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Posted 22nd May 2018Edited by:"mikegrove"
Granted this isnt for everyone (Expecting some haters) - but it might help someone
Halfords has reduced the Pendleton ladies ebike was £750 now £600

My wife has osteoarthritis in the knees and wants to cycle, this should help...

Additional 10% discount available on top of the £600 price from advancemembers.hsbc.co.uk/ (until 31st May) print off PDF or britishcycling.org.uk/mem…its - so potentially the bike could be yours for £540

Got one yesterday in store for £600 with 10% saving - so price became £540

For those who arent eligible for the additional 10% discount you can become a FAN of British Cycling for £23
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Lot of money for a push bike
maffeycourt22/05/2018 13:14

Lot of money for a push bike


Its Electric, not a bad electric bike for the money
onthelook2 m ago

Its Electric, not a bad electric bike for the money


Is it 50p or £1 in the meter?
DIY version is £280.
Rykco2522/05/2018 16:38

Enlighten us.


The non electric Pendleton somerby is 280 quid.
In fact the mint one is discounted to £224.
Has been down to £500 previously so £450 with BC discount. Still, good current price.
Comes with free Call the Midwife dvd....
johnnystorm22/05/2018 17:35

The non electric Pendleton somerby is 280 quid.



£280 with a lower spec, so not the same.
johnnystorm1 h, 27 m ago

The non electric Pendleton somerby is 280 quid.


One without wheels would also be cheaper
Probably weighs half a ton
winchman22/05/2018 18:53

£280 with a lower spec, so not the same.


Didn't say it was. I was replying to the post that asked what someone meant by saying the DIY version was 280 quid.
Edited by: "johnnystorm" 22nd May 2018
johnnystorm7 m ago

Didn't say it was. I was replying to the post that asked what someone …Didn't say it was. I was replying to the post that asked what someone meant by saying the DIY version was 280 quid.



In case anyone thinks they are paying the extra just for the battery/motor.
spatter22/05/2018 19:03

Probably weighs half a ton


So with motor assist it will be the same as riding the cheaper non ebike
Baz87553 m ago

So with motor assist it will be the same as riding the cheaper non ebike


No, it won't. Probably best to try riding an e-bike to understand the difference,
I have ridden both e-Bikes and non-e-Bikes, technically you're right but you probably need to look up the meaning of sarcasm to understand my comment
£585 delivered here using new member discount of £15 (Cycle Republic is owned by Halfords).
Carrera Crosscity is also worth considering. It's gone up £50 recently to £700 but its a very good quality folding e-bike with captive battery stored and locked in the frame. Being folding it can be quickly adjusted to the height of anyone and easily stored or transported in a car (partial commute by bike?). I wouldn't buy it now because its at full price but within a few weeks it might be on offer again.

Don't forget the cycle2work scheme which could save you more money etc.

This bike certainly looks alright if you want a retro style e-bike.
Rykco2522/05/2018 16:38

Enlighten us.


2nd hand bike off Gumtree (heavier the better)

plus:

amazon.co.uk/Rea…eel

plus: 4 x 12v motorbike batteries suitably rated for the ampage.

May not be entirely street legal although the 24v version of that wheel should be.

I've had my eye on an Ebike for some time but it won't be this year, I've still kept my eye on things.
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 22nd May 2018
Baz875535 m ago

I have ridden both e-Bikes and non-e-Bikes, technically you're right but …I have ridden both e-Bikes and non-e-Bikes, technically you're right but you probably need to look up the meaning of sarcasm to understand my comment


Sometimes sarcasm is difficult to differentiate from stupidity If you're being sarcastic, you should probably give some indication, otherwise it just looks like you're a bit dumb
GlentoranMark22/05/2018 20:06

2nd hand bike off Gumtree (heavier the …2nd hand bike off Gumtree (heavier the better)plus:https://www.amazon.co.uk/ReaseJoy-Electric-Bicycle-Conversion-Cycling/dp/B01D0317E6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1527015703&sr=8-3&keywords=electric+bike+wheelplus: 4 x 12v motorbike batteries suitably rated for the ampage.May not be entirely street legal although the 24v version of that wheel should be.I've had my eye on an Ebike for some time but it won't be this year, I've still kept my eye on things.


I was going to say that a cobbled together home-baked solution isn't really comparable to a quality, brand new product, but, having looked at some of the components on the Pendleton I'm not actually sure you're that far off. Maybe it's not a bad idea to DIY if you're not prepared to pay the money for a really good quality e-bike.
FinbarMcDougal16 m ago

I was going to say that a cobbled together home-baked solution isn't …I was going to say that a cobbled together home-baked solution isn't really comparable to a quality, brand new product, but, having looked at some of the components on the Pendleton I'm not actually sure you're that far off. Maybe it's not a bad idea to DIY if you're not prepared to pay the money for a really good quality e-bike.


