- August 19, 2017 at 9:36 pm #4094JellylegsParticipant
Just brought the city 30 and can’t wait for delivery. I have a full bike license but to save money went for a smaller city bike. Can anyone recommend an insurance company please?
Roll on delivery day ??August 20, 2017 at 9:59 am #4095AyesongsParticipant
Go directly to Aviva. The specialist bike insurers charge a big fee for arranging this and Aviva has a good policy. I ended up paying an extra £50 on top of the premium and didn’t get as good cover as I would have going direct. I’ll be calling Aviva in November when renewal is due and beefing up my cover to add a pillion passenger and other options.August 20, 2017 at 11:51 am #4096JellylegsParticipant
Thank you, much appreciated Ayesongs. Will give them a call this week.September 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm #4148tkiryaParticipant
Tracy k here
Just a quick question – 40psi for tyres seems a lot. My husband says his car tyres are at 30.
Is 40 right for the bike.
Dont want an explosion….
ThanksSeptember 3, 2017 at 8:13 pm #4149tkiryaParticipant
Hi, my name is Tracy.
I recently purchaesd the e rider 15.
I love it.
Its so quiet, and easy to use.
I have seen a few posts re abuse from other road users and pedestrians.
I have experienced mixed reactions.
Some people think im hilarious in my cycle helmet on my bike, others have even sworn or thrown abuse at me for being so thick i dont know what a motorcycle helmet is.
Tbh I just smile sweetly and say “google e rider and you will Have all the info you need”, then just move on.
The worst people are drivers who honk at you before hurling abuse out of a wound down window. That could cause you to jump and cause an accident.
I stopped wearing my cycle helmet for short trips in lovely weather, but got more abuse, so i just give up and do what i want, helmet, no helmet, whatever, i know i am in the right.
I am a big girl, although losing weight slowly, but still get good mileage from my battery.September 4, 2017 at 12:31 am #4150Paul IOMParticipant
You’ll be fine at 40psi Tracy, they do run a higher pressure than car tyres.
Think about bicycles which run at 70+psi !!
If the ride feels bumpy and uncomfortable at 40psi you could try lowering them by 2-3psl but that will also reduce the range of the bike a little due to the increased drag.September 4, 2017 at 9:25 am #4151
Hi Tracy and welcome!!
In 2014 I wrote the following on this thread.
“It is a sad indictment of our over regulated world that some of our fellow citizens feel the need to convey their moral superiority by seeking to enforce any minor infringement they perceive in the behaviour of others. Even when that perception is entirely wrong!!!
It seems to be a fairly common human trait however- I believe during WW2 some Germans turned members of their own families over to the Gestapo… in other words ignore them, they’re idiots.”
I will email you the Certificate of legality- you can print a few off and help educate the clowns!!!September 4, 2017 at 11:32 am #4152BowtomePhilParticipant
I just tried Aviva and they dont insure the Model 30.
Lexham seem to be about the only ones and the cheapest.September 7, 2017 at 4:32 pm #4157KieronParticipant
I have had my bike about two weeks. I would say that it is a model 15 and far and away exceeds what I expected. I have had people point and look most times when I go past but I think to myself… “you’ll remember the guy on the electric scooter when everyone has one in a few years.”
I thought the 20kph was a little ordinary and for a few days thought I would get used to it. Then I pedalled and I actually took off at 39kph. I only have to pedal gently. I mean very gently to get a boost. Didn’t expect that tbh. Now I am bouncing along nicely. I really really love it. Still wondering whether the crash helmet is the right way to go. I went into the local Hartley Davidson dealer to buy it!! That was fun for both parties but they we’re great and up for the funny side of it. I did have a brand new 250 (watts) lol. Just think it will stop me getting pulled over. Does everyone wear a helmet or not??September 19, 2017 at 12:19 pm #4207TallulahParticipant
I’m Tallulah. I currently have a pedal assisted electric bike and am looking to upgrade to a more powerful electric scooter as I use it on a daily basis to get to work. I’m thinking about the Moda or the City Model 30. My question would be; what if something goes wrong or needs repairing? Where would I take it to get fixed, as E Rider sells direct to the public, but doesn’t have shops?September 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm #4208
Welcome to the forum
There is a full two year warranty on all of our bikes- they are very reliable however if something goes wrong we will resolve it. In most cases this can be done by sending out a part with instructions to fit. On rare occasions we will send an engineer out to carry out a repair and, even more rarely, we will need to have the bike back for repair in our workshop.
KenSeptember 19, 2017 at 2:57 pm #4209TallulahParticipant
Thanks Ken!November 20, 2017 at 9:26 am #4381pcbob55Participant
Hi I’m Bob and have been riding electric bikes for about 4.5 years now and have never looked back on giving up my car – I have looked at loads of electric scooters but always came back the the erider 15
I saved and saved and then they gave £300 off …. cool , nearly there, then when I had enough – gutted out of stock – but silver lining another £100 off to pre order for the next batch ……. sold 😀 I now wait patiently for me new erider15 to become part of my life.
So thank you Ken for making it possible for me to own one of these great bikes
Regards BobNovember 20, 2017 at 9:35 am #4382
Yes sorry we are out of stock- it is getting very difficult to keep up with demand but that is a nice problem to have…
Anyway I guarantee your Model 15 will be the best Xmas present you will ever give yourself!!!
KenNovember 20, 2017 at 10:29 am #4383pcbob55Participant
Ken please don’t be sorry.The fact you can’t keep up with demand means you sell a quality product
I am happy to wait for the next consignment to arrive. The model 15 is THE bike to have for anyone wanting to save a lot of money on extortionate car taxes – fuel and running costs. It is the bike of tomorrow and I wish you every success with it
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