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by philg
1 Dec 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 47
Views: 1286

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

there peddle assit, so they will help and make the job easy. but not many 250w will take you up a step hill without some work. Yes, I understand that, but how much do they assist you up a one chevron hill at 5mph? How much of assistance is there to take the puff and strain away? Can you get up a on...
by philg
27 Nov 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bizarre LCD3 display issue
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Bizarre LCD3 display issue

Try using a different P5 setting on the LCD3, maybe 9 or lower. It doesn't affect the bike operation and just acts as damping effect for the battery reading. Thanks, I will if it happens again, though hopefully just a one-off With the lcd3 and other models with a voltage readout it isn't required a...
by philg
25 Nov 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bizarre LCD3 display issue
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Bizarre LCD3 display issue

This is a weird one that I hope someone here might have a theory to explain. Following a normal ride I put the (rear rack mount 36V) battery on charge as it was down to 1 bar (of 4) on the capacity meter After 4 hours I checked the display and it still showed 1 bar. The LED display on the battery ho...
by philg
22 Nov 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: FDX Sports cycling clothes
Replies: 4
Views: 265

FDX Sports cycling clothes

Has anyone tried this company? Just received a pair of their Thermodream Cycling Bib Tights and am quite impressed, especially at the price (£20 delivered, on ebay) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FDX-Mens-Thermodream-Cycling-Bib-Tights-Winter-Thermal-Gel-Padded-Cycling-Tights/182907562978?ssPageName=STR...
by philg
19 Nov 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet reports show up concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: Helmet reports show up concerns

The tests which helmets are designed to pass simulate impacts of about 12 mph. Which if my (very) rusty Physics is correct, is almost exacty the value of the vertical component of velocity for a body (head) falling from a height of 2m, coincidence? Sadly they are not designed for a horizontal impac...
by philg
11 Nov 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kennet and Avon with child
Replies: 27
Views: 971

Re: Kennet and Avon with child

Mrs philg and I did the Bradford on Avon to Devizes section and back last month in order to see the Caen lock flights and had a very enjoyable afternoon. We were both on MTBs though hers had rigid forks. Based on user feedback, it now has suspension forks :). The paved sections soon stop outside BoA...
by philg
1 Nov 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Youngest to do C2C?
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: Youngest to do C2C?

We did the ride in 2000 with elder son Chris (9) over 4 days from Whitehaven to Sunderland. He rode every inch of the way fuelled for the climbs on jelly babies (1 or 2 depending on the severity :-) ). We used a local travel firm Holiday Lakeland, who transferred our luggage between arranged hotels ...
by philg
26 Oct 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Halfords launch ‘the cheapest e-road bike in Europe’
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Halfords launch ‘the cheapest e-road bike in Europe’

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/prod ... 441299/amp

Apart from the Tektro discs, there doesn't seem much wrong with this, new frontier reached?
by philg
15 Oct 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 7174

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

Mine (Swytch 250W 50mile 700c) arrived via DPD on Tuesday (ordered in May) and immediate impressions were extremely positive. Thanks for the review, interesting as I'm thinking about funding their latest campaign. Do you have any longer-term thoughts now you've lived with it for a while? I am still...
by philg
3 Sep 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Conversion V Complete e bike in terms of range
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: Conversion V Complete e bike in terms of range

What others said about range - the original 'how long is a piece of string' question IMHO. I had quite a few bikes of varying quality lying idle in the garage following my mis-firing heart affliction so the decision to convert was a no-brainer for me. I first converted my Spa Touring (700c) with a S...
by philg
22 Jul 2019, 7:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Padded Cycling Shorts - What Do You Wear Under - How Often Do You Wash
Replies: 30
Views: 5025

Re: Padded Cycling Shorts - What Do You Wear Under - How Often Do You Wash

a) nothing b) each time they are worn, ASAP after a ride..... +1 again Or as alternative, I've just received 2 pairs of these to wear under trad unpadded shorts Altura Tempo Undershorts 2017 £14.99 from CRC, haven't ridden them yet but they seem good quality and I've had no problem with Altura stuf...
by philg
9 May 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 124
Views: 4370

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

To put this ride in to perspective, the roads were closed and it was at jogging pace, so the requirement for helmets and hi-viz was not what you'd call great

Perhaps they were the ones that didn't teleport directly to the event, but had to ride through 'normal' roads to get there?
Just a thought
by philg
20 Feb 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 612
Views: 346329

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

On Sunday afternoon I ordered online one of their excellent value triple chainsets and BB which, with a pair of self extracting crank bolts, came to exactly £50 and qualified for free delivery.
Postie brought it this morning.
Top service (as usual IME)
by philg
8 Feb 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 7174

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

Mine (Swytch 250W 50mile 700c) arrived via DPD on Tuesday (ordered in May) and immediate impressions were extremely positive. There has obviously been a lot of thought given to the design, i.e. the controller integrated with the battery pack on a QR handlebar bag resulting in a very minimalist layou...
by philg
7 Jan 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Posting an Audax event on the MAIN CUK website ( & here )
Replies: 5
Views: 7406

Re: Posting an Audax event on the MAIN CUK website ( & here )

Best place is on the Audax UK's site! - I notice it isn't on there so I suppose it isn't an 'authorized' Audax? That might raise a few eyebrows somewhere (not mine) - I have no idea if there are many such events, I think most organisers prefer to call them Sportives and get faster entrants :wink: Th...