Ortler Wien 7-Speed

Trevormonty

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jul 18, 2016
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#21
I definitely need to do something about the chain. It's so slack it came off this morning. Normally that's a 10-second job to put right, but this bike has a coaster brake, so the normal back pedalling method wouldn't work. It was a bit of a faff to get it back on, but I got there. It really is very slack and needs a link or two removing. BUT I will bear the advice above in mind.
If chain is stretched that much you should be looking at replacing it.
 

Warwick

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jun 24, 2015
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#22
The bike is running very well. I will soon be fitting the Marathon Winters to it. I did an 18-mile ride on it this afternoon and it did the job admirably. The replacement front light does an adequate job, if not brilliant. I had a new chain fitted and the rear wheel trued recently. The previous owner must've clunked it up a kerb at some stage, as there was quite a dent in the rear rim. Other than that, it does a very good job of getting me swiftly from A to B.
 

Warwick

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jun 24, 2015
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#23
The battery ran out yesterday - my fault. I had a 4-mile journey home and it proved to be a very easy ride home. It runs very well unpowered, which is in contrast with my Oxygen, which is a beast to ride with a flat battery.
 
Nov 28, 2018
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#24
Thanks for the link, it's very useful. It estimates 35Km range at 25Km/h. Touch and go with a Badass fitted...
I have the 300 watt battery too and my estimated range never varies. It always says 37 miles left no matter the state of the battery. I was told by the dealer that it isn't the most accurate bit of kit on the bike and not to give it too much credence. He was absolutely right. I do fifteen mile stints regularly and the battery charge indicator rarely goes down to four bars. I ride OFF on the flat unless there is a strong head wind and usually only use ECO, very rarely going into TOUR. Given the short recharge times too I really do take the 37 mile indicated range with a pinch of salt. My own estimate would seem to agree with Bosch's online calculator of approx 90 miles but I would be delighted with 60 miles which I think is quite attainable.