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Postby 36510 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:47 pm

What is the legal limit for the power a pedelec may have in Cyprus?
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Re: Pedelecs

Postby Nikitas » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:46 pm

I see you are inundated with replies! LOL. Cypriots are not a bicycle oriented nation, though we were in the past and fortunes were made by bicycle importers in the pre car era.

I put the same question to bike shops in the summer when in Cyprus. I got no accurate response.

As long as it is a pedelec and not an electric bike, it will probably be OK. Failing any national legislation the Eu regulation applies I reckon. And that as far as I recall is 250W motor assist.
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Re: Pedelecs

Postby Get Real! » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:19 pm

36510 wrote:What is the legal limit for the power a pedelec may have in Cyprus?

Just to give you an idea of Cypriot dislike of bicycles… the government run bicycle-sharing system hasn’t worked in Cyprus and they’re pulling it out.
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Re: Pedelecs

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:28 pm

Anywhere they can be bought in Cyprus?
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Re: Pedelecs

Postby CBBB » Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:30 pm

CrookedRiverGuy wrote:Anywhere they can be bought in Cyprus?


Here apparently http://www.bicycle-cyprus.com/
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Re: Pedelecs

Postby MR-from-NG » Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:54 pm

36510 wrote:What is the legal limit for the power a pedelec may have in Cyprus?

If you already have a bike and you want to convert it to an e-bike then may I suggest you go for the Golden Motor Magic Pie 5. You'll find it on eBay through a UK seller called insatint. These conversion kits are the real thing. If you want a complete bike then the same brand is the one to go for. Good luck, happy and safe your cycling.
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Re: Pedelecs

Postby 36510 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:14 pm

That's why I was asking. On ebay you get conversion kits with up to 1500 W and I was wondering if that's legal in Cyprus.
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Re: Pedelecs

Postby 36510 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:18 pm

Nikitas wrote:As long as it is a pedelec and not an electric bike, it will probably be OK. Failing any national legislation the Eu regulation applies I reckon. And that as far as I recall is 250W motor assist.

250 W is the limit in Germany, where I am from, but Switzerland e. g. allows up tp 350 W (and CH belongs to the European Economic Area which I thought to apply EU standards).
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Re: Pedelecs

Postby MR-from-NG » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:23 pm

36510 wrote:That's why I was asking. On ebay you get conversion kits with up to 1500 W and I was wondering if that's legal in Cyprus.


What is the wattage you want? I asked in the north about this and was told the higher the wattage the better as they would like the cyclist to keep up with the flow of traffic. Here in the UK all types of e-bikes and conversion kits between 250 to a 1000 watts are sold, in fact the law stipulates a maximum of 250 watts but it is not regulated so nobody is going to stop and question you.
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Re: Pedelecs

Postby kurupetos » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:19 pm

Get Real! wrote:
36510 wrote:What is the legal limit for the power a pedelec may have in Cyprus?

Just to give you an idea of Cypriot dislike of bicycles… the government run bicycle-sharing system hasn’t worked in Cyprus and they’re pulling it out.

First they need to build the proper infrastructure to ride a bicycle in Nicosia (for example) and then decide to run such systems... :roll:

Riding bicycles under the current infrastructure should be illegal in the city.
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