Gtech Sport eBike Ex-trial (Refurb) £595 Ebay (Gtech Official Ebay Store)
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Gtech Sport eBike Ex-trial (Refurb) £595 Ebay (Gtech Official Ebay Store)

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Found 14th JanEdited by:"rugman"
These are ex 14 day trial returned bikes, refurbished to new with 1 year guarantee. These are still £995 on Gtech website, although you can get new ones also on the Gtech ebay store


“REFURBISHED. These products are non-faulty returned eBikes that have been returned via the 14-day no-quibble free trial. the product is then put through a quality checking, cleaned and restored to a premium condition. Refurbished lines includes a 1 year Gtech warranty.”

Step through version also £595
ebay.co.uk/itm…vxo
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I was going to post that as well. New ones seem better value given you don't know how mashed the battary is and it's so expensive to replace
1982john7 m ago

I was going to post that as well. New ones seem better value given you …I was going to post that as well. New ones seem better value given you don't know how mashed the battary is and it's so expensive to replace


Hopefully if they really are 14 day returns they shouldnt be any worse than new.

Seems decent value. Shame the UK laws are so restrictive. 15mph is intolerably slow, you'll soon be googling how to remove the restriction. You won't be blasting along at 30mph on this, which is why I went self build route, but this is half the price I paid.
dont like the frame, but the belt drive does sounds better
I've posted this for the ladies version. It came on Thursday and my wife is well impressed. Much better than paying a grand for them.
jaydeeuk11 h, 6 m ago

Hopefully if they really are 14 day returns they shouldnt be any worse …Hopefully if they really are 14 day returns they shouldnt be any worse than new.Seems decent value. Shame the UK laws are so restrictive. 15mph is intolerably slow, you'll soon be googling how to remove the restriction. You won't be blasting along at 30mph on this, which is why I went self build route, but this is half the price I paid.


Mid drive self builds are the way to go. Better off getting something that runs on 48v.
jaydeeuk11 h, 11 m ago

Hopefully if they really are 14 day returns they shouldnt be any worse …Hopefully if they really are 14 day returns they shouldnt be any worse than new.Seems decent value. Shame the UK laws are so restrictive. 15mph is intolerably slow, you'll soon be googling how to remove the restriction. You won't be blasting along at 30mph on this, which is why I went self build route, but this is half the price I paid.


Have you got a link for the self build kit, seems loads of different kits, was it any good
supplyuk1 m ago

Have you got a link for the self build kit, seems loads of different kits, …Have you got a link for the self build kit, seems loads of different kits, was it any good


11.35 is the bit not for the kids though
Geez the battery is £299, must be made of something like impossiblium !
Hmmm I hace a wisper 906 which is going great but much heavier.

And the chain is a problem as it keeps slipping off and bike shop said 60 quid to change the chain set. To have a belt drive would be good. Hmmm tempted. Can understand the battery cost as whisper cost just shy of 2k if I remember and battery about 400. Will have to compare range.

My electric bike shop changed the 15 mph limit so that is one advantage od buying from local shop
Looks like wisper 906 has 15.5ah battery at 36v vs 5.6ah at 36v
nougat4 h, 19 m ago

11.35 is the bit not for the kids though


frightening
supplyuk4 h, 33 m ago

Have you got a link for the self build kit, seems loads of different kits, …Have you got a link for the self build kit, seems loads of different kits, was it any good


I didn't blog my build sorry.

It's a Boardman hybrid comp
Fitted with a bafang 48v bbs02. Then a 30q Samsung battery (don't use the cheaper e series ones). Took 2 hours to fit, only because I've never took a spanner to a bike before (my first bike it a decade) and no me else on the internet seemed to have done it on the same bike, could probably do it in.less than one now. Fitted like a glove, didn't need to do any altering of the frame. Total cost about £1200 all in Inc tools, if you have a suitable donor bike (eg, something with hydraulic disc brakes) and not made from carbon fibre you'll knock £300 off that. Youll also need a usb programming cable, can make your own but I found one on Amazon for a fiver. The settings are fully programmable, I have 3 power levels, fast, faster and holy s**t.

Tops out at 1500w, powerful enough to get my fat lazy ass up any hill without peddling at 10-15 mph, and will do 30mph on a flat with ease depending on gearing. 1500w is basically like having Chris Boardman at his peak helping you pedal, but with only 10kg or so extra in weight. I find traffic holds me up, and I can go quick enough not to have to ride in the gutter, therefore safer.

Dont bother with those cheap 2000w hub kits you see on eBay unless you just ride on a flat, they're useless on hills.
The BBS02 is one of the best things over bought. If it somehow isn't fast enough for you, they do a BBS HD which is mentally quick, and I've not encountered a hill in Derbyshire thats made me think I wish I had more power.
Probably don't need to tell you it's illegal, but then so is 75 on a motorway, downloading films over Kodi and claiming a TV for home through business expenses.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 14th Jan
mogsog4 h, 37 m ago

Mid drive self builds are the way to go. Better off getting something …Mid drive self builds are the way to go. Better off getting something that runs on 48v.


Yeah, that's what I was told when I was planning my build some 18 month ago. The BBS02 is amazing value. Nearly made the mistake of going hub based until I tried some bikes out.

Only thing to get used to is changing gear, so stop peddling, wait a second (or however long you've set it for) for motor to disengage, change gear, and then peddle. Otherwise you'll go through chains and chainsets in mere miles. You can get gear sensors but I've not bothered.
jaydeeuk128 m ago

I didn't blog my build sorry.It's a Boardman hybrid compFitted with a …I didn't blog my build sorry.It's a Boardman hybrid compFitted with a bafang 48v bbs02. Then a 30q Samsung battery (don't use the cheaper e series ones). Took 2 hours to fit, only because I've never took a spanner to a bike before (my first bike it a decade) and no me else on the internet seemed to have done it on the same bike, could probably do it in.less than one now. Fitted like a glove, didn't need to do any altering of the frame. Total cost about £1200 all in Inc tools, if you have a suitable donor bike (eg, something with hydraulic disc brakes) and not made from carbon fibre you'll knock £300 off that. Youll also need a usb programming cable, can make your own but I found one on Amazon for a fiver. The settings are fully programmable, I have 3 power levels, fast, faster and holy s**t. Tops out at 1500w, powerful enough to get my fat lazy ass up any hill without peddling at 10-15 mph, and will do 30mph on a flat with ease depending on gearing. 1500w is basically like having Chris Boardman at his peak helping you pedal, but with only 10kg or so extra in weight. I find traffic holds me up, and I can go quick enough not to have to ride in the gutter, therefore safer.Dont bother with those cheap 2000w hub kits you see on eBay unless you just ride on a flat, they're useless on hills. The BBS02 is one of the best things over bought. If it somehow isn't fast enough for you, they do a BBS HD which is mentally quick, and I've not encountered a hill in Derbyshire thats made me think I wish I had more power.Probably don't need to tell you it's illegal, but then so is 75 on a motorway, downloading films over Kodi and claiming a TV for home through business expenses.


Brill, gonna have a look at this, got a Giant Talon and a Giant Roam. Both have Hydraulic brakes and Alloy frames. Haven't got a clue where to start but gonna give it a go. Have you got links or the company names where you bought the BBS02 and battery
supplyuk1 m ago

Brill, gonna have a look at this, got a Giant Talon and a Giant Roam. Both …Brill, gonna have a look at this, got a Giant Talon and a Giant Roam. Both have Hydraulic brakes and Alloy frames. Haven't got a clue where to start but gonna give it a go. Have you got links or the company names where you bought the BBS02 and battery


Battery was from eclipse bikes, think I just got the motor off eBay or amazon
supplyuk44 m ago

Brill, gonna have a look at this, got a Giant Talon and a Giant Roam. Both …Brill, gonna have a look at this, got a Giant Talon and a Giant Roam. Both have Hydraulic brakes and Alloy frames. Haven't got a clue where to start but gonna give it a go. Have you got links or the company names where you bought the BBS02 and battery


Have a look on Pedelecs site, plenty of information on there.
What's to stop someone stealing your £300 battery(?)
jaydeeuk12 h, 35 m ago

