Practical bike that handles lengthy commutes
Comfortable on long rides
Cool, good-looking bike
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Love the greaser and have 2. BUT can’t get any support or reply from Michael Blast for 6 months.
No reply from Michael Blast. Even listed repairs can’t contact them. Love the bikes but will buy different brands as no support from Michael Blast. Send messages over 6 months with no response. Very poor
Purchased in February 2020.
Great bike and reliable service
It’s a beautiful head turner and I love riding this slowly so everyone can see it. Had problems with the battery but a solution was provided by the manufacturer. Thanks.
Purchased in January 2018 at Pushys for $3,400.00.
Throttle only intermittently works. Headlight same thing. Dies each ride despite 3/4 charge indicated.
Maiden voyage, throttle did not result in speed increase. Minutes later throttle worked. Headlight-intermittently works. Stopped working 1st ride despite having 3/4 of battery left per indicator. 2nd ride-almost made it around the block before motor stopped working. Looks beautiful and is comfortable but not functional. DO NOT PURCHASE.
Purchased in August 2020.
Good Quality Head-Turner
Love the bike. Have about 300 miles on it. Easy to assemble. Good in hilly Seattle USA. A head-turner, if you’re into that. People will compliment you wherever you go. Perfect proportions. The sitting position is comfortable. The finish is good.
If you’re a hardcore cyclist, keep in mind that because of the battery fairing, you won’t be able to “stand on the pedals” effectively to pedal full-force on steep hills. But it’s an ebike, so you don’t need to do that.
Top speed without changing settings is 20 MPH. I stand 5’ 7” and the height is OK.... Maybe not so much if a few inches shorter. Battery range: I took it for a multi-day camping tour in the San Juan Islands. Total payload, panniers and rider: 220 lbs. I was stingy with power, staying at power level 2 or below, except as needed to conquer hills. I always cut the power on downhills. Moderately hilly terrain: battery range 41 miles. Flatter terrain, range 48 miles. These are calculated ranges based on observing the battery meter and odometer. I never ran the battery out, so the actual range might be more, or less. Power level 5 chews up battery power. The headlamp also uses a surprising amount of juice. Keep it off for long distance riding. The battery is located within the fairing (the "gas tank”). You charge it in place, using a port under the fairing, and an external power supply box (comes with the bike). To get at the battery if needed, you un-screw three screws with an Allen wrench. Removing the fairings is easy. Reinstalling them is frustrating, because you need to line-up the screws and nuts: a fussy business. So leave the battery in, as designed, for charging. This wasn’t a problem at most campsites I went to. There was always a shower building/outbuilding that had power I could tap into. A 10 foot, or shorter, extension cord is handy if you are camping.
Purchased in August 2020.
Best Purchase In The Longest Time.
I've just clocked my first 1000km on my Greaser and i've never been so happy with any purchase. Ever.
I now ride to work, every day, and save a fortune on both parking and driving - And i have to admit it's pretty cool turning heads and having conversations with people who are so taken by it along the way.
It is literally faster, cheaper and easier for me to commute now on my Greaser than in a car, and it's of course great fun to just cruise on the weekends.
Only possible gripe would be maybe one or two extra gears given i'm riding in flat/downhill areas regularly and can pick up speed easily, but that's truly nitpicking! Other than that the build and quality is fantastic, couldn't fault it.
By a Greaser today, you won't regret it.
Purchased in May 2019 for $3,100.00.
My mobility & love of life has returned
Both my knees are worn out, and the recent recovery from a shattered ankle due to early onset of osteoporosis has been a slow and Very painful one...
My right knee will be replaced end of November, and the advice from my medical professionals had been to invest in some kind of mobility scooter.
I decided to invest in a magnificent Greaser to use as both mobility vehicle, And a physiotherapy machine...
The results have been incredible!
Not only have I finally been able to get out of my little cabin to explore and enjoy my wonderful little town of Golden Beach, but after 500km+ Ive got my ankle working again, And strengthened the weak muscles in my knees with a Lot less pain than using my old unpowered bicycle.
Purchased in May 2019 for $3,049.00.
Bike has an exciting riding position. The balance and steering set up are quite different from most bikes I have ridden, it makes travelling at higher speeds a real pleasure.
Purchased in December 2018.
2000 km and still going strong
Purchased 2 yrs ago, great fun to ride . Saving heaps on fuel licence etc , everyone you meet wants to know details. i ride it every chance i get , couldnt be more happy . Thanks Conrad.
Purchased in October 2017 at Melo Velo for $3,000.00.
I have lost my car license for 6 months and I thought it was the perfect way of getting the mobility i still need. Not sure I want my car back now!
March 25th 2019 Update: Just Ok
I love the look of it. It feels good to ride but the battery capacity is not great. Looking at buying a second one. Not cheap either $600-$650.
Also some design issues with brackets rubbing, taking the paint off the the body...only after 3 weeks. A bit annoyed.
Purchased in March 2019.
Perfect Bridge Between Bikes and Motorcycles
Function: I love the fact that this bike let's me travel on roads and pathways designed for either cars or people. This has let me cut my travel time from 1 hour to about 15 minutes now since I can weave through traffic easily.
Design: I love the retro cafe vibe of this bike and most of the people I meet on the road share the same sentiments.
