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Mike_V

New Member
I bought an ebike to be part of an interesting new outdoor sports hobby. Reading EBR articles, watching reviews and searching these interesting forum threads is fun for me so I have joined in. I became interested in ebikes a few weeks ago after our powerboat engine failed and ended our (my) boating season in early July.
I had never seen an actual ebike and am 63 YR 5' 7" tall with only 25 1/2" inseam ( short arthritic legs ) and not been on a Jet Ski, bike or motorcycle in over 20 years.

BPM Imports F35-MX 20" 750W :
An ebike which has, at this time, few videos, or detailed pictures, specs or testimonial reviews

My criteria:
Under $2,000
Very Low minimum step over and seat height
Front and rear suspension
Powerful hub drive motor with a throttle.
I'm proud to tell you that I have ridden it several times and even now consider the whole experience worthwhile !
EBIKE Smile;)

Until I am more flexible and better at pedaling:
I have completed one modification that I have not read about, done 'back in the day' to motorized bikes.
I temporarily converted into a "Stealth chopper" throttle operated scooter by rotating the crank levers to the same position.
Good fun.
Mike
 

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Mtl_Biker

Active Member
That's one mean looking bike! With a throttle... is that called a Class 2 or 3 bike? I just got my first e-bike two weeks ago, a Class 1, and so far I'm loving it. But I was only able to ride it for one week before falling off it at 35kph and cracking a rib. Now it hurts when I cough or sneeze and I can't ride for a while yet. SIGH But in the first week with the bike I put on almost 200 km (about 120 miles). And at my age (older than you!) bones take longer to heal unfortunately. So don't let the excitement get to you and be careful!

Welcome to the forum!
 

Jamesa

New Member
That's one mean looking bike! With a throttle... is that called a Class 2 or 3 bike? I just got my first e-bike two weeks ago, a Class 1, and so far I'm loving it. But I was only able to ride it for one week before falling off it at 35kph and cracking a rib. Now it hurts when I cough or sneeze and I can't ride for a while yet. SIGH But in the first week with the bike I put on almost 200 km (about 120 miles). And at my age (older than you!) bones take longer to heal unfortunately. So don't let the excitement get to you and be careful!

Welcome to the forum!
Welcome to the forum guys. I am new here but an ebike owner for 5 months - a VoltBike Yukon 750 Limited. I also love it and I am in the process of changing out the stock freewheel for a 11/28 freewheel. I don’t do much cross country but mostly level trail and road. I am 74 and about 5 years ago my horse died and I have been looking for something that was as exciting as riding him. I think I have found it in my ebike but I think I’m more likely to fall off my bike at 35 than my horse.

I have fallen a couple of times but always when I was stopped. I think I had the seat too high and couldn’t get enough leverage when I stopped going up a hill and didn’t get my feet out far enough to stay upright. Embarrassing!

Good luck and hope your rib heals quickly
 

antboy

Member
That's a tough looking beast. :)

I'm a recent e-bike convert as well, and feel your pain. I forgot I'm no spring chicken myself (though a spry 51), and took my Spark Mini for a beach ride, and buried the front wheel when turning just a bit too sharply. Just a sprained wrist, so I can still ride.