E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?

Electrically assisted bikes, trikes, etc.
mercalia
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E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?

Postby mercalia » 11 Aug 2019, 7:53pm

I am seeing quite a few rental ebikes around London. But this one aint going any where - can you see why?
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Re: E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?

Postby kwackers » 11 Aug 2019, 9:04pm

Hub drive, perhaps it doesn't matter...

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Re: E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?

Postby brynpoeth » 11 Aug 2019, 9:09pm

The chain has come off
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Re: E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?

Postby groberts » 11 Aug 2019, 9:16pm

Yes I was intrigued to see them in London too the other day and today in Brighton where, moreover, they appeared to have solar chargers built in - I'm surprised sufficient charge would be obtained from such a set-up, or maybe it is just supplementary?

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Re: E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?

Postby mercalia » 12 Aug 2019, 11:08am

They must be a tempting bike to steal?

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Re: E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?

Postby PH » 12 Aug 2019, 1:53pm

mercalia wrote:They must be a tempting bike to steal?

Derby's E-bike hire scheme only lasted a year and didn't survive for that reason.
https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/d ... er-3099864