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by hemo
8 Jul 2020, 11:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reigate Town Pop up cycle lane.
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Reigate Town Pop up cycle lane.

Affluent Reigate, it just won't do to be held up by a cyclist lane whilst driving ones Chelsea through the streets.
Reigate can be unbelievable at times, an old narrow market town with two lanes of traffic with some thinking it is a street circuit.
by hemo
6 Jul 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reigate Town Pop up cycle lane.
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Reigate Town Pop up cycle lane.

I noticed Friday one has appeared in Reigate Surrey, and temporarily reduces the carriage way on the one way system approaching from the south past the old Priory Junction to single file as one enters the town. Though it causes queues/tail backs in to the town it does reduce the speed of the traffic...
by hemo
5 Jul 2020, 11:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Downs link new sections.
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Downs link new sections.

In places the surface is very good, the Northern part is pretty much good to very good to Copsale and my 37/42c's cope well. The exception still being the very loose /course short South wood hilly section after Baynards. At W.G they are regrading the surface back towards Copsale but when the heavy r...
by hemo
3 Jul 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Downs link new sections.
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Downs link new sections.

Rode the Downs Link today joining at the Northerly point South of Shalford to Copsale. A new section is open now cutting out the road section around Christ's Hospital, the new section allows you to continue straight on under the road bridge instead of hanging a left to go up and over. The Christ's S...
by hemo
3 Jul 2020, 9:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: spoke supplier recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: spoke supplier recommendation

I have had very good service using 'Spokesfromryan' on a few occasion's with very prompt delivery.
by hemo
1 Jul 2020, 11:42pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Front Wheel conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Front Wheel conversion

The Hollowtech PAS sensor costs about £11 and can be bought separately.
The Woosh hub will still be a 12 x 10 axle.

There are a few light weight hubs for front wheels under 2.1kg Bafang G370 and Aikema have 3 or 4 different ones.
by hemo
1 Jul 2020, 12:18am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Front Wheel conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Front Wheel conversion

The hub axle will be 12mm x 10 mm, though some hubs are 14 x 10 but these tend to be the really high powered models. Some steel drops outs are plenty deep enough but be prepared to also file the drop out seat 1.5/2mm deeper and more if you use the anti turn washers other wise you might need to consi...
by hemo
30 Jun 2020, 9:33am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Front Wheel conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Front Wheel conversion

You should be ok without using torque arms though you will need to fit the supplied Anti turn washers so the tab must sit in the drop out fully.
by hemo
29 Jun 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Difficulty finding right bike for wife
Replies: 19
Views: 655

Re: Difficulty finding right bike for wife

The Wisper although integrated with fit is removable, there batteries are good and last many years, eight isn't unheard of.
by hemo
29 Jun 2020, 10:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Front Wheel conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Front Wheel conversion

9ah will be good for about 20 - 27 miles in low assist give or take.
What forks are you fitting in to ?
by hemo
29 Jun 2020, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1375

Re: Does anybody know what this bike might be? Photo of a cheap bike for sale

End of the day £35 or £150 they both work when you turn the pedals and do the same thing.
by hemo
29 Jun 2020, 7:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Difficulty finding right bike for wife
Replies: 19
Views: 655

Re: Difficulty finding right bike for wife

Only problem with mid drive branded motors is they then no longer become ultra low step. The new Wayfarer has integrated down tube battery, choose between rear hub or mid/centre drive. If you talk to David Miall it might even be possible to use twist shifters instead of thumb triggers at the point o...
by hemo
29 Jun 2020, 7:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?
Replies: 35
Views: 1768

Re: What milage do you get with a Bosch Drive?

Best way to increase range is use lowest power setting and riding with no assist when possible.
by hemo
29 Jun 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice on Trikes / Recumbant
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Advice on Trikes / Recumbant

Bit of myth that CD motors are better then hubs for hills, the only time might be for proper off road use. Any hub with the right low rpm winding will be a match or better then a CD motor as the torque at lower speed is far better. A cd drive torque output/Nm is measured at the chain wheel by the ti...
by hemo
29 Jun 2020, 10:52am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Difficulty finding right bike for wife
Replies: 19
Views: 655

Re: Difficulty finding right bike for wife

Low steps don't use the down tube battery because it then compromises the design also allows more chance of the battery getting kicked when straddling. The behind the seat option is old hat and bikes then have a LWB Seems like to many obstacles are in place to find a bike to suit, with ebikes you so...