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Old 20.07.2020, 19:09
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E-bike too heavy to load onto the train

So, it happened. No one was around to help me load my heavy e-bike into the designated bike carriage so the conductor did, reluctantly. He was pissed and let me know under no uncertain terms that I’m responsible for lifting my own bike onto the train. No problem when the platform is level with the doors but those steep, narrow stairs are just too much for me to load a bike on my own.

I’ll just suck it up to bad luck... his and mine. I’m extremely grateful for those who have helped me in the past and in the future.

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Old 20.07.2020, 19:19
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Re: E-bike too heavy to load onto the train

Is it still on the train?
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Old 20.07.2020, 19:38
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So, it happened. No one was around to help me load my heavy e-bike into the designated bike carriage so the conductor did, reluctantly. He was pissed and let me know under no uncertain terms that I’m responsible for lifting my own bike onto the train. No problem when the platform is level with the doors but those steep, narrow stairs are just too much for me to load a bike on my own.

I’ll just suck it up to bad luck... his and mine. I’m extremely grateful for those who have helped me in the past and in the future.

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You suck at rants. This should be in the "first world problem" thread.
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Re: E-bike too heavy to load onto the train

His bad luck. Your good luck.
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Old 20.07.2020, 19:46
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Is it still on the train?
Yes, but on a different one. Luckily there was a passenger who helped me lift it off the train.

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You suck at rants. This should be in the "first world problem" thread.
Itís like helping a little old lady across the street and then yelling at her for not being able to do it herself.
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Old 20.07.2020, 19:49
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Yes, but on a different one. Luckily there was a passenger who helped me lift it off the train.



Itís like helping a little old lady across the street and then yelling at her for not being able to do it herself.
Nothing wrong with a little bit of tough love.
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Old 20.07.2020, 20:08
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Re: E-bike too heavy to load onto the train

Sorry OlyGiirl.. Iíll be controversial..

I donít think you should be relying on the kindness of others to allow you to commute / have fun.. Iíve seen a guy with a chest of drawers, a lady with ladders, ladies with a bunch of kids, bags and a pram. All assuming that people will help..
I travel with my eScooter and my gym bag, for that reason I donít go shopping, Iíd need help..

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Old 20.07.2020, 20:09
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Re: E-bike too heavy to load onto the train

What does an e-bike weigh? Just out of interest, only have a "normal" bicycle
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Old 20.07.2020, 20:14
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Re: E-bike too heavy to load onto the train

I dunno - I only had a baby carriage with a baby and a diaper bag and some stations I needed help too, coz some are not still renovated and it is steep.

On the other hand I still feel that in terms of mobility and access, Switzerland is still no. 1, as far as I experienced. Those steep train stairs are only somewhere and some train models.
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Old 20.07.2020, 20:41
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Sorry OlyGiirl.. Iíll be controversial..

I donít think you should be relying on the kindness of others to allow you to commute / have fun.. Iíve seen a guy with a chest of drawers, a lady with ladders, ladies with a bunch of kids, bags and a pram. All assuming that people will help..
I travel with my eScooter and my gym bag, for that reason I donít go shopping, Iíd need help..

Iím maybe just a grumpy old man 👴
Itís a sorry world if we canít help each other.

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What does an e-bike weigh? Just out of interest, only have a "normal" bicycle
I donít know but itís HEAVY.
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Old 20.07.2020, 20:50
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It’s a sorry world if we can’t help each other.



I don’t know but it’s HEAVY.
I'd help you. I'd carry your ebike on one arm, you on the other and set you down on the train seat like a feather landing on a cushion.
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Old 20.07.2020, 20:50
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Itís a sorry world if we canít help each other.

Totally agree. I would have helped you.
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Old 20.07.2020, 21:04
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I donít know but itís HEAVY.
So trade it in on something lighter.

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Old 20.07.2020, 21:30
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Itís a sorry world if we canít help each other .
I probably would help somebody in reality .. BUT personally, I wouldnít leave the house each day knowing that I canít reach my destination without relying on help from others .thats just me..

Iíll help next time, really :-)


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Old 20.07.2020, 21:58
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What does an e-bike weigh? Just out of interest, only have a "normal" bicycle
I just got an e-Mountain bike which according to the manual, weighs in around 24kg.


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Re: E-bike too heavy to load onto the train

Don't forget, you have a freaking motor on that thing. Practice on a set of stairs just standing next to your bike; you just need to point it in the right direction and lift the front wheel up the first step. Once you master that, you can progress to just riding your bike onto the train.
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Old 20.07.2020, 22:53
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Don't forget, you have a freaking motor on that thing. Practice on a set of stairs just standing next to your bike; you just need to point it in the right direction and lift the front wheel up the first step. Once you master that, you can progress to just riding your bike onto the train.
Not if the doors are too narrow or the stairs too steep.
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Re: E-bike too heavy to load onto the train

The motor is one thing. And then there are the batteries.

Thatís the problem with ebikes: the people riding them are often already out of shape to catch their own weight falling of a normal bike at medium speed....

Please visit a gym and train core body strength.
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Old 20.07.2020, 23:01
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The motor is one thing. And then there are the batteries.

Thatís the problem with ebikes: the people riding them are often already out of shape to catch their own weight falling of a normal bike at medium speed....

Please visit a gym and train core body strength.
Ebikes are a great way to get back into shape while seeing the countryside.
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Re: E-bike too heavy to load onto the train

Without knowing your strength or fitness it might be worthwhile looking at how Mtbs are loaded onto chairlifts. Basically lock the back brake and pull back/up on the handlebars and wheel it on the back wheel, this will let you get the back wheel on the bottom step then drop the front wheel into the train. It does take a bit of practice which you can do at home but easy when mastered.
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