I didn't blog my build sorry.It's a Boardman hybrid compFitted with a …I didn't blog my build sorry.It's a Boardman hybrid compFitted with a bafang 48v bbs02. Then a 30q Samsung battery (don't use the cheaper e series ones). Took 2 hours to fit, only because I've never took a spanner to a bike before (my first bike it a decade) and no me else on the internet seemed to have done it on the same bike, could probably do it in.less than one now. Fitted like a glove, didn't need to do any altering of the frame. Total cost about £1200 all in Inc tools, if you have a suitable donor bike (eg, something with hydraulic disc brakes) and not made from carbon fibre you'll knock £300 off that. Youll also need a usb programming cable, can make your own but I found one on Amazon for a fiver. The settings are fully programmable, I have 3 power levels, fast, faster and holy s**t. Tops out at 1500w, powerful enough to get my fat lazy ass up any hill without peddling at 10-15 mph, and will do 30mph on a flat with ease depending on gearing. 1500w is basically like having Chris Boardman at his peak helping you pedal, but with only 10kg or so extra in weight. I find traffic holds me up, and I can go quick enough not to have to ride in the gutter, therefore safer.Dont bother with those cheap 2000w hub kits you see on eBay unless you just ride on a flat, they're useless on hills. The BBS02 is one of the best things over bought. If it somehow isn't fast enough for you, they do a BBS HD which is mentally quick, and I've not encountered a hill in Derbyshire thats made me think I wish I had more power.Probably don't need to tell you it's illegal, but then so is 75 on a motorway, downloading films over Kodi and claiming a TV for home through business expenses.


Lots of good info here jaydee, you even mentioned it's illegal - true.

The only major omission I can see is the fact that if you cause an accident on one of these you an be sued for everything you own for compensation (and legal costs).
So useful if you're riding a bike because you can't afford a car let alone a house - bit irresponsible otherwise.
jameshothothot6 h, 37 m ago

Hmmm I hace a wisper 906 which is going great but much heavier.And the …Hmmm I hace a wisper 906 which is going great but much heavier.And the chain is a problem as it keeps slipping off and bike shop said 60 quid to change the chain set. To have a belt drive would be good. Hmmm tempted. Can understand the battery cost as whisper cost just shy of 2k if I remember and battery about 400. Will have to compare range.My electric bike shop changed the 15 mph limit so that is one advantage od buying from local shop


I've tried a belt drive for a commuter and wouldn't have another, it was slipping which was diagnosed as it being worn and needing replaced even though it had been used far less than it was rated for. I mailed Gates, the company manufacturer said it had happened as I'd used the bike in the wet. The pain with the belts is the parts are expensive and difficult to get a hold of whereas chain parts are much cheaper and readily available.
rotor39 m ago

Lots of good info here jaydee, you even mentioned it's illegal - true.The …Lots of good info here jaydee, you even mentioned it's illegal - true.The only major omission I can see is the fact that if you cause an accident on one of these you an be sued for everything you own for compensation (and legal costs).So useful if you're riding a bike because you can't afford a car let alone a house - bit irresponsible otherwise.


Hard to sue someone if they have no money. Plus actually, a lot of domestic insurance policies insure you in such claims. Heat for the deal by the way - the reviews are very good.
Johnmcl717 h, 4 m ago

I've tried a belt drive for a commuter and wouldn't have another, it was …I've tried a belt drive for a commuter and wouldn't have another, it was slipping which was diagnosed as it being worn and needing replaced even though it had been used far less than it was rated for. I mailed Gates, the company manufacturer said it had happened as I'd used the bike in the wet. The pain with the belts is the parts are expensive and difficult to get a hold of whereas chain parts are much cheaper and readily available.



Does that mean it was slipping because it was wet, or once used in the wet it is buggered?

If the latter it's not going to be very good considering the UK's weather!
gslgregory1 h, 5 m ago

Does that mean it was slipping because it was wet, or once used in the wet …Does that mean it was slipping because it was wet, or once used in the wet it is buggered?If the latter it's not going to be very good considering the UK's weather!


No, it was slipping because it was worn and it had worn prematurely because I'd used it regularly in the rain. I wasn't impressed given the manufacturer boasts about the all weather advantage of the belt over a chain.

John
blackrat6218 h, 41 m ago

Hard to sue someone if they have no money. Plus actually, a lot of …Hard to sue someone if they have no money. Plus actually, a lot of domestic insurance policies insure you in such claims. Heat for the deal by the way - the reviews are very good.



I seriously doubt it. An unrestricted e-bike is classed as an electric motorbike, and if you're riding it illegally, I can't see any insurance company covering you.
bornagainst15th Jan

I seriously doubt it. An unrestricted e-bike is classed as an electric …I seriously doubt it. An unrestricted e-bike is classed as an electric motorbike, and if you're riding it illegally, I can't see any insurance company covering you.


It is a myth that an insurer can avoid it's liability to a third party because of the policy holder's illegal behaviour. It can avoid paying the policy holder, not the third party. Bizarrely a car driver can be prosecuted for no insurance but the insurer still pay the third party.
I've tried one. It's really for people with age 50+.
Otherwise, don't bother, it's a heavy bike, no gears, very weak motor.
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