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by hemo
26 Dec 2017, 9:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Front Light for daytime
Replies: 85
Views: 6614

Re: Front Light for daytime

One of these for under £20 inc 4 x 18650 battery pack & charger, very bright with several modes. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5000LM-XM-L-T6-2X-LED-Front-Headlight-Head-Bike-Bicycle-Lamp-Light-4x18650-Torch/201924471563?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D49138%26meid%3Dda817c...
by hemo
25 Dec 2017, 9:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Calorie burning
Replies: 15
Views: 1381

Re: Calorie burning

Weight loss is mostly down to food intake the more pies and cake you eat the fatter you become unless of course you exercise as well. I like to build ebikes and find it a good hobby amongst others I enjoy, even riding an ebike I can loose 2-3 lbs on a 50-70 mile ride. People say less effort is neede...
by hemo
25 Dec 2017, 9:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to bend a steel frame
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: How to bend a steel frame

Nice to know who your true riding mates as they stayed with you until home, lesser mates would have cleared off. Though a good mate could have still cleared off then come back with the car to pick you and bike up.
by hemo
25 Dec 2017, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Washing my bike -doing more harm than good?
Replies: 58
Views: 3081

Re: Washing my bike -doing more harm than good?

If I have been mud plugging I will hose off the worst apply some muck off and then use a small washing up brush to work it in nicely, then gently wash it off before applying a water dispelling top coat. Ever mind full not to allow any contamination of brake disc's and bearings etc. Normally for road...
by hemo
25 Dec 2017, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Technology !
Replies: 14
Views: 830

Re: New Technology !

Anything is possible one day !!!
Xiongda make a 2 speed ebike hub that automatically changes between low and high speed internal gearing.
Though any one with one still has to manually deal with the freewheel gearing.
by hemo
17 Dec 2017, 10:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy bars and energy fluids
Replies: 41
Views: 2596

Re: Energy bars and energy fluids

Drink wise it is bottle of water and a zero tab, I try and buy them on offer.
Food wise a sandwich and fruit esp ready to eat squidgy apricots and prunes.
by hemo
16 Dec 2017, 10:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: How to get battery assist in lower levels
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: How to get battery assist in lower levels

You need to explain a bit more.
I assume with a bafang hub and a smart lcd you have 5 pas levels.
by hemo
15 Dec 2017, 9:41am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Help with battery replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: Help with battery replacement

Lipo's are a faff and a bit of a pain in the ar*e if you use multiple's to form an ebike battery. With 50v cap's then 4.1v is the max charge for lipo and then the cap may pop if it sees a spike at all, though if this is the case new controllers (esc in rc talk) are not expensive to replace and then ...
by hemo
14 Dec 2017, 5:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Help with battery replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: Help with battery replacement

I run multiple lipo batteries of various capacities on my bikes you can connect either in Parallel or Series.
When In parallel they need to be quite close in voltage as the amp rush to equalise can be very high and the wiring can get very hot.
by hemo
14 Dec 2017, 4:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Help with battery replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: Help with battery replacement

Hello anyone, I have a Chinese unrestricted kit 250w front geared hub with 36v 10-15amp controller, came with a 36v "42v cgarged" 8ah battery, anyway the battery is dead after 4 year's of use, I want to know if I can wire 2x6s 30c rating 22v 6000mah rc loop battery's in series, will it ru...
by hemo
11 Dec 2017, 10:54am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bikester
Replies: 7
Views: 7702

Re: about Bikester

I have only recently found them (Bikester) and can't fault the ordering and delivery process.
by hemo
10 Dec 2017, 10:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!
Replies: 328
Views: 21063

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

I haven't eaten porridge for quite a while must be over a year ago if not more.
When I do have it though, I have a good dollop of honey with it, curtesy of my bees in the garden.
by hemo
9 Dec 2017, 11:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?
Replies: 123
Views: 8013

Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Well in the hundreds this year but I don't care or think about it, as it's a hobby and I get enjoyment out of my bikes. You can't put a price on enjoyment :D For me I don't just but a pair of replacement pads its usually 6 or 10 pairs on offer. As far as I can think of to date. Brake pads 10 prs. Mt...
by hemo
8 Dec 2017, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Buff/Neckwarmer there is?
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Best Buff/Neckwarmer there is?

I find it is more down to personnel preference and how your body feels the cold as everyone is different. Generally I am always quite warm and in my 50's now get to warm when riding. I have an original buff from Buffwear.co.uk, though it is thin I find it very comfortable and warm enough when warn i...
by hemo
7 Dec 2017, 8:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: electric bike kits
Replies: 40
Views: 6246

Re: electric bike kits

Another light kit esp good for someone who wants a bit of help on touring bike or racing bike is the GBoost direct drive from France. Its a simple Friction drive that attaches behind the BB and drives against the rear wheel, though not overly cheap at about 900euros it is small and quite unobtrusive...