We bought a bike for granddaughter Xmas 4 years ago and her parents bought theirs.
However they only got slightly used over the next 6 months and then put into storage. They found that they had no time to use them as netball and hockey got in the way.
So I got them out last week and have been cleaning and checking them over to sell.
Two of the three done, final tweaks to the third today.
The Granddaughters bike was for a 9-12 year old but she sprouted up as kids do so it’s no good. Photo below.
After they’ve gone there will be more space to store my three bikes.
Can and do use 2 but need space for the third until summer. The tyres on that are narrow and the roads around here make it a bit painful on the rear end. The roads have a very course gravel on them which is wearing off and you can be caught out by change in surface.
My MTB has 2” tyres. My “e” bikes 38c but the now summer bike has 28c. Tyre pressures are 35, 65 & 95 psi.
The difference riding on 38c and 28 c massive. Better on the rear end.
This new “e” bike is fantastic, it cuts test ride time from 75 mins to 57 mins. Can ride much further and hills? What hills?
You only get out of it what you put into it as it’s power assistance. I can ride without any assistance or + 20%, 60% or 100% but this is only up to 15.5 mph. Nowt after that.
As one of my legs is giving me trouble the “e” bike negates the problem of hills.
I’ve spent 2 days just setting it up and finding how to operate the controls, set saddle height, fit my other gear and adjust the pedal settings.
This “e” bike has Bluetooth which talks to its computer giving speed, distance, battery power level, pedalling speed, heart rate and other stuff and also connects to my mobile phone through which you can modify various things.
It’s going to widen my cycling routes tremendously. Mind I doubt that I will be able to ride from Pateley Bridge up to Greenhow as it’s too long and steep a climb for me at my age.
I now know that I should have bought one years ago but the lightweight versions have only just become available.
It’s the lifting into or onto the car that was the problem.