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by hemo
14 Jun 2019, 11:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 28
Views: 670

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

HDB all the way for me and all six of my e-bikes have them, no stretching cables or adjusting and no poor brake performance. Better still they all use the same BO1S Shimano pad and I bought about 10 pairs of pads for £1.05 a pair from China and they work as well as genuine pads. In my kit I alweays ...
by hemo
14 Jun 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 54
Views: 4147

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

My BBS01 is nearly 5 years old and just gone through it's second controller failure, the controllers are small and prone to failure so have now ripped out the controller and electrics. Now I have fitted an exteranal 22a KT controller and associated electrics and it is all up and running again now wi...
by hemo
14 Jun 2019, 11:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jokes about murder.
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: Jokes about murder.

Problem is some loony tune will likely act on such stupid remarks whether in jest or not, someone will look up to these as a role model :shock: .
by hemo
14 Jun 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: ReTyre Modular tyres and riese and muller charger
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: ReTyre Modular tyres and riese and muller charger

Joe for snakebike punctures (running tubes) then you have to make sure psi isn't low and avoid pot holes and kerbing with inadequate pressure, with low psi the tube is compressed hard against the inner central rim when you hit a the edge of a kerb, pot hole or other ridge.
by hemo
11 Jun 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Freego Wren - electrical-assist not working
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Freego Wren - electrical-assist not working

The disc has splines that should grip the tapered axle shaft with time they can break off or lose grip, you can put a wind or two of tape on the shaft then press fit the disc back on or use an epoxy glue like Gorilla Epoxy. How you prevent the disc from slipping doesn't matter all that matters is it...
by hemo
10 Jun 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to raise UK cut-off speed
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Petition to raise UK cut-off speed

Simply won't happen.
by hemo
7 Jun 2019, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Wheel tru" truing stand
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: "Wheel tru" truing stand

Being a cheap skate I check the rim true on my bike's by simply using a cable tie as a soft pointer on the stay adj to rims side, cut the tail off to the desired length. For my needs it works well if and when an adjustment may be required on the bike, the tie is left in place and simply rotated out ...
by hemo
3 Jun 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Katour disc pads
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Katour disc pads

Best to post a pic of your pads as likely they are made by Clarkes, Promax or somebody else.
by hemo
25 May 2019, 9:02am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Crossfire Ebike Tubeless Tyre
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Crossfire Ebike Tubeless Tyre

I just ordered the size as per that marked on the tire sidewall. Will that be OK? Yes the logical thing to do,order the appropriate size that matches your tyre size as a with a normal tube. I use 700c and ordered so, no issues with usage or fitting. They mainly use a Presta valve but believe Schrad...
by hemo
24 May 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Freego Wren - electrical-assist not working
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Freego Wren - electrical-assist not working

Chain coming off inboard can also cause issues.
by hemo
24 May 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Crossfire Ebike Tubeless Tyre
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Crossfire Ebike Tubeless Tyre

The Gaadi ends are quite thick/ reinforced for strength I guess , when fitted you may feel a slight lumpy section where the tube ends meet when riding otherwise they are a great idea for rear hug motor wheel. Price wise quite expensive but I have no issue paying for a pair and the ease of replacing ...
by hemo
23 May 2019, 11:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Crossfire Ebike Tubeless Tyre
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Crossfire Ebike Tubeless Tyre

I doubt the rims are Tl ready so probably not a good idea and a tyre might burp off the rim. On the rear a good option is to use a Gaadi tube (these are double ended), I use one on my rear hub bike and also carry a spare and find them excellant. No need to remove wheel, just the need to remove tyre ...
by hemo
23 May 2019, 11:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Freego Wren - electrical-assist not working
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Freego Wren - electrical-assist not working

PAS is cadence sensor and magnet ring, they are located either on RHS or LHS of the bottom bracket. Some PAS sensors also have a small Red led that blinks as it passes the magnet poles. Turn the bike upside down check the magnet ring, make sure it is not spinning on the axle. It should be static and...
by hemo
21 May 2019, 9:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2058

Re: dozey pedestrians

You can't educate ejits.
by hemo
18 May 2019, 9:40am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bike key style "ignition"
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: E-Bike key style "ignition"

The Julet's are moulded so not a diy operation, the only diy way of using a julet is to have the correct pin outs on one with a flex tail to solder/shrink to join. The the other problem is identifying the pin out action of each pin in the julet. Keyed throtles have differing wire counts depending on...