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by kwackers
24 Nov 2017, 6:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Must overtake, bicycle...
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: Must overtake, bicycle...

Still at that speed for mr MGIF to push past i was a bit cheesed off as i had to ease off, I know that feeling well. Speed is so hard to gain but when you're there you can often hang on to it, but there's always someone who'll still overtake only to force you to slow down moments later. To be fair ...
by kwackers
23 Nov 2017, 7:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Must overtake, bicycle...
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: Must overtake, bicycle...

I couldn't help it but I did manage to get a "you f' nob head" comment in. Not criticising you, as I would have done the same I'm sure but I suspect that it will simply reinforce their attitude because he/she will doubtless blame you for the accident. I think you'd need a very myopic view...
by kwackers
23 Nov 2017, 2:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Black Friday Anyone
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Black Friday Anyone

I try to have the attitude: "If I didn't need it when it wasn't on sale, why do I need it when it is?"

Exceptions tend to be the list of stuff I know I'll be buying at some point in the future.
by kwackers
23 Nov 2017, 9:49am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: USB regulator...
Replies: 11
Views: 116

Re: USB regulator...

I'd have thought that there has to be a 36 switching done somewhere, else the motor would be 12V, not 36V... My hope is that the 36V is available easily somewhere when the controller is powered up... That might be a different story, but as you say - time to grab the multimeter and figure it out... ...
by kwackers
23 Nov 2017, 9:39am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: USB regulator...
Replies: 11
Views: 116

Re: USB regulator...

36 V battery has a USB plug on the side, but I want one from the 'brains' so that it can just be left in place, plugged in - switched on when the controller is on etc... I haven't dug into my wiring yet, but I am guessing that there is at least an easy tap for a 36V post 'power on' which I could us...
by kwackers
23 Nov 2017, 9:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Must overtake, bicycle...
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: Must overtake, bicycle...

PDQ Mobile wrote:Driver age?
Gender?
Car make/model?

Just out of interest!

Male, 30's.

Make and model, erm. It was blue and generic looking.
(I could check my video but I handed over the memory card.)
by kwackers
23 Nov 2017, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Must overtake, bicycle...
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Must overtake, bicycle...

Electrifying my commute means I'm back to cycling a couple of hours a day in rush hour and it's good to see nothing has changed. The "must overtake bicycle" mentality is alive and well resulting in: Crossing white lines to overtake. Pulling out into oncoming traffic to overtake (resulting ...
by kwackers
22 Nov 2017, 9:26pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What's best for a hilly area?
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: What's best for a hilly area?

Another question, about crank drives: may have tiny chainwheels, so what are they like to pedal if either (heaven forbid) you run out of battery, or turn it off to conserve it e.g. on a long run? Are you left turning a ludicrously low gear, or does the drive go through and internal gear train with ...
by kwackers
22 Nov 2017, 3:52pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 46
Views: 1426

Re: Taken the plunge.

Thanks. Useful information for people like me who've never used one. I presume your tourer has a 135mm rear hub, and the chain line is fine with that, ie the chainwheel is approximately in line with the centre of the cassette. I think so - I'd need to check (9 spd Shimano). The chainline is slightl...
by kwackers
22 Nov 2017, 11:02am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 46
Views: 1426

Re: Taken the plunge.

Does your tourer have drop or straight handlebars? Drops. I have been thinking about the ideal bike for conversion, but that's probably another thread. Some more information that may be of interest with regards behaviour. I guess we all have a level of effort we put in when cycling. So because the ...
by kwackers
21 Nov 2017, 4:18pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 46
Views: 1426

Re: Taken the plunge.

Mine doesn't. Different controller programming perhaps? C961? Definitely is on mine. On uses for the "throttle"; I find it most useful for pulling away from a stop, especially up hill (maybe my bottom gear is a touch high). Throttle is much more intuitive for that than changing the assist...
by kwackers
21 Nov 2017, 2:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

My OP was triggered by the thought that someone has walked into this without reflection. I doubt it. I suspect they've genuinely given it some thought. If you want to improve fitness you probably should just ban cars and force everyone to walk. If your fitness is low enough that a hire bike is bene...
by kwackers
21 Nov 2017, 9:14am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 46
Views: 1426

Re: Taken the plunge.

Major failure last night! 14 miles from home and sudden power loss. Bit of fiddling, removing the battery, putting it back and checking stuff couldn't find anything (and the battery was fully charged). So cycled the rest of the way in muggle mode (which should please Horizon). Can't say it felt diff...
by kwackers
20 Nov 2017, 1:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anti pollution masks - waste of money?
Replies: 26
Views: 3877

Re: Anti pollution masks - waste of money?

the whole global warming debate is based on a single experiment in the 19th century

Wrong.
At least twice; I also did it to show my kids.
by kwackers
20 Nov 2017, 12:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117318

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

Just another opportunity to raise something negative about another EU member state.I am becoming increasingly aware that some/many Brexiteers seem to have something of a dislike of the EU; rather than "we could do better outside the EU" it's more that they have a dislike of the EU and rel...