The electric bicycle will be used more and more as prices for fuel go higher. It makes sense to use the electric bike to overcome small distances to supermarkets and workplace.
The build up of the bike is to be featured on the October 22 edition of American Chopper on the TLC Network. A brief video of the bike’s introduction (being ridden by Teutul himself) can also be seen here.
Some of you may be thinking “Ah but wait! Don’t you have to charge the batteries? Doesn’t that increase my home electricity bill?” Well yes you do have to charge the battery, most will charge overnight and some will charge over 2-3hours. But on average the cost of charging a battery is between 10-15p. Now when you consider that charge a single could last you anything between 30-60 miles that works out at incredible value for money.
It is very important that you clean the electric bike regularly or after using it. There will surely be dust or any dirt that can stick to it. But you must remember that it must be kept dry all the time. You may apply some grease or lubricant to keep it running smoothly. An electric bike must be kept in a place that is dry, clean and with the right temperature. Some parts of the bici are quite sensitive to extreme of temperature.
An e-cyclist is not deterred by hills or longer distances, because the bike provides a level of assistance as the user pedals. The level of power is up to the rider and normally controlled with simple handlebar mounted power settings.
Electric bikes are a fantastic alternative to driving gas powered cars that are harmful to the environment. Electric bikes are often classed much the same as motorcycles. This is due to the fact that they also have an engine. In many places these riders must follow the same road rules as any other motorized vehicle on the road. Do not make the mistake of conducting yourself like a pedestrian. It is something many bike riders are prone to doing. Failure to ride your bike properly, obeying all of the rules, can result in serious fines. And of course, make a point to always watch out for children and those on foot.
Such bikes are also the safest modes of a travel on a congested road. Such bikes are also safe for travelling hills. The principal behind their high safety is that since they have an amazingly high speed, they can ensure that the users are able to face less traffic.
No Hassle – When you have an automobile the MOT is due, logbook missing, insurance costs rising. Why bother when you can have an electric bicycle. They are treated like ordinary bicycles for legislative purposes. There’s is no registration or legislation to worry about.