Non working second hand giant bike

Electrically assisted bikes, trikes, etc.
Paula
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Non working second hand giant bike

Postby Paula » 7 Apr 2019, 10:18am

I’m new to e bikes but i’m a lady who would like to improve my fitness. I am struggling to afford the £1500 plus for a new e bike which needs to have a small (15 inch to 16 inch) step through frame. My budget would be closer to £800.

I have seen a second hand giant prime 2016 but it’s not working. Would anyone think it’s worth risking buying it to be fixed professionally? If so what would you think is a reasonable price?

rjb
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Re: Non working second hand giant bike

Postby rjb » 7 Apr 2019, 12:53pm

One here which may suit you. :wink:
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=128992
At the last count:- Focus Variado, Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

Paula
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Re: Non working second hand giant bike

Postby Paula » 7 Apr 2019, 1:52pm

Thanks, unfortunately over 300miles away.

stodd
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Re: Non working second hand giant bike

Postby stodd » 7 Apr 2019, 5:09pm

Woosh might have something for you, a bit over £800 but not near the £1500. eg Petite https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums ... -i-buy.40/ is £1050.

Or ebikes-direct have the Cyclotricity Sahara for as low as £649; more with better battery. https://www.e-bikesdirect.co.uk/electri ... -frame-7ah I think Cyclotricity may have gone to the wall, but that uses pretty standard parts if you have issues.

If you post on pedelect at https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums ... -i-buy.40/ you may get more answers.

hemo
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Re: Non working second hand giant bike

Postby hemo » 7 Apr 2019, 11:03pm

A used non working ebike is only worth scrap value, why does is not work is the big question ?
Unless you have general electrical knowledge then not worth touching especiall if it is a closed system like Bosch,Yam, Steps etc.