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by SteveGray
17 Dec 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Commuting - Fazua Evation Central Motor/2020 Bosch Performance Line CX
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Commuting - Fazua Evation Central Motor/2020 Bosch Performance Line CX

I have the 2018 Cube Reaction Race 500. Used for most journeys instead of a car. The big 29er tyres are a bit of an overkill sometimes, but having said this, the multi user paths in Tyneside are not maintained. Tree roots lifting the tarmac is very common. Fitting decent mudguards was a challenge, I...
by SteveGray
10 Nov 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle space on trains
Replies: 47
Views: 2173

Re: Cycle space on trains

As a matter of interest the Hitachi Azuma trains were built to a Department for Roads, sorry Transport specification. Sadly once we get things wrong with new trains, we are stuck with them for a very long time. Mean while the same Department for Roads, sorry Transport, plough on with their multi mil...
by SteveGray
24 Sep 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Derwent Walk Multi User path in Gateshead andCounty Durham
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Derwent Walk Multi User path in Gateshead andCounty Durham

Rest assured conditions do deteriorate after rain and during the winter months. If anybody would like to join our mini campaign for improvements to a proper multi user path standard, please do contact Durham Council Countryside Service 0300 264589 or e mail : countryside@durham.gov.uk.

Thanks
by SteveGray
12 Sep 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Derwent Walk Multi User path in Gateshead andCounty Durham
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Derwent Walk Multi User path in Gateshead andCounty Durham

I think the mud results from a combination of poor drainage and a build up of leaf fall.Over a period of years the leaf fall composts down, becomes wet due to poor drainage and coats the path in a layer of mud. There are obvious depressions in places, where water collects. In some areas the camber i...
by SteveGray
11 Sep 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Derwent Walk Multi User path in Gateshead andCounty Durham
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Derwent Walk Multi User path in Gateshead andCounty Durham

My wife and I are regular users of this former railway route between Swalwell and Consett. This now forms part of the C2C to Tynemouth, used by thousands of cyclists each year. Conditions are deteriorating in some sections, in particular between Linz Green Station and the sign "Rowlands Gill 5&...
by SteveGray
25 Jul 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Kalkhoff Adattu With gates Belt Drive-Which Tool ?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Kalkhoff Adattu With gates Belt Drive-Which Tool ?

Kalkhoff Agattu I meant to say.
by SteveGray
25 Jul 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Kalkhoff Adattu With gates Belt Drive-Which Tool ?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Kalkhoff Adattu With gates Belt Drive-Which Tool ?

I have had this e bike for some years now. Very good in every respect. Last week suddenly on a hill climb, a "Clanking" noise appeared from the crank area. It is virtually gone with power turned off. Yes the motor would be obvious culprit I know. But one of the mechanics in Evan's noticed ...
by SteveGray
17 Jul 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: The Morpeth Electric Bicyle Company
Replies: 0
Views: 314

The Morpeth Electric Bicyle Company

Yesterday I visited Morpeth by train and E bike. By chance I found this e bike shop. It sells only e bikes from Raleigh, Lappiere and Haibike. I did not count those on display, but as many as I have seen anywhere under one roof. Apart from one reduced Raleigh at £699 with a front hub motor, all have...
by SteveGray
8 Mar 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Westhill Link E-Bike (folding)
Replies: 9
Views: 965

Re: Westhill Link E-Bike (folding)

As an E bike convert for quite a few years, I am always surprised how many people, including cyclists think a bike is still the proverbial ten quid (as it was before the war). Houses, cars, TVs and the like have perceived value over a bike ? In my opinion, forget the £500 e bikes on the shopping cha...