Case studies - how has your electric bike changed your life?

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by HelenJ, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Charliefox

    Charliefox Finding my (electric) wheels

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    No chance of having a 3D printer making the replacement part then?
     
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  2. mark81

    mark81 Just Joined

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    I started a new job at a hospital this week and the commute is only 2.5 miles, which isn't much at all so I was planning on just doing it on a regular bike.

    However, I was arriving at work a sweaty mess so ordered an ebco tr60 from Halfords. Despite the massive cost that pained me both to spend and tell my wife about, I couldn't be happier. Although only 2.5 miles, on that journey there are 3 inclines, the last one being a real killer. With the ebco I can fly up the hills and arrive at work fresh as a daisy. I still think it's quite a good workout as apart from the inclines I'm usually travelling above 16mph. The only issues I have now are with traffic, although there are some pavements with designated cycle paths so I tend to jump on and off.
    I can really see myself cycling a lot more now I've got this bike. I'm relatively fit but having the assistance when you need it is amazing and great fun. It means you can push when you want to, and not because of the terrain!
     
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  3. LeighPing

    LeighPing Pedelecer

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    Yes you will. I've probably cycled 10 miles total in my life, on regular bikes. In the past couple of years I've clocked over 6k miles, mostly with my trusty trail hound. Enjoy. :)
     
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    I know exactly what you mean, I bought the Stealth myself and now I wouldnt do without it, I can do ALL my shopping on it without any noticeable strain on the performance at all, even carrying very heavy shopping. The brakes are awful but thats for another post, I would recommend the Stealth to anyone. Im glad I wasnt alone being very moved to find out the bike could change my life so much
     
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    I am still fairly new here but bought my CStealth
    I am still new here buy bought my Cyclotricity Stealth 1000w 6 weeks ago, and I have been meaning to drop a post on here since then, the problem is I have been out on it ALL the time lol so didnt get around to it until today, my brakes are being replaced lol.
    I am 64 and have been off and on sickness benefit for the last couple of years and have been through all the horrible stuff that brings including being thrown off it three times and having my living money cut back to the barest benefit payable. I ended up living in a bedsit and because they stopped giving people bus passes at age 60 I could not even afford the bus fare to visit my mum in her care home,
    I had to walk and because of my health problems it almost killed me.
    Now they have decided to listen to the my specialist and decided I actually AM sick and reinstated my claim for normal Benefit.
    The backdated money they owed me paid for the Stealth, it has changed my life completely. For starters I saved me the £6 per day it used to cost me to go to the home and jobcenter and the weekly shop taxi, I am better off than I have been for years AND I am getting exercise every day. The bike flies up ALL hills even on just the thumb throttle {If I want to do that} and it is simply amazing, I can go virtually anywhere on it. Do anything you can to get one, they are lifesavers
     
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