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by NickWi
1 Mar 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble SLE
Replies: 34
Views: 820

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: 2550

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...
by NickWi
22 Feb 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: A question for Orbea Gain riders.
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: A question for Orbea Gain riders.

As a D20 rider my gut feeling is you not comparing like with like. The Gain is a true power assisted bike with a lightweight motor and a relatively small capacity battery. It's designed to be used with the majority of the effort coming from the rider with the power assist best kept for making it fee...
by NickWi
22 Feb 2019, 9:37am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bikes rules/Law
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: E-Bikes rules/Law

I recently came across a webpage for this electric bike . It seems to be claiming to be (EAPC?) legal but I can't see it to be so myself. Doesn't the fact that the advert states "The Model 15 works through a simple twist-and-go handlebar accelerator " make it a moped? Going back to the or...
by NickWi
16 Feb 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13072
Views: 322705

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

On a similar note, why doesn't the UK Government simply ask Ireland to re-join the Union that is the United Kingdom? After all it worked well with the reunification of Germany and we could claim we were simply following a successful example of an EU partnership and Britain wasn’t the bad boy of Eur...
by NickWi
14 Feb 2019, 9:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13072
Views: 322705

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

New solution proposed to stop Remain Scotland being dragged into Brexit by Leave England and Wales: 2Lu_K4McrZo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lu_K4McrZo so the swiss and scots going to swap countries? That's the proposal. The autotranslated subtitles are OK if you don't speak German. On a simila...
by NickWi
3 Feb 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New chain - degrease or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: New chain - degrease or not?

The KMC chain on my Orbea lasted about 750 miles before I thought it need any maintenance. A simple degrease and re-oil brought it up like new, but I doubt the Muc-Off stuff I put on will last as long.

Any ideas what OEMs put on in the first place?
by NickWi
1 Feb 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Heathrow?
Replies: 28
Views: 2454

Re: Newcastle to Heathrow?

Newcastle and directly south of it is quite industrial and whilst I'm not saying there isn't scenic countryside between Newcastle and Middlesborough, you might be better off heading west out of Newcastle for a few miles before turning south. South Northumberland and Teesdale are very scenic, albeit ...
by NickWi
28 Jan 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small windscreen idea
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Small windscreen idea

May I suggest you move this to either the Technical or Touring section if you want a better response. On motorcycles, screens, even small ones work well but you're talking much higher speeds. At 15mph I'm not convinced there would be much aerodynamic advantage, but the pro teams have been making a l...
by NickWi
27 Jan 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Having had both roof mounted and strap on the back type bike carriers on various cars, I invested in Thule towbar jobbie a couple of years ago. I wish I'd done it years ago. Yes they are a little heavy to lift into position, but they lock on to the towbar easily, they're well built and so easy to us...
by NickWi
21 Jan 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Ebikes for Touring?
Replies: 21
Views: 1161

Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

The type of touring you're into would be useful to know.
by NickWi
18 Jan 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Craziest idea ever?
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: Craziest idea ever?

Now, throw in one of these mobile BBQs and I feel a party coming on.

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by NickWi
17 Jan 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 5891

Re: I am not a vegan

To take a quote from fossala from the first page in this thread and use it in a different context:- Put yourselves in the mindset of a vegan. Most, if not all vegans think that killing animals is wrong and a lot would argue that it's tantamount to murder.... Fine, if that's the opinion I respct that...
by NickWi
15 Jan 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13072
Views: 322705

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

No fear if R2 voted to stay, I would quietly accept the decision, can that be said of the current remainers in these posts? My dear chap, it's called a passionate belief that Brexit is a massive mistake. That it will negatively affect a great many ordinary people. For what?? If you believe in somet...
by NickWi
15 Jan 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13072
Views: 322705

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I look forward to R2. The question will be not remain or leave, that has already been decided in R1. The question has to be, on what terms do you want to leave?