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Second Hand Electric Bicycles

Electric Bicycles / July 28, 2023

If you're looking to purchase a second hand electric bicycle, then information will be posted on this page. Generally we leave them here for a few weeks and then put them onto eBay, so check out our eBay store too.

Technically the sale is a consignment, which in legal terms means you are buying from the original owner, as we do not have a second hand license. However, we are backing up the bikes with a warranty (conditions different for each bike), we've checked and serviced the bike before selling it and you'll deal with everything from picking it up to any future issues through us, with the same attention and diligence that we'd give if you bought a new electric bicycle from us.

Update: Peter's Torq Alfine is SOLD

First off the rank is a Torq Alfine, loved by Peter for several years and it's now time for it to find a new home. We're providing a 3 month battery warranty and 12 month warranty on the rest of the electric system for this bike.

Peter provided this review of it to help the new owner get to know it better. Interested? Let us know, we're taking offers over $1700. If nothing comes up, then it'll head to eBay.

My life with the Ezee Torq Alfine.

My daily commute was from Randwick to Macquarie University. Driving a car was no fun and expensive with tolls. Public transport was packed and slow. I loved cycling but the hills in the CBD, North Sydney and Macquarie Park were a bit too much. Would an e-bike solve the problem?

I looked at the options. The two best ebikes were the Gazelle and eZee. I road tested the two and liked the quality and strength of the top of the range eZeeTorq. It had the Shimano Alfine groupset (hydraulic disc brakes front and back, 8 speed internal hub, nice alloy levers), bright 700 lumen light, Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres, stainless steel spokes, comfy gel seat, AXA bike lock and dual leg centre stand. For maximum range I got the big 14Ah battery. For extra security I got a chain that plugs into the AXA lock. For flexibility I got two chargers (one for home, one for work). All up; a really nice set up!

The eZee Torq zoomed through the return commute (50 km) on a single charge. Range depended on speed. I could get over 60km if I pedalled easily. If I cruised fast (35kph) on the motor with little pedalling I could get to work (25km) with charge to spare. The Ezee Torq motored up the steepest hills with no problem. The bike was very stable in the wet, the brakes outstanding and the gears silky smooth. The upright seating was terrific for traffic and for looking over the rails of the Harbour Bridge bike path on my way home. I really enjoyed longer rides on it. One top ride was the Fernleigh Track from Adamstown to Belmont. The ebike made the return trip up the hill to Adamstown so easy. It was terrific for weekend rides like the Cooks River bike track and the Gosford - Woy Woy loop. Over 2, 000km it has been very reliable. Not even a single puncture. What could be improved? Weight (27kg). This is one heavy sucker to lift up the stairs on the northern end of the Harbour Bridge bike path. And you need to be a bit careful when the motor kicks in corners. And yes, the Gazelle is prettier...

Source: www.glowwormbicycles.com.au