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by Grandad
21 Sep 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 49
Views: 1748

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

Since reporting on my first ride on the Orbea https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=132519#p1393752 I've done 2 more. Both 53 miles plus 4 and 5 miles using the motor. Went out on the Spa Audax today and over 41 miles found myself using higher gears and riding considerably faster.(But...
by Grandad
21 Sep 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: How to add a link to another topic into a message
Replies: 2
Views: 93

How to add a link to another topic into a message

I often see a link in a post "view topic xxxx" How is this done?
by Grandad
18 Sep 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Daytime lights
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Daytime lights

As long as we are adequately visible it is hard to do more by brighter lights etc. when that is not the real problem. They may make you feel safer, which is good, and may make you feel more able to claim your road space. They also strengthen your case when you sue the driver who "did not see y...
by Grandad
17 Sep 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 92
Views: 2359

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

If I you’re getting to the point when Of saying “how many stars and how many miles for the local hospital?” When house hunting, it’s probably time to consider joining to the the great peloton in the sky! Don't understand the reference to stars but like it or not hospitals become a more important fa...
by Grandad
13 Sep 2019, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Charging e-bike battery from motor home
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Charging e-bike battery from motor home

No longer have a motorhome but just acquired an e-bike. I would only consider charging from the motorhome when connected to a mains hookup at a campsite as even ordinary domestic use runs the battery down fairly quickly (Unless there is better technology now).
by Grandad
13 Sep 2019, 1:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1314

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

Caller ;"I'm phoning about your car accident"

Street savvy daughter: "Oh, the one where I was drunk and killed a pedestrian?"

Caller: "Please hold on a moment"

Daughter hangs up whilst they are presumably referring to someone more senior :D
by Grandad
10 Sep 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electric Moped (EAPB)?
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Electric Moped (EAPB)?

Looking at the ebay advert pictures it does have pedals - but the description says they are removable! Leave the pedals on and I think that everything else is within the e-bike requirements. Willing to be corrected if I've missed something.
by Grandad
7 Sep 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

I use a dedicated Motorola phone on the bike

Does this have to be linked to the internet to download the app?
If so, once it's downloaded can the internet connection be cut (or whatever the technical expression is)
by Grandad
7 Sep 2019, 12:11am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

a readable dashboard... like Giants..

A market opportunity for someone to create an electronic gizmo to link the app to a Giant type dashboard?
by Grandad
6 Sep 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

Beginner question - is the lwoc light on the charger (which I haven't used yet)

I don't have a smartphone which I presume is needed to connect to the Dealer APP.
by Grandad
5 Sep 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye computer question
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Cateye computer question

Even a low end GPS will have a lap button


What's a GPS? (See my initial post) :D
by Grandad
4 Sep 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye computer question
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Cateye computer question

When riding the e-bike I want to separate out miles using the motor and miles using just leg power. Perhaps the easiest way is to use 2 computers, one always running and switching the other one on and off when using the motor. Or do a post ride map plot and note the mileage at the start and finish o...
by Grandad
4 Sep 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Workstand
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: Workstand

Got this from Halfords and found it very useful, no problems with it and the right price for me too


Lidl did this a few years ago - I paid about £20 :D
by Grandad
4 Sep 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

Might be a good chance to give up driving

It has fitting points for a pannier frame . . . . .