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    Let us know how you like it ease of attachment etc. Might start a chain reaction if they are decent

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    just took the gamble and ordered one from https://www.alibaba.com/. wish me luck lol I'll let ye know how it goes

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta....71a8bdeZHFeIT

    36v 350w motor with 36v 8.8ah battery--usd 450/set

    Well the bike arrived about a week ago after being sent after Chinese New Year so hear are my initial thoughts for ye who are interested(now bear in mime i have never used or seen a FireFly so I cant compare)

    Pricing & Purchase Details: They were great to deal with from go - whoa, could be contacted via chat and always got right back to me. Price was 960 AUD with shipping.

    Out of the box: Pretty easy to put together (limited instructions but not really needed honestly). The hardest part was adjusting the clamps that go around the frame. I have a PROGO wheelchair and the front bar is oval shape and pretty large so had to adjust them to pretty much fully open.

    What I think of it: Bloody outstanding if it lasts! (can't see any reason why not as it seems well made and strong) has reverse and 3 select-able speeds 1 gets you 10.4 km's on the flat. 2 gets you about 16 and 3rd was 25kms on the flat ha-ha ! Apparently you can get more changing settings... Range I don't know yet other than I went for a 15km ride up and down some pretty big bloody hills and it was still full on the charge display.

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    Cheers Steve
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    Wow - thanks for the post!

    Can you post a video showing how you attach it and driving it around?

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    So how long did it take you to go the 15km? I guess I am wondering at what speed? I believe it said the range was 40km but if to get that you have to go really slow to get that range or if hills cut that dramatically then it becomes less appealing. Your first ride seems promising especially depending at what speed... Thanks for the update

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    What happens if you are far from home or your car and the battery dies? Can you manually push with that thing attached or is the wheel real draggy when it's off?

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    Looking for an update on how that unit held up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanrmx View Post
    Looking for an update on how that unit held up?
    I messaged scurl to ask exactly that question a month ago (we both live in Perth). He said “The ebike hasn't missed a beat I'd buy one again tomorrow if it died. I literally use it everyday. If I had to fault it the only issue I've had is the Tyre wears fast i'm on my 3rd one. Had to play with one of the break calipers a bit as its kept coming loose other than that its been great!”

    Hope he doesn’t mind me pasting his response!
    Gordon, father of son who became t6 paraplegic at the age of 4 in 2007 as a result of surgery to remove a spinal tumour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordy1 View Post
    I messaged scurl to ask exactly that question a month ago (we both live in Perth). He said “The ebike hasn't missed a beat I'd buy one again tomorrow if it died. I literally use it everyday. If I had to fault it the only issue I've had is the Tyre wears fast i'm on my 3rd one. Had to play with one of the break calipers a bit as its kept coming loose other than that its been great!”

    Hope he doesn’t mind me pasting his response!
    Not at all!. Word for word what Gordy said!

    I have no problem recommending and yup I'd buy one again if it died at that price I believe they have recently updated it a tad too. Also if you look around on https://www.alibaba.com/ there are about 5-6 different company's making them in various forms.

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    hey guys!

    I am in Canada, and I really wanna purchase this.

    can you give me a direct link? and can you give me pointers?

    anyone other than Scurl purchase this?

    @scurl --- what's the maximum speed? and what's the maximum range?

    I have a TiLite wheelchair, will it fit?

    also, one more question, can you bring the hand-bar closer to your chest? in the video it looks like you have to lean far forward to reach it, I have short arms, just wondering if that'll be an issue?

    its awesome that this is fairly cheap! I always wanted the riomobility one but @ 2000$ + forget that :P!

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    Hi Diaspora,

    https://helloebike.en.alibaba.com/pr...72cd9acdF1KLHo chat with Eileen on the site I have many times she is really good

    Top speed is 25 kph's and range varies depending on hills - stop starting and how fast you go but at a average i'd say 40+ km's.

    I'm confident it will fit your chair as the clamps are adjusted to fit (Give Eileen the shape and diameter of your front frame bar she will confirm)

    You will reach the hand bar without issue no way could your arms be too short.

    Cheers Scurl

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