BIKES - and ya gotta get a Gette!
With petrol bumping around the $1.60 per litre mark - and with both State and Federal Governments squeezing the tax lemon to wring more money out of us, it’s time we all got a heck of a lot smarter.
It’s sad to say in this period of economic uncertainty driven by GFC#2, increasing instability in the oil-rich Middle East, exacerbated further by Joolya’s insistence on the dopey Mining Tax and Carbon Tax - and State governments predatory taxes and fines attached to our motor cars (not to mention the horrific rise in energy costs because of their bad management) - we are all facing a sustained period of suck on our wallets, vacuuming, among other things, our ability to fund our personal mobility.
This increasing tax grab means we must all get smarter - but what are our options as cheddas when it comes getting around?
There IS an answer.
If you have moderate mobility and don’t want to abandon the car just yet for medium to long-haul drives - and/or don’t need or don’t want to go to a ‘gopher’ just yet, the answer is a bike (yes, the type you used to ride when you were younger) - but with power assist!
The answer is the Gette bike - a push bike with a difference. The Gette bike is a battery powered electric bike which gives you three options - a bike fully driven by a 200w brushless electric battery-powered motor, a bike where the motor gives you ‘power assist’ (that is, it assists your pedalling, so that you don’t have to pedal as hard) - or if you’d like to use the bike with no power aid, you can do that too. Bliss! The best of all worlds!
Below, we explain the Gette bike. First, have a listen to Geoff Millard of Pedal Less (ph: 0418 844 287), a seller of Gette bikes in South Australia, who explains this amazing bike (audio only).
Then we offer three videos.....
The first shows the bike in general terms, its build quality and so on.
The second shows the power train of the bike.
And the third shows the Gette bike in action.
After hearing and watching these multimedia clips, we reckon you’ll agree with us - ya gotta get Gette!
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