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by hemo
17 Feb 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on Jack Taylor Bikes Please
Replies: 24
Views: 686

Re: Advice on Jack Taylor Bikes Please

I know money can be an incentive but if it were my late fathers or G/fathers push bike I would keep it as it is a special heirloom.
by hemo
17 Feb 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 42
Views: 1150

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

The Tesco near me has push bike parking but the frames are a bit rubbish about 12" high one end and about 2'6" the other end.
The Sainsburys super store has about 10 push bike frames and the smaller town store has none but there are push bike stands near by provided by the local council.
by hemo
16 Feb 2020, 1:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 42
Views: 1150

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

Lidl and the like are very competitive and a damn site cheaper then the big four, 12 items in Sainsbury's cost me £18 the same equivalent twelve in Lidl £8.52. But the discounters rarely have all the items on a shopping list, so you lose that £9.50 worth in time travelling to and walking round a se...
by hemo
15 Feb 2020, 11:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 42
Views: 1150

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

My local lidl 15 min walk or as I prefer a 3 or 4 min cycle has no dedicated cycle parking nor does the Iceland next door so I chain it to their display board. A newish built Ex Morrisons has facilities in town, rumour in local rag is Aldi may be about to utilise it. Lidl and the like are very compe...
by hemo
11 Feb 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Conversion issues
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Conversion issues

Buying controllers separately is common among kit builders though you are always best to buy any ancillaries from the same supplier for compatibility, so led or lcd and PAS. The only decision is how neat you want the install and have to choose between the more waterproof cabling type connection and ...
by hemo
11 Feb 2020, 5:04pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: E bike conversion

The Yose rear hubs aren't optimally wound for hill climbing as they are approx. 280 - 300rpm hubs, this makes for inefficient power transfer when a steep hill is encountered. A better hill climbing hub needs to be < 230rpm so that less power/watts is turned to heat to make it more efficient. Ideally...
by hemo
11 Feb 2020, 9:14am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: E bike conversion

I know nothing about the Yosepower kit but in their specs linked to by Philig they claim 30Nm torque whilst Bafang mid drive claim 80Nm, Bosch and other big names are all claiming 70Nm+ You have to take the quoted Nm rating with a pinch of salt as the figures are indirect drive that has to transfer...
by hemo
9 Feb 2020, 11:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bleedin’ Hydraulic
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Bleedin’ Hydraulic

If the reservoir has any air space then upturning causes it to travel along the brake line to the highest point (calliper), the air tends to stay in the line and not enter the calliper. Inverting bike again it should eventually rise back up to the reservoir if the lever is pumped enough, gently tapp...
by hemo
9 Feb 2020, 10:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2 cross OK for road bike wheels?
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: 2 cross OK for road bike wheels?

I use 2x on two of my ebike 700c rear hubs without issues, both used for towing and panniers. 2x is the max option available to me as the hub diameter doesn't allow 3x because of poor spoke entry angle in to the nipple.
by hemo
9 Feb 2020, 12:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Harassment
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: Harrasmennt

It's not hard to upset a buttock-orifice.
by hemo
8 Feb 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: E bike conversion

Yose kits are cheap and use KT (Kuenteng) controller kits, the kits are custom kits but look basically the same as other vendors. The hub I'm 100% sure whether it is a custom Bafang hub or another hub copy. The kit's from Yose have had some issues in use and can only think it is the KT side of the k...
by hemo
5 Feb 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: E bike conversion

Not all geared hubs are freewheel there are many cassette versions. As to stripping planet gears this is more in the domain of over volting or supplying far to much current, I have yet to damage planet gears with correct use of gearing. D/D hubs are another game and all illegal as most are 1kw or mo...
by hemo
4 Feb 2020, 1:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: E bike conversion

In the main I'm biased towards rear hub as never had any big issued with the ones I own and maintenance is easy to perform if you have to open them for greasing or change a sealed bearing. I have a BBS01 and it has let me down twice with failed controllers, as Stodd has mentioned there are other aft...
by hemo
4 Feb 2020, 1:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I found keys lying in the road today
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: I found keys lying in the road today

Like facey thing the 'next door' neighbourhood website is a good place to post locally.
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by hemo
4 Feb 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 1680

Re: Toolkit pliers?

I carry a lezyne mighty/mini morph pump I think it is called with a Schrader valve, with Presta's I carry a couple of small brass adapters which simply screw on the presta. They sit in with the puncture kit and are cheap to buy.