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by willcee
14 Oct 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: For sale: Kalkhoff Agattu Electric Bike 50cm Frame
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: For sale: Kalkhoff Agattu Electric Bike 50cm Frame

Nice machine.. a question which is very relevant with E machines.. is the battery up to par?? bought a year since, used for 10 miles and many older folk think a battery is a battery is a battery, unknowingly destroying the 2nd most expensive part of their new unused bike by not being aware to trickl...
by willcee
12 Oct 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 534

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

Hi.. interesting facts, however in my own experience I never happened on a Sora meck either double or triple that I would have been totally happy with from the longevity or strength angles they just about achieved what they had to while they were in their youth, but when faced with lack of care, dir...
by willcee
3 Oct 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?

BRucey.. just finished a repair on a friends work colleague commuter bike or cheap full sus Halfords 27.5 wheeled BSO .. and i have yet to witness a worse case of gross miss use.. wish i had taken some pics.. however my chum asked me to have a look at this chaps bike, warning me not to part with it ...
by willcee
3 Oct 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3137

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

Interesting contris, glad that i live in a rural environ..lucky even some may say, that said i spent my early years away at school , urban but quite rural as we were up on a hill outside the main urban area. then a few winter months in a rough torn Belfast 1969/70. then working on the land with my u...
by willcee
3 Oct 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Nomad/Bafang?
Replies: 36
Views: 1046

Re: Nomad/Bafang?

Would it be capable?? .. yes ....I weigh about 8 kilos less. and even faced with wind on our way back for 15 miles and an average speed of between 14/16 I have power left after mileage in the high 30's.. and that includes a long quiet straight piece of maybe 3 miles where we do our best to see what'...
by willcee
30 Sep 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Giant e battery fitment - won't seal !
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Giant e battery fitment - won't seal !

following what last contri says if purchased used, has the previous owner fitted a speed dongle as my chum had a similar issue when we put his in,a road E plus ,you actually have to drop the motor a tad to get access and often it doesn't line up as it was because a wire or something is slightly aske...
by willcee
30 Sep 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Nomad/Bafang?
Replies: 36
Views: 1046

Re: Nomad/Bafang?

That 100 n/m i mentioned is not std... I think most 250 's are usually rated by Bafang at around 40/50 n/m.. you know their biggy the 1k item is rated at 160 afaik... I see they are building De Rosa new Road E machine with the new integrated Bafang motor, no details but the frame is very similar to ...
by willcee
29 Sep 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Nomad/Bafang?
Replies: 36
Views: 1046

Re: Nomad/Bafang?

the 42 is mated with a 11/30 8 sp if memory serves. but then as Kwackers says its a 250 same as they all are... just that mine is a very good strong one.. in any case who's to say what it is.... they are all the same size inside and outside as is said on here its dependant on the control and the ele...
by willcee
28 Sep 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Getting started

hi, can put you in touch with a well experienced chap in the N.E. who would be able to build your wishes, there's no need to derestrict the motor you need however given that you are off road, off grid, and obviously going to be demanding what it can and does supply in spades... warranty is an issue ...
by willcee
28 Sep 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Nomad/Bafang?
Replies: 36
Views: 1046

Re: Nomad/Bafang?

Gearing.. now i couldn't speak about the torque of your intended 01's... I thought that they were all superseded by the much superior electronic innards in the BSOB 02's, perhaps they are old stock.. but as to gearing change the front chainring from the std Bafang heavy steel offering to a Lekkie 42...
by willcee
22 Sep 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 72
Views: 19582

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Whether you like em or not. they are a mark and a mark which identifys to many.. right or wrong as tramp stamps.. personally i have no time for them, drawing on oneself doesn't float my boat, some are so gross on the sides of neck face etc etc meant to shock or cause a reaction very obviously which ...
by willcee
21 Sep 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Nomad/Bafang?
Replies: 36
Views: 1046

Re: Nomad/Bafang?

hi , I have now built 8 machine using Bafang mid motors and am using 2 of these myself.. I would certainly recommend the brand and they are relatively straightforward to fit to any strong steel or alloy frameset. what to look for is frame tyre clearance.. big section tyres do help with the air suspe...
by willcee
17 Sep 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 50
Views: 11930

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

Sorry to hear of your traffic accident. that alone even you hadn't broken a hip bone would have left you in pain .. my chum and cycle bud fell in his own home from a step ladder and had a new hip the following day, he too was sore for some weeks.. i kept reminding him that as well as everything bein...
by willcee
11 Sep 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9903

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

I appreciate that, however neither of us has any great wish to trail 65 miles on any day in our environs worthy of that distance, what we would agree on , as would many other Gain owners, a more usable cut off of 20 as supplied In other regions of the world who imo have more handle on how to treat E...
by willcee
6 Sep 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

Interesting.. the thing that i find a bit confusing is and I speak from an extensive background in high ticket business, within the UK imv Orbea seem backed up by the consensus of contributors & owners hereabouts who have expounded their views on E assistance their market aim is for those who we...