Technical: The pedal assist system is on point and responsive. The added throttle is very convenient especially during times that pedaling would be awkward or difficult. The 250W motor is apt for daily ...use and sucks up just enough juice for the battery to last me 3 back and forth commutes which adds up to about 42km. The frame is very sturdy and surprisingly light for the design. The wheel thickness makes sense aesthetically as well as functionally with Philippine roads having a good share of potholes. Customer Service: Customer service is superb. I had problems with either the BMS, trip computer or ECU. Since it was difficult to troubleshoot as my bike is offshore, the company opted to send me all three parts free of charge. They are very responsive to questions and requests.
Purchased in January 2018 for $3,350.00.
Almost at 1,000km. Love every k. Use it to get to work - to hit the beach - to just go and clear my head.
They are attractive & functional.
I didn’t put a throttle on so I can get some exercise while having fun
Some battery on way to work. A touch of power coming home.
Purchased in April 2018 for $3,500.00.
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Could not be happier with my bike
From my earliest enquires to my subsequent purchase & the fun of riding a bike after many years not riding the whole experience has been awesome.
My greaser has opened up a whole new world & enables me to ride further with the battery when I get tired. A very well built bike that will give anyone who purchases one years of reliable service
Purchased in February 2018.
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Well built. Well powered. Excellent, fun machine. Excellent for easy daily commutes or just cruising and looking good, Gets all the attention and questions from the public young and old alike. an ability to lock off the electronics and wheel and some storage in the "tank" would be some handy improvements that would make an absolutely awesome machine even better
Purchased in February 2019 at Pushys for $3,080.00.
Absolutely addicted to this machine and it ticks all the boxes. Easy to assemble, fast, fun, bloody good looking! Since receiving my Greaser I have barely even used my car. Onlookers can’t help but stare... These are definitely the future!
Purchased in November 2018.
Love This Bike
This bike has become my every day commuter. Purchased on Amazon (supplied by a store in Alberta), shipped fast, assembled easily and enough charge out of the crate to take the first ride. I was instantly giggling like i was ten years old again (I'm 50). I got the black on black with white walls. I have been asked questions every time I take it out and I ride it every day. The big headlight casts good light a fair distance, if i had one complaint it would be that there is no tail light. I am now Canadian winter testing it. I swapped out the whi...te walls with something a little more aggressive. So far (its january 29) I am very impressed. It well out performs my mountain bike in the snow. The sprocket and chain aren't very happy, lube don't last long in the salt, sand and slush. I would definitely recommend this bike, it is an absolute BLAST! I am not babying this thing, I'm beating the crap out of it and any warranty is likely void. 5 stars all the way. Heres hoping I don't kill it. I love the Greaser, thank you Michael Blast.
Questions & Answers
What does error code 8 mean?
My display screen is reading error code 8,what is error code 8?
Hello from PQ. Canada, I purchased my greaser 3 years ago, and I just love it and it is still going great, the only issue was it came with a bad duro rear tire which made the ride a little bumpy and eventually punctured the air tube, I managed to purchase a set of 26 x 3 in. duro whitewalls from a guy in California, the last set on earth it seems, but was unable to find 3 in. inner tubes anywhere, I applied a couple of patches and mounted a new tire and it rides beautifully now. Also, there is a small but annoying issue with the chain rubbing against the rear tire side when in first and second gear leaving a black grease stripe on the white side, no rubbing from third up, I did not find any way to remedy this, maybe you have a suggestion, spacers or something.
Michael Blast greaser is a timeless design, it has been one of the best purchases I ever made.
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The GREASER by Michael Blast is a 100% Australian designed vintage electric bike and 2019 winner of the Good Design Award in the Product Design - Sport and Lifestyle Category.
Inspired by the timeless 1920's board tracker, this e-bike features a vintage style LED headlamp, 5 speed electric motor assist with 7 Speed Shimano Acera-MF-TZ31 gears and a Tig welded aluminium bike frame. The 250 Watt model is EN15194 certified and legal for use on all shared pathways and public Australian roads.
In the Box: 1 x Greaser Electric Bicycle, 1 x Charger, 1 x Owner's Manual, 1 x Pair of Pedals
|Motor 250/500 Watt Model - BAFANG 250/500W - Geared Brushless Rear Hub Electric Motor|
|Battery 250 Watt Model - Samsung™ Lithium-Ion 36volt 13ah, 500 Watt Model - Samsung™ Lithium-Ion 48volt 14.5ah|
|Speed 250 Watt Model - 25km/h, 500 Watt Model - 40+km/h|
|Range 250/500 Watt Model - 50+km*|
|Propulsion 250 Watt Model - Pedal assist, 500 Watt Model - Pedal assist with thumb throttle|
|Gears 5 speed electric motor assist with 7 speed Shimano Acera- MF-TZ31 7sp 14-34 Mega-range Multi Freewheel Cassette - ProWheel Solid Crankset 46t|
|Brakes Tektro Hydraulic Auriga (180mm front / 160mm rear)|
|Wheels and Tyres DURO Beach Bum 26’x 3.00|
|Weight 250 Watt Model - 28kg inc battery, 500 Watt Model - 29kg inc battery|
|Certification 250 Watt Model EN15194 safety/compliance *500 Watt Model Classed as Non Road Vehicle (Private Use ONLY)|
|Warranty 5 years on frame, 1 year on electrical components|
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