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Electric bikes
« on: July 06, 2011, 02:05:06 PM »
During my commute, every once and a while, I will be huffing it up some hill when a bike comes whizzing around me.  No, he is not peddling...  Cheater..  It is one of those new electric bikes.

I am always singing the joys of riding into work because I think it is healthy, fun and puts me into a better attitude for the day.  So now I have a coworker that has asked me about an electric bike.  She wants to commute on a bike but the hills around here are a little too much for a first timer.  So the electric bike might actually be a good choice for her..  That is assuming she does peddle some of the way.  But I know very little about these electric bikes.  Does anyone know of a good source for information? 

This is important folks..  We could convert a motorist into a cyclist!  Please help.

She is looking to spend around 500 to 700 dollars.  I am not sure how realistic that is since I know nothing about electric bikes.

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Re: Electric bikes
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 09:44:55 AM »
Don't know anything about them but these guys are in my hometown -
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Re: Electric bikes
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 11:57:33 AM »
There is a decent article in this months Outside magazine regarding electric bikes. Used, or a kit, may be had for that kind of money.

I may have to rethink my prejudice against them. Might even let a co-worker know that I most likely won't report his ass for riding his on the MUP.
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Re: Electric bikes
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 12:30:56 PM »
Yeah, I have not seen them on the bike trails but around here we have lots of bike lanes and they stay there as far as I know.  So as long as they stay there I am fine with that.

Every once and a while some J-hole takes a gas motorized bike on the river trails.  That pisses me off.  It isn't the 35 plus miles an hour, it's the noise. 

Thanks for the info.  I will pass it on.  Maybe we can get another commuter out of this.