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by stodd
12 Jan 2020, 10:10am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Lombardo Valderice Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Lombardo Valderice Advice

Also look at http://wooshbikes.co.uk/?krieger
Cheaper, better battery, much better support (though not local)
by stodd
7 Jan 2020, 11:06am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: 48v 250w motor
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: 48v 250w motor

billym444 wrote:so little of subject. so if you have a 250w that can put out 576w then is it still uk road legal.
Yes, it seems to be just the nominal power rating that matters. Pretty much all 250w motors can put out 400w to 500w; but not over extended period..
by stodd
7 Jan 2020, 11:03am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: luna black box
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: luna black box

Try posting at https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums ... cussion.2/
There are more people there with detailed knowledge of that kind.
by stodd
5 Jan 2020, 4:29pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Replacement cells.
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Replacement cells.

Jimmy is your man. See https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=125671&p=1283290&hilit=jimmy+recell#p1283290 for details. (I've never used him, but widely recommended on pedalecs site by people who have) I have seen it said that if the battery is pretty standard it may be cheaper...
by stodd
4 Jan 2020, 4:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cargo Bike Conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: Cargo Bike Conversion

As well as electric-bike-conversions consider Woosh (as in iandusud's post). http://wooshbikes.co.uk/ They will be helpful deciding which kit is best for you; and will make sure they supply it with suitable cables (standard ones may be the wrong length, as they were for our tandem). They would fit i...
by stodd
4 Jan 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Trek Domane e-bike: really?
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Trek Domane e-bike: really?

I'm surprised there hasn't been any response to this: I thought someone who really wanted a bike of that type would speak up. That kind of bike is certainly not for me (or my wife); the hub geared step-though Motus is perfect. I don't think I would have been interested even when a lot younger and fi...
by stodd
3 Jan 2020, 9:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Couple of newbie questions.
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: Couple of newbie questions.

Most Halfords will let you try an ebike relatively properly (1/2 hour) (***). Some of the bigger Halfords have extended trails (I seem to remember 2 days, but that does seem optimistic). They don't have that big a range of bikes, but enough to help get an idea of the style you want. Many 'proper' bi...
by stodd
3 Jan 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: The future for ebikes?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: The future for ebikes?

Oldjohnw wrote:Where is the civilised world?
In the White House?????????????
by stodd
3 Jan 2020, 11:03am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?
Replies: 29
Views: 666

Re: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?

I never thought when I suggested the Pedalecs forum as an extra source of advice near the start of this thread that she would find more silly bickering on this forum than she found there.
by stodd
1 Jan 2020, 3:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?
Replies: 29
Views: 666

Re: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?

The Bordman with FAZUA certainly looks good (and good value). I think the Bordmans normally come from Halfords? You can probably get extra 10% off from your Cycling UK membership. Check details; they have made it more awkward to claim the 10% off. I see it doesn't have mudguards which you may want: ...
by stodd
1 Jan 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?
Replies: 29
Views: 666

Re: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?

Almost all bikes will do mild off-road. First issue is often getting mud jammed between tyre and mudguard. A couple of possible bikes are Woosh Santana http://wooshbikes.co.uk/?santana-cd (aropund £1100) and various in the Cube Touring Hybrid range (from £1500 if you are lucky, typically around £200...
by stodd
31 Dec 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advantage of battery removal?
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Advantage of battery removal?

Another advantage of removing to charge indoors is that is is easier to make sure you turn off the charger when the charge is complete. Apparently regular overcharging is not good for the battery, and chargers/BMSs are not as intelligent about that as they might be.
by stodd
31 Dec 2019, 10:06am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advantage of battery removal?
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Advantage of battery removal?

Mainly charging, especially in cold weather as hemo said. Can be helpful for security in some situations; though mostly you won't want to lug around a battery while leaving the bike slightly safer. Can be helpful for extended journeys as you can easily switch batteries in and out. It seems that ther...
by stodd
27 Dec 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: When do I charge my Battery
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: When do I charge my Battery

Some batteries have a button to press that gives an idea of charge (maybe 1-5 leds); or put it on the bike and see the charge indicated; or use a volt meter. Volt meter may not work on some with complicated BMS (battery management system), and if you are technically completely ignorant you may not w...
by stodd
24 Dec 2019, 9:46am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: More powerful bike vs Twist & Go
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: More powerful bike vs Twist & Go

Yes, lots of hoops to jump through. The last one is that as the result is unconventional it is very difficult to get insurance. Do a search on the Pedalecs site and you'll see (my information is only second hand from there). They even have a specific sub-forum https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums...