New ebiker reporting in.

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BlackPanther
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New ebiker reporting in.

Postby BlackPanther » 12 Nov 2018, 9:16pm

Hello! I’ve been on this forum for many years, posting mainly over on the ‘non standard human powered vehicles’ section as I’ve ridden recumbents 99% of the time on my commute. I still intend to do most of my commutes on the Catrike 700 trike, but yesterday I acquired a Giant Fastroad e bike. I’ve only done a quick run up and down the street, but I’ve spent the last couple of hours commuterificating it with a rack, lights, mirror etc etc. It’s done a few miles from new, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it copes with the 12.5 mike ride to work tomorrow. Tbh, I’ve neve really struggled with the commute, but having had a go on my mates Giant e+2, I thought I’d give it a whirl. I tend to ride to work steady to arrive sweat free, and ride home like a bat out of hell, so I’ll still put in the same effort, hopefully knock a bit of tome off, claim a few road bike scalps? and hopefully commute 100% of the time, instead of having the odd day off when I’m a bit sniffly, or when my knees aching.

However, the main reason I’ve bought it is to keep my interest up.

So hi to everyone who doesn’t know me, and I dare say I’ll be asking a few ebike related questions. Bring on tomorrow!

Cheers, Carl.
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Re: New ebiker reporting in.

Postby loafer » 18 Dec 2018, 8:34pm

hi BlackPanther
just wondering how things were going with your e-bike :D

BlackPanther
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Re: New ebiker reporting in.

Postby BlackPanther » 30 Dec 2018, 1:51pm

Ok until a couple of weeks ago when I started getting a creaking noise from the crank area. Looking online it looks like it could be the motor bolts need retorquing? I’m gonna get it into the dealers though as it’s only a few months old. Possible prob though is that I couldn’t register it on the UK Giant site as it wouldn’t accept the model number, but it would accept it on the U.S. site!?
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Oldjohnw
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Re: New ebiker reporting in.

Postby Oldjohnw » 30 Dec 2018, 1:57pm

A guarantee, which is statutory, is a guarantee. Having a computer (to register it) is not a requirement. In fact, I suspect that companies only want registration in order to harvest your details.

Under EU law you should be able to expect an item like an ebike to last 6 years. I got a total refund for a laptop from Currys once after 3 years, using EU law.
John

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hondated
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Re: New ebiker reporting in.

Postby hondated » 30 Dec 2018, 3:08pm

Oldjohnw wrote:A guarantee, which is statutory, is a guarantee. Having a computer (to register it) is not a requirement. In fact, I suspect that companies only want registration in order to harvest your details.

Under EU law you should be able to expect an item like an ebike to last 6 years. I got a total refund for a laptop from Currys once after 3 years, using EU law.

Wow ! that is interesting. Wish I had known before as I have had to replace several lap tops brought from them over the years. :?

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Re: New ebiker reporting in.

Postby Oldjohnw » 30 Dec 2018, 5:12pm

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/per ... right.html

The local store told me tough so I wrote to the manager claiming a full refund under the EU law - it's easy enough to find the particular bit of legislation. Within a week I heard from Curry's HQ offering a refund.

Of course, many will not wish to avail themselves of this terrible EU curtailment of business's right to fleece customers. They long for the days when people could be ripped off without redress :)
John

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Re: New ebiker reporting in.

Postby Mike_Ayling » 31 Dec 2018, 11:47pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
Under EU law you should be able to expect an item like an ebike to last 6 years. I got a total refund for a laptop from Currys once after 3 years, using EU law.


Another post Brexit what if scenario to be considered!

Mike