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by BlackPanther
24 Sep 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 81
Views: 3036

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

Having commuted 25 miles daily for 10 years, I’ve noticed that; No matter what bike, be it a mountain bike, hybrid, road bike, recumbent, trike, velomobile, or eBike, I’ve always ridden in to work steadily so as not to break sweat. Then, home bound I ride like a bat out of hell to get a workout. Thu...
by BlackPanther
18 Sep 2019, 9:08am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Giant FastRoad eBike 400w. Medium frame.
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Giant FastRoad eBike 400w. Medium frame.

For sale is my Giant Fastroad E-bike. Its the 400w version, and is in good condition. The bike is a ‘Medium’ size frame and has covered 1492 miles. I am the 2nd owner, and have done just over 1,000 miles since acquiring it just over 6 months ago. I have the receipt for initial purchase and believe t...
by BlackPanther
18 Sep 2019, 8:53am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: For Sale. Giant FastRoad eBike 400w. Medium frame.
Replies: 0
Views: 208

For Sale. Giant FastRoad eBike 400w. Medium frame.

For sale is my Giant Fastroad E-bike. Its the 400w version, and is in good condition. The bike is a ‘Medium’ size frame and has covered 1492 miles. I am the 2nd owner, and have done just over 1,000 miles since acquiring it just over 6 months ago. I have the receipt for initial purchase and believe t...
by BlackPanther
2 Sep 2019, 8:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.
Replies: 28
Views: 5626

Re: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.

Bit of an update. I’ve recently swapped jobs. I was struggling a bit with my knee as the job I was doing involved very heavy lifting. While I was off sick, I applied for a few jobs and from the offers I received, I’ve accepted a HGV driving job at Jewson Civils. Better hours, no Saturdays, and a lot...
by BlackPanther
2 Jul 2019, 4:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.
Replies: 28
Views: 5626

Re: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.

Get well soon and I hope they catch them - that wing mirror serial should help! I also had a throbbing right cheek bone where I'm assuming I face planted the roof (thank God I was wearing the helmet), If you face planted, the main effect of a helmet was probably to add weight to the planting, espec...
by BlackPanther
2 Jul 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.
Replies: 28
Views: 5626

My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.

Well, it was a good run. 10 years of cycling 25-30 miles most days, and only a couple of spills, both when the tyres gave way, and both relatively minor......until yesterday. On my way home I had my first collision with a car. I was cycling briskly, on the Giant Fastroad, 20mph+down the A19 out of A...
by BlackPanther
16 May 2019, 5:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1752

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

bogmyrtle wrote:Are you actually joining the traffic or are you staying on the inside?



Slip road, then no hard shoulder.
by BlackPanther
15 May 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1752

Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

I took the long way home today. Bit of guesswork as I’ve recently swapped jobs. I found myself on an a road that came out onto the A1 dual carriageway. The stretch is only a couple of hundred yards long before my exit (Adwick) and as it’s downhill I was doing over 30mph. I joined at this speed with ...
by BlackPanther
10 Mar 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 4721

Re: Down, not yet out.

I’ve had 2 offs. One at 30mph on a Bacchetta Strada on a left hander. Result was little damage to the bike, but a heck of a bruise on my left hip. Too fast and a greasy road to blame....my fault. 2nd off was a walking speed front wheel washout on a slight left turn. Result, no damage to bike, but a ...
by BlackPanther
30 Dec 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New ebiker reporting in.
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: New ebiker reporting in.

Ok until a couple of weeks ago when I started getting a creaking noise from the crank area. Looking online it looks like it could be the motor bolts need retorquing? I’m gonna get it into the dealers though as it’s only a few months old. Possible prob though is that I couldn’t register it on the UK ...
by BlackPanther
28 Nov 2018, 9:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent. A gadget?
Replies: 14
Views: 4909

Re: Recumbent. A gadget?

Just rolling along on my trike and a roadie passes saying "a nice gadget!" before I could respond he had shot up the road. I regard my trike as transport. At what point is a bike/trike just a gadget or transport? Is your Recumbent a gadget? You should’ve caught him up to continue the conv...
by BlackPanther
12 Nov 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New ebiker reporting in.
Replies: 6
Views: 746

New ebiker reporting in.

Hello! I’ve been on this forum for many years, posting mainly over on the ‘non standard human powered vehicles’ section as I’ve ridden recumbents 99% of the time on my commute. I still intend to do most of my commutes on the Catrike 700 trike, but yesterday I acquired a Giant Fastroad e bike. I’ve o...
by BlackPanther
19 Sep 2018, 10:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2609

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

The 20inch rear wheel with a Panda electric motor and 9 speed on my wìfe's ICE ADVENTURE recumbent trike is a very tight fit and needs to be carefully fitted in the frame by entering the drive side first. It goes in, but my concern is being in the middle of nowhere with a puncture in the rear tyre!...
by BlackPanther
2 Sep 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Trike wanted.

[XAP]Bob wrote:Do you still have thebfibreglass seat I sent up?


Yes thanks. Back on a Catrike now, so it’s sitting In the garage. Gonna have a big sort out next time I’m off!!
by BlackPanther
2 Sep 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Trike wanted.

Marc wrote:Hey Carl!
Did you still have the old, broken, ICE cruciform laying around?
I'm interested to buy it.

Cheers
Marc


Yes, and you can have it for nowt if you can collect it. I’m in Doncaster.