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by mick skinner
11 Dec 2017, 2:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Recommendations for a heavy rider?
Replies: 10
Views: 4624

Re: Recommendations for a heavy rider?

Actually the Gepida is the first ebike I've seen that's got hub gearing, which I think I'd prefer on an ebike.
by mick skinner
7 Dec 2017, 1:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Recommendations for a heavy rider?
Replies: 10
Views: 4624

Re: Recommendations for a heavy rider?

Good advice Bonzo Banana, thanks. But I think I'd rather choose a bike with the best motor etc and compromise on other components because, for me, it's going to be a lot more straight forward to up grade the components in the future/when they fail. I've done loads of mechanical work on non ebikes in...
by mick skinner
6 Dec 2017, 3:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Recommendations for a heavy rider?
Replies: 10
Views: 4624

Re: Recommendations for a heavy rider?

Thanks hemo, I think I'm going to go with a Wisper, there are shops in Nottingham and Derby that I can test ride on from. Cool.
by mick skinner
5 Dec 2017, 11:08am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Recommendations for a heavy rider?
Replies: 10
Views: 4624

Recommendations for a heavy rider?

Hi, I'm about 120kg, in a previous thread I was told I'll need a ebike with a high torque ratio and then somebody recommended a Wisper ebike. I've also been told that Specialized ebikes have a high maximum rider weight limit. So are there any other recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
by mick skinner
30 Nov 2017, 4:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Converting using a e-front wheel.
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Converting using a e-front wheel.

..... and illegal for use on UK roads
I'm aware 250w is the legal limit, which is why I've changed my mind and going for a whole ebike instead. Thanks for all the advice folks.
by mick skinner
24 Nov 2017, 10:25am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Converting using a e-front wheel.
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Converting using a e-front wheel.

I'll take that as a positive endorsement hemo, this is the one I'll get I think; https://wisperbikes.com/e-bikes/705-se-step-through/
by mick skinner
23 Nov 2017, 4:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 255
Views: 15406

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

I've only read the OP so the question I'm asking might have been answered but wot-evar! What's depressing a bout The Guardian reporting that Derby might be rolling out ebike sharing? It's not explained in the OP. I've just come round to the idea of getting an ebike and I think I missed a trick by no...
by mick skinner
23 Nov 2017, 4:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Converting using a e-front wheel.
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Converting using a e-front wheel.

Hey hemo, thanks again for the advice but, I think it's getting a bit complicated. I put 'high torque ebike' into google and found Whisper bikes; https://wisperbikes.com/ . I wonder if you've got an opinion about these bikes?
by mick skinner
22 Nov 2017, 2:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Converting using a e-front wheel.
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Converting using a e-front wheel.

hemo, that's the best bit of advice for me 'cos I'm over 100kg. Excellent.

Where can I get one? The Bafang website seem to be a trade only supplier.
by mick skinner
17 Nov 2017, 10:05am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Converting using a e-front wheel.
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Converting using a e-front wheel.

Excellent. ... can vastly affect the handling ... Yes I've heard the same about front panniers for touring. I'm quite a heavy rider so I might be ok with a front wheel motor in that context. The reason I want it in the front is so it's easy to change between the motor wheel and the non motor wheel a...
by mick skinner
13 Nov 2017, 3:27pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Converting using a e-front wheel.
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Converting using a e-front wheel.

Hi All, I'm thinking of converting my regular bike to an e-bike using a motorised front wheel. After perusing some of the posts on here and a brief web search I've found one company that sells such a thing. I'm wondering if anyone else who has done this would give your verdict on the on their finish...
by mick skinner
22 Apr 2016, 2:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Charity to donate kit to?
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Charity to donate kit to?

Thanks PH, Yes lifecycle is what I'm looking for. The jumble sale on the other hand is just as much, if not more, trouble and faff as selling on ebay.

Thanks for the suggestion.
by mick skinner
22 Apr 2016, 1:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Charity to donate kit to?
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Charity to donate kit to?

Hi All, I've got some cycling equipment that I don't want any more but I can't be bothered to go through rigmarole of putting it on ebay and all that to sell it. So, is there a cycling charity in Nottingham or Derby (I live half way between these two cities) that accepts kit donations? I would donat...
by mick skinner
5 Oct 2015, 8:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: More Brompton Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: More Brompton Qs

wouldn't expect it to be a problem but much more than 10% over and you may need to take more care going down kerbs and avoiding potholes or the rims may buckle and spokes break. I would also avoid riding out of the saddle. That's good actually because if it's the wheels that are most fragile they c...
by mick skinner
4 Oct 2015, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: More Brompton Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

More Brompton Qs

The previous thread about Bromptons was really useful to me. With the information I've got now I think I'll go for a M3L, -18% gear ratio, white paint job, mud guard but no rear carrier, probably an Ortlieb T front bag. Further questions are; I'm six foot tall (six feet no inches), 35 inch inside le...