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by fullupandslowingdown
13 Oct 2019, 1:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Naive battery question
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: Naive battery question

I once dreamed of converting a old motorcycle frame into an electrically powered motorbike. Once I did the figures I realised I'd probably need to tow a small trailer with over a quarter of a tonne of car batteries behind it. Car lead acid batteries are designed for high but brief discharge rates. T...
by fullupandslowingdown
13 Oct 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Replacement battery for e-bike (different voltage and Amp hours), will it work?
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: Replacement battery for e-bike (different voltage and Amp hours), will it work?

It is a gamble to use a 48V battery. Even if it does work, it is probable that the controller will get hotter and burn out at some earlier point in time in the future time. Keep googling for a 36V. Using a higher capacity battery like a 15Ah or 18Ah shouldn't be a problem if it physically fits. On t...
by fullupandslowingdown
22 Sep 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1.2 million E bikes sold in Germany
Replies: 63
Views: 1840

Re: 1.2 million E bikes sold in Germany

would it be such a terrible thing if the law changed to allow battery electric assisted bicycles to go to 30mph but only when pedalled at say 50% contribution to allow the faster rats amongst us to really keep up with city traffic?
by fullupandslowingdown
22 Sep 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 48
Views: 1393

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

the cynic in me says that it' all part of government policy to gradually reduce the mobility of the common person by a multipronged attack on affordable travel. Walking is impractical as modern road design, traffic speed and lack of rural footpaths make it too dangerous. Cyclists are vilified. Bus a...
by fullupandslowingdown
22 Sep 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rip off local cycle shop?
Replies: 62
Views: 2521

Re: rip off local cycle shop?

I was staying at a penpal's house helping them move long distance (I got a free rail ticket and B&B for my time) and I spotted a few maintenance issues on her bicycle. Fixed her gears but had to go out and buy a new inner tube (valve ripped...) The LBS I found charged me masses, about £6 I think...
by fullupandslowingdown
22 Sep 2019, 3:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: It's not about the bike stupid.
Replies: 30
Views: 1684

Re: It's not about the bike stupid.

The other week, the GF texted me "overtime saturday for painting in the new factory" I assumed she meant that she was doing overtime so I arranged to take my middle great nephew out for a spin..... Thing was she wasn't, she was only telling me that there was overtime on offer. We can all m...
by fullupandslowingdown
22 Jul 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Training Question - FTP/fatigue
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: Training Question - FTP/fatigue

To the OP. I'm not sure if you were expecting a mathematical formula answer. Surely the degree to which your FTP is suppressed depends on how hard you're training and for how long. My gut response to your figure is that it represents quite a degree of ( over) training requiring between 1 and 3 weeks...
by fullupandslowingdown
22 Jul 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hatred against Cyclists
Replies: 136
Views: 13117

Re: Hatred against Cyclists

Too many posts to read here but why do people believe that cyclists are perfect, I have as we have all seen them running red lights, jumping pavements to avoid lights, cycling on pavements SOD the pedestrians, running down the inside blind spots on lorries/busses Come on I have words (shouting matc...
by fullupandslowingdown
22 Jul 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flicking stones damaging property.
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

Re: Flicking stones damaging property.

I seem to think this comes under the "act of God" rules. As said already, as long as you weren't reckless, then its unfortunately just one of those things. I was overtaken by a 4x4 a few weeks ago, and he pulled in sooner than really needed (lightly populated dual carriageway) and a stone ...
by fullupandslowingdown
7 Jul 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 199
Views: 14103

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

me wonders... :roll: he already had an airhorn. apparently to warn vehicle drivers, but had he, given the testimony of eyewitness Mr H, become accustomed to using the horn to get pesky peds out of his way? I see both sides of the argument, if you make the effort to accelerate, you don't want to have...
by fullupandslowingdown
7 Jul 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hatred against Cyclists
Replies: 136
Views: 13117

Re: Hatred against Cyclists

Only approximately around 65,000ish members in 2019, so in some ways we're hardly a majority group.... My observation is that there is a breed of criminal thug who drives as if he owns the road (but avoids paying tax when he can), steals when there's no consequences, litters because he knows no one ...
by fullupandslowingdown
7 Jul 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10-50 cassette
Replies: 83
Views: 2992

Re: 10-50 cassette

For when he gets to a cliff, he takes the tyre off the wheel, then using the climbing rope he keeps in his backpack, grappling hook up the clifftop, and other end of rope tied to the wheel and he goes up using it like a winding drum :lol:
by fullupandslowingdown
7 Jul 2019, 10:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike speedo v GPS
Replies: 58
Views: 2173

Re: Bike speedo v GPS

i've stood on top of a mountain, as still as one can in the prevailing wind (Scotland for ever yayyyy) My trusty Garmin GPS had me moving all over the place, that is to say one minute I'd be a mile away, the next, I'd be back in Fort William. And I'm sure I heard Putin laughing away in the distance ...
by fullupandslowingdown
7 Jul 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheels for big guys
Replies: 50
Views: 1642

Re: Wheels for big guys

years ago when I was more mechanically inclined, I have cut threads longer/lower/shorter/nearer tuther end*delete as you feel :lol: I don't recall a single cut spoke snapping. My experience has been, that it's particular hubs that suffer excessive snaps. On investigation it turned out that not all h...
by fullupandslowingdown
7 Jul 2019, 9:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wiggle and chain recation
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: Wiggle and chain recation

explains why the offers nowadays aren't anywhere nearly as great as they used to be.... :|
Funnily enough, I was originally put onto chain reaction by a halfords staff after I looked at him askance after asking the price of a basic triple set.