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by hemo
23 Oct 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 115
Views: 4615

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

Although in most eyes he is a cyclist but if deemed the bike conversion doesn't comply with law then he is no longer a cyclist but a moped rider and should be viewed as.
by hemo
23 Oct 2019, 11:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for!
Replies: 52
Views: 9215

Re: Something new to watch out for!

I love the idea, but idiots like this, are going to end up causing issues, which are going to end up causing legislation, which will put ordinary folk ( the sort who we increasingly need to be using these bikes ) off doing so. Legislation is already in place and covered by the law. Pedelecs with 25...
by hemo
23 Oct 2019, 11:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 115
Views: 4615

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

The prosecution case I read it as is he likely was riding an unregistered e bike/moped class ( not a bicycle or pedelec ), one that was capable of greater then the assisted legal pedelec speed and most likely more then 250w rated motor. Added to this he caused/attributed to the death of a pedestrian...
by hemo
22 Oct 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 115
Views: 4615

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

I think this shows that if you break the technical regulations then they will throw the book at you. I agree that the prosecution does not seem to understand that’s-bikes don’t have speed limits, just limits on how fast you can go with electric assistance. S - ped bikes are allowed up to 500w motor...
by hemo
22 Oct 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 115
Views: 4615

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

Nathan Rasiah, prosecuting, told the court: “In this case the evidence suggests it was travelling in excess of the road limit and the limit for the bike. The speed limit doesn't apply to cycles. Anyone know if it's 20mph or 30 mph on this road? I don't think exceeding 30 mph unassisted would be eas...
by hemo
22 Oct 2019, 12:09am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Chinese kit - maximum rotational speed
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Chinese kit - maximum rotational speed

You have to remove from both ends of the controller the two top screws then pry of the top lid, at the rear of the pcb is a capacitor if it says 50v then it will blow with 48v. If it says 63v then you can use 48v.
by hemo
20 Oct 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater

My Riese and Muller Supercharger got a similar soaking when I rode through a flooded dip in the road. I went on to cycle another 25 miles no problems so I wouldn't worry. I'm afraid that if there is water ingress it could take quite a long time before the issues really start to show. Hopefully they...
by hemo
20 Oct 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Replacement battery for e-bike (different voltage and Amp hours), will it work?
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Replacement battery for e-bike (different voltage and Amp hours), will it work?

£400 is expensive, go to Jimmy at ebikebatteries .co.uk for quality cells at a cheaper price for re-celling. I endorse that: I've never used Jimmy, but (almost?) everybody on the Pedalecs forum who has praises the service and value. I used Jimmy two years ago after my brother recommended him, a day...
by hemo
20 Oct 2019, 12:35am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater

The warranty won't be void if you don't tell them, if a warranty issue does arise you tell them it can get very wet in the area you ride. Good thing now if an issue occurs out of warranty is ' The Bearing Man' Peter Collard at Performancelinebearings.com can sort out issues with overhauls to any of ...
by hemo
20 Oct 2019, 12:22am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Replacement battery for e-bike (different voltage and Amp hours), will it work?
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Replacement battery for e-bike (different voltage and Amp hours), will it work?

I'd go to The Electric Transport Company (who have branches in York, Cambridge and elsewhere) to get your existing one re-celled. They replaced the cells in my battery 7 years ago and it's still holding charge well and stably. Not cheap - cost about £400 for a 24V system - but I think it's a qualit...
by hemo
19 Oct 2019, 10:04am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater

Mid drive motor should be ok but not what they have been designed for, what they don't like is water under pressure as some do when cleaning /hosing down then it can get in to and beyond the bearings. Thanks. I don't have a pressure washer, or even a hose. I was just a bit concerned because the pla...
by hemo
18 Oct 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater

Mid drive motor should be ok but not what they have been designed for, what they don't like is water under pressure as some do when cleaning /hosing down then it can get in to and beyond the bearings.
by hemo
16 Oct 2019, 12:35am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: best conversion kit
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: best conversion kit

AFAIK Electic Bike Conversions motors are 250w. I thought they should be ok without and strengthening. Happens I have steel forks. Steel forks are ideal for 250w so no Torque arms are needed, just make sure axle nuts are nice and tight. Two main reasons for T/A's is to prevent axle rotation in soft...
by hemo
16 Oct 2019, 12:29am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 6283

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

I got very frustrated with Panda after buying a kit a couple of years ago, mismatched connectors, a battery that was entirely unsuited to my application (which I had discussed extensively by email beforehand), and the charger stopped working shortly after purchase. They were very prompt in replying...
by hemo
15 Oct 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

I have had success with tape a bit wider than the rim inner. It spreads up the walls at touch. If you are looking at "proper" tubeless tape you can buy similar stuff from ebay for much less. Look for yellow Tesa tape in 10m rolls. Tesa tape worked well for me on my Arkose when converted t...