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by reohn2
17 Nov 2017, 7:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Circe tandem pedelec conversion kit.
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Circe tandem pedelec conversion kit.

I notice a noob error in the hub fitting the cable exits vertically if it rains any water will run down in to the hub and it will rust and seize up, you need to undo the wheel and rotate the axle 180 degrees so that the cable forms a drip loop fo water to run off. Doing it that way also means you c...
by reohn2
17 Nov 2017, 6:46pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 136
Views: 2526

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

Depressing why ? People have got legs they can walk but choose to use polluting cars, rather then bus or train. The use of ebike has now cut my car use down to under 1k miles a year now. We all have some sort of central heating but before the 70's was a rare commodity most relied on an open fire or...
by reohn2
17 Nov 2017, 9:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4075
Views: 115305

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

David Davies has apparently told a meeting in Berlin that the EU "should not put politics above prosperity". https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/16/david-davis-warns-eu-not-to-put-politics-above-prosperity-in-brexit-talks#img-1 I find this an extraordinary statement, from him pa...
by reohn2
16 Nov 2017, 10:21am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heavy Bikes make for fitter cyclists???
Replies: 53
Views: 1534

Re: Heavy Bikes make for fitter cyclists???

IMO Si nailed it on page 1,the new carbon confection bike is more likely to be about 1kg lighter when the necessary bits are attached,pedals,bottle cages,etc. FWIW as I've got older I appreciate comfort over speed,my Salsa Vaya weighs 12.5kg with mudguards,pedals & bottle cages.My Thorn Audax Mk...
by reohn2
16 Nov 2017, 9:46am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: pendix crank motors
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: pendix crank motors

It's a PAS(Pedal Assisted Sensor)mounted on the rear crank axle,power kicks in instantly when we begin to pedal,and stops when we stop. The only time I've noticed any kind of interruption or lag in motor power is when we change down under pressure ie; on a climb,there seems to be a slligghtt stoppa...
by reohn2
15 Nov 2017, 11:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: pendix crank motors
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: pendix crank motors

I can't say we've noticed any lag of the power coming on when we start pedalling. Do you have a torque sensor or is it simply a "the pedals are rotating" sensor? The mid drive unit I'm using has a "the pedals are rotating" sensor. It also looks at the cadence to work out the amo...
by reohn2
15 Nov 2017, 7:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 136
Views: 2526

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

I'm depressed by people being depressed by people on e bikes - last couple of years that I have toured in Holland and Germany in the summer being overtaken by hordes of "older people" on e bikes having fun - whats not to like I think it comes down to context (and people always seem to rai...
by reohn2
15 Nov 2017, 6:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Controversial?
Replies: 52
Views: 1462

Re: Controversial?

BTW it's failure of diplomacy not politics that results in war. I believe that's possibly a fine distinction. And who carries out the diplomacy,if not politicians? True they set the policies but career diplomats will be doing the real heavy lifting on any matter I would expect. Jeez! It would be a ...
by reohn2
13 Nov 2017, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Controversial?
Replies: 52
Views: 1462

Re: Controversial?

Tangled Metal wrote:BTW it's failure of diplomacy not politics that results in war. I believe that's possibly a fine distinction.

And who carries out the diplomacy,if not politicians?
by reohn2
13 Nov 2017, 5:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Controversial?
Replies: 52
Views: 1462

Re: Controversial?

Quite possibly the same number that would have anyway. If you seriously think there's ppl opening every container from China, unloading them, checking contents and reloading... I doubt you're that naive but in case you are they don't actually check that many containers. Any one of which could conta...
by reohn2
13 Nov 2017, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one
Replies: 163
Views: 10662

Re: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one

gloomyandy wrote:I'm sure I'd read somewhere that one of the reasons for the increased use of torx was that they are easier/better to use with automated tools as the tool will "self centre" when inserted.

Sounds more like it .
by reohn2
13 Nov 2017, 11:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one
Replies: 163
Views: 10662

Re: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one

I reckon on disc rotor bolts with torx heads,round out far easier than button head allen bolts whether 3mm or 4mm. These bolts aren't torqued up much,6 Nm max isnt a lot. IMO it's the thread lock that kills the torx heads when the bolts need removing,which leads to a need for more aggressive means t...
by reohn2
13 Nov 2017, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one
Replies: 163
Views: 10662

Re: Tools you never knew you needed until you got one

Brucey wrote: .......BTW torx heads exist for one reason only; they allow a higher torque between the tool and the fastener (than allen keys) when space is at a premium.

cheers

Why on earth are they used on sixbolt disc rotor set screws and evenmore puzzling on BB7 static pad adjusters :?
by reohn2
13 Nov 2017, 8:44am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 136
Views: 2526

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

The trouble is,people who think e-bikes are depressing,and can only see with a narrow outlook of how cycling "should" be. And as a result would,given their way,put limits on what cycling is and isn't,according to their myopic criteria. Depressing innit? :? The fact that e-bikes need to be...