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forcebwithu

Anybody have recommendations on an electric bicycle or scooter, as well as where to purchase one in the Pattaya area? Looking for something basic the Mrs. can use to get around on for short distances, less than 3 km.

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Wolf Cat

I've never seen them but my first guess is to ask the bike shops, lots of them on Theprasit.

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stubby

they have them at big c extra pattaya klang.

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sexy man

yes they are on show at big c extra pattaya klang  33900 baht for a single seater and 45900 for a 4 seater

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fakebook
On ‎31‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 17:07, forcebwithu said:

Anybody have recommendations on an electric bicycle or scooter, as well as where to purchase one in the Pattaya area? Looking for something basic the Mrs. can use to get around on for short distances, less than 3 km.

I’ve seen (not heard!) some riding on the Beach Road promenade.

Some years ago I saw them being sold in front of Home Works on Sukhumvit Road.

I’m not sure if that’s still the case.

BTW why don’t you update your Google maps?

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forcebwithu

Thanks for the suggestions. 33,000+ is a bit steep. Think I'll just have the Mrs. use old fashion human powered pedaling.

As for the maps, just did an update a few days ago of the DS maps. Don't always bump the thread as the posts with the displayed maps will automatically display the update.

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Oukiva

Not really the same kind of "electric bike" :P,

but a lot cheaper :wink:

 

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starfucks

Be aware that nobody hears you coming (pun intended) on an electric bike.

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jiz

Been watching some reviews on electric bikes. 

The good ones are selling for around $5,000 USD.  

 

 

 

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sexy man

youre way off there 5000 usd is around 165000 baht. you can get 5 for that amount

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jiz

 

Checking the TREK prices,  they sell them for $2,600 - $4,999 in the USA. That's before importing to Thailand.

The replacement battery packs alone cost around 23,000BT.

I suspect the cheap Chinese stuff will be a disappointment.

Here is a link to Electric Bike Report:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ElectricBikeReview

 

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starfucks
On ‎14‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 10:51, jiz said:

Been watching some reviews on electric bikes. 

The good ones are selling for around $5,000 USD.  

 

 

 

Most motorbikes in Thailand are in the 40,000-50,000 baht price bracket.

I guess electric bikes should be cheaper.

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jiz

The bikes I mentioned are powered by the state of the art Bosche E-Bike system or the Yamaha Powerdrive system.

Manufactures TREK & GIANT are designing their Bikes around these power plants. Not cheap.

https://www.bosch-ebike.com/en/

https://global.yamaha-motor.com/business/e-bike-systems/index.html

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forcebwithu

Motorbikes are mass produced in the hundreds of thousands each year so they have economies of scale. E-bike production is probably measured in thousands. Plus quality batteries are very expensive as noted in a previous post. Hopefully as the market develops and battery technology improves, the price will come down.

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jiz

I think the expensive EBikes are being put to use as commuters. Leave the Porsche or BMW at home.

EBike could pay for itself considering the operating expense and parking fees for a car in the city. 

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Wolf Cat

There always electric hoverboards,  scooters and  hybrid mopeds.

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LASportsNut

I am getting ready to purchase one of these:  

Rad Power Bike

 

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Woofiee
On 23/09/2017 at 02:19, jiz said:

The bikes I mentioned are powered by the state of the art Bosche E-Bike system or the Yamaha Powerdrive system.

Bosch is wisely positioning themselves for a time without petrol or diesel. Their all-in-one systems (electric-engine/inverter/brake) for autos are amazingly compact and scalable, and could let conventional car companies catch up with the likes of Tesla. 

So yeah - not cheap, but probably built to last far longer than the Chinese equiv. 

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edit by the Department of Redundancy Dept.

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Methos
On 9/23/2017 at 01:45, LASportsNut said:

I am getting ready to purchase one of these:  

Rad Power Bike

 

Did you get one? If so, which one and how do you like it? 

I looked at them in the spring but ended up getting one of these:

https://www.costco.ca/Benelli-Classica-N8-Lithium-8-speed-Electric-Bicycle.product.100310621.html

I got a better deal on one refurbed from the manufacturer, basically a costco return. I really like it and rode it a lot this summer. I think I cut out about 1/2 my normal driving around by using the bike instead. 

I wish they were more popular/common in Thailand, I'd probably rent one for a month or two this winter - if they were around. (don't have a motorcycle license and don't want to rent a scooter). 

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Biennial

Wow! That's expensive!!

 

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ocka
On 9/23/2017 at 12:09, jiz said:

EBike could pay for itself considering the operating expense and parking fees for a car in the city. 

I can confirm this as far as commuting goes.  I spent $2000 on a conversion kit for my bike and recovered the money in the first year of savings on parking fees.

Even my relatively cheap parking of $16 per day soon added up.  In a major city with expensive parking the payback would come much sooner.

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Craven Moorehead

If your into fast ebikes, check out Luna ebikes. They are based in California, unlike Europe that has wattage restrictions, Luna is putting big wattage batteries in their bikes, check out the Luna Apex fat tire bike,  to cheap, but fast as hell

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LASportsNut
3 hours ago, Methos said:

Did you get one? If so, which one and how do you like it? 

 

Not yet.   But I will eventually get this one

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Biennial
3 hours ago, ocka said:

I can confirm this as far as commuting goes.  I spent $2000 on a conversion kit for my bike and recovered the money in the first year of savings on parking fees.

Even my relatively cheap parking of $16 per day soon added up.  In a major city with expensive parking the payback would come much sooner.

Yeah, but it's a fucking bike!

 

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