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by Gangzoom
16 Sep 2020, 8:25am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?

Rob Archer wrote:How much would it affect my range (currently about 30 miles)


A very simplicity way to think about is if you double the power output and the battery remains the same size you will halve your range, presuming you use the extra power.
by Gangzoom
16 Sep 2020, 6:01am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Gearing.
Replies: 20
Views: 597

Re: Gearing.

Just read the post above mine. Amazed by the lack of oomph, I had assumed that an ebike would, in effect, take several decades of the legs and would allow a nice straight through, corn cob cassette. As you see I know nowt. Have you tried an eBike, am not that old 37, or ill, but I absolutely love g...
by Gangzoom
16 Sep 2020, 5:52am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Gearing.
Replies: 20
Views: 597

Re: Gearing.

Just wondering after looking at a selectipn of ebikes in a shop. Why do they all seem to have a single chain ring and a small one at that? My cynical wife reckons it is because the riders are unfit(they must be or they would not ride such a thing) and thus can't go fast any way and will be screwed ...
by Gangzoom
4 Sep 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.
Replies: 12
Views: 2734

Re: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.

Aero bars arrived today, currently doing 60 commuter miles per week. Loving the bike overall, fantastic machine it's essentially replaced my car for commuting:).

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by Gangzoom
29 Aug 2020, 6:41am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 99
Views: 2549

Re: Effort or Speed?

This is a recent eBike ride I did, averaging over 18mph on a 17kg hybrid with mudguards. The motor cut off is 15.5mph. At the end of the ride my legs were killing me, trying to sustain 20mph on the flat/1% gradient is hard work on the bike. I've just ordered some aero bars for the hybrid eBike to se...
by Gangzoom
27 Aug 2020, 5:15am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 121
Views: 2425

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

So 3500 signatures in 6 months, no one with any real power will even notice that as its deleted from records.

As an eBike owner I have no interest in this petition, if you want go quicker on 2 wheels legally buy a moped its pretty simple.
by Gangzoom
21 Aug 2020, 6:06am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cube Agree Hybrid C:62 Race Disc E-Bike 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Cube Agree Hybrid C:62 Race Disc E-Bike 2019

It might not be just the bolts, I just got my Boardman Fauza hybrid back from Halfords for noise on pedaling around the crank. Turns out the clutch/crank mechanism was faulty, they replaced the entire crank/BB unit!! It appears the motor hasn't been able to engage properly since new, and at most I'v...
by Gangzoom
21 Aug 2020, 5:40am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric power points for e-vehicles
Replies: 136
Views: 2401

Re: Electric power points for e-vehicles

Am not entirely sure the relevance of EV public charging points to eBikes? But I've been driving EVs since 2015, and currently have owned our Model X for 3.5 years doing 46k. We been to France, Scotland, regularly do Leicester to Cardiff/London in it all without issues. Its also one of only a few EV...
by Gangzoom
30 Jun 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 99
Views: 2549

Re: Effort or Speed?

Ok. I give in! :D There's nothing to give in about. Back in 2013 I was really into cycling, just done LEJOG, top 3 on a few local Strava segments. But than life took over, now have a 4 year old daughter time is precious. I bought an eBike to motivate my self back into cycling, been an eBike I can p...
by Gangzoom
30 Jun 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Fazua drive system
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Fazua drive system

I've had my 8.9e since end of Feb, been using it 4 times a week twice a day for the commute on average (I think my road bike as a Friday treat), coming up to 600 miles now. 1) If you back pedal at all you will disengage the motor, which makes a loud catching noise. On forwards peddling there should ...
by Gangzoom
24 May 2020, 7:08am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: choice of 3 ebikes? which one...
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: choice of 3 ebikes? which one...

I went with the Boardman because the Fazua motor is the same as one that's found in near 5 figure bikes from Look, Pinarello, Trek, Focus. The removable battery makes charging easier than anything else, as it means you don't need to leave your bike near a plug point. I've thought about upgrading the...
by Gangzoom
20 May 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman ADV8.9E
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Boardman ADV8.9E

So slightly different view of the Boardman today. Had a few visits to do in the city, 10 mile round trip from work, carrying about 5kg of stuff in my back pack. Could have taken the car but used my the bike instead. Took things easy as its boiling in the sun, and I didn't want to arrive at the desti...
by Gangzoom
17 May 2020, 5:13pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman ADV8.9E
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Boardman ADV8.9E

The HYB is a hybrid, not a road bike, so shoudn't really be compared (in riding style) to your Trek road bike. The ADV is also more expensive so may address some of your issues with the build of the ADB. Anyway, perhaps you could answer a question I have about Fazua bikes in general. I know form th...
by Gangzoom
12 May 2020, 8:55am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman ADV8.9E
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Boardman ADV8.9E

By the way, Gangzoom, your Trek looks in great nick considering its age. Wipe away the grease and you be hard to push to tell this drivetrain is nearly 10 years old!!! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49885184258_95daaafda5_c_d.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49869047423_b824500886_c_d.j...
by Gangzoom
12 May 2020, 6:03am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman ADV8.9E
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Boardman ADV8.9E

I did 20 miles commuting in the wind yesterday on the 8.9e, was actually gald it had decent weight given the cross winds. The Fauza system did what it was suppose to, make a horrible headwind feel slightly less horrible. Prephaps am been too harsh on the 8.9e, it's a bike built for commuting, genera...