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  1. lightning

    ideally 15kg e-bike for a 15m commute (total there and back) ideally under £800 in London

    It seems everyone has their own chain care plan! l just use GT85 on mine and have found that the chain lasts 2-3 times as long as with regular chain oil, plus the drive train stays clean (before it would get covered in black gunge and needed the cassette dismantling to clean it)
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    Motor repairs

    That's why l was asking if anyone had used them. lt means that if the Shimano motor on my mountain bike develops any kind of fault, l need to pony up £900-1,000 for a new motor. l did contact them asking if they could service my motor as it's done over 3,000 miles but they flatly refused to...
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    Motor repairs

    That was my thought. Has nobody on here tried their services?
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    Motor repairs

    Has anyone used these people, and how did you get on? They claim to be able to service and repair all makes of high end mid-drive motors including Shimano (which many say can't be serviced, repaired or even dismantled without permanently "bricking " them) https://www.e-motorrepairs.co.uk/services/
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    All-aluminum ebike camping trailer makes for tiniest, homiest micro RV

    ls there a camping trailer in those photos? Sorry, l didn't notice a trailer
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    Hello from another new ebike owner

    That should read, almost into my seventh decade !!
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    Hello from another new ebike owner

    Welcome aboard. l am a regular mountain bike rider. (13,000 miles in my last bike) l've never looked back since buying my ebike, and after 14 months (and 4,000 miles) of ebike riding l am no less fit than l was before. l collected an ordinary bike from my LBS and rode it home for a friend last...
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    Should I buy it?

    A mid mounted motor is better, because it drives through the gears. But l agree with the above, unless you are riding serious off road a hub motor is fine and a lot simpler/cheaper to repair. l've got both, and l've found myself using the hub motor bike more, because it's actually more fun to...
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    Should I buy it?

    Ah okay l didn't know that. Looks like l was wrong on battery prices as well. £795, and not rebuildable.... crikey that will write off an older ebike.
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    Worlds lightest foldable full suspension ebike

    More investigation reveals it's a startup scheme, so the bike doesn't actually exist yet. They are offering "half price" if you invest now (that is, pre pay for a bike for delivery when they start manufacturing) but it's a risk.
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    Should I buy it?

    £800 for a battery, are they that expensive? My Shimano 504Wh is expensive but not that much. l would expect nearer £400 or it could maybe be recelled, if necessary
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    Wisper Just ordered the 806

    Looks a great bike, post a review when you get it, people will find it useful.
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    Help! What should be the budget for an e-bike?

    1500w, wow that's a Superbike !! Mines 250w and l thought it was okay
  14. lightning

    Worlds lightest foldable full suspension ebike

    That actually looks very good for the money, the fork is a proper one with compression/rebound adjustment although it doesn't say anything about the shock. l would take a chance and buy one. However the company is in the USA so l doubt they will ship to the U.K.
  15. lightning

    ideally 15kg e-bike for a 15m commute (total there and back) ideally under £800 in London

    I've got a Mirider and it's really good, true range if you thrash it (level 3/5 all the time) is 15-20 miles. Ridden more carefully it will exceed 30 miles. Woosh Rambletta looks great and is £500 cheaper as well, but l haven't ridden one so can't comment any further than that.
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    Help! What should be the budget for an e-bike?

    Good idea there. Also if you buy from Halfords you've got somewhere to take it back if necessary (as long as you buy from the store in person, and not online)
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    Help! What should be the budget for an e-bike?

    l am not sure l agree that you need to spend quite that much!! My e-mountain bike cost £5,600 and my folding ebike was £1,500 There's nothing wrong with the £1,500 bike, l would question the need to spend any more on that kind of commuting/holiday bike unless you absolutely must have one that...
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    Help! What should be the budget for an e-bike?

    The Mirider has rear suspension and it makes a big difference to ride comfort. A bit of suspension, done well, is well worth having. Done badly (like the fork on the £700 ebike l tried last week) it's worse than not having any. The Mirider rear suspension is an elastomer and it's adjustable...
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    Help! What should be the budget for an e-bike?

    l think it's just a language difference. To the O/P try the Mirider 1. lts not the cheapest, but it's good.
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    Help! What should be the budget for an e-bike?

    l paid £1500 for my folding ebike, twice the price of the ones on Amazon/ebay However the bike is quality, l've thrashed it off road, well out of its comfort zone, and l ride it at the maximum speed all the time. Nothing has broken or fallen off, in fact it rides so well on the road that l...