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by Buzz
29 May 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

Yes, the anti-dumping tax doesn't apply to Taiwan (I believe) as it isn't a part of China (despite what China says!). I had to give up. £533 plus ALL the expenditure in getting them here (even if they would sell me two, which they said they wouldn't) just isn't actually worth it. Shipping for four o...
by Buzz
25 May 2020, 7:22am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

Just an update. Managed to find a Taiwan supplier. I asked the price for two to be shipped over (I would pay the shipping) and to pay by PayPal for security. No to PayPal, wanted me to buy 154 bikes at £533 each. So that's £82,000 plus the vat @ 20%, plus the import tax of 6% equals £104,408...plus ...
by Buzz
21 May 2020, 10:57pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

The trouble is, it doesn't have fat tyres, and it cost £3,600 :shock: This bike is made in Vietnam. With all due respect to those involved in importing and selling it, just how much is this being made for in Vietnam...£600? And as someone in business myself, I suspect it's less than that! So someone...
by Buzz
13 May 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

No, I was wrong! Turns out they make two versions - one from China (which apparently has build issues) and one from Taiwan (which is better), but the service level...!!! Jesus! I emailed them, they haven't emailed back. Couldn't find their UK website - finally found it tucked away on Google under a ...
by Buzz
12 May 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

Yes, and I suspect other parts, too. It's unavoidable, but I'm making an effort to give them as little as my money as possible. Citizen Watches pulled out of China this week, as did Microsoft's Nokia. Other companies will follow. China is heading for collapse for other reasons than disgruntled buyer...
by Buzz
12 May 2020, 11:30am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

Think I've found one! Not cheap, but Danish company, made in Taiwan...
https://www.mate.bike/eu/mate-x/
by Buzz
11 May 2020, 7:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

Yes, yet more research needed. Principles do cost. I'm an engineer, and have avoided Chinese products for years, anyway (on quality grounds). I designed (and make) a product which I sell. I employed the use of an agent to find a roto-moulder, specifying that it must not be Chinese (and I was willing...
by Buzz
11 May 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

Thanks. We looked at the Victoria, but the tyres aren't 'fat' as in something like an Aventon Sinch - https://www.aventon.com/products/aventon-sinch-foldable-ebike The Whoosh Rambletta is, I'm afraid, ALL Chinese. The lady at Whoosh did say that Taiwanese bikes are very good. That's good news if I c...
by Buzz
11 May 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 808

What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

Hello all. Like a lot of people (I suspect) my wife and I have just got back to cycling again after 13 years! We'd like to replace our bikes, as we've really enjoyed the past few weeks, but they are old. We've tried a 'fat tyre' bike and liked it a lot. So...we're after two (maybe three) fat tyre fo...