Two electric bikes

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  1. MaureenD

    MaureenD

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    Hello All
    We have an Autorail Scout No tow bar and have just bought 2 electric bikes which we think may be to heavy for our (4 bike) bike rack they may go inside but not sure as we haven't tried them as yet. any suggestions
    Maureen
     
  2. highwayman

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    Hi maureen
    Can you remove the batterys? they're probably the heaviest part.
    With them removed the two bikes shouldn't weigh much more than four normal ones i'd have thought. Of course lifting them onto the bike rack's another-thing :Doh:
    Best of luck :thumb:


    regards...nige
     
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    The Fiamma bike racks hold 50kg or 60kg depending on the model.
     
  4. TinaGlenn

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    Hi Maureen,

    We take the batteries off and have no problem. As has already been said they are almost as heavy as some of the bikes. We charge ours up as we are driving along. Just make sure that the battery terminals are clean and dry when you put the batteries back in again.
    Tina
     
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    And I have had a go on these and in my opinion it's cheeting:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  6. TinaGlenn

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    haha but you loved it really :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    A couple of people liked them so much they had to have their own as well, that nice man at the Stratford show did very well out of the funsters that weekend :winky:

    Tina
     
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    Hubby just bought a Urbanmover 44. Now he gone and fracture his shoulder at work.
    From what we seen, he is going to enjoy it when we go to France in Sept.
     
  8. MaureenD

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    Hi All
    Thanks for your comments the batterys come off and they are quite heavy we have tried one on the rack and it seems OK
    Maureen
     
  9. MaureenD

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    Hi Tina
    Just a question how do you charge the battery's as you go along please. Would be interested to know. We have an inverter onboard
    Maureen
     
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    Looking forward to seeing these bikes Maureen :thumb:
     
  11. evans88

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    What about a tow bar mounted rack? I've got a Thule 971 rack on my tow bar and a back box on my Fiamma bike rack. Combined the back box and 2 bikes weigh about the equivalent of your 2 electric bikes.

    I've travelled about 28000 miles in Europe with no problems other than hitting a rut on the roadworks on the Barcelona ring road which slightly damaged the rack. Thule provide free spares.
     
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    Electric Bikes

    Hi Maureen

    What makes are your bikes, please? We have two Powabykes, but my wife finds that hers is to heavy for her and has had a problem managing it at times. Thanks. :cry:
     
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    Elec -bike

    :thumb::thumb::thumb: Hi, got my wife a fold up elec-bike of ebay only 20/21kgs with the battery on and the best £400 i have spent,it gets her about and with upto 30 miles on one charge.Now no need for a car.
     
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    Hi looks to me like Jim has got a little side line going! Fun to Ride.:ROFLMAO:. I forgot to say Jane came home on Friday, she said I cant believe it she was following a police car and there was a bloke riding along the footpath on a scooter without a crash helmet and they never took any notice, I think this explains it. Thanks Bob.
     
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