Weird Electric Bike on Ebay

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/48V-350W...679251?hash=item4b30d2f693:g:xSYAAOSwO7haNHHo

I had to look at this one a long time to figure everything out, but the whole concept doesn't seem to make no sense. It has:

A heavy sprung saddle
No gears
A double single brake lever that works both brakes.
48v battery in a bag on the rack
KT controller
Back wheel in upside down so that the cable exits up. Don't ride it in the wet like that.

I think the guy that put it all together must have done it after spending the evening at one of Soundwave's soirees or have I been wearing my square helmet too long?. With a few small changes it could make a nice project, but not for £1000 - maybe £750 more like it.

 
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I'm disappointed, I hoped the 48v battery was hidden in the pump!
 

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I like the spoke catchers dangling below the saddle bag - bet they're fun at speed.
 
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their seller feedback show mostly batteries sold, so maybe they are diversifying

The bike in this post looks plain dangerous and dreadful value. Shiny chrome bars with no proper grips! A load of bodges to the brakes that dont even bear thinking about. The gearing? Well, my single speed is c2:1 this looks almost unusable to anyone without knees/thighs like Geoff Capes. And all built on a £30 Chinese steel frame with £10 Brooks knock off that will be horribly uncomfortable. Fairly convinced the handlebar stem is over extended and unsafe too. My top bid you be £150 to £200 for the ebike parts assuming they arent bodged too - and factoring some money to take the frame etc to the tip
 
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If you *must* got down the weird retro motorbike route then this might be a better place to start, bit of class there, no?:

 
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If you *must* got down the weird retro motorbike route then this might be a better place to start, bit of class there, no?:

What I find weird about that bike is that somebody would want to buy it.
 
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Possibly more important, how do you get off it? Especially if you have an accident...
A trike is easy: you are on the ground underneath it, how do you get it off? :D Yes I have tested personally...
 
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Lordy!!!
 
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Nothing like being obvious is there?
In the Gurnsey thread I think Flecc said the police tend not to throw the book at people, I think this might proof the exception.
 
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Nothing like being obvious is there?
In the Gurnsey thread I think Flecc said the police tend not to throw the book at people, I think this might proof the exception.
Only 1000 Watts though. This one below is 6000 Watts and powers to 50 mph:



Or if your want obvious:

 

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Nothing like being obvious is there?
In the Gurnsey thread I think Flecc said the police tend not to throw the book at people, I think this might proof the exception.
But if you're going fast enough the book would miss.
 

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A trike is easy: you are on the ground underneath it, how do you get it off? :D Yes I have tested personally...
Been there, done that X 2!!! Once on a windcheetah, 2nd time on my own Trice, bent it badly and had to ride 40 miles back home, didn't like going right.
 

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