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Old 06-15-17, 08:42 PM
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Carrying E-bike Up Stairs

I am taking delivery tomorrow on an e-bike. It weighs 43 pounds. I live up 6 steps. I am not strong enough to carry the bike up the stairs. Does anyone have any solutions to bike storage in this situation? I have no garage and the basement is also down six steps. I tried using a pet ramp to roll my current bike up the steps but the angle I needed for pushing was too high. So...tell me about anything you've done...even including building a bike shed! :-D

Did not mention on first post that this is a folding bike.

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Old 06-15-17, 08:53 PM
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you can do it. reach over the horizontal bar and grab the vertical post low on the bike and use the left hand to tip the bicycle upwards and use your back. unless you mean 6 stories.
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Old 06-15-17, 09:17 PM
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This is a Folding Bike

Would this work with a folding bike? I'd put the center bar over my should while grasping the stem? Lowering seat post may help.

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I agree, wait until you get the bike unpacked and riding, then you can figure out the suitable way to lift it. You can do this.

That's almost like owning a Schwinn Varsity.
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Old 06-15-17, 09:42 PM
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You could mount a pulley under the eaves to help lift the bike up the stairs:

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Old 06-16-17, 08:57 AM
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Is this a bike where the pack is modular? If so, removing the pack before you move the bike would make it much, much lighter.
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Old 06-16-17, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mwalsh5757 View Post
Is this a bike where the pack is modular? If so, removing the pack before you move the bike would make it much, much lighter.
You beat me to it. I'll bet the battery constitutes a good 20 percent of the total weight.
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Old 06-16-17, 09:44 AM
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E-bike? Couldn't you just 'throttle' the bike up the pet ramp under electric power as you walk up along side it? This is how you load motorcycles in pick-up trucks.

Another alternative, if you have the room, is to lengthen the ramp to reduce the grade/steepness.
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Old 06-16-17, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by reppans View Post
E-bike? Couldn't you just 'throttle' the bike up the pet ramp under electric power as you walk up along side it?

Euro e-bikes usually have a "walk-assist" mode to help with this. US bikes usually don't because of some regulations to distinguish e-bikes from mopeds.

Anyway Sabi - in addition to the other pointers, you might find it easier to walk in front of the bike and pull it up behind you, rather than walk on the side and push. Or you might be able to use the front brake to hold the bike still while you position yourself for a series of smaller pushes with better leverage.
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Good argument against ebikes?
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Try this:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I was going to use it on DK this year
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Just get a 2x10 and roll it up the ramp.
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Thank you for Helpful Ideas!

I received the bike and set it up today only to discover that I can't step over the top tube and much less swing my leg over the back fender so I am sending the bike back! Thank you for all your helpful ideas. I appreciate them. I'll stick with my light weight non-ebike folder even if I need to walk it up hills.

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Originally Posted by Sabi View Post
I received the bike and set it up today only to discover that I can't step over the top tube and much less swing my leg over the back fender so I am sending the bike back! Thank you for all your helpful ideas. I appreciate them. I'll stick with my light weight non-ebike folder even if I need to walk it up hills.

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That's odd. It should be easy to swing a leg over by tilting the bike to the side just a bit.

Also, you can push the bike up the stairs. It's much easier than lifting.
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Old 06-17-17, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by speshelite View Post
That's odd. It should be easy to swing a leg over by tilting the bike to the side just a bit.

Also, you can push the bike up the stairs. It's much easier than lifting.
And it's an e-bike, couldn't you just use that motor to roll it upstairs as you climb the stairs beside it?
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Old 06-17-17, 04:25 PM
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Tilting Bike to Step Over

I usually do that but this top tube is fairly high so when I try to get off it's really hard to do so. I have another folder which works just fine for getting on and off that way.

Also, I've tried pushing bikes up stairs and I just don't have the strength.

Thank you for those ideas, however!

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Old 06-17-17, 07:22 PM
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Sylvaing not all ebike have a throttle. They are an e assist and only work when you pedal.
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Oh, I see. Makes sense.
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Originally Posted by Sabi View Post
I usually do that but this top tube is fairly high so when I try to get off it's really hard to do so. I have another folder which works just fine for getting on and off that way.

Also, I've tried pushing bikes up stairs and I just don't have the strength.

Thank you for those ideas, however!

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If you want an e-bike, consider an aftermarket unit on the bike you currently have that fits you well. I have a Bike Friday and purchased an aftermarket kit I can put on and take off as needed. Depending on your terrain, something from Leeds, Dillinger, or even Hill Topper might work for you.
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Old 06-18-17, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by linberl View Post
If you want an e-bike, consider an aftermarket unit on the bike you currently have that fits you well. I have a Bike Friday and purchased an aftermarket kit I can put on and take off as needed. Depending on your terrain, something from Leeds, Dillinger, or even Hill Topper might work for you.
If I had to make my bike e-assist, I would go that way https://www.geoo.com/. Being throttled operated, it would solves OP's problem of bringing it upstairs.

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Old 06-20-17, 11:47 AM
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A shoulder strap attached to the front and rear wheel?
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Old 06-20-17, 09:14 PM
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get a ramp so you can use the motor.
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It's the exchange for getting an easier ride ;-)
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