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by borisface
23 Jan 2021, 4:25pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bike touring
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: E-Bike touring

Oldjohnw wrote:
jack1 wrote:Hi,has anybody toured with E-bike. ? Any problem (Charging battery) ? Many Thanks.


Regularly. Three or four separate weeks a year, 2 or 3 hundred miles each time.

I phone ahead and the camp site charges overnight. Or if wild camping I charge at a pub.


Ah yes a pub. I remember those.
by borisface
22 Jan 2021, 3:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K

To Borisface, How are things going with your new ( and annoyingly inexpensive) cannondale synapse? Very interested to know. Thanks for your interest. It's going really well thanks. It's a lovely bike to ride, very smooth over any rough and just comfortable. I can't fault it. It's only when you turn...
by borisface
22 Jan 2021, 11:10am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Strava Question
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Strava Question

After you have uploaded your ride, go to edit activity and change the activity to ebike ride from ride (it's a drop down menu and ebike ride is near the bottom) that way you won't be falsely claiming KOMs. As another poster has suggested add a new bike but I think this will only give you the mileage...
by borisface
17 Jan 2021, 5:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K

Wow! you lucky blighter. That price you paid was virtually a freebie.........Well done. No such luck in the UK even after extensive searching. Yes it was absolutely fine in the wet. Spent one whole day in Yorkshire in September in the worst horrendous rain I think I have seen for years. No problems...
by borisface
16 Jan 2021, 4:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K

I went for the Neo 2 which has tiagra. Once I had adjusted the gears it works fine. The official figures say it's only 100gms heavier than the Neo1 and was £250 cheaper. I found a very good deal from Germany for just under £2,300. So I'm chuffed. Had a day off today but going to go up the big mounta...
by borisface
15 Jan 2021, 4:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K

My comment is directed more to Borisface. Good afternoon. On reading your post here I was immediately reminded of your comment back in September ( I had to look the date up and the subject 'Ebikes and fitness' ) and I quote ''The moral from my experience is don't be seduced into thinking that you a...
by borisface
11 Jan 2021, 4:13pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K

I've just recently been through a similar process. I bought a cube town sport hybrid which is a flat bar ebike about a year ago for my wife and myself to use. It comes with a Bosch active line plus motor and 500w/h battery. Apart from the odd puncture it's been great. I live in the mountains of Port...
by borisface
29 Dec 2020, 4:17pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Fazua range
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Fazua range

Have you had a look at the Specialized Creo? I went from a Carrera Crossfuse with a Bosch ALP motor to a Specialized Creo Comp Carbon Evo a few months a go, The Specialized weighs in at 14kg whereas the Carrera was 23kg we have a lot of climbing around the Peak District and I have found it much eas...
by borisface
29 Dec 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Fazua range
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Fazua range

I have a Cain bike with Fazua, and weigh 94kg. With it always set to eco mode I would get around 75km, with around 1000m of climbing. When touring I carry a spare battery, but find with bags on tour im looking at around 60km a battery. Thanks for that. You're a similar weight to me. That's a decent...
by borisface
29 Dec 2020, 10:22am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Fazua range
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Fazua range

I guess you've already looked at the reviews. I think that kind of bike is going to have a range that is even more variable than a typical e-bike depending how you use it. Many users will have it turned off almost all the time except the hills; and even if they haven't turned it off they will be ri...
by borisface
28 Dec 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Fazua range
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Fazua range

Hi all, So we currently have a cube hybrid ebike which has a Bosch alp motor and 500 w/h battery. It's great, powerful and a huge range. We live in the mountains and so 25 miles can have 1000 m of climbing. The most I've got from the cube is 60 miles and 2000m ascent. The issue with it is we bought ...
by borisface
19 Dec 2020, 6:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Are Electric Bikes Way Overpriced
Replies: 56
Views: 1738

Re: Are Electric Bikes Way Overpriced

I think what does seem overpriced is ebike hire particularly in places like Majorca, many places charge £50-80 per day for a bike that costs £2-4k, whereas car hire can be got for well under £10 a day for a car that costs £10k.
by borisface
27 Nov 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Shimano steps e8000
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Shimano steps e8000

Thanks for your positive experiences. Sounds good.
by borisface
22 Nov 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Shimano steps e8000
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Shimano steps e8000

A very quick question. Does the Shimano steps e8000 system have any resistance (other than weight) when pedalling at over 25km/h? I've done a bit of research and have found contradictory answers.
by borisface
1 Nov 2020, 6:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: that the Uk bike industry wants to keep huge tariffs on imported Chinese bikes post Brexit
Replies: 58
Views: 2519

Re: that the Uk bike industry wants to keep huge tariffs on imported Chinese bikes post Brexit

The move to areas of cheaper labour is the fault of buyers who want low prices,as well as mobile firms seeking to make economies.Never thought Portugal was big on bikes.Conversely Malta is a real hot spot due to topography. There's a bit of a manufacturing hub (sorry) in Portugal an hour or so sout...