Cyclist gets caught with 'help up hills' motor.

ebikeerwidnes

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Predictable DM comments section with lots of hate and very little knowledge - especially about ebikes

The actual bike is quite well made -illegal - but possibly well made
 

ebikeerwidnes

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I find that very hard to believe
My ex mother-in-law always got the DM - weird as she is an immigrant - but she kept the last couple of weeks copies in a pile
I used to like going through them playing "spot the journalism" - some very good writing in there with lots of facts
the actual facts could normally be found on the 2nd page of a very long article - and were there to justify the rabble rousing comments in the first 2 or 3 paragraphs
Very well written to be able to make apparently ridiculous comments and make it impossible to sue them because the facts were all reported accurately - albeit rather later on
Very interesting little game!
 
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Cycleops

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Accra, Ghana
Awful lot of poor and lazy journalism in the DM but they do have some good contributers, John Humphreys had a regular column on there now.
 
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ebikeerwidnes

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I have seen a normal bicycle round here with a small petrol engine on it. It goes quite fast for a bike - can;t be this one as there are no hills in the area I have seen it.
Clearly illegal - but he does seem to ride it sensibly - although I can't imaging the brakes are up to stopping it properly and if he crashes I just hope he doesn't take anyone with him! - i.e. if he crashes and hurts himself - he took a risk and got bitten - if he takes someone else out he deserves all he gets from the law!
 

postman

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I was waiting to go into Seacroft hospital last week.When I saw exactly the same conversion.Pavement riding after totally ignoring road users total nobhead,and totally illegal.
 

raleighnut

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Looks like a tidy conversion, wouldn't take much to get it registered and insured as a moped.
Nah the brakes need 'type approval' there was someone joined on here a few months back asking that very question and no bike brake has ever been through that process, you'd need brakes from a moped. There's also the issue of rear brake lights, a motorbike doesn't need lights (unless being ridden after 'lighting up time) but must have a rear brake light to pass an MOT.
 
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