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Old 04-25-2014, 06:04 AM   #1
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Any experience with electric bikes. Particularly the ones WalMart sells? Or others as well and also if you are using one and on the heavy side - how does it propel you down the campground road?
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I have a fried with one. He got caught for drunk driving and lost his licence. He rides it 8 miles round trip to work every day. He said he charges it twice a week unless its really windy then it sucks the battery down quick.
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I just found these, Electric Bikes & Electric Bicycles | Buy an Electric Bike Online.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:14 AM   #4
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Any experience with electric bikes. Particularly the ones WalMart sells? Or others as well and also if you are using one and on the heavy side - how does it propel you down the campground road?
DW had knee-replacement so she can`t pedal yet, We are both on the heavy side +. Installed "Electric Rider" kits on both our Trek bikes. I pedal some (lazy), DW can`t. Batteries are good for one or two hours easy on flat hard surface. Hope this helps.
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We bought e-moto bikes two years ago. $2300 for both. Wife's was steel frame and worked great for one year. After that the speed controller quit so it only worked on hand throttle. Another 6 months and the battery got weak. Sold it a month ago for $175. Mine works OK still. It seems all the extra weight of the bike makes it real hard to petal once the battery gets weak or low on charge.
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My father invested in an electric Tricycle. It is good for about 15-20 mph and the range can be about 20 miles depending on terrain, weight of rider and so on. Some pedalling is required on grades of about 3% or more depending on length of hill and momentum. He used it after he couldn't drive anymore. It is good for weightier people and especially for those whose balance isn't wonderful but transporting would be a problem unless you had a toy hauler or some kind of hydraulic lift.
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