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by willcee
18 Feb 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small windscreen idea
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Small windscreen idea

yes.. reohn2 thx for asking.. nearly 4 months now, still stiff when exiting a sofa or chair after a half hour or more, for the first couple of steps, no pain walking or riding, few nerve end spasms in bed sometimes.. and still have diffs tying the left shoe comfortably, my cycle buddy had one fitted...
by willcee
17 Feb 2019, 9:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small windscreen idea
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Small windscreen idea

the Zipper fairings appeared on Saturday past,after a 15 day journey from California via San Francisco then NewYork, Iceland, and Ireland all because the customs form was handwritten, but hard to read and the N. in Ireland, seperate zone from Eire was sort of a squiggle so someone thought Iceland an...
by willcee
16 Feb 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 54
Views: 2605

Re: Handlebar Tape

I must have wrapped hundreds of bars, bottom to top always, all sorts of tapes, all types,qualities and prices have been supplied and used..Experience in taping some of this exotic stuff is essential to get something you can look at and say thats the ticket, couple of years or more ago i was doing q...
by willcee
10 Feb 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: pair of 36H hubs Q/R
Replies: 0
Views: 926

pair of 36H hubs Q/R

Looking for a pair silver or black alloy hubs 36H. tidy with sweet brgs, Shimano spline freehub,up to 7/8 sp, don't need to be a pair as long as they are same colour.. by PM please thx.. will
by willcee
2 Feb 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard heating - deforming to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

Re: Mudguard heating - deforming to fit

Looks to me that those guards are very wide,and that one is a rear modded to fit.. so the edges that pass under the fork yoke are actually catching the inner sides of the fork. i have dremelled a waist marking where the clearance is needed this should allow the guard more leeway to rise.. if not eno...
by willcee
29 Jan 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small windscreen idea
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Small windscreen idea

What do you think of this bit of kit.. been talking with the owner of ZZip and this is one of his drop barred models @ 200usd plus delivery..
by willcee
28 Jan 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small windscreen idea
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Small windscreen idea

It doesn't, thats designed for wrapping around a quill, and the other is an ugly u bolted item which clamps over the stem and only suits a stem of maybe 90 /100 mm and with very little upward degree angle neither of which suit my position or machine.. so I have an fitting coming from Polisport in Po...
by willcee
28 Jan 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small windscreen idea
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Small windscreen idea

When I was the first contri on E bikes in the forum back in 2013 this section for E bikes came shortly afterwards, so my only reason for my own suggestions on windscreen air protection was to compensate for the fact that even pedalling high cadence without much real warming exertion means that you b...
by willcee
24 Jan 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 49
Views: 3390

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

My latest build, on a steel Dawes 631 sportif. after some miles on an alloy Vitus Razor which I built in the summer past I felt a steel machine would be more forgiving on our rough tarmac.. the carbon bars and short stem are interim fitments.. and that battery has 20 amps.. more pics when it dries u...
by willcee
24 Jan 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Help me shop for a new mountain bike
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Help me shop for a new mountain bike

A good friend attends many of the top class motorcycle Trials events as their'' go to'' photographer, he's also a cyclist and an avid motorcyclist, yet still has to sample E bikes, calling with me around Christmas time he regaled me with tales and that nearly everyone spectating were riding Cube E m...
by willcee
22 Jan 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: luna 750c - display password problem / lockout
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: luna 750c - display password problem / lockout

best of luck with Luna, I bought some items back in July, one being their colour display and in November it failed wouldn't switch on and guess what... the Chinese warranty was brought to bear.. 90 days only, thankfully a switched on electronics friend found a broken wire in the board which containe...
by willcee
16 Jan 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small windscreen idea
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Small windscreen idea

Back in the 60's my bro and I had an idea about sticking a windscreen on our respective machines, we each bought one and had a go at fitting them might have been 8yo and 11 respectively,they worked until they broke, long time since that happened but on my E bike I have been considering just such an ...
by willcee
20 Dec 2018, 3:26pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 54
Views: 4324

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

My cycling chum has taken another Gain under his wing, traded his 8 month old gray Gain against a new carbon Custom model 11sp 105 with hyd braking.. weight now 26lbs frame geo is different he says but still a medium and he is happy that theres a bit more come and go on the head height which was his...
by willcee
15 Dec 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike for daughter
Replies: 26
Views: 1099

Re: New bike for daughter

Plus 1 for Islabikes, just advised my garage man about one for his 4 year old, designed from the outset for smaller legs, bums, fingers and shoulders at the very least if its kept in decent order you have a chance of getting most of your outlay back, unlike the heavy offerings with over geared trans...
by willcee
6 Dec 2018, 7:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 54
Views: 4324

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Kwackers, ref.. across the world issue.. ime there's no way that USA users will be content at 25kph i asked this very question to Orbea some weeks after Davy my bud got his Gain and didn't get any decent clear answer.. the lock ring has i think 9 magnets on it so one of these may have a speed contro...