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by fivebikes
28 Sep 2020, 2:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a counterfeit Specialized Tarmac?
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: Is this a counterfeit Specialized Tarmac?

Another on the bay....
Is this more like it?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124355168607
No connection to seller either!
by fivebikes
20 Sep 2020, 3:51pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Brompton front fork - black - unopened
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Brompton front fork - black - unopened

Have sent you a pm
Cheers
by fivebikes
16 Sep 2020, 8:44am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Swytch kit on a Brompton
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Swytch kit on a Brompton

Thanks for the YACF posting, philg. After reading that I can’t contemplate filing out front forks made from titanium! I will look at the Woosh offering in more detail. I have family near Southend so, Covid permitting, will drop in for a look. I do agree though, the Swytch kit looks good and also lea...
by fivebikes
15 Sep 2020, 3:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Swytch kit on a Brompton
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Swytch kit on a Brompton

Thanks...I have looked at Woosh but their design needs a bit of work. If they could house the whole thing in one unit, with out the controller dangling In a plastic bag, it would be better. I’ll do a bit of head scratching to see if it could easily be tidied up!
by fivebikes
15 Sep 2020, 9:01am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Swytch kit on a Brompton
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Swytch kit on a Brompton

Morning all! Just wondering if anyone on here has any experience of the Swytch kit for the Brompton? Their offering has a wheel and motor assembly that is narrow enough to fit the Brompton’s front fork OLD without the need to modify. I’m asking because the Brompton concerned has the titanium forks w...
by fivebikes
6 Sep 2020, 3:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Full suspension e-bike
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Full suspension e-bike

You may be sorted already but have a look at these. https://www.arccbikes.com/pages/moulton-with-e2-pod Expensive but the base bike is to start with. We have one and my wife enjoys riding it. A quality conversion that works well. If you were able to locate a second hand bike, the additional cost of ...
by fivebikes
24 Aug 2020, 9:03am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 121
Views: 2458

Re: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.

Apologies if this has already been said but, as an ebike owner, who seldom exceeds the motor assistance cut off speed here in Yorkshire, except when going downhill, I do worry about the roadworthyness of faster ebikes. Observations suggest that faster riding non ebike cyclists take care of their bik...
by fivebikes
22 Aug 2020, 5:23pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 121
Views: 2458

Re: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.

I can’t sign this... The lockdown has see a bit of an upsurge in cycling and ebikes seem even more popular than ever. On shared pedestrian/cycling routes, like the canal towpaths near me, the prospect of faster ebikes is frightening. As others have noted, if you want to go faster, get an electric mo...
by fivebikes
18 Aug 2020, 8:41am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Prophete Urban Electric Bicycle Shimano City E Bike 36V AEG mid-engine Pedelec
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Prophete Urban Electric Bicycle Shimano City E Bike 36V AEG mid-engine Pedelec

The same bike on the Prophete website was much reduced to not a whole lot more than the one you’re looking at. Possibly a discontinued model? Might be issues with spares down the line! Some of their other bikes look good if that’s what you are after and could be shipped to the UK but as previous pos...
by fivebikes
8 Aug 2020, 10:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Five speed freewheels; then and now.
Replies: 22
Views: 936

Re: Five speed freewheels; then and now.

I suffered an axle break on my 5 speed freewheel equipped, 1980 Claud Butler, sold by Evans but based on the well regarded Majestic. Used to carry books for marking at home in panniers at the time.... 2 classes meant roughly 55/60 exercise books. The rear wheel went out of true in the morning so I n...
by fivebikes
30 Jul 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bike rack for car.
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Bike rack for car.

I think I’d worry about the car boot lid and glass taking the weight, even if the rack could! Some cars use quite lightweight materials and construction methods for body panels. I remember seeIng a Citroen rear hatch drop off when a flying stone shattered the glass which held the hinges that secured...
by fivebikes
30 Jul 2020, 10:14am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bike rack for car.
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Bike rack for car.

When you’re looking to buy, don’t overlook Pendle racks. They are super sturdy and up to the extra weight of e bikes. They make a number of different styles too! I had the 4 bike wheel carrier and now an old, but still going strong, towball carrier. https://pendle-bike.co.uk/collections/tow-bar-moun...
by fivebikes
5 Jun 2020, 11:40am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Decathon bike. Adding a second battery?

Have looked at that bike too.....
Spare batteries are available and could be carried on rides and swapped if needed.
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/battery-36v ... 37311.html
by fivebikes
11 May 2020, 8:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

Another option, separable not folding, 20” but not really fat tyres but mostly UK built and designed is the ARCC Moulton.
https://www.arccbikes.com/pages/moulton-with-e2-pod
The suspension might not appeal.... We have one and it is good but, again, pricey!
by fivebikes
11 May 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: What fat-tyred, folding, E-bikes (Not Chinese)

Wow, that Aventon bike has got fat tyres!! Without mudguards you might get wider tyres on the Victoria but nothing like that! These Specialized are close but not all 20” wheels or tyres are the same....lots of researching needed! https://www.certini.co.uk/45778/products/specialized-big-roller-20-inc...