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by bikes4two
27 Sep 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: E bike conversion

Well, there's a first, a posting from someone (PhilG) who prefers a speed control system over a current/torque controller! We only have one ebike in our household - my wife's and it was 'speed control' - it was impossible for her to pedal alongside someone on a non-ebike as the speed control either ...
by bikes4two
22 Sep 2020, 12:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: E bike conversion

Thanks for the clarification regarding was it low RPM or high RPM - there was no mention in the Woosh and Yosepower listing as to RPM but the TopBikeKit listing has a drop-down menu for RPM selection (201 or 328).
by bikes4two
22 Sep 2020, 5:29am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: E bike conversion

Hi Hemo, Hub motors come in various winding speeds or Rpm, for fast riding on flattish terrain then go for a high wound hub. If the terrain takes in inclines then one needs a lower wound slower rpm hub Can you expand on the above please e.g. > what exactly is 'high wound' and 'low wound' (what figur...
by bikes4two
19 Sep 2020, 10:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

I'm a dog owner and a cyclist - when I'm walking my dog I have one paricular point of view and when I'm cycling, an opposite one - hmmm.

Dogs and bikes don't always mix amicably- a tricky one for sure!
by bikes4two
8 Sep 2020, 9:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Range of my e-bike.
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Range of my e-bike.

I can see why folks get confused about the power in their batteries and hence gauging possible cycling range. There's Amp Hours (ah) and Watt Hours (WH) where Watt Hours is found by multiplying the Amp Hours by the battery's nominal voltage. So taking the above post by our esteemed Hemo A typical 10...
by bikes4two
8 Sep 2020, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Exploding Inner Tube
Replies: 27
Views: 724

Re: Exploding Inner Tube

Funny that you should raise this particular happening: like the OP, in many decades of cycling, I too had never experienced an unacounted for tube exploding, although I had exactly that earlier this year. Fortunately I was carrying a spare tube and after inspecting the rim and tyre for the cause of ...
by bikes4two
23 Aug 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: glucosamine and chondroitin
Replies: 19
Views: 1051

Re: glucosamine and chondroitin

I'm late to this thread - I suffered fom really sore knees making the one mile walk around the block a tough job. My doctor, a keen cyclist himself, said Glucosamine worked for some but not others. 4 years on I'm still taking it and placebo effect or otherwise, my knees are not perfect but those day...
by bikes4two
23 Aug 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heart rate monitors
Replies: 49
Views: 3108

Re: Heart rate monitors

I've only just come across this thread - I used to use the Garmin ANT+ chest strap with my Garmin Edge 705 which was a bit of a faff. Then I bought a Scosche Rhythm Plus (also spelt Rhythm+) which uses both ANT+ and Bluetooth - it fits via an elastic strap to the inside of the lower arm just below t...
by bikes4two
21 Aug 2020, 1:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks saddle - is there any hope?
Replies: 22
Views: 1061

Re: Brooks saddle - is there any hope?

Do let us know how much you get for it - some of us may be tempted to sell our own 'discards'?
by bikes4two
16 Aug 2020, 6:08pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 196
Views: 7831

Re: Membership rates

> I joined the then CTC after being persuaded by someone at a cycle show that as a commuting cyclist the insurance cover alone was worth it in case my pedal ruined the paintwork on a car (or some-such claim) > and of course I was supportive of the aims of the club > Following early retirement I disc...
by bikes4two
16 Aug 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1164

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

I see that Decathlon also do a product which they claim seals and re-inflates a tyre - price £3.99 - it's called "BTWIN BIKE PRESTA/SCHRADER PUNCTURE REPAIR SPRAY" and the hyper link at the time of posting is https://www.decathlon.co.uk/puncture-repair-spray-id_8573381.html I'm informed th...
by bikes4two
15 Aug 2020, 6:21am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Charger query for Pendleton Somerby
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Charger query for Pendleton Somerby

Well described Hemo - on our Somerby the speeds were 1 - 6.5MPH, 2 - 11.5MPH and 3 - 15.5MPH

The speed controller arrangement made it nigh on impossible for the rider to hold a steady pace with another cyclist other than those three set speeds - such an abomination!
by bikes4two
14 Aug 2020, 9:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Charger query for Pendleton Somerby
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Charger query for Pendleton Somerby

I should have added that the eSomerby has a Speed controller rather than a torque controller - if you want to greatly improve the riding experience of the eSomerby, have a look at the pedelec posting about this. https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/threads/pendleton-esomerby-controller-upgrade.38569/#po...
by bikes4two
14 Aug 2020, 9:05am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?

There was a recent discussion on the UK pedelec forum about 'paralleling up' two batteries including a DIY effort using Schotky diodes and somewhere either in that thread or an associated one, Woosh (as in Woosh cycles Southend) indicated that he was going to be selling a commercial product for 'joi...
by bikes4two
13 Aug 2020, 10:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Charger query for Pendleton Somerby
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Charger query for Pendleton Somerby

We have the eSomerby - I can confirm it is RED whilst charging and goes GREEN when charged.