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by NickWi
8 Sep 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Any experience being caught in contravention of ebike laws
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Any experience being caught in contravention of ebike laws

Not an e-bike in the sense of the word we're talking about, but it's certainly happening with e-scooters. https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/man-banned-and-fined-for-riding-goped-electric-scooter-with-cannabis-in-system-no-insurance-helmet-or-licence-1-5511638 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/c...
by NickWi
7 Sep 2019, 3:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 703

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

.....but have no truck with apps and someone who I don't Know being able to track my location..... Only if you chose to use it. The app only knows your location when it's switched on and paired to the bike, i.e. through the phones GPS system. If you don't have a smart phone or you don't use the app...
by NickWi
8 Aug 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9548

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Full spec for the Range Extender and how it works. https://www.orbea.com/downloads/products/manual_range_extender_EN.pdf As I read it, the Ranger Extender battery only recharges the main battery rather than being a secondary battery that can power the motor. It also say there are times it might not ...
by NickWi
4 Jul 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Orbea Gain D30 - broken spokes in rear wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Orbea Gain D30 - broken spokes in rear wheel

Has anyone else experienced broken spokes on the drive side of the rear wheel? (Or any other e-hub?) In my opinion there should be 36 thicker gauge spokes for such a heavy hub. I don't ride off-road, I don't carry panniers and I'm not over weight! I've done over 1,500miles on my D20 Gain since I go...
by NickWi
4 May 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9548

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Orbea Extra Battery I found this link on another forum with the poster claiming it's the same battery as eBikemotion will be offering, but at a lower price. I don't know if this is true or not, but the specs look similar, however as far as I can see it's not offered with an Orbea compatable connecto...
by NickWi
24 Apr 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9548

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

As an aside - I've just heard that the Orbea extra battery unit (which has some fancy recharging features from what I understand of the spec) is imminent - just waiting for UK certification apparently. BUT the RRP is ~£510.00 ... which is in the range predicted when it was first announced a while a...
by NickWi
23 Apr 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do you know how to identify classic Dawes bikes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2559

Re: Do you know how to identify classic Dawes bikes?

Hi All, anyone know what the attached is? Says Dawes on the rear dropout despite Poyner stickers. BB has BJ278 stamped into it. Cheers , Matt Poyner of Wolverhampton was cycle shop in, err Wolverhampton. I know it's not about your bike, but this post ( https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=35...
by NickWi
20 Apr 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1885

Re: Cycle Paths

Can anyone tell me, why cycling uk is not promoting the compulsory use of cycle paths? I’m a cyclist and a driver and have just seen the new laws regarding close passing of cyclists. There is nothing more irritating than cyclists on a narrow road when there is a cycle path next to it. I believe the...
by NickWi
20 Apr 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9548

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

On the Orbea you do not get any drag when freewheeling or riding over 15mph, however there is about one seconds worth of drag when you shift from say full power to middle power as the motor readjusts itself, I guess this is where the tittle-tattle comes from and we all know how bad the internet is f...
by NickWi
18 Apr 2019, 8:35am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Trike Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Trike Conversion

I applaud your efforts to keep your son mobile, but please be aware that the fact the bike has a 750w motor it then becomes a moped rather than an EPAC. Because of that it needs to undergo a Motorcycle Single Vehicle Approval test, have a registration plate, be taxed, insured etc to be legal. The Ri...
by NickWi
17 Apr 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-motion app for Orbea Gain
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: E-motion app for Orbea Gain

I'm with the other users on this one. The App was interesting to start with, but now I only use it to change the power levels before a ride and see how much battery is left after a ride. I guess it's bit like Strava, some people love all the speed v heart rate v feet climbed stats or where they are ...
by NickWi
7 Apr 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9548

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Hi where is the best place to buy one of these? I have an ankle problem that has been operated on but on hills it’s just so painful. I’m fairly new to cycling and done my first audax yesterday but every hill my ankle just feels like it is on fire. An e-bike like the orbea should help me continue to...
by NickWi
7 Apr 2019, 12:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9548

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

(snip) Anticipating the inevitability of needing help at some time in the not too distant future I've been looking at the drop handlebar e-bikes as I can't get on with my recently acquired hybrid. There is a lot of useful information in this thread but also some technical bits that give cause for c...
by NickWi
1 Mar 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble SLE
Replies: 35
Views: 3188

Re: Ribble SLE

I know nothing about electric bikes but am surprised they don't have regenerative braking, it's not rocket science to recharge your battery whilst coasting downhill, and it's pretty simple too. :shock: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/51b5da43e4b0c02e88c7f54d/t/58a70f5be6f2e1822670177d/148734...
by NickWi
23 Feb 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 Day Norfolk Tour Recommendation
Replies: 41
Views: 2744

Re: 4 Day Norfolk Tour Recommendation

Downside:- It's flat (mostly) and whilst that might sound like cycling heaven the lack of hills means lack of views and mega sizes featureless & lifeless fields are a bit monotonous. Conversely, that Spire you can see in the distance can take ages to get too because sometimes you can see thing f...