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by GeoffBrassn
31 Aug 2015, 4:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The bicycle: good enough?
Replies: 25
Views: 3249

Re: The bicycle: good enough?

Yes. The bicycle is good enough - because it is so adaptable, and in each of its forms can suit a multitude of individuals. That's why the perfect bike by definition, will never be a mass produced item. Unlike a Micro PC the bike suffers from life in the Macro physical world and so simply can not be...
by GeoffBrassn
28 Aug 2015, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Electric bike torque question
Replies: 9
Views: 1696

Re: Electric bike torque question

I'm a hub drive fan and my rear hub drive bike with derailleur has been used and abused without major issue for many years in the Peak District. It's much less expensive than the crank driven bikes and doesn't suffer broken chains or require expensive belts / stronger chains. I can fiddle with the g...
by GeoffBrassn
11 Aug 2015, 7:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Electric Bikes
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Electric Bikes

I do not ride an 'assisted' e-bike...at the moment. I have a friend who is giving it thought. Have an interest in this area and came here for more info. Glad you are raising the subject. Guess there could be/should be(?)a complete department(?)on this. Hear they're big and growing in Germany. If th...
by GeoffBrassn
7 Aug 2015, 12:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thinking of getting an e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 4209

Re: Thinking of getting an e-bike

This looks like a good price for an e-bike @£250 http://www.tesco.com/direct/hopper-city-electric-bike/432-0796.prd?sc_cmp=tp4_aff_1018132 Ha - I wonder how long that would last and how easy it is to get any support from the self-service till? I think it's clear there are many qualities of electric...
by GeoffBrassn
3 Aug 2015, 1:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thinking of getting an e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 4209

Re: Thinking of getting an e-bike

3 things to concentrate on when selecting an ebike: 1. Drive system, crank motor or hub motor. Bosch, Panasonic and Impulse crank motors are good with Bosch probably being the best. Hub motors mounted in the back wheel are preferable to those mounted in the front wheel as they provide better tracti...
by GeoffBrassn
15 May 2012, 7:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't more people ride pedelecs?
Replies: 74
Views: 6334

Re: Why don't more people ride pedelecs?

I've been riding my electric bike (Juicy brand) for years. I'm European living in a hilly part of Derbyshire. The reason I ride one is enjoyment and cost. The balance between exercise and purpose is just right - I get both! The car is for rainy days. They will become more understood and used, especi...
by GeoffBrassn
12 Feb 2012, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Electric assistance
Replies: 18
Views: 1328

Re: Electric assistance

Matching an electric bike to the journey is important to avoid wasting money or buying a bike simply not up to the job. Have a look at http://www.JuicyBikes.co.uk . There you can configure your own bike, matching the battery size to the journey distance, adding hydraulic brakes to the standard model...
by GeoffBrassn
19 Oct 2011, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ELECTRIC BIKES
Replies: 22
Views: 2270

Re: ELECTRIC BIKES

The arguments for not using an electric bike nearly always focus on exercise, and the lack of it. I've ridden a Juicy Bike (electric) for years, since my knee turned against me, and at first I didn't understand why my legs began to ache, even though I felt no effort at all whilst pedaling. The truth...
by GeoffBrassn
28 Jun 2011, 12:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow Riders on new, clean, Expensive Bikes
Replies: 92
Views: 7453

Re: Slow Riders on new, clean, Expensive Bikes

It is not advisable to laugh too much at other cyclists. I saw a real fatty on a bike going slowly and realised I should not laugh but take my hat off to him Again I wanted to laugh when I saw two 60 year olds on electric bikes , but one had a leg missing and the other was getting over a stroke. I ...
by GeoffBrassn
24 May 2010, 1:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: e bikes
Replies: 19
Views: 2179

Re: e bikes

It's a pity they're only available to try in Buxton. The juicy bike website does say "if you're not completely happy..." etc. but it's still best to "try before you buy".
by GeoffBrassn
24 May 2010, 12:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: e bikes
Replies: 19
Views: 2179

Re: e bikes

Agreed Allen, but you've missed out a massive sector of the market - £500 to £1000 range. I took great pains over selecting my Juicy Bike Sport which at £700 easily matched the spec of bikes over £1000. I've had mine over a year and it's proved its worth several times over. Wonderful bike! 30 miles ...