I gave heat to the OP because your getting this from Halfords and have the back up of a high street store. It's a great price for an Ebike.

A lot of the cost is in the Li-ion battery which gives both power, range and weight.

4 x motorbike batteries would put a lot of weight into my build but are a lot cheaper than a Li-ion battery. Wouldn't like getting a flat going up a hill though

I've a casual interest in Ebikes (and green issues) it's just a small matter of a few hundred quid I need first
As someone who own n-divorce number of bikes I feel that e-Bikes by and large are a waste of money for most people.

Any prospective buyer needs to ask why they are buying it and whether or not they are going to be using it 6-12 months from now. I would wager a huge percentage of people will have given up with it within this period and it will be left rusting away.

Of the people who will still be using you would have to ask whether or not they would have been better off spending the same amount of money on a better spec'd bike that they could enjoy and get fit on.

That is not to say that there are people this kind of bike would benefit such as persons who really enjoy cycling but for whatever reason are not able ride unassisted but anyone who thinks it will be a cheap alternative to a moped should probably give this a miss.
Great bike! Got one for my Mum and she loves it... Battery is ace, lasts over a week for her, she uses it daily to go to the shop etc., does a general bit of pottering around the village

Not sure what sort of miles, but she never charges it on empty. For £600 I would say this is a steal.

Heat OP.
Baz875522/05/2018 20:57

As someone who own n-divorce number of bikes I feel that e-Bikes by and …As someone who own n-divorce number of bikes I feel that e-Bikes by and large are a waste of money for most people.Any prospective buyer needs to ask why they are buying it and whether or not they are going to be using it 6-12 months from now. I would wager a huge percentage of people will have given up with it within this period and it will be left rusting away.Of the people who will still be using you would have to ask whether or not they would have been better off spending the same amount of money on a better spec'd bike that they could enjoy and get fit on.That is not to say that there are people this kind of bike would benefit such as persons who really enjoy cycling but for whatever reason are not able ride unassisted but anyone who thinks it will be a cheap alternative to a moped should probably give this a miss.


So... to summarise, ebikes are a waste of money for most people in your opinion because people buy things they don't need. You also believe that spending a bit extra on a non-electric bike gets you a product equal to an electric bike. You also believe that people are mis-informed about ebikes and so may buy this for the wrong reasons.

Go have a test-ride on an ebike. No matter how much weight you shave off a bike with carbon this and titanium that it's no comparison to a bike that doubles your power output. You should also consider the commuter, a person out on the roads at 7am on a wet winter tuesday with 5 miles done and another 20 to go. That is a person who isn't necessarily enjoying cycling, they're using a bike as a tool to get places just like most people treat a car. For them, less effort, sweat and time spent in the cold is a good thing.

Now if you want to talk about this bike specifically... eh, it's a cheap ebike with a 2 year warranty provided by a major UK store. I'd treat it as a consumable. £300/yr for a commuter tool is pretty good. On a higher end ebike (let's say £2k) you wouldn't want to toss the bike after 2 years so factor in battery replacements at a few hundred every 2 years. That'll stop a high end ebike being more cost effective than this one unless you plan to keep it for a couple of decades.
Baz875540 m ago

As someone who own n-divorce number of bikes I feel that e-Bikes by and …As someone who own n-divorce number of bikes I feel that e-Bikes by and large are a waste of money for most people.Any prospective buyer needs to ask why they are buying it and whether or not they are going to be using it 6-12 months from now. I would wager a huge percentage of people will have given up with it within this period and it will be left rusting away.Of the people who will still be using you would have to ask whether or not they would have been better off spending the same amount of money on a better spec'd bike that they could enjoy and get fit on.That is not to say that there are people this kind of bike would benefit such as persons who really enjoy cycling but for whatever reason are not able ride unassisted but anyone who thinks it will be a cheap alternative to a moped should probably give this a miss.


