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by NickWi
27 Nov 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1738

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

Have you remembered to switch it on? :-) Cugel If you wish to make personal insults, that's fine, fire away I've got a thick skin, but it does help the OP with his question does it. Does anyone actually have some recommendations as to what make & model might suit the OPs needs bearing in mind h...
by NickWi
27 Nov 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1738

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

Cugel wrote:Do you ride an e-bike or have you done a significant ride on one? I'm guessing not as many of the things you say here are just wrong.
Cugel


An Orbea Gain actually and have done rain or shine for the last 18months.
by NickWi
27 Nov 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1738

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

If a bike has a range of say 60km does that mean if I am putting in no effort or minimal effort? So if I'm putting in enough power to go 10mph it should massively up the range? No, in fact the complete opposite, that'll be the most you'll get using the lowest power eco setting available with you pr...
by NickWi
14 Nov 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain tyre problem
Replies: 27
Views: 797

Re: Orbea Gain tyre problem

I briefly had a pair of Marathon Plus on my D20 and they were a real sod to get both on and off, but I understand that's a general issue with those tyres. The OEM tyres (37mm gravel tyres) and the ones I use now, 28mm Pirelli Velo 4s road tyres are no better or worse than anything else I've ever used.
by NickWi
14 Nov 2019, 1:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: The throttle issue in the uk
Replies: 28
Views: 790

Re: The throttle issue in the uk

May I suggest you read ALL of this thread:-
https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/thread ... ain.34419/

There are some interesting comments from both those in the trade and those who have sat on various committties in the past.
by NickWi
3 Nov 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e Tandems
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: e Tandems

Bonefishblues wrote:Because I don't have an e-tandem or any other e-bike conversion.


You should try either, they're good fun.
by NickWi
3 Nov 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e Tandems
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: e Tandems

Bonefishblues wrote:I couldn't.


As a matter of interest, what makes do you think you're immune from prosecution?
by NickWi
3 Nov 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e Tandems
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: e Tandems

Out of interest, what are the penalties associated with the use of e-motors in excess of the legally permitted limit? You could face charges for using an unregistered vehicle on the road, no Driving Licence, no Tax, no Insurance, not wearing a motorcycle approved helmet for starters and I dare say ...
by NickWi
24 Oct 2019, 10:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 22
Views: 1294

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

I think the whole incident should have been reported to the Police. You have done nothing wrong and from what you've said it looks a pretty clear cut case of driving without due care & attention on the part of the motorist. The Police would also have been able to give you details of the motorist...
by NickWi
23 Oct 2019, 2:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 5823

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

[/quote] From what I've seen of the video I'm struggling to see how they'll get a dangerous driving charge to stick ........[/quote] Dangerous Driving doesn't just mean it was reckless driving, it also includes for you having knowledge of what you were doing was also dangerous; i.e. you knew the ris...
by NickWi
22 Oct 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 5823

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

UPDATE - RIDER TAKEN TO COURT and charged with causing death by dangerous driving with the prosecution asserting that the bicycle exceeded permitted power limits.

https://road.cc/content/news/267863-lon ... us-driving
by NickWi
8 Sep 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Any experience being caught in contravention of ebike laws
Replies: 12
Views: 806

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: 1116

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: 10574

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: 860

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...