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Old 04-19-12, 05:01 AM
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Newby from Virginia

I have been riding a 4 stroke gas powered bike for about 5 years now, and it is starting to wear out. Will either have to replace it soon or expand my horizons and dabble into electric.

I am attracted to electric because there seems to be fewer moving parts, and therefore less to go wrong. Also I have a solar system at home that could be used to recharge. I kind of like the idea of being independant of gas/utility prices.

I commute 5 miles each way to work, and pull a long steady hill most of the way there. Weigh about 220 lbs and am old enough that I don't have the stamina anymore to do it on my own. I'm hoping to find an electric bike with similar pulling power, that will work in all temperatures. (I do draw the line at 20 degrees F though. Not fun anymore at those temperatures.)
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I am 70 y/o with bad lungs and 210 lbs.
Use gears to go slowly up hills.

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