You may be right, but you could also say the same about any bike. Lots are bought on a whim and hardly ever used. Lots of people would be better off using the money on public transport.
Why not make one with sticky backed plastic and a washing up bottle (blue Peter style) Probably cos it will look pants and your look so cool... NOT...Think I'd prefer the real deal

£540 isn't a bad price I hate cycling so electric sounds good

heat added
CampGareth22/05/2018 21:37

So... to summarise, ebikes are a waste of money for most people in your …So... to summarise, ebikes are a waste of money for most people in your opinion because people buy things they don't need. You also believe that spending a bit extra on a non-electric bike gets you a product equal to an electric bike. You also believe that people are mis-informed about ebikes and so may buy this for the wrong reasons.Go have a test-ride on an ebike. No matter how much weight you shave off a bike with carbon this and titanium that it's no comparison to a bike that doubles your power output. You should also consider the commuter, a person out on the roads at 7am on a wet winter tuesday with 5 miles done and another 20 to go. That is a person who isn't necessarily enjoying cycling, they're using a bike as a tool to get places just like most people treat a car. For them, less effort, sweat and time spent in the cold is a good thing.Now if you want to talk about this bike specifically... eh, it's a cheap ebike with a 2 year warranty provided by a major UK store. I'd treat it as a consumable. £300/yr for a commuter tool is pretty good. On a higher end ebike (let's say £2k) you wouldn't want to toss the bike after 2 years so factor in battery replacements at a few hundred every 2 years. That'll stop a high end ebike being more cost effective than this one unless you plan to keep it for a couple of decades.


Do you mean "surmise" or "summarise"

In response to your request to ride and e-Bike, I have ridden several. One of which is owned by a friend who due to an injury is unable to ride unassisted. Certainly when I get to a stage in life where I cannot climb hills I will probably consider an e-Bike.

I commute over 100 miles a week and MTB up to the same distance again at weekends. I also work in a sizeable office where many people commute similar distances and surprisingly the bike sheds are full off around 100 bikes and maybe 1 e-Bike.

Working for over 25 years in a town with a below average income populous I have seen/known many people who exhibit the traits listed in my original post.

So your assumptions about myself and my experiences are complete conjecture.
Edited by: "Baz8755" 22nd May 2018
GlentoranMark22/05/2018 20:06

2nd hand bike off Gumtree (heavier the …2nd hand bike off Gumtree (heavier the better)plus:https://www.amazon.co.uk/ReaseJoy-Electric-Bicycle-Conversion-Cycling/dp/B01D0317E6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1527015703&sr=8-3&keywords=electric+bike+wheelplus: 4 x 12v motorbike batteries suitably rated for the ampage.May not be entirely street legal although the 24v version of that wheel should be.I've had my eye on an Ebike for some time but it won't be this year, I've still kept my eye on things.


All of this is poor advice
1. Why buy a HEAVY bike?
2. The link is to the cheapest conversion kit
3. You have not included a battery which is the most expensive component
4. Putting the bike together is not so straightforward
trebby26 m ago

All of this is poor advice1. Why buy a HEAVY bike?2. The link is to the …All of this is poor advice1. Why buy a HEAVY bike?2. The link is to the cheapest conversion kit3. You have not included a battery which is the most expensive component4. Putting the bike together is not so straightforward


1. Because I'd be using 4 x 12v batteries, you'd need a heavy frame.
2. No, I had a quick Google, I'm sure it can be found cheaper on Ebay. 24v version is cheaper, it was the first thing I found so why I posted the link. I'm not endorsing the link or company.
3. I did include a battery, in fact 4 of them, read my post again.
4. I wouldn't know, I've never built one.

My point is you could build something for £280, which was why I quoted @alasrati who I think was being a little tongue in cheek.

In my later post I also credited this bike because it's great value.
Baz875522/05/2018 20:57

As someone who own n-divorce number of bikes I feel that e-Bikes by and …As someone who own n-divorce number of bikes I feel that e-Bikes by and large are a waste of money for most people.Any prospective buyer needs to ask why they are buying it and whether or not they are going to be using it 6-12 months from now. I would wager a huge percentage of people will have given up with it within this period and it will be left rusting away.Of the people who will still be using you would have to ask whether or not they would have been better off spending the same amount of money on a better spec'd bike that they could enjoy and get fit on.That is not to say that there are people this kind of bike would benefit such as persons who really enjoy cycling but for whatever reason are not able ride unassisted but anyone who thinks it will be a cheap alternative to a moped should probably give this a miss.


I think you misunderstand the market for ebikes as an ebike is much more likely to last than a normal bike (many of which I see abandoned after a few rides as it's too hard work) and I strongly disagree with the comparison between an ebike and a normal bike in the way you have as there's just so much wrong.

As it happens I have spent money on a 'normal' bike and my Mum bought herself an ebike, both for a similar price. My bike is a Domane endurance road bike with a full carbon frame and carbon wheels tipping the scales at around 8kg. It's not just fast but it's one of the most comfortable road bikes there is with 32mm tyres, the flexing frame and both front and rear decouplers to reduce vibration to the handlebars.

However it wouldn't even be remotely suitable as an alternative to an e-bike, my Mum's ebike is some Giant hybrid with a proper step through frame (no top tube), 42+mm tyres, a small amount of front suspension, a suspension seatpost, panniers and integrated lights. It's a much more comfortable ride than the Domane because it can add comfort features since the weight they add doesn't matter as the motor is there to help.

