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Electric Bicycles: Diagnose and Fix Problems

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First, distinguish between the mechanical parts and the electric parts (batteries, motor, etc).

If you're having problems with some mechanical aspect of your bicycle or scooter, here are some repair options:

  • your local bike shop
  • Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair, Rodale Books, $19; 800/848-4735 PA): www.bicycling.com
  • The Third Hand, 541/488-4800 OR, sells a video called Fundamentals of Bicycle Maintenance - 55 minutes of instruction for $20
  • Online guide to Do-It-Yourself maintenance: •: http://sheldonbrown.com/diy
  • The WWW Bike Repair Shop - the online bike repair manual: http://www.uidaho.edu/~baile934/links/index.html
  • get an interactive repair CD from www.bfr-it.com (1-866-237-2453 toll free)

If the problem is electrical, your repair options include: