Cloud Posted April 5, 2016 Share Posted April 5, 2016 I happened to travel to Estonia a couple of weeks ago and found myself in Tallinn . Since i cant live without a wheel any more, first thing i did was search for a unicycle vendor who might be able to rent me a wheel for a few days. FIRSTWHEEL is just about the only euc seller in Tallinn, they also rent wheels out. I contacted them and they said they have a Solowheel Classic that i can rent for 60 euros for 3 days. Since i didnt remember the battery size in Solowheel classic i asked them. They said they didnt rememember but its good for 2 hrs of riding. I said, well, it doesnt work like that. Depends on the speed and rider's weight. I am 100kg. The guy on the phone said, i am a 100kg too, it doesnt matter, you can ride 20kph is the top speed and insisted i will be able to ride for 2 hrs. Ok fine, so we met , he was polite, we signed the agreement and he gave me an old beaten up Solowheel. Interesting that per the agreement if i broke the wheel to the point of no repair, id have to pay them $1500, or 1500 euros, i dont remember which. Anyway, small pedals, very soft wheel that felt like it would throw me off if i leaned a bit more, kinda slow, but anyway this is beside the point, 30 minutes and the battery ran out- i had to carry the wheel for half a mile or more. Recharged and tried again - same thing. Then i looked up the battery size online - it appears to be around 200wh. Indeed, how can it last for 2 hours carrying 100kg at 20kph ? needless to say, it was impossible to use the wheel for tourist purposes - it was totally useless for me. I called the guy up , said i cant use it, and if he had told me the truth, id never have rented it - he didnt want to give me the money back. Then came over in 2 days, gave me back 10 euros ( so he basically charged me 50 euros ( their cost for 2 days)), said some kind of bs that its not his personal wheel and he doesnt have to know how long the battery lasts and he doesnt know how i used it, and it lasts a long time with others, or something like that, he basically just ranted and didnt really let me talk, said he is sorry that i am unhappy. Well if someone is truly sorry, maybe they shouldnt take advantage of you. Obviously Firstwheel dont care much about their reputation, so this is my story! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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