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the fixer

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Selling my electric bike [Maryland/DC]
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:31:57 AM »
If there's anyone in the Washington DC area wanting an electric bike for a long-distance commute of 10+ miles, this is what you're looking for: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/bik/3218415010.html

I posted my opinion on ebikes in general at http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/forum/ask-a-mustachian/electric-bike/msg7672/#msg7672, and my advice on whether this is for you still applies. As an update, I've been doing the same 16-mile commute on a cyclocross bike and it does take me longer in both directions than the electric did, about 90 minutes downhill and ~100 minutes uphill.

It's less than a year old and I'm selling it for about $250 less than the build cost (my $1100 quoted build cost was before I did the wheel and derailleur upgrade). Even though I'm trying to trade it in for a loss on paper, the payoff of killing my car addiction far outweighs it; it was essential to help me transition to all the time, all weather bike transportation. I've switched to a conventional bike and don't need this anymore.


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Re: Selling my electric bike [Maryland/DC]
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 09:05:26 AM »
Not sure if you are still out there, but I tried clicking on your link to your post on ebikes and it was gone. Do you still have some recommendations somewhere?
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Re: Selling my electric bike [Maryland/DC]
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 03:39:04 PM »
Have you sold the bike?

Considering this was posted nearly 5 years ago, I'd hope so ;)