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by hemo
25 Jun 2020, 11:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to claim £50 for repairs!
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

I can't see many getting any bike work /repairs done for £50.
by hemo
25 Jun 2020, 11:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic brakes leaking
Replies: 24
Views: 470

Re: Hydraulic brakes leaking

HDB's only leak due to incorrect fitting/setting up or poor quality parts. Whoever told you that it is down to bike use/wheelies is a complete idiot. Most likely the brass insert nipple and olive haven't been fitted correctly or haven't been tightened up correctly, cross threading/stripped thread mi...
by hemo
25 Jun 2020, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently
Replies: 23
Views: 771

Re: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently

Might just be something simple as cable stretch, check for any cable slack when on the smallest chain ring.
by hemo
24 Jun 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strawberry Line closed 29/30 June.
Replies: 37
Views: 1123

Re: Strawberry Line closed 29/30 June.

A similar regime being carried out on parts of the Downs link (Copsale to W.Grinstead), course base being laid with a compacted fine top being added.
With only two guys working I reckon they could be at it for a very long time, the pace of work appears to be painfully slow.
by hemo
24 Jun 2020, 10:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage
Replies: 48
Views: 8038

Re: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage

Permanent lights can be equally as bad. Very close to my house there is a rail tunnel single lane controlled by lights by the time you are about 60 -70% of the way thru the lights change again even if you are already at about 12/13mph. At a standing start they change when you are about halfway thru....
by hemo
22 Jun 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market

The UK regs were updated to include tri and quad cycles with the weight limit removed, I think this applied to OEM supplied models but like bicycle conversions there is no specific legislation relating to them however if they adhere to the EPAC regs then they should remain acceptable.
by hemo
22 Jun 2020, 4:29pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market

Going back to the voltage regulation there is no maximum voltage referred to just up to and including 48vdc so this means any nominal 48v battery, so 12s & 13s we know are classed as 48v. The 52v is 14s and theoretically is outside of any 48v rating.
by hemo
22 Jun 2020, 9:53am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market

I cannot find any reference to support that, and AFAIK the LVD applies to all electrics in the EU, no exceptions? Seeing as this new mob are based in Spain and supposedly have a few years of relevant (e-skateboards) experience, one would expect them to be familiar with EU legislation! Maybe Whoosh ...
by hemo
22 Jun 2020, 9:47am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market

BS EN15194 : 2017 is the latest update for the UK, harmonising with EU EAPC regs. This European Standard applies to EPAC bicycles for private and commercial use with exception of EPAC intended for hire from unattended station. This European Standard is intended to cover all common significant hazard...
by hemo
22 Jun 2020, 9:20am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market

Afaik the EU has set a 48v limit which Woosh bikes are taking as a nominal value & pedelecs aren't covered by the LVD.
On the new Wisper bikes they have gone with 11s/40v as the nominal voltage giving a max 46.2v output.
by hemo
21 Jun 2020, 11:13pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: New crowd-funded entry into the conversion market

52v falls outside of EU/UK directives for legality.
by hemo
16 Jun 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off-road Gravel Bike Limitations
Replies: 20
Views: 1577

Re: Off-road Gravel Bike Limitations

I have a 2019 Arkose with 42mm 700c WTB's running TL, the rear will accommodate 50mm.
by hemo
16 Jun 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 119
Views: 20163

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

vilhu wrote:On-One Geoff - Is the grip area diameter 22.2 cm i.e. suitable for MTB levers?

This information is missing on the web page and I am a bit of new with bikes but modifying my old 26 MTB for touring / hybrid.


Yes, though cabling made need replacing due to the extra width and sweep.
by hemo
16 Jun 2020, 4:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Fitting a Throttle to an NCM-Paris ( folding )
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Fitting a Throttle to an NCM-Paris ( folding )

For most ebikes (with hub) you need to find the controller, follow the motor wire to lead you to the controller metal box. From the controller you need to see if there are any spare 3 wire connectors if so you might be lucky. Sometimes a spare Speed sensor 3 wire connector might also be unused which...
by hemo
14 Jun 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Charger query for Pendleton Somerby
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Charger query for Pendleton Somerby

When the charger goes Green it usually indicates the battery is charged but may still be balancing and this is carried out using only about 50ma , there are lots of myths saying you shouldn't leave it but in reality the BMS will shut off the charge current so there is little chance of over charging....