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by Antbrewer
9 Oct 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikes and fitness
Replies: 53
Views: 1490

Re: Ebikes and fitness

The comments from Stodd and oldjohnw echo my thoughts exactly.
I love riding my Ridgeback touring bike as much as the ebike. However it is obvious to me that my chest and asthma prefers the ebike!

It just proves that one can have the best of both worlds at times.
by Antbrewer
8 Oct 2020, 6:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikes and fitness
Replies: 53
Views: 1490

Re: Ebikes and fitness

DaveP Thank you for posting the results of this very interesting study. I have never seen such a study before and having read it over a few times find the results fascinating. There are a number of references which state a slight advantage to the ebike rider which give credence to the comments of ma...
by Antbrewer
2 Oct 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Touring eBike
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Touring eBike

Hi Struggling ( aren't we all?) Just another one to add to the selection that richtea99 suggested you might look at. The Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 or 2. I bought this model ( the Nero 1) in March . Weighs about 18kg. Have mudguards and rack fitted. Has drops with a lovely riding geometry (for me anyw...
by Antbrewer
2 Oct 2020, 3:17pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikes and fitness
Replies: 53
Views: 1490

Re: Ebikes and fitness

Thank you richtea99 for your post. Be assured I will not be tempted on the helmet subject. Sometimes after a few hours re reading a comment one's response can change. I now see the questioning and possibly disbelieving content of the reply quite offensive. To doubt the truth of a post is I think wro...
by Antbrewer
1 Oct 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikes and fitness
Replies: 53
Views: 1490

Re: Ebikes and fitness

Extraordinary reply.
The photo shows my wife as I stated. My wife.With our bikes . I think it would be pointless to carry on any dialogue with you. I wish you well.
Quite incredulous.
by Antbrewer
1 Oct 2020, 5:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikes and fitness
Replies: 53
Views: 1490

Re: Ebikes and fitness

Well said richtea99. In my comment yesterday I was being a little light hearted in my words as some seem to get very serious over the subject of ebikes. Their place in the cycling world plus all the other issues and really it matters not one jot to some how we manage to enjoy our time cycling. As lo...
by Antbrewer
30 Sep 2020, 11:57am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikes and fitness
Replies: 53
Views: 1490

Re: Ebikes and fitness

I love these debates, arguments or whatever we might call them. I have no intention of trying to understand the facts, figures and graphs and much of the ( unnecessary in my opinion) data that people produce in comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the non ebike to the ebike. We all love cyc...
by Antbrewer
11 Sep 2020, 4:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?

I too am seriously considering buying another lightweight tent to cycle tour with. My problem isn't so much the inner length as I am only 5'9'' but the inner height so I can sit up without touching the inner roof. I have looked at so many also considering the weight. At present my favourite looks to...
by Antbrewer
31 Aug 2020, 10:43am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Gearing.
Replies: 20
Views: 645

Re: Gearing.

In answer to Mattsccm. Quote ''Is a double chain set ever fitted to crank based engined bikes? '' unquote. Yes, I have a Cannondale synapse Neo 1 with a double chain set at front 50/34 and 11 sprockets at rear 11/34. 22 gears in all with a Bosch active line bottom bracket motor. Excellent piece of e...
by Antbrewer
22 Aug 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The old days.
Replies: 19
Views: 1372

Re: The old days.

Thanks to Francovendee for that link to the old film. In 1959 my father took myself, my twin both 11 yrs old and my sister 15 to Austria. Victoria to Calais and then on to Salzburg via Munich. The excitement of just being in a foreign country at the time in the 50s and at that young age was tremendo...
by Antbrewer
6 Aug 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Five speed freewheels; then and now.
Replies: 22
Views: 942

Re: Five speed freewheels; then and now.

Hi Willcee quote AS regards that Viking. no way was it 7 and perhaps not even five,it may have been 3 or 4.. Unquote I know for a fact my Viking was a 5 though perhaps not a seven. It was put together by a ex cyclist called Stan Miles in his shop in St Albans near where we lived. I recall being the ...
by Antbrewer
5 Aug 2020, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Five speed freewheels; then and now.
Replies: 22
Views: 942

Re: Five speed freewheels; then and now.

A question. I was actually discussing sprockets and gears this morning in a local bike shop. We were going back over the past and I mentioned my first bike I had in 1959. A viking touring bike with a triple front chain set and I said 7 gears at the back. The owner was pretty certain the maximum numb...
by Antbrewer
2 Aug 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HELP: Issue with rear cassette and/or hub!
Replies: 18
Views: 653

Re: HELP: Issue with rear cassette and/or hub!

On my cycle tour of Austria last year my chain started slipping and coming off and the gears were all over the place. Took the panniers off and upped the bike but still saw nothing that could be the reason. I did notice that the plastic spoke protector was broken and did it's own thing in going roun...
by Antbrewer
26 Jul 2020, 9:55am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e-scooters
Replies: 32
Views: 906

Re: e-scooters

The other day I saw a small clip on the TV regarding the introduction of E scooters and their having to be licensed from a main dealer/supplier to enable the user to ride them legally on the road here in the UK. The comment that really pricked my ears up was that such scooters are dangerous as when ...
by Antbrewer
15 Jul 2020, 1:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Faulty Bosch 500 wh frame lock
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Faulty Bosch 500 wh frame lock

Hello Mallaigboy I am sorry you are in this situation. I too have a bosch on my bike and the lock is Abus. I have just had a look and I have a plastic tab attached with a numeric code and bar code so I can get a replacement if necessary. You have forked out a lot of money for this bike and it should...