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by Bonzo Banana
12 Aug 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Regenerative braking
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: Regenerative braking

Direct drive hubs can have regenerative braking quite easily even the very cheap hubs as I understand it but they don't enable it because of the risk of damage or explosion if you have a fully charged battery and leave your house and go straight down a hill putting more charge into the battery when ...
by Bonzo Banana
9 Aug 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aldi Folding bike - 6th August.
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: Aldi Folding bike - 6th August.

Acording to Cycling Weakly (pun intended) It weighs 14.5kg It has 20" wheels It has 7sp derrraileur gears Its a 2 point fold Its only available mail order from their site so the actual price is £307 Looking at the reviews quoted above i can't help thinking people have too high expectations for...
by Bonzo Banana
9 Aug 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aldi Folding bike - 6th August.
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: Aldi Folding bike - 6th August.

Most alu bikes in the world are produced by the Chinese Fuji-ta (Battle): https://www.fuji-ta.com/folding-bikes I wouldn't say most but they are the biggest bicycle manufacturer in the world by volume and an absolutely huge player. They have factories in China, Vietnam and Cambodia as well as somew...
by Bonzo Banana
8 Aug 2020, 10:42pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: ebikes on BBC Click
Replies: 25
Views: 1096

Re: ebikes on BBC Click

I've got such a motor and it has a 250W legal mode, which has sustained power of about 250W and peak maybe 500-600W. Most ebikes have peak wattage around 400W or more even if sustained is 250W, a grey area if you ask me. Basically the bike is limited to about 16mph in the 250W mode but can get up t...
by Bonzo Banana
4 Aug 2020, 11:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 66
Views: 10320

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

Phil Bailey, what type of bike for conversion only 9mm QR's are suitable, through axle are no good. Your weight and how steep a hill ? Fitting a rear hub wheel isn't often just a drop in solution, one has to also think about adding a torque arm to prevent motor hub spinning out of the D/O's, though...
by Bonzo Banana
31 Jul 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New to e bikes needing advice
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: New to e bikes needing advice

Personally I'm not keen on that Woosh bike, seems to have some low grade components like a DNP freewheel. Something I would actively avoid. Can't help wondering if you are after light assistance if you wouldn't be better off with a Swytch kit. You can then choose the bike you want or use an existing...
by Bonzo Banana
25 Jul 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths
Replies: 56
Views: 1545

Re: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths

I agree, better to be on the road. Possibly but then you are sucking down all those toxic fumes from vehicles. Some people are just morons they have no consideration for others and will quite happily block a path. Before this covid situation I would see the same in supermarkets where people would b...
by Bonzo Banana
22 Jul 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: I am looking for a smartcharger
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: I am looking for a smartcharger

Are you talking about a Bosch powerpack 400 battery or something else? In what way is your current charger too much?
by Bonzo Banana
17 Jul 2020, 2:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Halfords - threatened store closures
Replies: 41
Views: 1081

Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

When I click onto the shopping option on google I still get other companies before the halfords option using that search parameter. I would have expected the page to be full of pedals available at halfords and not see the other companies. When I do the search in my previous post I get the screen be...
by Bonzo Banana
16 Jul 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: ebikes on BBC Click
Replies: 25
Views: 1096

Re: ebikes on BBC Click

Is hub drive illegal like stodd says? That's not on https://www.gov.uk/electric-bike-rules or other summaries I've seen. Indeed hub drives are most certainly not generally illegal. However the big direct drive hub kits (often rated 750 or 1000w) are (almost **) illegal, because they exceed the 250w...
by Bonzo Banana
13 Jul 2020, 6:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Halfords - threatened store closures
Replies: 41
Views: 1081

Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Sometimes to know what products are available at Halfords you will have to go directly to the Halfords site, I doubt that surprises many people but just shows the power of companies like google. How about including site restriction in the search, eg: http://www.google.com/search?q=site:https://www....
by Bonzo Banana
13 Jul 2020, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: B’Twin Triban 500
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: B’Twin Triban 500

Thx. Do you know what the steerer length is You'll need to measure the length of your headtube but if you are buying new forks the steerer tube would normally be overly long so you could cut to size. I don't think there is as much variation with fork blade length with road bikes as mountain bikes I...
by Bonzo Banana
13 Jul 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Halfords - threatened store closures
Replies: 41
Views: 1081

Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Seems to be related to losses in the car related business and products, seems a bit too pro-active to me, couldn't they focus more on culling unprofitable lines and perhaps centre a bit more on the growing ebike market. Seems like ebikes could do with a bit more space in the stores. I get a bit fed ...
by Bonzo Banana
13 Jul 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Neverspoons App
Replies: 80
Views: 1630

Re: Neverspoons App

I bet W's make more money from their sales of high margin soft drinks than anything else. Possibly but I just go with the free soda water myself, very nice and refreshing often with a bit of lemon or lime added and ice cubes and completely free in Wetherspoons or I should say free if you are orderi...
by Bonzo Banana
13 Jul 2020, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Neverspoons App
Replies: 80
Views: 1630

Re: Neverspoons App

I bet W's make more money from their sales of high margin soft drinks than anything else. Possibly but I just go with the free soda water myself, very nice and refreshing often with a bit of lemon or lime added and ice cubes and completely free in Wetherspoons or I should say free if you are orderi...