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PostTue Jul 27, 2021 9:11 pm 
I have an old e-moto bike with a 26 amp battery that is dead. Does anyone know if or where I can get a 26 amp battery?

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PostWed Sep 01, 2021 5:11 pm 
So finally have the extra money to purchase an e-bike. Looking for something $2500 or less. I will use it as a utility/commuter sort of bike to run errands and such, as I am legally blind and don't drive a vehicle now. But I would also like to be able to put it on a bus rack to go elsewhere with it. Previously I had really wanted to get the RadCity bike at $1599 but am considering other options. Having a rack and fenders as standard is great. Hydrolic brakes would be a bonus. I would like a mid-drive but realize that would likely be out of my price range. Of course reliability is a priority.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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PostWed Sep 01, 2021 5:49 pm 
I'm impressed with the entry level price point that Ravi Kempaiah (zen ebikes) is targeting.  Not available yet but you might want to reach out to him and see where they are.

https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/zen-shakti-1990.39872/

https://electricbikereview.com/forums/forum/zen/

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PostThu Sep 02, 2021 5:03 pm 
Ordered a couple Radminis for the wife and I. They are currently $1299. Decent bikes. My very tall, almost 7 nephew, rode one around at college in ND snow or shine with no problems last year and this spring. The handlebars go up to 48. If you have a neck full of hardware like me that really helps. Might even take it up some of the bike trails in the Chelan Sawtooths.

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PostFri Sep 17, 2021 3:32 pm 
Rumi, if you're looking for a mid-drive that won't break the bank you could consider one of REI's offerings.  Overall they are a pretty good value considering the 10% rebate and dealership network.  Not that I would invest in an e-bike at the end of summer going into winter.

https://electrek.co/2021/07/21/rei-cty-review-a-sleek-commuter-from-an-outdoors-company/

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PostFri Sep 17, 2021 4:09 pm 
Also note the potential 15% tax credit in the works.

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PostSat Sep 18, 2021 4:01 pm 
As a winter project, I plan to purchase a gas motor kit for my Trek mountain bike. The kit is about $120 for the 50cc and $180 for the 80cc. Talked to a guy who had one in Granite Falls and he said it wasn't extremely difficult to install. He also claimed that he could go to Everett and back on one tank of fuel. Eventually I will probably get an E-bike, if I can ever get past the sticker shock.

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PostSat Sep 18, 2021 4:50 pm 
Hulksmash did something similar a while back. Not sure how much fun it is to ride unless you don't mind the fumes and noise. You might also want to check the legal requirements.

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PostSat Sep 18, 2021 5:59 pm 
FWIW: "motor driven scooters" have several sections of Washington state law.

https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.04.332

https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61.710

It's my understanding that 50cc engines don't exceed the 5 horsepower limit, but that 80cc engines might.

I used to have a moped(back during the 70s gas crisis) and my son used a 50cc scooter for a while.   The wheels and brakes on those machines are far sturdier than usual bicycle wheels and brakes, so I wonder how quickly bicycle wheels will stay true and how quickly brakes will wear when the bike is driven by a 5 hp engine instead of granola.

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