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by stodd
24 Jan 2021, 12:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: what power/speed would you like if no regulations
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: what power/speed would you like if no regulations

The cutting in and out is the thing I really dislike. As someone who's spent most of their life cycling in heavy traffic in urban areas during rush hour I think it verges on dangerous. Having the rug pulled from under you when you're overtaking and dropping back into moving traffic is at best nasty...
by stodd
18 Jan 2021, 11:05am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Woosh power control
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Woosh power control

I'd contact Woosh and ask them what you would expect. We've got a Woosh front (XF07) on the tandem and usually ride at 2/5. A bit underpowered for a tandem but gives us the extra 'push' we need (we were warned but nothing else suitable around at the time) I'm pretty sure it and other Woosh kits with...
by stodd
18 Jan 2021, 10:57am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Spare battery
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Spare battery

That's a pretty hefty battery, you should easily be able to do 45 miles and quite a bit more on low PAS, unless you are climbing lots of muddy hills. I'd hate to carry a battery in a backpack, especially one of that sort of size. We keep within battery range, but then most of our rides are well unde...
by stodd
15 Jan 2021, 8:06pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Baganda 750 W motor power limiting
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Baganda 750 W motor power limiting

It is the nominal power that counts, and switches to change power are not allowed either (at least if any of the settings are above the limit), so you cannot legally use it. A bit silly, most nominal 250w motors generate over 500w peak, many over 750w. (To be fair, It is extremely difficult/impossib...
by stodd
15 Jan 2021, 10:22am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Chainring wanted for a Bafang mid motor
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Chainring wanted for a Bafang mid motor

I'm not at all up on the details, but I've seen reference several times to Lekkie Bling rings as helpful with Bafang mid motors, almost all happy users. I think their main purpose is to change the chainline, but they may offer narrow/wide. Expensive. https://www.brightonebikes.co.uk/store/c11/Lekkie...
by stodd
13 Jan 2021, 8:54pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K

If you have a perfectly good bike at the moment, I'd seriously consider a conversion kit. They perform just like a factory built bike and are a lot cheaper. The battery will likely be of a higher capacity and therefore have a better range as well. The only downside is that of asthetics. I'm extreme...
by stodd
11 Jan 2021, 6:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: what power/speed would you like if no regulations
Replies: 15
Views: 414

what power/speed would you like if no regulations

I didn't want to hijack another thread but it and our answers made me think; what power and speed of ebike would I choose if there weren't the regulations? I very much agree with the regulations as they are; I think they are appropriate to our (and many other countries). I'm most certainly not one o...
by stodd
11 Jan 2021, 10:31am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Pro's and Cons of Converting to an eBike
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Pro's and Cons of Converting to an eBike

I guess you mean 1000 watts when you say 1000 cc? That's quite powerful (totally illegal on UK roads without special insurance etc ***). Make sure you have a controller that gives you good control of the power; it could be quite dangerous if it kicked in too quickly. Also a large capacity good quali...
by stodd
6 Jan 2021, 8:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: SW900 Display problems
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: SW900 Display problems

Try posting at https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums ... ussion.42/
There are many more people there with knowledge of such details.
by stodd
4 Jan 2021, 12:34pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Whirlwind c4 or segway e45e
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Whirlwind c4 or segway e45e

I saw a couple of kids on segways yesterday. Riding pretty carefully on a shared bike/pedestrian path; almost certainly not strictly legal but not actually dangerous. I think it is pretty clear that scooters aren't legal on road or off road in public places, with the exception of some rentals during...
by stodd
3 Jan 2021, 12:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cold weather charging
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Cold weather charging

I suspect 'not laying down when charging' was a reasonable rule in the far gone days of lead acid ebike batteries; but not important now (at least as pointed out above, not important as far as the battery is concerned).
by stodd
1 Jan 2021, 4:43pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Would an e-bike work for this commute? (Please help avoid 2nd car!)
Replies: 42
Views: 5538

Re: Would an e-bike work for this commute? (Please help avoid 2nd car!)

The range is noticeably less in winter temperatures. The difference is about 20% according to the Bosch range assistant (https://www.bosch-ebike.com/en/service/range-assistant/). However, if you do the charging in cold temperatures the difference may be much greater (I have heard even 50%). Unless ...
by stodd
1 Jan 2021, 4:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 181
Views: 4468

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

I think I'm going to start a petition to allow cars to go above 70mph, as long as they do it with driver energy only, no motor assist.
by stodd
31 Dec 2020, 9:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 181
Views: 4468

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

More people have signed a petition in support of increasing the limit than have signed a petition opposing it. It's fair to assume those who haven't signed either are speed limit agnostic. No, not agnostic. They believe that the current limit is a very sensible compromise. It is a very unusual pers...