Rear Wheel Won't Free-Roll Backward

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by bkzoner, Aug 1, 2007.

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  1. bkzoner

    bkzoner Guest

    I just received and have assembled my new E-Zip Trailz Electric Bicycle.

    I can't roll the bike backward - the rear wheel will not turn in reverse, or free-spin. Is this the way it's supposed to be?

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  2. alexlacey

    alexlacey Guest

    won't role backwards

    hey was it a kit bike..something you put together yourself?
  3. bkzoner

    bkzoner Guest

    Yes, I should have been more explicit. It was a nearly fully-assembled bike. I had to assemble the handle bars (none of the cabling or other controls), and attach the seat, pedals and front wheel.
  4. alexlacey

    alexlacey Guest

    Which side of the tire is the gears on?
  5. bkzoner

    bkzoner Guest

    As I sit on the bike, the right side.
  6. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    is the motor drive on the right side?

    my obsolete currie is like that...motor on the right...normal gears on the left.

    my motor freewheels when am not on the throttle or coasting. It does have some resistanse when I roll It backwards.

    good topic...thx fer the post:)

    Moddy Edit; This post contains information known to be incorrect.
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  7. bkzoner

    bkzoner Guest

    Hello again, srdavo! No, my bike has the motor on the left, and gears on the right.

    I haven't yet dared to actually ride my new bike. I cannot lower the seat any further, and when I sit on the seat, I can only touch the ground on my tip-toes. I feel very insecure.

    So, I have been pushing it around my apartment, and pushing the pedals by hand just to see if all seems well. After the last time I did that tonight, the the peddles seemed to skip a couple of times, and the chain did something, but now my back wheel WILL roll backward.
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    my gawd, I am stoopid!!

    you are right!

    when sitting on my bike...the gears are on the right & the motor is on the left.

    still, my bike doesn't roll backwards freely.
  9. bkzoner

    bkzoner Guest

    Forgive me, but I got quit a kick out of this! I am so directionally challenged that I can't find the door in a round room!
  10. vanilla ice

    vanilla ice Guest

    My Currie as bought bike has some resistance when rolling backwards also.
  11. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Hi bkz,

    For about $20 you can add a heavy duty "training wheel", not the kind you see on kids bikes, but steel supporting a pretty large steadying wheel.

    It is specifically designed to overcome that balancing factor, I've used them twice for older customers.