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by arnsider
23 Oct 2020, 10:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: woman freezes to death after falling from bike
Replies: 44
Views: 1928

Re: woman freezes to death after falling from bike

For what its worth, might I suggest carrying a space blanket. They are very cheap and easy to put in a saddlebag or even a pocket.
Providing you are conscious, you can either pull it over yourself or direct a helper.
by arnsider
13 Oct 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikes and fitness
Replies: 63
Views: 2364

Re: Ebikes and fitness

I bought my E bike about a year ago. I started to suffer Polymyalgia and was worried I would not be able to carry on cycling. Luckily, my Doc was able to treat the ailment with a steroid and I was able to ride my two drop bar tourers again. I do not regret buying my Whyte Coniston in the least. In f...
by arnsider
5 Oct 2020, 8:26am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Shimano steps
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Shimano steps

The actual Steps unit in the Whyte Coniston is the E 5000 and I wonder if anyone on this forum knows exactly if it's battery and mounting would be compatable with an upgrade to an E 8000 unit.
by arnsider
5 Oct 2020, 8:19am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Shimano steps
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Shimano steps

Well, that is promising. My mate was told that upgrades were not possible. That was dealer speak and probably a ruse to sale a new bike!! I really like your belt and braces approach to battery capacity. There is nothing at all wrong in carrying spare batteries in a pannier bag or similar, just the p...
by arnsider
1 Oct 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Shimano steps
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Shimano steps

I checked the torque on both E8000 and EP8 and they are 70kn and 85kn respectively.
notwithstanding compatible battery architecture, I assume the bolt on configuration of all steps motors is the same, allowing upgrades.
There may well be a lively used market for motors removed in favour of upgrades.
by arnsider
1 Oct 2020, 7:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip injury
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Hip injury

Here I am a month later and still no respite. My Doc hasn't prescribed any pain relief and just reffered me to the physios who called me in a telephoine consultation!!! How stupid is that? How can a physio offer any realistic treatment without having his/her patient on their back, in the surgery? It...
by arnsider
1 Oct 2020, 7:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wooler as a base for cycling
Replies: 47
Views: 1762

Re: Wooler as a base for cycling

Well! Comparisons are odious, but there are plenty of areas of the UK that have very contrasting cultures and scenery. I used to ride up the Clydach from Govilon to Bryn Mawr, an area scarred from industry with a pretty poor and somewhat run down feel, but riding around the dram road to the top of t...
by arnsider
30 Sep 2020, 11:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Shimano steps
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Shimano steps

Yes, it is maybe an option, but I would have the work done. What are the torque figures for those upgrades? Presently, Birker and Corney in one ride are fine with what I have and won't be surmounted. I have been over Wrynose on my Thorn Nomad and I really don't fancy it on my Whyte, less so Hard Kno...
by arnsider
28 Sep 2020, 6:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Shimano steps
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Shimano steps

Many thanks for that. I was out on Saturday with a pal who has an older version of the Whyte Coniston and we were camping in the Duddon Valley at Turner Hall Farm. We rode down to Duddon bridge, then over Corney Fell to the Esk, then back over Birker Fell to Ulpha. My mate is a mechanical Engineer a...
by arnsider
24 Sep 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Shimano steps
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Shimano steps

I'm fairly new to e bikes and have just passed the warranty period on my Whyte Coniston. I'm generally pleased, however I have problems on steep climbs going from normal to high mode, mid climb. Even spinning my lowest gear, changing to high mode seems to offer no response at all. Is it better to an...
by arnsider
19 Sep 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman

Saddle comfort, Efficient and dependable brakes, easy rolling tyres, kept pumped to optimum pressure are vital ingredients for comfy enjoyable riding. Say a Sprung Brooks B67 saddle, V Brakes or Discs, Quality road tyres like Schwalbe Marathon and a track pump. A nice, well built day tourer with hub...
by arnsider
11 Sep 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1320

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

I used the Overton route avoiding the A65 last Wednesday and the no cycling signs at both the A65 end and on the gate stoop at the footbridge are gone.
by arnsider
8 Sep 2020, 10:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: flat-ish 150-200km routes starting in/around Bristol?
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: flat-ish 150-200km routes starting in/around Bristol?

A nice 140 KM (ish) route would commence at the SS Great Britain, and go down through the underfall yard, across the swing bridges to the Portway. Then down the cycle/footpath all the way to Avonmouth and onto the cycleway crossing the Avon Bridge. Come off on the Portbury side and back into Pill. T...
by arnsider
26 Aug 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 181
Views: 4615

Re: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.

Again, if you want more speed, buy an electric motor bike and pay the extra in insurance and quite possibly a tax around the corner.
The idea is pathetic and adds nothing to cycling whatever, other than promoting yet another Dick measuring competition.
by arnsider
25 Aug 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 181
Views: 4615

Re: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.

I just happened on this and here's my threepence worth! It's utter rubbish to try to justify any increase in e bike speeds. What for?????? The whole idea of a motor is to help out on gradients NOT TO SPEED THE RIDER BETWEEN POINT A and B. If you want that, for heavens sake buy a moped or a scooter. ...