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I reckon the Bafang cranks are low grade 6061 alloy, and look very chunky. Teamed with the steel chainring and guard, you're probably in the 1.6kg ballpark. Middleburn cranks and the adapter /cnc chainring probably 3-400 the set. So a 3lb weight saving very achievable. It's something you would notic...
Just out of interest, I know the steel chainring/chain guard on the Bafang units can be swapped for a standard 5 arm aluminium conversion and a cnc chainring, but could the supplied cranks be swapped for something lighter? I'm thinking of lot of the weight is tied up in these bog standard steel /all...
Learning every time I build a machine and use all my own experience to try different things on each new build.. discs and big tyre clearance would be a definitive decision on any frameset i would choose now.. Someone on here gave me sage advice several years since, but being me I went my own way on...
I saw a Peugeot electric bike in Paris last year in a flea market, the guy selling it insisted it was from the 1930's. It had lead acid type power source, and what looked a huge rubber band connected to the off side of the bottom bracket. I'll look out photos of it from my hard drive over the weekend.
- 10 Nov 2019, 9:22pm
- Forum: On the road
- Topic: Something new to watch out for! - suspiciously fast (motor-)bicycles
- Replies: 84
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In Germany the ebike speed restriction is 45kmh. Roughly 28 miles an hour, an eminently more sensible way to regulate. E bike use there is incredibly popular, and who could blame them - when you can replace the convenience /speed of must, if not all local car journeys, why would you even go to the e...
Men in Shettleston, Glasgow, die younger than anywhere else in the country. At 63, life expectancy is 14 years less than the national average and comparable with Iraq and some countries in the Third World. When you consider life expectancy in the home counties as high as 86 years, that's nearly a qu...
- 10 Nov 2019, 8:56pm
- Forum: The Tea Shop
- Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
- Replies: 198
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brynpoeth wrote:Maybe the Scots had a lucky escape
Salmond might be lurking waiting to try again
Salmond is standing trial in January for alleged multiple sexual offences, committed while in office. I don't think his return to political life is going to be imminent.
- 8 Nov 2019, 9:15pm
- Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
- Topic: Which Headset
- Replies: 6
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Cane Creek have been supplying Cannondale with headsets for years. They have dozens of variations, yours is probably a semi integrated one. Any cannondale dealer will sort you out.
- 8 Nov 2019, 9:12pm
- Forum: Fun & Games
- Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
- Replies: 122
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Sudoku on tablet=very addictive!
polisman.. hi . having now built about 10 of these I would ime reckon you are being optimistic on your overall weight.. what you will find is that your wheels need more strength, stronger wider tyres, more frame strength, your spokes tight, .. like you I had this goal weight wise back when I starte...