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by hemo
20 Oct 2021, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" e-wheel?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: 26" e-wheel?

A pic or two of the BB may show that a Bafang or Tongsheng mid drive may work if a std type BB is used.
by hemo
18 Oct 2021, 1:16pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: crank vs hub power
Replies: 25
Views: 1480

Re: crank vs hub power

Both have their virtues and both work.
I have hubs and can't fault them where as my BBS mid drive has not been great.
I Tongsheng my be a future buy and a 48v 250w model would be my preferred choice esp on a longtail.
by hemo
17 Oct 2021, 11:35am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Cargo bikes, which designs give the best ‘bang per buck’ ?
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Cargo bikes, which designs give the best ‘bang per buck’ ?

An 8 freight on ebay at the mo at £1100 starting and a UTE ending tonight currently at £430 & £70 p&p if not in the south or S/W.

Also a CF large trailer on the bay as well at £100 no offers on it at the mo.
by hemo
16 Oct 2021, 9:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Cargo bikes, which designs give the best ‘bang per buck’ ?
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Cargo bikes, which designs give the best ‘bang per buck’ ?

I like the Mike burrows designed 8 freight and would much prefer the cargo behind me, Yuba mundo or Kona ute may be another option but the for a low platform base is preferred for over size or bulky stuff. For stability I use a carry freedom larg e for thus reason.
by hemo
14 Oct 2021, 11:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: British Eagle Touristique?
Replies: 32
Views: 15127

Re: British Eagle Touristique?

It wasn't me.
by hemo
12 Oct 2021, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: British Eagle Touristique?
Replies: 32
Views: 15127

Re: British Eagle Touristique?

Currently an unmolested original on ebay at the mo £1.01.
by hemo
12 Oct 2021, 3:54pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: How much is my Dads Bike worth
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: How much is my Dads Bike worth

The ultimate test ride for a battery is to find a decent hill and power up it in turbo mode, high current under load will soon see if it falls short.
by hemo
11 Oct 2021, 11:03pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: How much is my Dads Bike worth
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: How much is my Dads Bike worth

If it is a bosh battery then afaik up to 50/60 quid, if a print out say's is still has > 90 - 95% capacity then it is a stronger selling point. With a generic non CANbus battery one can't give any diagnostics so it is far more of a gamble.
The valuation is just a guideline and in the current market values are likely to be a bit higher. A savvy buyer who knows about pedelecs with go low, a newbie to the scene will not have much of an idea.
by hemo
11 Oct 2021, 7:57pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: How much is my Dads Bike worth
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: How much is my Dads Bike worth

Value will be 35% of the price paid (for a 2 y/o bike) then minus the cost of a replacement battery. One can never tell how long the battery will last for after 2 years as the the history of it's maintenance will be non traceable, if a bosh bike battery then a dealer with the equipment can carry out battery diagnostics with a print out.
by hemo
11 Oct 2021, 7:51pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: How much is my Dads Bike worth
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: How much is my Dads Bike worth

As the site is pedelecs uk forum then the proper name for an ebike is a pedelec. A pedelec is a legal 250w/25kmh assisted electric push bike, an ebike is a name given to any other bike that isn't legal.
by hemo
11 Oct 2021, 10:37am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: AJ Bell tour.
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: AJ Bell tour.

I watched the first 4 stages and was working so wasn't able to catch the other highlights.
by hemo
11 Oct 2021, 10:36am
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Lightweight under £1800
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Lightweight under £1800

My Pinnacle gravel is about 10.2kg, the kit I added is 2.5kg with battery, the extras I add for a longer rider take the final all up bike weight inc drinks to about 15kg.
by hemo
9 Oct 2021, 11:49am
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Newbie needing advice on best bike/s for my health circumstances
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Newbie needing advice on best bike/s for my health circumstances

As regards to Wisper I have no link or interest in the company as an individual, the info I offer is to correct the mis concept and missinformation often spouted out on forums and social media concerning that twist and go pedelecs are not allowed.
DVLA do allow such bikes which fall in to a 250wlpm sub category of 250w pedelecs classified as Low Powered Mopeds, these do away with all licensing requirements bar that the bike is tested initially at a testing station to meet the requirements.
One of course doesn't have to rely on Wisper to do the work any one with a bike that complies can take it to a testing station ( approx. 6 in the UK) and pay the £55 fee or as I mentioned Wisper will do this for you at a fee.
They use to take the bikes to a Southampton testing station now I believe they have found one nearer to home who now can conduct the test and necessary paper work.

Any bike that does not conform to 25km/h limit or motor power limit of max 250w rated falls outside of the requirements and then need registering as a full moped with all the legalities required as a moped/motorcycle.
by hemo
9 Oct 2021, 11:35am
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Newbie needing advice on best bike/s for my health circumstances
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Newbie needing advice on best bike/s for my health circumstances

Wisper bikes in 7 oaks, kent sell legal ebikes that can use throttle/twist and go, so one doesn't have to pedal if unable to or get very tired.
They arrange for the bike to be tested at a MSVA centre and then it is issued with a legal certificate of conformity to be used as a pedelec on roads, the bikes use a 250w rated motor and are still 25km/h limited.
It is issued under the 250w lpm category, Wisper charge about £195 on top of a bike price for the service. No tax, no number plate, no road insurance or motorcycle helmet are needed. Only bikes tested and that conform/meet the MSVA regulations are allowed to be used as such.
Speak to your local Wisper agent/dealer or contact Wisper direct in Kent and opt for the 700wh battery option.
by hemo
5 Oct 2021, 9:52pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: AJ Bell tour.
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: AJ Bell tour.

The racing was better today though only 82 riders.