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by rjb
26 Oct 2021, 3:03pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Tongsheng TSDZ2
Replies: 36
Views: 648

Re: Tongsheng TSDZ2

What happens when the bearings in the bottom bracket need replacing with a bottom bracket motor. Are they replaceable or is it a new drive unit and motor.
And are the chainrings a standard 110 bcd size so is it possible to use standard rings in that size. I see some stores are offering double ring sets.
by rjb
26 Oct 2021, 3:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what is your oldest piece of cycling kit?
Replies: 65
Views: 1673

Re: what is your oldest piece of cycling kit?

i worked in the nuclear industry until i retired. Occasionally we had to dress up in full body suits to enter hazardous areas. We were issued with a full set of underwear to wear beneath the hazard suit. The dressers always kept the string vests for the ladies. They waited for there response with glee. Not sure this would be acceptable now, but it provoked a bit of jollity into the occasion :lol:
by rjb
25 Oct 2021, 3:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone for Gas?
Replies: 227
Views: 4603

Re: Anyone for Gas?

francovendee wrote: 19 Oct 2021, 10:15pm Maybe someone like Dyson needs to get into the industry?
I sincerely hope not judging by the reliability of his plastic vacuum cleaners. :cry:
by rjb
25 Oct 2021, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone for Gas?
Replies: 227
Views: 4603

Re: Anyone for Gas?

Why are heat pumps so expensive. After all as those in charge like to tell us they are only fridges in reverse. My last fridge was £200. So what's the mark up. Can I install my fridge in the shed as an experiment with the heating coil inside and the chilled side open outside. Anyone tried this :lol:
Btw I've done all the simple stuff like low energy bulb, loft insulation, double glazing, draughtproofing. Next step is to insulate the concrete floor but as we have wooden boards and carpets it might not be very cost effective.
by rjb
24 Oct 2021, 10:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling Proficiency Test
Replies: 30
Views: 449

Re: Cycling Proficiency Test

rjb wrote: 24 Oct 2021, 5:14pm SWMBO has a metal badge having passed her test. I never did the test. She reminds me sometimes :(
Back seat driver. :lol:
by rjb
24 Oct 2021, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Exotic, but worth the money?
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Exotic, but worth the money?

It's made of plastic. :lol:
by rjb
24 Oct 2021, 5:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling Proficiency Test
Replies: 30
Views: 449

Re: Cycling Proficiency Test

SWMBO has a metal badge having passed her test. I never did the test. She reminds me sometimes :(
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by rjb
24 Oct 2021, 4:34pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Tongsheng TSDZ2
Replies: 36
Views: 648

Re: Tongsheng TSDZ2

It's more to increase our range. Swmbo is still recovering from cancer treatment and age is creeping up on us. We can currently only manage at most 30 miles on the Somerset levels, so not many hills and certainly not long although there are some some steep ones. Only 5 years ago we could cope with regular 60 mile rides. :(
by rjb
24 Oct 2021, 3:54pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Tongsheng TSDZ2
Replies: 36
Views: 648

Re: Tongsheng TSDZ2

That was my concern with gear ratios. We currently have 13/32 on the back and 28/38/48 on the front. Rarely use the 48/13 so could dispense with the top gear and rarely use the very bottom. The electric assist I've read means you can live without the lowest gear so this may not be an issue. I've seen some adapt the single at the front to a double but no idea if the chainline becomes probamatical.
by rjb
23 Oct 2021, 3:39pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Tongsheng TSDZ2
Replies: 36
Views: 648

Re: Tongsheng TSDZ2

I see you can fit a bafang motor in the stokers bb. Came across this on the trike forum.

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You can also keep the crossover drive on the left side although this one has it on the right.
This will be my preferred solution when i come it it. Mrs rjb was asking me today if i could fit an electric conversion, she is beginning to find it hard work, and i have noticed this. :wink:

Can you do the same with the Tongsheng and fit it as shown on the trike.
by rjb
22 Oct 2021, 8:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Royal Succession
Replies: 47
Views: 802

Re: Royal Succession

I find Charles so dour perhaps he should just keep his title of the "Black Prince".
by rjb
22 Oct 2021, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 2021 Flu Jab
Replies: 16
Views: 325

Re: 2021 Flu Jab

Flu jabs in our rural area were carried out by a dedicated vaccination team who arrived at our gp surgery on a couple of Saturday's. Customers had a 2 minute slot to get in , jabbed and out through a one way system. No hanging around for 15 mins after a covid type setting. It was quick and efficient. Covid jabs are generally being given at large hubs set up for that sole delivery. That's in Somerset. May be different elsewhere.
by rjb
22 Oct 2021, 1:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 2021 Flu Jab
Replies: 16
Views: 325

Re: 2021 Flu Jab

No problems with booking my flu jab at our GP surgery. We had a letter inviting us to book. Went like clockwork. No after effects. My experience trying to get a covid booster mirrors your problems with a flu vaccine. Read about it here. viewtopic.php?t=147964&start=90
My post is almost bottom of the page. :wink:
by rjb
22 Oct 2021, 12:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid Booster. Yes/No?
Replies: 133
Views: 2302

Re: Covid Booster. Yes/No?

Well I checked today and I am now eligible for the booster, last week I wasn't despite being over the 6 month interval by a few days. Tried to book but the nearest centre offered was 20 miles away. The local ones in town and on my bus route were not available. There appears to be a rush going on at the moment. Levels of covid in the West country area are the highest in the country after they discovered 45000 incorrect PCR all clear tests. Looks like they are only offering slots up to 5 days ahead. I will try again next week after the half term rush. They are just offering it to younger age groups and suggesting that the 6 month interval between jabs is reduced to 5. This will put a lot of pressure on the jabbers. :(