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by stodd
17 Apr 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Finding a folding mountain bike (electric)
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Finding a folding mountain bike (electric)

Also look on Pedelecs https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums/which-e-bike-should-i-buy.40/, which is more active than this forum. As the previous poster suggested, you will not get what you want new ... and probably not second hand if it is in good state. I wouldn't try to get GPS closely linked to...
by stodd
15 Apr 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Yamaha launch the Wabash gravel e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 754

Re: Yamaha launch the Wabash gravel e-bike

Are the e bikes are being fitted with the best batteries available at the moment? (serious question as I don't know) I'm pretty sure the answer is basically 'yes', insofar as 'best' is precise. There are lots of tradeoffs of price, capacity, max rate it can deliver (both peak and consistently), lon...
by stodd
15 Apr 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Yamaha launch the Wabash gravel e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 754

Re: Yamaha launch the Wabash gravel e-bike

about a solution which takes the (relatively modest amount of) power to the bike and charges it in situ The 'solution which takes the relatively modest amount of power needed' is basically a battery of about the same power as the battery the bike has ... and also sadly approximately the same weight...
by stodd
15 Apr 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-motion app for Orbea Gain
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: E-motion app for Orbea Gain

Are you keeping the phone display going the whole time? Possibly fairly bright for outside usage. That will chew through battery regardless of what apps are running.
by stodd
11 Apr 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: E bike conversion

I have the same experience as Simon with Woosh and 700C tandem front conversion; and suggestion to ask on the more active https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums/conversion-kits-general-discussion.42/ as well. (I even thought for a moment, hang on, I wrote that and they've somehow changed the author!)
by stodd
7 Apr 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bikes rules/Law
Replies: 32
Views: 1416

Re: E-Bikes rules/Law

I think that is partly true> BUT I think it reasonable for them to need insurance, a driving license of sorts and probably a clear licence plate as well. And that is already allowed for with current legislation. An issue at the moment is that as they are rare and unknown the insurance tends to be in...
by stodd
7 Apr 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Non working second hand giant bike
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Non working second hand giant bike

Woosh might have something for you, a bit over £800 but not near the £1500. eg Petite https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums/which-e-bike-should-i-buy.40/ is £1050. Or ebikes-direct have the Cyclotricity Sahara for as low as £649; more with better battery. https://www.e-bikesdirect.co.uk/electric-b...
by stodd
7 Apr 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road style e-bike
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Road style e-bike

Many people really like Cube bikes, come in a wide variety of styles. Raleigh Motus is good for some, but probably not those with stupid phones. Ask on the pedelecs site giving more information about how you like to (and can) ride. Much more active site than here. https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/fo...
by stodd
6 Apr 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bikes rules/Law
Replies: 32
Views: 1416

Re: E-Bikes rules/Law

The rules apply on roads, tracks and bridleways. You shouldn't be riding on footpaths or off public rights of way anyway. The only place the rules don't apply is on private land (with landowner's permission). I don't know if the rules apply on a bridleway/footpath on private land with landowner's pe...
by stodd
31 Mar 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: KICKSTAND FOR CROSSFUSE 17"
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: KICKSTAND FOR CROSSFUSE 17"

I checked ours and saw that it has an extension to the seatstay. That makes it much more stable (and less risk of damage) than the ones just attached to the chainstay.
by stodd
27 Mar 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: KICKSTAND FOR CROSSFUSE 17"
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: KICKSTAND FOR CROSSFUSE 17"

Nothing specific, but I have always found kickstands that fit on the chainstay work much better then ones that fit around the bottom bracket. That's because the bike often spins around the bottom bracket ones if you have heavily laden panniers on the rear rack. Our most successful stand was a Halfor...
by stodd
26 Mar 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bikes rules/Law
Replies: 32
Views: 1416

Re: E-Bikes rules/Law

I fear it is likely to be complicated getting it certified, and then fairly expensive to insure because it is non-standard for the insurance companies. Depending how the bike is set up it may be best to replace the 1000w motor with a (nominal) 250w one that is suitable for 48v (eg http://wooshbikes....
by stodd
25 Jan 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Ebikes for Touring?
Replies: 21
Views: 1301

Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Not sure how efficient the charger is, probably reasonably so. A 500wh battery is 1/2 hwh,. Typical domestic cost is around 15p per kwh (unit), maybe a bit less; that gives 7.5p per charge. 15ah 36v battery would be 150wh, around 8.5p.
by stodd
24 Jan 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Help me shop for a new mountain bike
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Help me shop for a new mountain bike

Try posting at https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums ... -i-buy.40/
That is a much more active forum than this one.
by stodd
23 Jan 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Ebikes for Touring?
Replies: 21
Views: 1301

Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

In the more expensive ranges, Cube Touring and Raleigh Motus. Lower price look at Woosh (for full bike of for conversion kits) or Juicy.