Practical bike that handles lengthy commutes
Comfortable on long rides
Cool, good-looking bike
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.
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.
Celebrity Status in town
I absolutely love the bike and after bringing it into an E Bike dealer in Corvallis they fell in love with it after I gave the owner a ride. I've been on multiple trips and it performs flawlessly. I recently took a 20+ mile round trip and returned home with over a half charge remaining on the battery. I have recently been advised that this site only covers Australia. I attempted to remove my review but unfortunately I am having a bit of an issue.
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Questions & Answers
What is error code 5? Can’t find any help online
I have an error code 5. The bike will not start. How can I fix that?
I live in Chicago, bought a used Greaser, haven’t had any issues until last night. Plugged it in, charger stays green, battery won’t charge. Can’t find anyone in Chicago, IL area who will look at it.
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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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