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Electric bikes #1070096
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I have been pondering on the idea of buying an electric bike and just wondered if anyone on here has any experience of them. Tia .

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There's a new electric bike shop opened in Southport near Morrisons. They also hire them, so it could be worth popping in to test before you buy.

https://powerstation-electric-bikes.business.site/

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Cheers Gibbo, I got one today from Birkenhead cycles which I had forgotten was even there. Very helpful guy in there . A little bit strange if you haven't ridden one before smile

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Wow Dilly , you don't let the grass grow under your feet when you decide to get something , do you ! thumbsup

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What do you do ? Plug it in and sit on it. ?


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Wow Dilly , you don't let the grass grow under your feet when you decide to get something , do you ! thumbsup


Yes Venice ,I can be a bit impulsive smile

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What do you do ? Plug it in and sit on it. ?


Yes Granny, a bit like your electric broom smile

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Oh right. I go places on my broom and it's not electric, it's powered by wind. wink


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Originally Posted by granny

Oh right. I go places on my broom and it's not electric, it's powered by wind. wink


Fuelled by beans? smile

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I always thought a small windmill on a bike would be a good idea.

A quick pedal to get moving then the sails are turning Convert that into electric to power the wheel and you're sorted!

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Two windmills work better, one to catch the high wind and one to catch the low wind, it’s called the B & F system.


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Wondering if you could rig up a solar panel on my head DD to charge my battery smile


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