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by peterb
27 Sep 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 81
Views: 3032

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

OK - in my personal situation I certainly do not get as much exercise as I did before my health issues arose, and not as much as when riding unassisted. I was riding 'leg powered' longer, faster, on club runs, and attending regular gym sessions. However the use of the e-bike enables me to continue r...
by peterb
27 Sep 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 81
Views: 3032

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

Assuming one is interested in VO2max, how would one calculate it when using an ebike? I can no longer walk or jog* to raise heart rate, and using an e-bike enables this. It is about the only way left for me to me to get any degree of cardiovascular exercise.
edit *or use an unassisted bike
by peterb
25 Sep 2019, 1:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 81
Views: 3032

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

Grandad wrote:Reads as though you don't see partially assisted motorised bikes as e-bikes :?:

- not all e-bikes are equal. The 'new' genre of e-road bikes such as the Orbea Gain are relatively low powered - Orbea promote the Gain as offering 'just enough' assistance.
by peterb
8 Sep 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Any experience being caught in contravention of ebike laws
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Any experience being caught in contravention of ebike laws

Not an e-bike in the sense of the word we're talking about, but it's certainly happening with e-scooters. https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/man-banned-and-fined-for-riding-goped-electric-scooter-with-cannabis-in-system-no-insurance-helmet-or-licence-1-5511638 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/...
by peterb
7 Sep 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

I use a dedicated Motorola phone on the bike Does this have to be linked to the internet to download the app? If so, once it's downloaded can the internet connection be cut (or whatever the technical expression is) I assume it is, others are probably better informed re the technicalities, the app i...
by peterb
7 Sep 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

The app is much more stable now than it was when I first started to use it over a year ago. It rarely drops out now and I find displays of % charge left, estimated range remaining, distance covered, current speed, average speed very useful - many of the functions replicate those on the basic Sigma b...
by peterb
4 Sep 2019, 10:37am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

I'd not be happy with so many spacers on the (carbon?) steerer. Why not a bigger frame? Over 2000 miles now on my (Tiagra) Gain. I DO find it a heavy lump to ride unassisted, but then I have developed peripheral arterial disease affecting the muscles in both legs. I also find it heavy to lug around ...
by peterb
1 Sep 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: absolute black chainrings
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: absolute black chainrings

reohn2 wrote:A 110bcd chainset is to big to take a 30t ring,the smallest ring is 34t or 33t on some.


https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-chai ... r-110-4bcd
by peterb
30 Aug 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 430
Views: 56219

Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Ring pull cans. Really annoy me, as the projecting edge remaining prevents cleanly and easily removing contents, and that's after the spatter as the lid finally springs free.
by peterb
25 Aug 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 430
Views: 56219

Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Why is cricket coverage on BBC radio 4 LW, radio 5 and radio 5 Sport? Isn't 5 Sport enough? Same goes for football coverage - 5 and 5 Sport. Hours of drivel about Bury whatever yesterday while waiting for a traffic report on 5.
by peterb
13 Aug 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 175
Views: 10541

Re: E Bike - speeding?

So, in short, I can have some understanding for what Bryn means. Constant 15mph in Greenway/cyclepath/footpath conditions (i.e. Sustrans ethos) isn't always safe for others and can easily lead to higher speeds - remember that there's no max speed limit on our ("proper") bikes. Remember, c...
by peterb
10 Aug 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16120

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Royal Enfield Bicycle ............... made like a gun. :lol: :lol: :lol: BSA = Birmingham Small Arms. Come to think of it Bell Helmets are alleged to be part of a group in the arms industry in America. Mike Growing up in Birmingham, in the 50's, not far from the factory, we always believed BSA stoo...
by peterb
10 Aug 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 175
Views: 10541

Re: E Bike - speeding?

Gosh! I never thought of myself as a 'frail old rider'. I just thought my legs were bxggxred. I must be more careful - thanks!
by peterb
10 Aug 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 175
Views: 10541

Re: E Bike - speeding?

I cycle to work through town with lots of motrons emerging/crossing the cycle path, I go slowly for safety reasons Many others, with and without motors, cycle too fast I think 12 kmh would suffice actually Do you restrict your speed to 12kph? I hope so! Average speed is about 13 kmh, all with muscl...
by peterb
10 Aug 2019, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 175
Views: 10541

Re: E Bike - speeding?

brynpoeth wrote:I cycle to work through town with lots of motrons emerging/crossing the cycle path, I go slowly for safety reasons
Many others, with and without motors, cycle too fast
I think 12 kmh would suffice actually

Do you restrict your speed to 12kph? I hope so!