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by hemo
25 Jun 2019, 11:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Surly LHT e-bike conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Surly LHT e-bike conversion

The TDZS is a different beast compared the BBS01 or 02 being that it is torque multiplier drive like Bosch and other mid drives.
Th BBS is a cadence drive range wise The TDZS will give more range from the sme battery.
by hemo
25 Jun 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Surly LHT e-bike conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Surly LHT e-bike conversion

Cassette hub motors are plenty strong enough you will not break one. The issue is finding a 250w labelled hub motor as most are 350w labelled. The hub motor linked to is the same as a Yose hub and is I believe made by Bafang, the RPM rating will max out at about 15mph. Weight will be about 2.8 - 3.3...
by hemo
23 Jun 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do you have a bike cam
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Do you have a bike cam

Generally most only record for 1-2 hrs, ok for a short ride.
The Fly's for much longer several hrs, I have had two rear Fly's and both have failed on me.

Bike mounted for me, helmet mounted seems crazy. As already mentioned injury happens to the best of people/sportsman.
by hemo
20 Jun 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

That's the problem 4mph for paths and 8mph for road use is abused on paths and pedestrian areas.
by hemo
20 Jun 2019, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Gear (alignment) woes!
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Hub Gear (alignment) woes!

The only alignment I do with my Alfine 8 is recommended with bike in 4th, align the two Yellow marks by adjusting cable length/tension. Firstly though check you chain length is right, I use the Shimano guide when chain is placed on the chain ring/sprocket and the ends meet I add two more links. All ...
by hemo
19 Jun 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

I must admit I have been looking into this my self because my health has been deteriorating in recent years and was looking into buying some kind of 'electrified wheel' with a throttle for days when I don't feel well enough to pedal, fitted to my spare bike, but I must admit this business with the ...
by hemo
19 Jun 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

Mobility scooters are meant to have a max 6kmh/4mph speed limit for path usage where as pedelecs are allowed 15.5pmh/25kmh.

The rules/law is to differentiate between pedal assist cycles and light mopeds, one has to have pedals the other is purely twist throttle powered.
by hemo
19 Jun 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

There have been a few cases where a wheel chair bound user has converted their wheelchair in to a trike type affair with the addition of a front wheel add on conversion kit which are throttle only, in these cases the user has no lower limbs or suffers paralysis so resort to the set up to be able to ...
by hemo
19 Jun 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

Skyhawk nearly all kits use PAS as this is the EU/UK legal status for a pedelec even for those with any form of disability, the PAS in most cases is just a simple hall sensor wired to the controller and activated by magnet disc as is passes the sensor. The law does not make allowances for disability...
by hemo
19 Jun 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

For a twist throttle or thumb throttle only it is not an EAPC/pedelec but under law becomes a light moped class Le1a. I thought this was date related, before some time (2016?) these were legal. If so then does the date relate to the bike or the conversion? If the conversion then like me your conver...
by hemo
19 Jun 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

Yes and no. For a twist throttle or thumb throttle only it is not an EAPC/pedelec but under law becomes a light moped class. Legally will need type aprroval/MSVA testing, number plate, insurnace & wear a crash helmet, etc etc. Getting one approved means a lot of work with tyres,brakes, lights &a...
by hemo
18 Jun 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 152
Views: 3663

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Yet another Zombie pedestrian's brainwashed to be fixated to their tech, these idiots need to take full responsibility for their stupidity and actions.
by hemo
18 Jun 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 152
Views: 3663

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Sounds like the typical stereotype of person who is unable to accept responsibility for their own actions and set out to make other take the blame for, I hope the guy counters her actions by counter suing her for his injuries and trauma that he sustained. I'm afraid these people with their faces stu...
by hemo
18 Jun 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 12252

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

Fitted the PX Geoffs to my 700c Boardman last week and what a pleasure to ride with, ride position was a bit too upright for me so added a 160mm stem that suited me better. Fitted the Ergon GP2's I had on the old bars and very pleased with the new set up. May consider doing the e-kit mtb now as well...
by hemo
18 Jun 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 64
Views: 3107

Re: incident with police driver

A good response from motor plod, you were obviously in his thoughts so sounds like apology was graciously accepted.