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by hemo
17 Jul 2018, 8:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: wisper 705SE ebike repair
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: wisper 705SE ebike repair

Generally with little use with e - bikes it tends to always be a battery issue. The batteries aren't designed to be left sitting doing little, they are best used regularly and often. Also bad for them is to be left in a fully charged state for months on end, it is always best when not in use regular...
by hemo
14 Jul 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Any advice on buying an E-assist folding bike ?
Replies: 22
Views: 772

Re: e-bike, is this the right place to ask

30 mph assist speed is illegal yes, as with most China kits and some OEM hub bikes the speed can be adjusted in user settings hidden menu. As I stated it was for a one off test to see what it's capability was. All of my ebikes are set to 17mph/27mph as this is deemed legal allowing for the 10% over...
by hemo
12 Jul 2018, 6:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1359

Re: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions

You got some compo and a fixed bike, as long as your happy with the outcome then all that well - ends well.
I wish you well for the future and be careful out there.
by hemo
12 Jul 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: wisper 705SE ebike repair
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: wisper 705SE ebike repair

No dealings personally. David Miall is as you say Director/MD, owner the boss. He is a regular contributor on Pedelecs UK forum and takes the success of his business seriously. He is always there to help Wisper users out, including buyers of used Wisper bikes. He carries spares for all models includ...
by hemo
12 Jul 2018, 12:14am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: wisper 705SE ebike repair
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: wisper 705SE ebike repair

Seems a bit strange as a Wisper dealer I would have thought they must have suitable charger lying a round. The handle bar display lights indicate to me a possible battery issue so being six years old , battery diagnosis would be my first port of call,, a weak cell group in particular. If voltage on ...
by hemo
11 Jul 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: wisper 705SE ebike repair
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: wisper 705SE ebike repair

David Miall is usually well and truly on the ball and is very proactive about his bike brand. I suspect the battery charger was required to check it's voltage input and output which is easily done at home with a volt meter to ensure all is well. Although you say the battery is fully charged sometime...
by hemo
8 Jul 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5327

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

A distant bell pinging some yards away isn't a sudden noise but just a distant noise, it's sudden up close noise that tends to spook them, a bell ping doesn't upset the horse but alerts the rider someone is approaching. It is the tone and loudness of sudden noise that tend to spook horses, though my...
by hemo
8 Jul 2018, 11:16am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?
Replies: 22
Views: 572

Re: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?

Ebike tax what about horse tax then as well.

Like all ev vehicles bikes/ebieks are zero VED rated due to not causing pollution on the road.
by hemo
8 Jul 2018, 11:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5327

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

I am quite surprised the horse rider chose to ride on a section of road where a race was being staged.I find many horse riders arrogant,and few acknowledge any attempt to steer clear of their steeds.I am surprised that the horse rider left a gap to their left,as this can encourage hazardous conduct...
by hemo
5 Jul 2018, 5:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Battery query from complete newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Battery query from complete newbie

When in stand by mode by turning off handlebar display then yes once parked up turn the battery switch off as well, some batteries may trickle drain all the time they are connected live to the controller (the brains) of the bike. As regards to bike oepration and power assist modes, bike software hav...
by hemo
30 Jun 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pinnacle Arkose 1 with Claris - Any Good
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Pinnacle Arkose 1 with Claris - Any Good

I recently got an Arkose 2 Tiagra Group set, very pleased with it. Last time I had a drop bar bike was some 35 years ago or more. £800 for ex display model and good value I thought for its weight of 10.3 kg. The narrow bars are very different to the wide 650- 700mm flats I use on my hybrid and mtb b...
by hemo
30 Jun 2018, 11:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1359

Re: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions

The father interfering isn't right, can't see how his insurance will cough up for his daughter's accident unless it is a multi cover one, me thinks the father is playing for time and keeping you sweet and that eventually it will be swept under the carpet. One way or another seek professional help an...
by hemo
27 Jun 2018, 2:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1359

Re: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions

Let the insurers deal with it, he is not willing to give details go thru another source. Trade union, house insurance etc etc, do it legally it's not just your bike . Think of yourself as well just in case (god forbid) that in a few month's or more you may become unwell from an undiagnosed injury ca...
by hemo
27 Jun 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: How would an e-bike help?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: How would an e-bike help?

Hub bikes ride different to Mid drive bikes. Hub bikes use a cadence/pas assist sensor where as mid drive like bosch/yamaha/steps etc use a torque drive both give a totally different riding experience. My hub bikes, mine has 5 assist levels and I only use level 3 - 5 dependant on the inclines I come...
by hemo
27 Jun 2018, 9:51am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Would an e-bike work for this commute? (Please help avoid 2nd car!)
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Would an e-bike work for this commute? (Please help avoid 2nd car!)

With my heavy (25 - 28kg) ebike on a 50 -70 mile ride my average speed ranges from 12 - 14mph even with a higher speed cut off. I don't have strong legs for power riding and my cadence isn't high at best about 78rpm. My hybrid town/commute bike I can ride above the 15.5mph cut off by upping the assi...