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by samsbike
18 Dec 2020, 8:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New (Giant) e bike
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: New (Giant) e bike

Thanks John
by samsbike
18 Dec 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New (Giant) e bike
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: New (Giant) e bike

Oldjohnw wrote:I am pleased for you. And your experience mirrors my own. I have been touring/camping with mine (a hybrid with retro-fitted motor) several times a year for 4 years now. Transformational!

Although at one time quite a bit of unpleasantness from some on these pages.

But otherwise only positive.


How do you charge the battery when touring/ camping?

I now know what range anxiety means!
by samsbike
27 May 2020, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Silly question Ergon GP1 grips and bar ends
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Silly question Ergon GP1 grips and bar ends

There is a lip at the end, which seems to form an integral bit of the grip. Can I file them down?
by samsbike
17 May 2020, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Silly question Ergon GP1 grips and bar ends
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Silly question Ergon GP1 grips and bar ends

I have some carbon bar ends I want to use with my GP1 grips

However I can't seem to slide the GP1s into the bar.

Is there a trick I am missing?

Thanks
by samsbike
1 Jan 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advantage of battery removal?
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: Advantage of battery removal?

Useful to know - but the integrated ones do look nice
by samsbike
31 Dec 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Voyager Hypers - tubeless?
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Voyager Hypers - tubeless?

Thanks Brucey
by samsbike
31 Dec 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Voyager Hypers - tubeless?
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Voyager Hypers - tubeless?

I am wondering although these are tubes tires can they be run tubeless?
Thanks
by samsbike
31 Dec 2019, 7:59am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advantage of battery removal?
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: Advantage of battery removal?

Good to know. Thanks
by samsbike
30 Dec 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advantage of battery removal?
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Advantage of battery removal?

What is the advantage of being able to remove the battery?

I read conversations about it’s removal but don’t fully understand why it’s important

Thanks
by samsbike
9 Mar 2017, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weight: Summer v Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Weight: Summer v Winter

Ignoring the additional clothing, the difference between my steel summer bike and the winter bike (well the one I use the most as it has mudguards etc) is almost 6kg, which is not as much as your difference. (15kg ish v 9kg ish, the latter with no guards, skinner tires, no disc brakes, no rack and no dynamo, also M+ v durano tires)

I have not weighed my clothes but I only wear my winter boots in very cold conditions as they feel significantly heavier than my normal spds with wool socks. I was really surprised how much they effected (probably mostly in my head) my pedalling stroke when I was tired and getting home after work.
by samsbike
2 Jan 2017, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black ice
Replies: 84
Views: 8136

Re: Black ice

Cheers all. I may just not ride. It's no fun falling first thing in the morning
by samsbike
2 Jan 2017, 9:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black ice
Replies: 84
Views: 8136

Black ice

I try and commute on the bike. However I also keen to avoid ice as the cycle paths are not gritted.

What I am unsure about is when to expect ice. Tonight it's down to around -3c and then staying there or thereabout so tomorrow should be cold. Today it's dry so am I safe to assume that the likelihood of black ice is greatly diminished?

Thanks
by samsbike
1 Jan 2017, 2:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What constitutes a beautiful bike?
Replies: 121
Views: 8827

Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

I must be in the minority. I quite like Reohn2's genesis. Its beautiful to me as everything is functional. In the same vein the blue longstaff tourer is beautiful as there is nothing superfluous in it.

I think some of the current carbon bikes can look beautiful, but they do need a bright paint job for it to work well.
by samsbike
24 Dec 2016, 5:51pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: One of those days! Tired! Tired! Tired!
Replies: 23
Views: 2569

Re: One of those days! Tired! Tired! Tired!

My commuting speed has dropped and time increased by around 1.5-2mph and 10-15 mins respectively over a 17 miles, 80 minute commute.

TBH I have been struggling on the way back home as well, but that could be due to just pressure at work and general tiredness. I also have had a cold which just does not go away. Its not like a full blown cold but hits me as soon as I leave the house. :(
by samsbike
9 Dec 2016, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear disc wheel for commuting
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Rear disc wheel for commuting

Brucey wrote:would the Exal ZX19 not fit the bill?

It is cheap and the same internal width as the 719?

cheers


I have no idea but I guess so, I just thought of the LX because I have it on another bike