5"" ALUMINUM ALLOY, ERGONOMIC DESIGN FOLDABLE FRAME FULL SUSPENSION

VOLTAGE: 48V

NUMBER OF SPEEDS: SHIMANO 8 SPEED

MOTOR POWER: 750W BRUSHLESS (ADJUSTABLE BETWEEN 250W, 500W, 750W) WITH PEAK POWER 1000W

SHIFTER STYLE: THUMB SHIFTER

MOTOR TYRE: REAR HUB MOTOR

ELECTRIC LOCK: YES

FRONT SUSPENSION: ALLOY LOCK-OUT SUSPENSION TRAVEL:100MM;

REAR SUSPENSION: ALUMINUM ALLOY HYDRAULIC

FENDERS & REAR RACK: YES (ALUMINUM STRONG REAR RACK)

BRAKE: DUAL HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES, 180MM ROTORS

TYRE: 20"*4.0"

BATTERY: SAMSUNG 14AH, 48V 672WH ;

RANGE: 60 MILES TO 100 MILES DEPENDS ON RIDING MODE, LOAD, TERRAIN AND WEATHER.

CHARGER: 48V 2A DC CHARGING TIME: 4 TO 5 HOURS

DISPLAY: 80C LCD DASHBOARD, WATERPROOF, PASSWORD-PROTECTED. SHOWS BATTERY CAPACITY, SPEED, PAS LEVEL AND ODOMETER

CHAINWHEEL: PROWHEEL FULL ALUMINUM ALLOY 52T

PEDAL: WELLGO ALUMINUM ALLOY FOLDABLE

GRIPS: LEATHER W/ALLOY BAREND

SEATPOST: ALUMINUM ALLOY

MAXIMUM LOAD: 330 LBS

CROSSBAR: ALLOY

WEIGHT: NET 33KG GROSS 37KG

LOAD CAPACITY: 330LBS/150KG

CRUISE CONTROL: YES

POWER REGENERATION: YES (WHEN SPEED > 13MPH AND PAS LEVEL IS 0 OR 1)

TOP SPEED: 28MPH (ADJUSTABLE VIA DISPLAY)
 

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Been out almost every evening after work for around 10 miles of so give or take...

Got an early finish today so headed out for a bit of a wander....

17 miles or so of mixed road/local country park and up and over the tops in the mist and drizzle.

Despite the electrical assistance....
I feel like I've actually pushed myself a bit AND actually enjoyed the ride.
Soaked to the skin and I'm no doubt going to be aching in the morning BUT,
least I can have a beer or several now, knowing I've hopefully burnt some of the calories off lol.

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Yesterday there was a big wright up from Yorkshire police informing people not to buy these bikes or scooters as they will be handing out 6 penalty points and confiscation.
They said people think they can ride to work or in parks which they can not unless reged plus tax and ins, our local Facebook is full of ads for them, all illegal.
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