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by fivebikes
8 Mar 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Westhill Link E-Bike (folding)
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: Westhill Link E-Bike (folding)

Looks a bit like this one from Halfords...... Different brakes but with an extra gear (8 speed) and rack. Probably be on offer sometime but cheaper at list price already. Just as heavy though........ https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/electric-bikes/carrera-crosscity-electric-bike?cm_mmc=Google+...
by fivebikes
28 Jan 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Just a thought but I had a Honda Jazz..2011 model if I remember correctly and I always managed to get two full sized bikes in the back, front wheels off, with ease! Obviously, rear seats were down but with the bikes clamped into a standing position, rear wheel to the tailgate, there was still lots o...
by fivebikes
5 Dec 2018, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade a Brommie seatpost clamp.
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Upgrade a Brommie seatpost clamp.

I have fitted the one that Brucey has flagged.
Works a treat!
You can set it to lock or not....Clever.

Also, Spa sell this......never tried it but I’m sure it works and seriously cheap!!!

https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s124p12 ... mpton-Clip
by fivebikes
22 Nov 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes as good as they were?
Replies: 77
Views: 3276

Re: Are bikes as good as they were?

Late to the party but back in 1980 I splashed out close on £200 for a Claud Butler specially built for Evans when they were only at The Cut near Waterloo. Basically a Majestic with Campag hubs and Suntour gears. Still got it though much upgraded. We also bought a Majestique, from Beta Bikes in West ...
by fivebikes
21 Apr 2017, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: hard case for a kindle
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: hard case for a kindle

I have a kindle paper white. The official case for that has a pretty solid front flap that also turns the device on and off when opening/closing. Sturdy without being clunky!
by fivebikes
19 Apr 2017, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

Re: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike

The problem with hatchbacks is the sloping roof line and useable internal space with the back seats down. Plenty of width and length but not enough height so unless you're happy with bikes laying flat down and stacked then choice is limited. If you're happy to remove both wheels and lower or remove ...
by fivebikes
18 Apr 2017, 6:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

Re: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike

Fair enough....I looked it up and it is not a cvt (although described by Toyota as an eCVT system). It was definitely more sophisticated than the Honda but didn't really cut it as a vehicle for load carrying, particularly bikes. We did stick them on a roof rack on the Prius but no amount of sophisti...
by fivebikes
18 Apr 2017, 9:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

Re: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike

Basically it is a step less cvt design. Probably okay day to day in flattish parts of the country but in hilly West Yorkshire it struggled when going uphill trying to maintain even a modest speed. There was a 'sport mode' which allowed up and down shift points using finger paddles behind the steerin...
by fivebikes
17 Apr 2017, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

Re: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike

Just found this pic which gives a good idea of space available. The hybrid battery is in the spare wheel well under the floor but there's enough space for a space saver spare or you can rely on the roadside repair kit that comes with car.....some kind of sealant as a get you to a garage fix. https:/...
by fivebikes
17 Apr 2017, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

Re: Hybrid cars big enough to take a bike

Hi, If you can get hold of a Honda Jazz hybrid you can get two full sized bikes in with front wheels off when the rear seats are folded flat. The bikes will go in upright and pointing forwards, at either side of the space,leaving loads of luggage room between them too. You'll have to settle for a se...
by fivebikes
8 Jun 2016, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drilling fork for lorider mounts
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: drilling fork for lorider mounts

Sorry, missed the previous posts!
by fivebikes
8 Jun 2016, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drilling fork for lorider mounts
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: drilling fork for lorider mounts

Have you seen these?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/tubus-lm-1-moun ... wo-eyelets

Think they look better than the jubilee clip version though they may not be suitable?? Cheap enough though.
by fivebikes
22 Dec 2014, 10:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Riser Bars same as Thorns
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Riser Bars same as Thorns

I have posted a message in the wanted section for these: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/thorn-mk2-comfort-handlebars-254mm-clamp-silver-prod10231/ I wonder if anyone knows of a similar product with a decent rise (60mm) and wide grip areas for trimming? It will be for changing the bars on my Brompton. An...
by fivebikes
23 Nov 2014, 6:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: motorised bicycle
Replies: 46
Views: 3461

Re: motorised bicycle

Not sure whether legal in the UK but you can buy a bolt on unit here!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/33cc-friction ... 0678060969
I remember seeing a few friction drive cycles years ago in France but the unit was over the front wheel driving the front tyre.
by fivebikes
14 Sep 2014, 12:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the best car is for carrying bikes INSIDE?
Replies: 40
Views: 13627

Re: What the best car is for carrying bikes INSIDE?

These are the brackets I used from UK Bikestore though they are not now listing them. Maybe someone else sells them or similar? Bolted through onto a length of timber they support the bikes (front wheels off) well.
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