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Old 03-29-2010, 07:31 PM
fasteddy fasteddy is offline
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Location: British Columbia Canada
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Default Re: hello from ontario

Jeff96, the bad news is that gas powered bikes in Canada are illegal period. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and Ford Motors who at the time were making e-bikes, were kind enough to help the government when they were rewriting the motor bike/moped laws. We got the shaft.

The rules say that the bicycles don't have a strong enough frame and are suited only for electric motors up to 500W and can only go 20kph.

I am building a 1952 Monark Super DeLuxe bike with a sidecar. The hub motor and lithium polymer battery are about $1800 all told. I bought it here in Vancouver from Not inexpensive but top of the line and I don't have to deal with someone in China that can ignore me. They have been super good to deal with and I did go for the best so they are worth an e-mail. Like I said they stand behind thier products.

Rockenstein is right on the money. If you want gas, get a moped. Less hassle.

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