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max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"Why is it irrelevant. There is nothing illegal about that bike (except without lights he would have to ride on the footpath at night), and many people could make a similar one."
Oct 25, 2012
max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"Check it out this guy is building a 100 MPH + normal pedal bicycle (well it's not that normal but there is no motor…"
Oct 25, 2012
max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"You can go faster on a push bike than a legal electric bike, up hill you might have an advantage with electric but down hill a hub motor will top out but a normal bicycle will keep getting faster. Also you are the only person suggesting a…"
Oct 25, 2012
max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"I'm with you mate anyone claiming 200/250 watts is enough has never tried one for more than 5 minutes. Having a bit more speed helps you out a lot with traffic. Cars don't mind waiting for a good…"
Oct 25, 2012
max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"So it's also a safety hazard to ride down hills? or is coming off or hitting some one on a hill safer than on the flat?"
Jul 23, 2012
max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"apologies after double checking it's only Switzerland that's now gone with 500 watts.<p><p>but my point still stands if you can do 60km/h + down a hill why not allow electrics to do 50km/h (if not 60) on the…"
Jul 23, 2012
max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"Honestly if letting kids paint something stopped break-ins or selling of dangerous drugs, then i would say hell yes. But that's got very little to do with the situation. Your not going to get everybody out of their…"
Jul 23, 2012
max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"'gette sportif' is a pretty good ebike (with pedelec turned off) it's one of the best legal ebikes in Australia."
Feb 10, 2012
max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"So basically you don't want to make commuting or travel, easier or quicker than you have to do on a normal bike (great why don't we limit all movement to grannies walking speed so she feels better). Why the hell do you even care?…"
Feb 10, 2012
max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"Worse than that the pedelec actually makes the bike more dangerous. I had an ebike with the option (nice mid mount motor design(still pathetic 200w power) and when your waiting a traffic lights and you move the peddles at all it…"
Feb 10, 2012
max replied to mike rubbo's discussion changes to E bike rules
"Are you guys serious. I just spent a fair amount of money (for me at least) on an e bike, and now I’m learning that they are going to make it illegal because it has a throttle. These things go crap all speed anyway (I can’t imagine…"
Oct 13, 2010
max is now a member of Sydney Cyclist
Oct 13, 2010

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Mountain Biking, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
no where
Tell us about your bikes
standard 200 watt hub motor with a throttle that I am now learning could become illegal.
About Me:
angry

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