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by stodd
25 Jan 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Ebikes for Touring?
Replies: 19
Views: 900

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: 3
Views: 200

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: 19
Views: 900

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.
by stodd
21 Jan 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: luna 750c - display password problem / lockout
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: luna 750c - display password problem / lockout

I don't know how good Luna support is, but you may find you may get a quicker answer if you post on Pedelecs.
https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums ... cussion.2/
by stodd
15 Jan 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: MATE eBike - controller fried : generic replacement has problems
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Need some help... anyone ?

Try posting on https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums ... ussion.42/
There are several people on that forum with much more detailed technical knowledge than most posters here (including me).
by stodd
13 Jan 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Display Unit indicates problem KT-LCD3
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Display Unit indicates problem KT-LCD3

Did it work and then stop working, or has it never worked properly?
by stodd
11 Jan 2019, 8:53pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New E Bike Purchase
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: New E Bike Purchase

Good comment on the Crosspath near the end of thread https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/thread ... e-7.33486/

post is https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/thread ... ost-478271

And don't forget the CTC discount for Halfords.
by stodd
11 Jan 2019, 11:55am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New E Bike Purchase
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: New E Bike Purchase

Look on Pedelecs and post there; a wider audience than here. https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums ... -i-buy.40/

Cube have a very good reputation, and so does the Crossfuse. Avoid the Crossfire from what I have seen on Pedelecs (but it wasn't on your list anyway).
by stodd
7 Jan 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Newbie looking for advice re £1500-£1800 ebike
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Newbie looking for advice re £1500-£1800 ebike

Also worth looking at Woosh, for example http://wooshbikes.co.uk/?krieger. That will come in well below your budget, even with the biggest battery. One issue is you can't easily try one unless you are near Southend, or sometimes they can manage for you to try somebody else's more locally. One thing ...
by stodd
2 Jan 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New ebiker need an advice
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Re: New ebiker need an advice

Woosh has already been suggested above for hub kits ... I will second that. They also do mid drive. http://wooshbikes.co.uk/cart/#/category ... rsion-kits I haven't tried their mid-drive, but they are certainly very helpful and will give advice by email or phone.
by stodd
20 Dec 2018, 10:09am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Opinions on this motor drive on tyre itself
Replies: 18
Views: 1034

Re: Opinions on this motor drive on tyre itself

Possibly not at hill climbing speed.
Unless the very fit user is able to provide 750w up the hills to keep the speed up and the motor working at its best? But maybe then she wouldn't want the motor anyway.
by stodd
15 Dec 2018, 9:26am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice please re conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: Advice please re conversion

What sort of speed do you normally tour at unassisted? We've never been that sporty; mainly 5 mile extended shopping trips or 20 mile half-day trips rather than tours. Many years ago (age 30-40) I could keep up 18mph on the flat but 15 was more usual. Later (age 50-60) 12 became more my norm, and n...
by stodd
12 Dec 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice please re conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: Advice please re conversion

Our tandem is a fairly basic Viking, not particularly light but sensible components on the whole, and I guess we come in at around 24 stone, 150kg. The Woosh kit we used was the front XF07 with the 13Ah battery. This was partly because of what was available for 700c wheels at the time we bought. Als...
by stodd
10 Dec 2018, 9:37am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Focus Parlane2 anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 1051

Re: Focus Parlane2 anyone?

Weight can also make a big difference on downhill speeds; smaller people's air resistance does not reduce as much as their weight does. If you get a tandem you will find that you both keep very much the same speed all the time, and faster than either bike alone downhill (especially if you don't have...
by stodd
6 Dec 2018, 11:27am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice please re conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: Advice please re conversion

I would like something with a battery that could easily be removed and charged up over a lunch time break in a pub. Most batteries take quite a long time to charge (3-4 hours), so either a long lunch or just a partial charge. There are faster chargers but they can reduce battery life. Cytronex http...