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by willcee
6 Dec 2018, 7:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 45
Views: 2767

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...
by willcee
5 Dec 2018, 7:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 45
Views: 2767

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

My idea was to drill the lockring and add 1 magnet and epoxy it in [a strong neo type] and see what happens.. will
by willcee
5 Dec 2018, 7:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 45
Views: 2767

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

OK so how does software measure the speed? it has in some way to take wheel revs into account, hub Motor speed is wheel speed..I would doubt that they do the same as modern cars, to have a sensor on the final drive, speed simply would be easier measured at the wheel revolution and it obviously not l...
by willcee
4 Dec 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 45
Views: 2767

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Neil, heres hoping you are on the mend, As you know i have a mate who bought one of these early spring and loved it that was until it reached its zenith at 25 kph, I did lots of research and asked questions of Orbea in Spain as regards the cutoff kph in USA where they are also selling these without ...
by willcee
28 Nov 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Press Fit BB Stop You Buying A Bike ... Can It Be Converted
Replies: 45
Views: 1242

Re: Press Fit BB Stop You Buying A Bike ... Can It Be Converted

If you want issues and don't accept sound advice from those here who have had these issues or those who have removed and refitted in the repair and servicing in shop of so equipped bikes , would you put your hand in the fire if someone who never had relevant experience said OK its not warm won't bur...
by willcee
26 Nov 2018, 11:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Press Fit BB Stop You Buying A Bike ... Can It Be Converted
Replies: 45
Views: 1242

Re: Press Fit BB Stop You Buying A Bike ... Can It Be Converted

As far as I understand from when these P/F were first mooted it was a way that carbon manufacturers could over size the BB area yet have no outboard bearings visible... that and the fact that they didn't have to absorb the cost of any machining in the BB Area, and so speeded up production.. the firs...
by willcee
26 Nov 2018, 7:42pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Focus Parlane2 anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 736

Re: Focus Parlane2 anyone?

I have a mate who has an Orbea Gain and loves it,Tiagra 10 cable discs, he also has a Giant E Road 2 105 10sp with hyd braking, he loves the Orbea, only using the Giant when he wants a faster outing.. as its poss to upgrade the Yamaha a tad..the Orbea system is also that which Ribble and many others...
by willcee
26 Nov 2018, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Press Fit BB Stop You Buying A Bike ... Can It Be Converted
Replies: 45
Views: 1242

Re: Press Fit BB Stop You Buying A Bike ... Can It Be Converted

A Definite NO.. These AND BB30 are the source of more complaints on top end machinery than ANY other problem .. i have renewed them, yes with or without tools, not a great problem if you have sufficent tool nouse.. I wouldn't have a so equipped machine about me.. period..like others have said wait a...
by willcee
25 Nov 2018, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The old Campy vs Shimano debate
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: The old Campy vs Shimano debate

Interesting contris,I too used campagnolo for many years, mainly because i had a soft spot for Italian machines and did think it better using Italian parts.. that changed when Campag in their utter foolish decision to mimic the soft change of Shimano and to cease the ability to rebuild their cheaper...
by willcee
20 Nov 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Swapping penalty points
Replies: 215
Views: 4828

Re: Swapping penalty points

As regards the triviality of 30 versus 32 or 33 or 34, these are all dependant of the inaccuracy of your speedo, tyre wear affects, age affects and that likely why this 10% plus 3 is used, albeit here in Ulster the PSNI have been taken to task for non compliance by Nolan ims..a few years ago on the ...
by willcee
19 Nov 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Swapping penalty points
Replies: 215
Views: 4828

Re: Swapping penalty points

There's a lot of mention of speed, very obviously it can have a drastic effect in the wrong place in the wrong hands, it is a big BUT...its the easiest source of punishment of the driving public . period..Most speeding offences are in town environs for over 30mph. A chum recently attended a speed aw...
by willcee
18 Nov 2018, 7:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Swapping penalty points
Replies: 215
Views: 4828

Re: Swapping penalty points

interesting contris, I did a rough estimate of what miles i've covered in vehicles within the UK and Continent and its heading for 1.25 m miles, never had any points, albeit oldschool 2 tickets for speeding both into 30's edge of strange towns, one at night where they had changed the sign position, ...
by willcee
14 Nov 2018, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits
Replies: 21
Views: 785

Re: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits

I always thought that decent tourers never had great paint options, eg Randonneurs 531st had a dark grey with a bland copper colour later on, Raleigh improved with 708 models red and blue ims.. Dawes very conservative usually and your Purple shade is one I've not yet witnessed, i have rebuild 3 Rand...
by willcee
10 Nov 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Battery rebuild?
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Battery rebuild?

I have had 3 batteries from a chap in Durham, excellent , he uses the best available cells and has done many rebuilds for users in his own neck of the woods.. if anyone wishes his contact details please pm for info..i should add.. hes very very reasonable, and reliable. will
by willcee
9 Nov 2018, 10:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 44
Views: 2636

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

Yes they could approximate what size will fit.. But it depends on how the motor fits and clears the driveside of your likely wider than normal cargo bike chainstays..and thats never an exact science.. afaik it mounts same as a Bafang, on some frames they, Bafang cannot get lower than 42 unless you s...