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by peterb
28 Mar 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying food in a musette on long rides
Replies: 32
Views: 2822

Re: Carrying food in a musette on long rides

Back in the early 60s my mum made me a large musette I used for overnight YHA trips. Food for trip and change of underwear. Solved the slippage problem with two tapes tied around the waist. Worked fine. Tools and spare tub and cape in toe-strapped under-saddle roll.
by peterb
28 Mar 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2126

Re: cycling and ageing

Lots of joggers drive to the park to jog, although they could jog there quickly and easily Near me there is a dog monopoly (lead-free) wood, the car park is often quite full Minus Two Doesn't it depend on how far away the event is? However, I attend a fitness class in my village - I walk, about 600...
by peterb
27 Mar 2019, 8:53am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2126

Re: cycling and ageing

Driving to the start of the weekly club-run doesn't bother me - selfish perhaps, but I've had to give up on riding my conventional bikes due to health issues and now use an e-road bike. I haven't got the range. If I didn't drive I wouldn't be able to take part. Full stop. I always compare it to the ...
by peterb
25 Mar 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Yamaha launch the Wabash gravel e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 750

Re: Yamaha launch the Wabash gravel e-bike

Rather heavy, and looking dated with that big stuck on battery. Surprised they haven't followed the lead of other makes and concealed the battery in the down tube.
by peterb
2 Mar 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble SLE
Replies: 34
Views: 1056

Re: Ribble SLE

The Ribble SLe, Orbea Gain, Pinarello Dyodo and the Wilier Cento 1 all use the same ebikemotion X35 system, the bike model weights differ, Ribble claiming the lightest build. In my experience riding an alloy framed Tiagra equipped Gain I am getting around 8km per 10% of charge, so allowing that I d...
by peterb
2 Mar 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble SLE
Replies: 34
Views: 1056

Re: Ribble SLE

that equates to a safe range of 75 km or so, on average terrain - undulating with one or two short hilly stretches. I am 62kg, and the bike fully equipped around 16kg. Worth pointing out that the more you ride above the assistance cut off of 25kph, the more range you'll get, but in practical terms ...
by peterb
2 Mar 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble SLE
Replies: 34
Views: 1056

Re: Ribble SLE

The Ribble SLe, Orbea Gain, Pinarello Dyodo and the Wilier Cento 1 all use the same ebikemotion X35 system, the bike model weights differ, Ribble claiming the lightest build. In my experience riding an alloy framed Tiagra equipped Gain I am getting around 8km per 10% of charge, so allowing that I do...
by peterb
1 Mar 2019, 7:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 66
Views: 5626

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

"Mine has gradient, no pace. I have no problems with connectivity to my phone. Have you noticed that when in Level 0 (no assistance) when pedaling below the 25 kph cutoff, that you are seeing significant motor rpm, then when you pedal, past the cutoff, it drops to a low level?"[/quote] I c...
by peterb
21 Feb 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: A question for Orbea Gain riders.
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: A question for Orbea Gain riders.

I'm getting about 8km for 10% of charge, so 80km maximum range in theory, or 1 mile for 2%, 50 miles maximum. I wouldn't want to empty the battery completely however. It obviously depends on the topography and the kind of riding you're doing. My usual rides are not very hilly, more undulating with o...
by peterb
20 Feb 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 66
Views: 5626

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

I've had a lot of problems with the app, (since mid 2018), but after the 2 most recent updates it now seems to be connecting OK and giving accurate information. Some features are no longer on screen, such as gradient, replaced by 'pace'. Distance covered is much more accurate now too. The app is muc...
by peterb
9 Feb 2019, 10:23am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 66
Views: 5626

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

I bought a carbon Gain M30 a few weeks ago. I live in the US so it has the 20 mph cut-off speed, and I've put 275 miles on it thus far. I love it. I haven't used the app except to check the power level at the end of the ride. I just ordered a Topeak bar mount for my iPhone. Does the bike increase t...
by peterb
26 Jan 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

My optician asked me what sort of bike I rode and asked me to adopt my cycling position when setting up the position of the varifocal lenses being ordered for the inserts in my cycling glasses. He'd obviously done it before. His charges were very reasonable too - so much so that the business became ...
by peterb
26 Jan 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New E Bike Purchase
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: New E Bike Purchase

"Cycling UK members are entitled to 10% off the in-store price of any cycles and cycling related products and services in Halfords."
https://www.cyclinguk.org/member-benefits/halfords
by peterb
8 Jan 2019, 11:07am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 66
Views: 5626

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Finally collected my Orbea Gain D30 (the Grey, 2018 Tiagra version) last July, and have ridden around 600 miles on it since. It has enabled me to ride again, and join the club leisure rides again. I've developed peripheral vascular disease - arteries in the groin and legs becoming narrowed so the bl...