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,E bike through Europe

joehoffmann

Chimp
Nov 6, 2019
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My wife and I who are retired, are thinking of biking through Europe and England this coming spring/summer on 'E' bikes. Since we are new to ,E, bikes, is
 

joehoffmann

Chimp
Nov 6, 2019
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to continue what I posted up top: is there an 'E' bike that is recommended over others, or would this kind of a trip even be recommended?
 

DaveW

Space Monkey
Jul 2, 2001
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Karori, Poneke Te Ika-a-Maui
Don't get anything with a hub motor, get mid mounted.
2 reasons for this;
1/ The more central and low you get the weight the better the handling
2/ Hub motors are a pain in the arse if you have to take the wheel out to fix a flat.

For the drive units, Shimano are about the best on the market at the moment, Bosch a close second place.
Buy in Europe and plan on selling before leaving as you won't be able to take the batteries on any aircraft.
Or maybe take a bike with you and buy new batteries over there (expensive option).

And finally, plan on getting some really good locks!
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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You can ship lithium batteries! It's just a royal pain in the ass.