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by groberts
24 Jan 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Ebikes for Touring?
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Thanks John, that's reassuring. I wonder what others do when touring, what's the attitude charging when you just turn up or with e-bikes in Europe - say France or Italy - either camping or elsewhere? I ask as I'm keen to get touring with my e-bike but am put off by the doubt about where to get a cha...
by groberts
24 Jan 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Ebikes for Touring?
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

I travelled fully laden for camping around Perthshire doing about 40-50 miles per day. I never ran below 25% charge. I had prearranged lunch/breakfast/evening meal stops in order to charge up. I would be interested to know what sort of places allow you to charge whilst touring, this seems to me cou...
by groberts
4 Jan 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Pedelecs on planes?
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Pedelecs on planes?

If I might widen the question - can you take an e-bike on trains, in the UK and/or Europe?
by groberts
10 Dec 2018, 5:51pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Women's MTB Cycling Shorts
Replies: 0
Views: 1783

Women's MTB Cycling Shorts

Can anyone recommend a good pair of MTB shorts for women - Xmas present for my daughter!

Thanks, Graham
by groberts
30 Oct 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture Sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Puncture Sealant

OK thanks, don't like the sound of Zefal etc. + at nearly 80 years of age changing the tyre is not an option for her! It needs to be clean and easy to use. Is this the Vittoria sealant referred to? http://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-pit-stop-tyre-sealant/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=536031...
by groberts
30 Oct 2018, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture Sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Puncture Sealant

My step mother has just got an e-bike (and loving it) but is worried about punctures.

Don't use it myself but can anyone recommend a puncture sealant that would be easy to use and work well to 'get you home'.

Thanks
by groberts
18 Oct 2018, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hollowtech II to square taper
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: hollowtech II to square taper

Can't see why this is so difficult but you will need a square taper - have a word with Spa as suggested. Also need to consider what type of kit you're going to get at the same time. I got one from Electric Bike Conversions (front hub) which at first came with a sensor on the chainwheel side and caus...
by groberts
4 Oct 2018, 11:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone Holder
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Smartphone Holder

Many thanks, that's very helpful. :)
by groberts
4 Oct 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone Holder
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Smartphone Holder

I'm a big fan of paper maps, tried a Garmin bike computer and couldn't get on with it but for some while been using the wonderful (and free Maps.Me app) which works offline via GPS and provides excellent real time mapping and routes for cars, bikes and walkers alike. Can anybody please recommend a g...
by groberts
4 Oct 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Knee replacement

I had my left knee replaced in 2015 and the following links outline my story so far. From my experience + and talking to others, it is clear that the outcome varies from person to person + age and prior fitness is also an important factor. As far as I am aware + in my case, although post operative s...
by groberts
24 Sep 2018, 8:54am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Back peddling brake
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Back peddling brake

I hope (?) they were badly set-up because otherwise, as previously said, I found them to be dangerous. After using a 'normal' freewheeling bike for years - like most people - it is, I would think, common practice sometimes just to adjust the crank position from time-to-time when not actually pedalli...
by groberts
23 Sep 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Back peddling brake
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Back peddling brake

I've just returned from a very successful ride through the Italian Tyrol using a hired e-bike. The trip was great but for a number of reasons the hire bike was awful, one aspect in particular. The assistance was crank driven and when back peddling - less than 5 degrees - actuated a braking mechanism...
by groberts
5 Sep 2018, 10:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 563
Views: 93780

Re: A positive thread

A pleasant ride yesterday through Surrey countryside close to Rusper on a circular route not taken for a while, in this case in reverse. Doing this you see familiar things from a whole new perspective and even after 20-years things hadn't noticed before = strange but interesting. For old time sake I...
by groberts
30 Aug 2018, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 563
Views: 93780

Re: A positive thread

First, thanks to the OP for starting this interesting,enjoyable and sometimes uplifting thread - on which note it doesn't get much better than the BBC report today regarding the police working with youths on bikes in inner London. Congratulations are in order: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-4...
by groberts
29 Aug 2018, 8:20am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Giant Ease-E +2 eBike
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Giant Ease-E +2 eBike

Thanks for the feedback, which is helpful.