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I also have a ProRider Wayfarer - great!

It's also v. useful when you're in a hurry. I had limited time to visit a museum the other day so I used max power both ways even tho it was perfectly flat - just whizzed along!

There were a few disbelieving faces as this aul' biddie went whizzing past!
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Not had any bother with my panda😱Depends how much assist you use as to how long battery lasts, mine does 40 miles if I constantly use level 3. (Got 9 levels)
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I also have a ProRider Wayfarer - great!

It's also v. useful when you're in a hurry. I had limited time to visit a museum the other day so I used max power both ways even tho it was perfectly flat - just whizzed along!

There were a few disbelieving faces as this aul' biddie went whizzing past!
Yeah and it's not good for the old male machismo either, when cycling to the supermarket the other day two blue rinse old biddles went zooming past me, felt like I was in reverse.

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Sorry about that Terry! - not!!

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Good luck with it Barry. I love mine.
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Sorry about that Terry! - not!!
Wot ! You've gone blue rinse since we last met.

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No! I did once go purple (by mistake)!!

Hilarious!
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Would be interested in some feedback regarding performance and distance achievable on battery when you have it delivered, fitted and in use.

The "Swytch" kit arrived yesterday, it was fairly easy to fit although I did have to modify a plastic sensor to fit my Carrera Crossfire but it was not too difficult.
The powerpack came fully charged and just clips onto the handlebar, I bought the more powerful 50 mile range pack as they where out of stock of the lower powered one which would have sufficed for the amount of cycling I do.
Just taken it out for a short run of 5 miles, with setting 0, no assist, the bike rode as normal although I was aware of the extra 3kg of the battery on the handlebar, at setting no 1 you could feel a slight pull from the bike.
Coming to a short but steepish hill where I normally struggle near the top I switched to setting 9, the highest, only had to go through the motion of turning the pedals to get me to the top.
No idea about distance achievable as it may take me some time to get to the advertised 50 miles but that is dependent on the settings you run at, I would not expect to achieve that if you ran on 9 all the time, indecently on 9 it took me up to 20mph before it cut of.
I would expect to use No. 3 setting most of time, maybe 5 with a headwind but would wind it up to 9 for hills, the motor takes a couple of seconds to kick in once you start peddling and ramps up to the speed you set so no jolt.
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My wife has a 3 speed Dutch style bike she loves but it not much good on hills.
So I added a 250W front wheel motor and a 13AH battery on the back rack.
New brake levers as they have switches to kill the motor and a throttle.
The front brake had to be changed to a disc brake as the wheel was a slightly larger diameter so the old calliper brakes wouldn't work.
The most involved part was fitting the crank sensor for the peddle assist.
Already used it a few times and it looks like about 4 hours riding out of the battery.
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