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by lowrider
4 Jan 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Couple of newbie questions.
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Couple of newbie questions.

Hi, 2) I live with chronic foot pain that seems to have no cause (every doc and surgery poss for 10 years but nothing). I'd like to be able to get off road a little bit as well as town cycling and I'm concerned that 250/15.5 might struggle in the south downs without extra foot pressure. In all hones...
by lowrider
2 Jan 2020, 10:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Recs for semi hilly commute
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Recs for semi hilly commute

RickH I don't think an upgradeable kit would comply with the law. That may or may not bother you but in the, albeit relatively unlikely, event of there being an incident you risk the possibility of being charged with driving offences rather than cycling ones. Just about every e bike and conversion ...
by lowrider
2 Jan 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?
Replies: 31
Views: 1364

Re: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?

Hi, I am going through a similar process I don't think I will end up with the same choice but its the thought process that counts. I would ignore some of the partisan discussion and concentrate on what you want. The impression I get is that you've not quite made up your mind on what you want to do w...
by lowrider
22 Dec 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: More powerful bike vs Twist & Go
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: More powerful bike vs Twist & Go

Without getting technical sounds like your trying to justify spending a lot on a shiny new bike. The old one does the job well enough though? The Bosch system is great to ride in my opinion far better than a cadence and hub the new bike is a lot more appealing. The Bosch is a torque sensor system so...
by lowrider
19 Dec 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice needed on cell config for a lightweight 48v pack
Replies: 15
Views: 783

Re: Advice needed on cell config for a lightweight 48v pack

nicklouse10 I was thinking of buying 39 x 3000mah, 3.7V cells, and configuring them into 3X parallel sets of 13 cells each. Am I right in thinking that will give me a 48V battery because 13x 3.7 = 48.1V Yes hemo If only 3 miles you could possibly go 13s 2p but depending on your controller amps outp...
by lowrider
2 Nov 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Legal Mid drive kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Road Legal Mid drive kit

Kwackers post stodd wrote: For lots more on this topic, see https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/thread ... ces.35927/ Lots more hearsay it seems. I think the debate here is not whether it's possible to bypass the controller on an ebike (it is) but how the ease with which you can do this affects it's l...
by lowrider
1 Nov 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Legal Mid drive kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Road Legal Mid drive kit

Kwackers All ebikes legal or not have some mechanism for changing the speed. As long as it's not an easily available "consumer" option I don't see the problem. The issue with the standard TZSD 2 controller the VLCD5, is that its very easy to change the speed. The manual tells you how to d...
by lowrider
1 Nov 2019, 12:58am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Legal Mid drive kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Road Legal Mid drive kit

Polisman Personally I think the issue of speed limits and the law is going to have to be addressed in very short order, I've heard rumours perhaps in the next six months. I hope this is the case, that would mean the Woosh TSDZ2 would be legal as supplied standard. I wont hold my breath though, what...
by lowrider
1 Nov 2019, 12:52am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Legal Mid drive kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Road Legal Mid drive kit

hemo Woosh sell the tsdz and it is stamped 250w by the manufacturer. Thanks, thats useful to know, just need to sort out a control panel that wont be able to change the cut off speed setting and that will be a legal option. As Woosh is based in the UK with a good reputation they are a preferred sou...
by lowrider
31 Oct 2019, 8:48pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Legal Mid drive kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Road Legal Mid drive kit

Hi, been looking at the replies no one seems to have Identified a motor that would meet the requirements un fortunately. I had been thinking about a TSDZ2 however this as supplied by most seems to be illegal. There are two issues, firstly the motor should be labelled as 250w. I believe it maybe but ...
by lowrider
30 Oct 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Legal Mid drive kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Road Legal Mid drive kit

Hi, Are any of the mid drive kits available really street legal and not just claimed to be. If not does anyone know how to make them so. Its not just a matter of acquiring a 250w motor, if does not have a stamp identifying it as a 250w motor or if the cut off speed can be varied on the lcd or contro...
by lowrider
22 Oct 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch active line based bike suitable for touring?
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: Bosch active line based bike suitable for touring?

stodd It doesn't really make sense to have a maximum load for the motor when it drives through the gears; use lower gears as needed (at least, until you run out of low gears!) This occurred to me, I thought it might have just been someone's opinion but the person was not without some knowledge so I...
by lowrider
21 Oct 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch active line based bike suitable for touring?
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: Bosch active line based bike suitable for touring?

Todd, Thanks for the reply and the useful background information. I was impressed by the performance of the bike but was warned by another party the active line motor itself was not up to the job of touring and that they could fail if used for bigger loads. I was also told that 95kg was the recommen...
by lowrider
20 Oct 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch active line based bike suitable for touring?
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Bosch active line based bike suitable for touring?

Hi Has anyone had any experience or thoughts on using a Bosch active line based bike for touring. By that I mean carrying a rider about 80 kg with 15 kg of luggage. The motor seems to have quite a modest torque but the one I tried did seem quite willing in terms of climbing ability, with just the ri...
by lowrider
4 Sep 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Conversion V Complete e bike in terms of range
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: Conversion V Complete e bike in terms of range

Hemo Battery wise for bike kits you can use any generic 36 or 48v lithium battery case/design you like and mount it where you wish, they unlike Bosch ect ,etc don't have to do any handshaking with other components like controller or display. These batteries are at least half the price of Bosch and ...