I'm not sure why you think an ebike can't be enjoyed nor fitness gained when the opposite is true, my Mum had tried to get into cycling on a normal bike but never really stuck with it and despite promises I'd keep her pace, refused to go out cycles with me. After borrowing an ebike through a local rental scheme initially though she loved it, for the same amount of effort that she could go a short distance at low speed on her own instead she could go much further, much faster which is simply much more enjoyable. She was happy to come out cycling with me as she didn't need to worry about pace nor did she have to worry about hills so she's had a great time exploring a lot of the countryside here.

The ebike isn't a moped which curiously you do admit despite claiming you need a normal bike for fitness, the ebike still needs pedalling and two to three hours cycling is a fair bit of work. The beauty of the ebike is that it makes cycling immediately fun but the motor power can be controlled as fitness gets better, to start with my Mum was always on the highest assist mode and as she's got better she's dialled down the power. She recently hired a heavy single speed bike share bike and managed to cycle further than she thought she could thanks to her fitness from the ebike which she was riding most days last year when the weather was good.

I don't understand the snobbery with ebikes, I don't ride one myself but I've seen quite a few people with them here and they've all enjoyed them massively and I think theyr'e what a lot of people need to get to started to help jump from cycling is a hassle to something that can be done for pleasure which many who go with normal bikes simply don't reach.

I see you've added to say you've ridden ebikes and are aware of them so it's all the more puzzling you've managed to completely misunderstand them.
Edited by: "Johnmcl7" 23rd May 2018
I have Fibromyalgia and other health problems and without the use of an electric bike would not be able to ride a bike. Not all people are able enough to be able to ride without some assistance, and even if you are able if you enjoy it what difference does it make to everyone else.
If you're buying at Halfords you can save 10% by using zeek vouchers. That's in addition to any other discounts.
Baz875517 h, 51 m ago

Do you mean "surmise" or "summarise"In response to your request to ride …Do you mean "surmise" or "summarise"In response to your request to ride and e-Bike, I have ridden several. One of which is owned by a friend who due to an injury is unable to ride unassisted. Certainly when I get to a stage in life where I cannot climb hills I will probably consider an e-Bike.I commute over 100 miles a week and MTB up to the same distance again at weekends. I also work in a sizeable office where many people commute similar distances and surprisingly the bike sheds are full off around 100 bikes and maybe 1 e-Bike.Working for over 25 years in a town with a below average income populous I have seen/known many people who exhibit the traits listed in my original post.So your assumptions about myself and my experiences are complete conjecture.


I think you're observing a different trend there. I work in a major city, in a building where banks own about 10 floors of the place. In theory there are a lot of rich people here and looking at the carpark it supports this theory (BMWs or cars under 3 years old). The bike store meanwhile has no high-value bikes. No road bikes with more than 8 gears, nothing new, nothing carbon.

I suspect it's caused by the long lifespan of a bike meaning it doesn't need upgrading often, plus people perceiving bikes as something that should be cheap. Both of these work against ebikes.

*edit* And oh I do mean summarise, you made a post with some opinions in it but they were buried under fluff. I cut away the fluff and those are the opinions I found. If they're wrong, write more clearly please.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 23rd May 2018
GlentoranMark22/05/2018 20:06

2nd hand bike off Gumtree (heavier the …2nd hand bike off Gumtree (heavier the better)plus:https://www.amazon.co.uk/ReaseJoy-Electric-Bicycle-Conversion-Cycling/dp/B01D0317E6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1527015703&sr=8-3&keywords=electric+bike+wheelplus: 4 x 12v motorbike batteries suitably rated for the ampage.May not be entirely street legal although the 24v version of that wheel should be.I've had my eye on an Ebike for some time but it won't be this year, I've still kept my eye on things.



I read somewhere (probably on here) that those front wheel kits are no good because the front forks on bikes are not designed to take the torque and stresses from a front drive
Magnets25 m ago

I read somewhere (probably on here) that those front wheel kits are no …I read somewhere (probably on here) that those front wheel kits are no good because the front forks on bikes are not designed to take the torque and stresses from a front drive



Same applies to most rear-hub driven bikes as, certainly the cheap ones, are not using frames specifically designed for electrics, they're just bolt-on solutions. If you want a long-lasting and reliable e-bike a Bosch or Yamaha crank motor is proabably your best bet.
maffeycourt22nd May

Lot of money for a push bike


Really good price for one with a motor in.
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Edited by: "Baz8755" 23rd May 2018
This dude counting the gears on the roadbikes in the car park.
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