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by fivebikes
8 Oct 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton L or R spec, which is best?
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: Brompton L or R spec, which is best?

We have both! The rack is used for the Brompton rack bag....not sure if this is still available? So, most stuff goes in O bags but extra clothing...fleeces mainly, goes into the rack bag. Otherwise, good for stowing a bit of shopping! Not essential at all but does come in. If it’s not used, the extr...
by fivebikes
7 Oct 2020, 8:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike
Replies: 44
Views: 1013

Re: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike

Further to my last post about the wiring in the mudguard.....Is the light integral to the ‘guard? The long thin strip low down on the mudguard blade. If so is that a reflector on the rack itself? Removing the rack won’t affect the light if that’s the case. I can’t work out what is supporting the rac...
by fivebikes
6 Oct 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike
Replies: 44
Views: 1013

Re: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike

I've not seen the actual bike but I'm wondering if the current for the rear light might be carried via the mudguard itself?? I have seen it done, using the foil in a side section of the mudguard as the "live" conductor, and connections to it via small brass rivets at either end. The stays ...
by fivebikes
28 Sep 2020, 2:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a counterfeit Specialized Tarmac?
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

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
16 Sep 2020, 8:44am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Swytch kit on a Brompton
Replies: 6
Views: 263

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: 263

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: 263

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: 378

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: 2495

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: 2495

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: 250

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: 942

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: 349

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: 349

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: 563

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