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by robgul
10 Dec 2018, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Workstands
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Bike Workstands

Back to the OP - if you can run to the extra cost then a Park PCS-10 is the better stand - have to say I've tried various stands (Lidl, Rose own brand, Decathlon) and they have all disappointed in various ways. The best one I had as an "amateur" was the PCS 10 ... but I'm now a bit OTT as ...
by robgul
6 Dec 2018, 11:08am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 45
Views: 2758

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

RickH wrote:
robgul wrote:Yep - you can get the power to kick in with merest turn of the pedals.

Rob

Does it work if you pedal backwards?


Dunno - I'll give it a go next time I ride it!
Rob
by robgul
5 Dec 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 45
Views: 2758

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Yep - you can get the power to kick in with merest turn of the pedals.

Rob
by robgul
5 Dec 2018, 7:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 45
Views: 2758

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

OK so how does software measure the speed? it has in some way to take wheel revs into account, hub Motor speed is wheel speed..I would doubt that they do the same as modern cars, to have a sensor on the final drive, speed simply would be easier measured at the wheel revolution and it obviously not ...
by robgul
5 Dec 2018, 7:47am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 45
Views: 2758

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Neil, heres hoping you are on the mend, As you know i have a mate who bought one of these early spring and loved it that was until it reached its zenith at 25 kph, I did lots of research and asked questions of Orbea in Spain as regards the cutoff kph in USA where they are also selling these without...
by robgul
3 Dec 2018, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford bike locks
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Oxford bike locks

A bit sweeping I admit but as someone running an LBS I have found most of the Oxford products to be at the lower/mass market end of the scale on quality.

Kryptonite stuff is a bit pricey but has a good reputation - it's the only brand of lock that I stock.

Rob
by robgul
1 Dec 2018, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC missing link/tyre lever; good idea....?
Replies: 34
Views: 1013

Re: KMC missing link/tyre lever; good idea....?

Given that you're unlikely to need to undo a chain link when out on the road then given the price of these levers (they seem to be about £14) the investment of about a tenner for the Super B brand link pliers that both open AND close links would be a better bet.

Rob
by robgul
1 Dec 2018, 7:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best method for daily transportation of bike by car, and storage of bike
Replies: 24
Views: 794

Re: Best method for daily transportation of bike by car, and storage of bike

I was going to suggest either a Montague folder (although they are a bit on the heavy side) OR there's a Bickerton with larger wheels that folds well enough to fit almost all car-boots ... the Docklands 1824 Country 26 wheel - and rides like a conventional bike. http://www.bickertonportables.co.uk/b...
by robgul
28 Nov 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bonnick or Riley Cycles, Coventry
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Bonnick or Riley Cycles, Coventry

Yes cheers for that Rob, they are contributing to the Project. We send some of the Cycle Museum's Paper Archive to them in collaboration with the Veteran Cycle Club,we struggle to keep it in suitable conditions. Is this the gentleman who assisted Stourbug in one of their rides into Stratford on Avo...
by robgul
28 Nov 2018, 7:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bonnick or Riley Cycles, Coventry
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Bonnick or Riley Cycles, Coventry

Have you spoken to the people at Warwick University (in Coventry) where they hold what I think is called the "National Cycle Archive" ?

Rob
by robgul
26 Nov 2018, 6:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle to Work scheme (with an added bonus)
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Cycle to Work scheme (with an added bonus)

Yep - we've been offering that for some time - it's attractive to micro-businesses as there is the tax advantage to the individual employee as well as low-ish cost finance for the employer from GCI for bikes above a certain value threshold. On the regular Cycle to Work schemes most shops will be fle...
by robgul
25 Nov 2018, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano HG Cassettes
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Shimano HG Cassettes

I wouldn't touch cheaper Shimano chains with a barge pole. They are rough and noisy. Your money is far better spent on KMC. .... do you know which company makes Shimano chains? . . . . . I'm told it's a company with a 3-initial letter name starting with K . . . That said my preference to stock at t...
by robgul
24 Nov 2018, 7:26am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Rose (Germany)
Replies: 110
Views: 107099

Re: Rose (Germany)

Another Rose fan here (and I manage an LBS and can buy whatever I want "trade") - bought an item recently (an exception to my trade option as we don't deal with the UK supplier) : RRP at UK suppliers was £190 or £170 - the higher being a "west country supplier" ...... £108 from R...
by robgul
22 Nov 2018, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Altura Arran 2 or Topeak Dynapack Post Bag
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Altura Arran 2 or Topeak Dynapack Post Bag

Tried the Topeak and it was very unstable - bouncing around. Got a refund. From a friend who has one the Altura looks evn worse

Rob
by robgul
18 Nov 2018, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

Yep - they are pretty good for your purpose/reason and for anyone that rides with their hand predominantly on the top of the bars. Simple to fit - remove the inner cables, cut the outers and fit the "pass-through" levers, connect the outer to the brake side and then put the inner cable bac...