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by John Holiday
20 Jan 2020, 4:34pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Replacement cells.
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Replacement cells.

Apparently the new cells fitted are Panasonic/Sanyo NCR 18650 GA cells,3.5Ah. They are the highest capacity & discharge currently available. The overall battery capacity has increased significantly. Went out for a twenty odd mile ride on Sunday and there was still well over half charge still ava...
by John Holiday
18 Jan 2020, 2:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Replacement cells.
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Replacement cells.

Not sure,but will check & try to advise.
by John Holiday
17 Jan 2020, 2:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.
Replies: 33
Views: 1434

Re: Three Speed Day Rides and Touring, how long and how far.

Am amazed that more people don't use hub gears. Amongst my bike collection, mostly with hub gears,have a couple of early 20th century Swifts with SA 3 speed hubs ,still giving good service. A bit high geared for steeper hills,but guess the riders were fitter when these bikes were new! Have graduated...
by John Holiday
17 Jan 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A shower of farm slurry over Cheshire
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: A shower of farm slurry over Cheshire

I remember an incident some years ago when a Contractor was concerned about illegal camping alongside a development, & arranged for farmer to drive past spraying muck liberally.
The illegal residents disappeared rapidly.
Probably get prosecuted these days!
by John Holiday
17 Jan 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Replacement cells for Pedelec
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Replacement cells for Pedelec

Just had my rebuilt battery back from ebikebatteries in London.
Excellent service, helpful advice & half the price of new from makers.
Highly recommended.
by John Holiday
17 Jan 2020, 2:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Replacement cells.
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Replacement cells.

Just had the replacement battery delivered from
ebikebatteries in London.
Excellent service, very helpful & half the price of new battery from makers.
Highly recommended.
Hopefully another five years or so & greater range.
by John Holiday
10 Jan 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1984

Re: Dogs

As some of the earlier posters noted,the key is "shared use". These routes are for everyone & certainly not for cyclists expecting to proceed at an uninterrupted 20mph. I have a loud 'Dutch ding/dong'bell on my bikes& rarely have any problems passing either walkers or dog owners. A...
by John Holiday
6 Jan 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Replacement cells.
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Replacement cells.

Have been in touch with ebikebatteries in London and they were very helpful.
Thanks for your assistance.
by John Holiday
6 Jan 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 665
Views: 16373

Re: Why wear black?

Hazard perception.
Few drivers seem to look beyond the end of their bonnet.
by John Holiday
5 Jan 2020, 12:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Replacement cells.
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Replacement cells.

My Emu pedelec is nearly five years old & the battery is well past it's best.
Rather than just throwing it out & buying new,does anyone know if there are people doing replacement cells?
by John Holiday
31 Dec 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: Parking in Cycle Lanes

Yes,surprisingly in Deeside, Chester & North East Wales area ,there are a few excellent routes that we Sustrans Rangers look after. Unfortunately, they often don't interlink very well.due to local authority lack of interest. None of them have had Cycling Officers for years & are totally fixa...
by John Holiday
25 Dec 2019, 11:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: Parking in Cycle Lanes

I agree about widths, as often do tandem rides with those with visual impairment & ride trikes & side by side for those with learning difficulties. We recently had a meeting with Councillors & Sustrans managers regarding the access problems created by 'A' frames,chicanes ,kissing gates e...
by John Holiday
25 Dec 2019, 9:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: Parking in Cycle Lanes

Yes,we definitely need a proper kerb or other demarcation. A white line never saved anyone! Manchester has recently installed lengthy sections which are proving very successful. Whilst in Malta recently saw 'armadillo ' type kerbs at 2/3 m intervals which were a great deterrent to encroachment. I re...
by John Holiday
24 Dec 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Parking in Cycle Lanes

Just back from a twenty odd mile ride into Chester,much of it on excellent traffic free Sustrans route. However,several sections of busy main road unavoidable, albeit with a cycle lane clearly marked. The problem was car drivers parked on the lane ,thus forcing one out into the traffic stream. At on...
by John Holiday
20 Dec 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: An American cycle tours in Europe, 16 December 1944
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: An American cycle tours in Europe, 16 December 1944

What an amazing story.
Quite moving.
What our parents & grandparents generations went through!