Author Topic: Removing chain from scooter style e-bike  (Read 3073 times)

bikerpete

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Removing chain from scooter style e-bike
« on: June 27, 2013, 06:38:34 AM »
Anyone else with a Gio 500+ scooter find it impossible to ride with the chain and pedals.  I removed my chain which allowed me to keep the pedals on to appear lawful.  Not sure if it's legal or not.  I suspect not. The pedals now stay out of the way while riding.  There's seems to be binding in the single freewheel to turn the pedals on their own which is dangerous and scrapes the ground constantly. 
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Re: Removing chain from scooter style e-bike
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 06:52:01 AM »
Removing your chain would be considered a modification making the pedals inoperative. While it's more difficult to spot the penalty would be same as taking off your pedals if you were to get caught that is. If your freewheel is binding I would bet your axle bolts are too tight or the wheel is improperly centered.  I would sooner get a new wheel than ride around without a chain. But that's just me.