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by kwackers
16 Sep 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Senior moment!
Replies: 23
Views: 308

Re: Senior moment!

well your choice of lock dont say much for your sense of security does it? As a "build time" hobby (i.e. something that only takes a minute or so whilst I'm building a project) I took up lock picking. Turns out that most locks are a bit poo. And I include some pretty expensive bike locks ...
by kwackers
16 Sep 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Mind you we've had milk floats and the like running off lead acid batteries for years so why couldn't we just upgrade these with liion batteries, seats instead of milk crates, lighter chassis etc. Problem solved. :lol: Nearly there. Loads of people buying and modding old "retro" electric ...
by kwackers
16 Sep 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Imagine you put £100 a month of fuel into your car. Who puts that into their small city car? I don't think I've EVER spent the equivalent of £100 a month in petrol all my driving life of nearly 50years even allowing for prices over the years. Obviously you don't but plenty of folk do. Looking at se...
by kwackers
16 Sep 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

No-one's saying cars are going to go away so please don't clutter the discussion by arguing against positions that no-one here is arguing for. I rather got the impression that was at least the subtext of what you were saying? Apologies if I was wrong. I'm a big supporter of small EV's. Be it ebikes...
by kwackers
16 Sep 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Until you can readily buy a sub-1.5grand secondhand electric car, they VAST majority of the small car users will be driving older and older petrol and diesel models. The time will come, I have no doubt, but it'll be far too long IMHO. It's a bit more complex than that. Imagine you put £100 a month ...
by kwackers
16 Sep 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Aren't "small" e-cars always going to be worse than e-bikes because e-cars clearly show the negative effects of the much heavier weights, poorer aerodynamics, higher speeds and lack of human power? Even the Renault Twizy (which is classed as a sociable tandem quadricycle) is 474kg and 100...
by kwackers
16 Sep 2019, 2:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

kwackers: if you have a moment, could you have a quick listen to it? I still don't quite understand what they were saying. The thing I might have got wrong is that small petrol cars are very cheap and that small electric cars are expensive by comparison. OK, so I had a listen. Basically what they'r...
by kwackers
16 Sep 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Senior moment!
Replies: 23
Views: 308

Re: Senior moment!

Lifted them off the post?
by kwackers
16 Sep 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Renault Twizy. Smart EQ. There are quite a few "city" cars too. Electric Mini. Honda E. Volkswagen E-Up (Plus others I can't remember off the top of my head) Then there are a number of now defunct models going all the way back to the 80's. Some of these have had their lead acid batteries r...
by kwackers
15 Sep 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 452
Views: 46860

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Debs wrote:Making a toilet out of solid gold, that really takes the pee!

I know, it's so crass.

I had my gold loos inlaid with silver and precious stones, they look much more sophisticated.
by kwackers
15 Sep 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19043
Views: 471794

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

A glaring example is the Liberal so called Democrat opportunists trying to boost their electoral credentials in the most anti democratic way possible. I'm mystified. How can this be? The LibDems have put this pledge in their manifesto , that they intend to revoke Article 50 if they get elected . An...
by kwackers
14 Sep 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 305
Views: 37862

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

what do you expect from a film nearly 60 years old? Anne Fancis innocent character was a good foil? I would have thought the tech would be more embarrasing - the dials and the pointless sparks and things going up and down in the air vent scenes? I think what I meant was it was a lot more obvious th...
by kwackers
14 Sep 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Motus grand tourer range
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Motus grand tourer range

Any form of range indicator on an electric bicycle is probably the biggest waste of time ever. I guess if you get to similar routes, pick a nice day and similar weather conditions you might see some sort of consistency. As a commuter it's meaningless since although my route is the same the weather i...
by kwackers
14 Sep 2019, 9:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 38
Views: 1095

School Run

I normally miss the school run, I leave before it starts and it subsequently occurs on the latter part of my commute on roads where the 'school runners' aren't particularly prevalent. Yesterday however I couldn't be bothered getting out of bed and so I left pretty much bang in the middle of it. And ...
by kwackers
13 Sep 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 305
Views: 37862

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Just watching "Forbidden Planet 1956" I have on my media center. After all these years it is still a gripping film with a cute young Anne Fancis the love interest. "The Krell forgot one thing, monsters from the ID" Still one of my favourites, although the outright sexism is pret...