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by hemo
11 Dec 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Legal Mid drive kit
Replies: 21
Views: 936

Re: Road Legal Mid drive kit

The OEM bikes using Bosch, Yamaha & Steps being the three main players won't lower their prices but eventually may have to once the Bafang equivalent OEM bikes become more common place, at the mo they are few and far between but should in time become available.
by hemo
10 Dec 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 41
Views: 1235

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

Fogstar wholesale is a UK seller selling genuine cells as are Wholesale 18650.UK.
Both much cheaper then Nkon, Fogstar get good reviews for CS on vape sites.
by hemo
10 Dec 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: buying a used eBike?
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: buying a used eBike?

Issue with a battery you will never know how it has been looked after during it's life so if older then 2 years old a new battery should be factored in to the used price, you can't always take the sellers word as face value.
Bosch are able to carry out diagnostic's on their batteries.
by hemo
10 Dec 2019, 2:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 112
Views: 4371

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

The most common after affect I have is a sore arm for up to 36hrs or so. I wouldn't wish Flu on any one but a worst enemy (so far can't think of one), though can be defined from a bad cold. The simple inabililty to stand and walk let a lone crawl is a good sign, only once can I think this has occurr...
by hemo
10 Dec 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sticky shifter
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Sticky shifter

Have you though of using graphite powder for lubing much better then WD or dry chain lube.
by hemo
7 Dec 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1753

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

The eBike I bought cost £1500. The bike itself was beautifully made of really good components, rack, stand, led lights, hydraulic disks and worth every penny of £800. The Bosch Motor and battery is probably £700 worth so to me its good value. It would easily cope with a 30 mile round trip every day...
by hemo
4 Dec 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1753

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

freeflow wrote:Only if you have a front or rear wheel drive.


Yes quite correct has to be a hub drive.
by hemo
4 Dec 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1753

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

Does the law say a pedalec has to be physically coupled between pedals and wheel? What happens if the pedals are just free rotating but enable the motor? Not in so many words, all that pedelecs law states is that pedals must be rotated to enable power ( ie, no twist and go throttle). One advantage ...
by hemo
3 Dec 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 22
Views: 1211

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

I have a the PlanetX Geoff bars on two bikes, the comfort level I find is excellent. No hand, wrist or arm numbing at all.
The issue is extending cables or hydraulic lines.
by hemo
2 Dec 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: my new beast
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: my new beast

As long as your motor is rated 250w and marked the police can't doing anything as it is legal, a motor marked otherwise (higher) is in law illegal. Unlikely you will be fined or prosecuted though you may be given a warning or bike confiscated if caught, unless involved in an accident and the police ...
by hemo
1 Dec 2019, 11:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: my new beast
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: my new beast

My 250w at 25a is legally a 250w hub as that is what it is stamped as, it can put out about 700w at 36v.In the reg's there are no guidelines to the current you can use only that he motor has to be 250w rated. When I run it at 48v I see about 850 - 900w. The law is law motor has to be 250w rated and ...
by hemo
1 Dec 2019, 11:09am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: my new beast
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: my new beast

You don't need over powered illegal bikes/trikes for shopping or hauling whether using panniers or a trailer.
A good 250w motor (esp hub) with a higher amperage controller 20 - 25a and a battery capable of 25a/30a continuous output will easily do the job, which is what I use.
by hemo
30 Nov 2019, 10:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New front lights
Replies: 33
Views: 1269

Re: New front lights

Lezyne do a STZVO range.
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lezyne-lite-dr ... igodigital

I'm using a STZVO I got from Aliexp cost was about £12-£15 but needs an external battery source, my one is wired to my ebike along with a wired rear light.
by hemo
30 Nov 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any suggestions for a good front camera?
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Any suggestions for a good front camera?

All the ones I have tried mostly (cheapies sub £40) and even the Fly 6 all suffered with light flare out, most are good or very good in day light but night filming is another issue esp rearward recording. I have a Kaiser Baas x100 coming (sub £30) another Gopro type to mount as a rear camera, not su...
by hemo
28 Nov 2019, 12:34am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Newer Bafang CST hub options.
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Newer Bafang CST hub options.

Bafang have two newer hub motors out now. The G310:250DC with 10 sp cassette capability and coming in at 2.5kg weight, rated for up to 50nm and 25a capability. Price is £147 delivered though expect import duty on top of £25/30 via DHL/FedEx/UPS. Hubs are 36v/230 or 250 rpm no load speed so about 201...