Well I rode home while it was raining and the greenewheels bike worked just fine, eve though it was cold and wet. Although in the description it says it is fine in wet weather I was a bit nervous about the electrical connectors until I actually rode 11km in fairly rainy conditions.
Also took the bike for a spin without the battery, using it as a normal bike, it was fine. Was a bit tired at first as I took off at ebike speeds, but once I slowed down to normal speeds was jus a nice bike (with 6 speed gears) to ride around on.
While googling around for more info on the shimano 6 speed gears fitted to the bike I found this web page:
I’m guessing this supplier, or one of the similar variants are where the greenewheels bikes are sourced.
Also interesting that greenewheels got support from the Government’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, in my opinion making excellent use of the scheme to start a business that I hope goes well and keeps growing.
Well I purchased a red flashy light and a headlight and a bike computer from torpedo7, the lights so I feel safe riding home at night and the computer so I can measure the speed.
So far the Ebay spiel on the bike rings true.. I measure 24 and a bit km/h on the flat with my Union 10 bike computer, up to about 29 km/h if I pedal a bit.. I could probably go faster but I am lazy and don’t want to get too sweaty.
The Bike computer is fine except for its use of cable ties to bind the computer the the handlebars.. not much room for installation errors without getting more cable ties, but then again it was a very cheap one, and otherwise seems to work just fine.
Next step to get the hang of the odometer and do a proper range test.
Following some requests from the posters at the Endless Sphere Ebike
Forums I took a closeup pic of the motor:
Evidently this is a Bafang motor which is a quite good motor and popular amongst electric bike heads. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I got a green e wheels electric bicycle via Ebay Australia. There is also a greenewheels web site though right now Joe (the proprietor) hasn’t done much with the site, it’s just a placeholder.
It after seeing them for $950 I was a bit slow off the mark to purchase and at the start of July they went up to $1095.. but as they are still hundreds of dollars cheaper than any similar bicycle I could find in Australia I got one anyway.