Battery hire in California

Tootalltom

New Member
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United Kingdom
Hi trekkers. I want to tour in California for 3 months or so. I am uk based, so I can bring my bike but not the battery. Does anyone know if it’s possible to hire a battery for an extended period ? And any companies that do it ?

thanks in advance
Too tall
 

Tyson

New Member
Hi trekkers. I want to tour in California for 3 months or so. I am uk based, so I can bring my bike but not the battery. Does anyone know if it’s possible to hire a battery for an extended period ? And any companies that do it ?

thanks in advance
Too tall
You should provide more specific details. Where & When are you starting? Finishing? What type of battery?

Even if you find such a rental service, I don't think for 3 months you would find the cost to be favorable. You probably are better off to arrange a purchase and resale in advance, maybe with the help of members here. As there is already a high cost for such a trip, I would avoid the potential disappointment of problems with a used battery (unless a trusted history), and start with a new and hope to get a good resale value after. Purchase could be arranged ahead at a bike shop near your start. You could sell as a private transaction through eBay or here at EBR: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/forum/fsbo/

and to help with shipping for the sale:

I've considered how to deal with the same in reverse, coming from California to Europe. My bike, however, would subject me to a 30,000 euro fine in France or complicated registration and insurance issues, and last time I didn't find the 15mph e-assist limit of rentals there suitable for long range touring, so my excitement of such an idea has diminished.
 

Tootalltom

New Member
Region
United Kingdom
You should provide more specific details. Where & When are you starting? Finishing? What type of battery?

Even if you find such a rental service, I don't think for 3 months you would find the cost to be favorable. You probably are better off to arrange a purchase and resale in advance, maybe with the help of members here. As there is already a high cost for such a trip, I would avoid the potential disappointment of problems with a used battery (unless a trusted history), and start with a new and hope to get a good resale value after. Purchase could be arranged ahead at a bike shop near your start. You could sell as a private transaction through eBay or here at EBR: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/forum/fsbo/

and to help with shipping for the sale:

I've considered how to deal with the same in reverse, coming from California to Europe. My bike, however, would subject me to a 30,000 euro fine in France or complicated registration and insurance issues, and last time I didn't find the 15mph e-assist limit of rentals there suitable for long range touring, so my excitement of such an idea has diminished.
Thanks in terms of more detail
Arrive January 2021 (COVID permitting)
Fly in and out of San Francisco
Bosch 600watt battery the latest one.
Maybe i could find a bike store to sell me one and then sell it before I leave
 

Tyson

New Member
Thanks in terms of more detail
Arrive January 2021 (COVID permitting)
Fly in and out of San Francisco
Bosch 600watt battery the latest one.
Maybe i could find a bike store to sell me one and then sell it before I leave
I quickly checked 2 things:
1. Calendar - It is already January 2021
2. Online - Bosch PowerTube 625 seems mostly sold out based on a quick check

You had better figure this out quickly.
 

Tootalltom

New Member
Region
United Kingdom
I quickly checked 2 things:
1. Calendar - It is already January 2021
2. Online - Bosch PowerTube 625 seems mostly sold out based on a quick check

You had better figure this out quickly.
Sorry Tyson, I meant 2022. Could 8 ask we looked to see if there on sale,thanks
 

Dallant

Well-Known Member
I quickly checked 2 things:
1. Calendar - It is already January 2021
2. Online - Bosch PowerTube 625 seems mostly sold out based on a quick check

You had better figure this out quickly.
I’ve been waiting for months for my 625wh battery. Still no idea when I’ll see it. If you were landing in New York, I know a guy...😎