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by hemo
2 Oct 2020, 4:39pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Woosh Brompton Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Woosh Brompton Kit

The Woosh kit is purely based on commute purposes and not for touring about.
by hemo
29 Sep 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: How do these Bottom Bracket Sensors Work?
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: How do these Bottom Bracket Sensors Work?

A Bonzo say's if the bike has a throttle post 2016 it must only work after one has started pedalling. stand alone aren't legal. All ebikes that utilise a pedal sensor on the BB will be a simple cadence/rotation sensor. Most of the Halfords Carrera bikes are torque sensored so be careful and ask when...
by hemo
27 Sep 2020, 11:26am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?

Bikes pre 2016 can have a legal throttle.
by hemo
27 Sep 2020, 11:20am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?

Suntour hand shaking protocols like Bosch etc, no. If the bike is out of warranty and goes kaput or say the TS BB fails most likely if anything then one completely removes all the electronics and spends £70 - £100 and buys a KT controller /lcd system to replace the Suntour stuff. Battery and hub mot...
by hemo
27 Sep 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikes and fitness
Replies: 54
Views: 1597

Re: Ebikes and fitness

A work out on an ebike will depend on the assist used, the lower the power setting selected the harder a rider has to work. With the TS drive bikes you can get up to 300% assist which certainly won't help in fitness levels. The body soon gets used to the easy power available and one intuitively lets...
by hemo
27 Sep 2020, 11:04am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: How do these Bottom Bracket Sensors Work?
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: How do these Bottom Bracket Sensors Work?

Bikes with so called cadence PAS ( a simple 3 wire hall sensor and a magnetic disc) one can simply ghost pedal. this allows the user with poor stamina or energy levels to still ride. The best option is a system that has a controller that uses current control and five levels of assistance to choose f...
by hemo
23 Sep 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Woosh e bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Woosh e bikes

The only issue with Woosh is like other online dealers, one can't test ride or try the bike for fit. That said CS from them is brilliant as is sending out spares, they arrive almost before you have breckie the next day.
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Electric Bikes Under £1000?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Best Electric Bikes Under £1000?

A 1k ebike isn't going to have top end components, more like Alivio or low end group set stuff.
Some will opt for crappy cable disc brakes and cheap £50/£60 forks.
Have a look at Woosh bikes or something like the NVM Moscow.
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: E bike conversion

Woosh usually use low rpm hubs, they are nice people to speak to so ask for Tony or Andy and they will give you the low down on the hubs. Yosepower now use I believe 201 rpm hubs as opposed to the 270/300 rpm ones, personally speaking the speed controllers do not give as nice a ride as current/torqu...
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?

Decathlon have great CS and if one doesn't like the bike can get a full refund within one calendar year on the bike.
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 5:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Humber Men’s Bike
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Humber Men’s Bike

Plenty of spares for it can be used from nearly any manufacturer, parts will be generic and available from many many outlets. At £24 a real bargain, looks ok to me in the pic. A knowledgeable biker who does his own maintenance could give it a once over in an hour to adjust/check brakes and grease al...
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 11:39am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?

Suntour system is known for reliability issues even though some components have been upgraded the system still uses the same TS BB which is the main Achilles heel. Suntour doesn't use a generic battery system so in future years battery replacement will be a lot more expensive then a generic fit all ...
by hemo
22 Sep 2020, 11:26am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: E bike conversion

Always opt for geared hub motor that is one that has an internal clutch that allows the hub to freewheel with out power in low gears, Direct drive hubs do not all ow this. Rpm/ winding speed has been mentioned, the speed issue is neither here or there. they can be set to remain legal. What is import...
by hemo
21 Sep 2020, 10:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice on which step through bike
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Advice on which step through bike

Ebikes don't do light circa 22- 25kg is the norm.

Ebikes direct.
Woosh bikes.
Wisper bikes.
Juicy bikes.

Woosh are mail order only, unless in Southend where they have a shop business warehouse where they build their bikes.
by hemo
21 Sep 2020, 10:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Buying an Ebike , £1500 budget any recommendations ?

Probably look at a step thru ebike. £1500 is a good figure and should cover quite a few bikes for that price. Two drives to consider for her but best she tries both out first for personnel preference. Hub drive mainly cadence sensor the PAS set up only requires gentle or ghost pedalling to move alon...