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C5-Ben

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Hi all :)
« on: 04, August, 2009 - 22:22:54 »
Hi everybody,

I'm (29m) from Bavaria/Germany and bought 2-3weeks ago a basic C5 from northern germany.

I'm looking if more from my area (Bavaria) has also one?  :)

At the moment i do some repairs on my C5 and have some discussions regarding german law for driving on roads!

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Ben

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Re: Hi all :)
« Reply #1 on: 05, August, 2009 - 10:28:22 »
hi ben and welcome to the forum,

I hope you enjoy your C5.  What is the law regarding driving a C5 in Germany ?

Regards

Ian..

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Re: Hi all :)
« Reply #2 on: 05, August, 2009 - 11:35:11 »
Good to hear from you Ben - keep us updated on the re-build.

Regards Radiomarty

Karl

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Re: Hi all :)
« Reply #3 on: 05, August, 2009 - 14:31:54 »
a warm welcome to the forum mate  8)

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Re: Hi all :)
« Reply #4 on: 05, August, 2009 - 21:31:32 »
hi ben and welcome to the forum,

I hope you enjoy your C5.  What is the law regarding driving a C5 in Germany ?

Regards

Ian..

Hello Ben and welcome to the C5 Alive forum, i dont think you we break the law in a C5 when it comes to speeding in Germany  :D
Its great to hear from people from other places, its a shame we cant all meet for the biggest meeting of C5's.

Retro Andy

Phil

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Re: Hi all :)
« Reply #5 on: 06, August, 2009 - 10:04:10 »
Hi Ben,

I'm Phil from south-west Germany.
The most important regulations concerning electric bicycles in Germany are:
  • motor power max. 250W
  • motor must shut off when exeeding 25km/h (about 16mph)
  • motor only enabled while pedaling

This rules originate from EU regulations made sometime in the late 90ies.
BUT: The C5 is much older and since the regulations don't apply to previously build vehicles (as far as I know) my personal opinion is:

Just don't care about it.


Regards,
Phil
« Last Edit: 06, August, 2009 - 10:09:36 by Phil »

Karl

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Re: Hi all :)
« Reply #6 on: 06, August, 2009 - 14:39:51 »
Same as over here, fortunately the rules do not apply retrospectively  :)

Numbers (2) and (3) are responsible for castrating the performance of the new generation of electric bicycles  ::) , unless you can get hold of an American spec one (or can "de-restrict" it) they hardly seem worth having now  :-\

C5-Ben

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Hi all :) Now second one :)
« Reply #7 on: 11, August, 2009 - 13:32:33 »
On Sunday I bought my second C5 from CH.
He had 3x C5's - one was sold a week before and I got the second from him.
INFO: One is left in CH/Winterthur if somebody want it :)

All 3 which he had where never used for driving, only in a showroom for mobile phones in the 90ies.
Last 10 years there where in a garage.
wheels are flat and need to be exchanged
also need a new paint, because looks unlikely (old white painted with Logo of Mobile NATEL-C)

These days I will go again to the german TÜV (=Association for Technical Inspection) regarding german LAW!

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Re: Hi all :)
« Reply #8 on: 11, August, 2009 - 17:48:46 »
You will have to post some pictures mate.

Retro Andy

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Re: Hi all :)
« Reply #9 on: 11, August, 2009 - 20:23:22 »
Hi Ben - welcome to the '2 C5' owner's - sounds really good mate - I agree with Andy love to see some photo's (maybe before and after).

Regards Martin

Karl

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Re: Hi all :) Now second one :)
« Reply #10 on: 11, August, 2009 - 22:48:17 »

...also need a new paint, because looks unlikely (old white painted with Logo of Mobile NATEL-C)




Can you not remove the paint and restore it to the original finish ?

Several C5's on here have been successfully cleaned up - although if you do fancy a different colour there is nothing wrong with painting it  :)

C5-Ben

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Re: Hi all :)
« Reply #11 on: 14, August, 2009 - 19:14:55 »
I think I'll try to clean the second C5 next time I have time for that.
At first I'll make my first one ready to use  ;)
Who can I put pic here?

Karl

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Re: Hi all :)
« Reply #12 on: 14, August, 2009 - 21:39:27 »
I think I'll try to clean the second C5 next time I have time for that.
At first I'll make my first one ready to use  ;)
Who can I put pic here?


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