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by hemo
23 Sep 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Woosh e bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Woosh e bikes

The only issue with Woosh is like other online dealers, one can't test ride or try the bike for fit. That said CS form them is brilliant as is sending out spares, they arrive almost before you have breckie the next day.
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Electric Bikes Under £1000?
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Best Electric Bikes Under £1000?

A 1k ebike isn't going to have top end components, more like Alivio or low end group set stuff.
Some will opt for crappy cable disc brakes and cheap £50/£60 forks.
Have a look at Woosh bikes or something like the NVM Moscow.
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: E bike conversion

Woosh usually use low rpm hubs, they are nice people to speak to so ask for Tony or Andy and they will give you the low down on the hubs. Yosepower now use I believe 201 rpm hubs as opposed to the 270/300 rpm ones, personally speaking the speed controllers do not give as nice a ride as current/torqu...
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?

Decathlon have great CS and if one doesn't like the bike can get a full refund within one calendar year on the bike.
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 5:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Humber Men’s Bike
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Humber Men’s Bike

Plenty of spares for it can be used from nearly any manufacturer, parts will be generic and available from many many outlets. At £24 a real bargain, looks ok to me in the pic. A knowledgeable biker who does his own maintenance could give it a once over in an hour to adjust/check brakes and grease al...
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 11:39am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?

Suntour system is known for reliability issues even though some components have been upgraded the system still uses the same TS BB which is the main Achilles heel. Suntour doesn't use a generic battery system so in future years battery replacement will be a lot more expensive then a generic fit all ...
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 11:26am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: E bike conversion

Always opt for geared hub motor that is one that has an internal clutch that allows the hub to freewheel with out power in low gears, Direct drive hubs do not all ow this. Rpm/ winding speed has been mentioned, the speed issue is neither here or there. they can be set to remain legal. What is import...
by hemo
21 Sep 2020, 10:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice on which step through bike
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Advice on which step through bike

Ebikes don't do light circa 22- 25kg is the norm.

Ebikes direct.
Woosh bikes.
Wisper bikes.
Juicy bikes.

Woosh are mail order only, unless in Southend where they have a shop business warehouse where they build their bikes.
by hemo
21 Sep 2020, 10:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?

Probably look at a step thru ebike. £1500 is a good figure and should cover quite a few bikes for that price. Two drives to consider for her but best she tries both out first for personnel preference. Hub drive mainly cadence sensor the PAS set up only requires gentle or ghost pedalling to move alon...
by hemo
21 Sep 2020, 9:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Fitting a bb motor after market
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Fitting a bb motor after market

After market BB mid drive motors are available, just a few to name and available.
Tongsheng TDSZ.
Bafang BBS.
Aikema.
Mxus.
Lingbei.
Gospade.
Yalu.
by hemo
19 Sep 2020, 11:12am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?

Any speed is down to setting the lcd limit and how fast one can pedal, one will see better acceleration and power on inclines as the max current will be released.
by hemo
15 Sep 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: E bike conversion

One needs to say what the bike use and terrain may be.
Hub motors come in various winding speeds or Rpm, for fast riding on flattish terrain then go for a high wound hub. If the terrain takes in inclines then one needs a lower wound slower rpm hub.
by hemo
14 Sep 2020, 10:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?

Derestricting the wattage probably also allows more current to flow, if so then yes range will suffer.
If the controller is rated as 22 or 25a max then I would think in 250w mode current draw will be 15 -17a and then derestriction will also release more current.
by hemo
9 Sep 2020, 8:22pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2020 Tour de France
Replies: 103
Views: 3741

Re: 2020 Tour de France

In the build up today it was mentioned that four teams had one staff member prove positive, now each of those teams now only require one more positive test and they are out.
by hemo
8 Sep 2020, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?
Replies: 65
Views: 2450

Re: Gears: are 3x setups extinct?

I picked up a nice 3x front derailleur from SJS for less them £12, the Sunrace model for use with a 48t triple. Fitted it works smoothly and better then the old worn XT model it replaced, for the budget price I'm chuffed with it.