Prophete Urban Electric Bicycle Shimano City E Bike 36V AEG mid-engine Pedelec

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jaybee66
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Prophete Urban Electric Bicycle Shimano City E Bike 36V AEG mid-engine Pedelec

Postby jaybee66 » 17 Aug 2020, 3:44pm

Has anybody any experience of these electric bikes on ebay ? They seem to come from Lithuania for £1370 available here https://bit.ly/3g2NMld

Not sure what to to think really - a lot of money if it is wrong - any views ?

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Re: Prophete Urban Electric Bicycle Shimano City E Bike 36V AEG mid-engine Pedelec

Postby reohn2 » 17 Aug 2020, 3:59pm

The one in the link is secondhand.
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Re: Prophete Urban Electric Bicycle Shimano City E Bike 36V AEG mid-engine Pedelec

Postby richtea99 » 17 Aug 2020, 11:10pm

I'd be slightly wary. It's tricky to resolve problems across a continent, even if the seller is genuine and contientious (which they seem to be - 10 years on eBay, 100% positive feedback). It's going to be a royal pain if there's a problem, especially if it gets damaged en route - i.e. a 3rd party gets involved.

If it was a trading company, I think it would be less risky, but it's a private sale.

I'd hang on for one on eBay UK instead, and do the usual checks:
- size?
- purchase details (i.e. how old is it?)
- how many miles covered? (Orbea and Boardman tell you in their apps - not sure about other makes)
- is it complete, inc charger & battery key/lock?
- does it work, gears & brakes all behave as expected?
- any damage or problems? Odd noises? Wear & tear?
- straight wheels?
- why are you selling?

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Re: Prophete Urban Electric Bicycle Shimano City E Bike 36V AEG mid-engine Pedelec

Postby fivebikes » 18 Aug 2020, 8:41am

The same bike on the Prophete website was much reduced to not a whole lot more than the one you’re looking at.
Possibly a discontinued model? Might be issues with spares down the line!
Some of their other bikes look good if that’s what you are after and could be shipped to the UK but as previous poster said, buying from abroad could be problematic.

https://www.prophete.de/en/shop/e-bikes ... 51588-0111

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Re: Prophete Urban Electric Bicycle Shimano City E Bike 36V AEG mid-engine Pedelec

Postby jaybee66 » 22 Aug 2020, 8:37pm

Hi,

Thanks for all the advice - I will buy from the UK as i agree there could be many problems with this.

Regards

J

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Re: Prophete Urban Electric Bicycle Shimano City E Bike 36V AEG mid-engine Pedelec

Postby Mick F » 24 Aug 2020, 4:31pm

Why is it black?
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