Questions about choosing first E-bike

darksky

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Region
USA
My wife and I are considering getting a pair of E-bikes. She had a below the knee amputation a few months ago and will be getting her prosthetic leg in a couple of weeks, so we have some time over the next few months to decide on bikes. She doesn't want to try to ride her "men's" style bike any longer so we're both thinking of getting step through cruiser style E-bikes.

I've been doing a lot of online research and a bike that stands out to us is the Pedego Interceptor. There is a local store which I plan on visiting soon. I like the idea of a local store so if there are any issues they can deal with it. I also plan to visit a couple of other local bike stores to see what they have.

In the meantime, I have some questions from other Pedego Interceptor owners.
1. Is the LCD display screen removable when transporting or parking the bikes in a public place? With our current standard style bikes I usually remove the seats and the odometer while they're being transported.
2. If I'm transporting the bikes on a car mounted bike rack and it rains, is this a problem with E-bikes?

Any and all advice is appreciated.
 

Timpo

Well-Known Member
My wife and I are considering getting a pair of E-bikes. She had a below the knee amputation a few months ago and will be getting her prosthetic leg in a couple of weeks, so we have some time over the next few months to decide on bikes. She doesn't want to try to ride her "men's" style bike any longer so we're both thinking of getting step through cruiser style E-bikes.

I've been doing a lot of online research and a bike that stands out to us is the Pedego Interceptor. There is a local store which I plan on visiting soon. I like the idea of a local store so if there are any issues they can deal with it. I also plan to visit a couple of other local bike stores to see what they have.

In the meantime, I have some questions from other Pedego Interceptor owners.
1. Is the LCD display screen removable when transporting or parking the bikes in a public place? With our current standard style bikes I usually remove the seats and the odometer while they're being transported.
2. If I'm transporting the bikes on a car mounted bike rack and it rains, is this a problem with E-bikes?

Any and all advice is appreciated.
No the display on Pedego is not removable unless you have allen key.
As you can see, it is bolted on from underneath.

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Timpo

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I can't speak specifically for Pedego, but generally speaking, ebikes are water resistant.

It is NOT waterproof because otherwise people will submerge it or try to ride it in the lake, beach or river.
In addition, most ebikes can't withstand pressure washer.

However, I've been riding ebikes year around, rain or shine, and never had any water related problems in the rain.

If you're want to hear some answer from Pedego owners, you might have better luck asking people on Pedego Forum.
 

AHicks

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Region
USA
City
Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
While being transported, I'll pull the batteries. It's easy to do, and avoids any possibility of water intrusion.