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by Roger_H
2 Mar 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble SLE
Replies: 35
Views: 6405

Re: Ribble SLE

I would suggest that you look at the Orbea Gain threads here and elsewhere as the Ribble models are remarkably similar for ideas on range (and the Orbeas are somewhat cheaper too!) I sell electric bikes in my shop and the two questions everyone asks : 1 How far does it go on a battery charge? There...
by Roger_H
1 Mar 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 444
Views: 76286

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

live in Wales and it is indeed a beautiful country with very many wonderful roads. Sadly though some of its roads are also rather dangerous in terms of RTA fatalities and road safety does not appear to be a priority.
by Roger_H
1 Mar 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble SLE
Replies: 35
Views: 6405

Ribble SLE

Does anyone have any direct experience of this bike (in any of its variants)? FWIW my interest is useful range. I had contacted Ribble to try and get an idea of the realistic range envelope but I can only say I found them most unhelpful (which made me suspiciously think the range wasn't very good!) ...
by Roger_H
6 Apr 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal installation torque
Replies: 42
Views: 4414

Re: Pedal installation torque

1. Don't forget that the LH and RH threads on pedals mean their tendency is to screw themselves in; and not to unscrew. 2. Years ago (before torque wrenches came to bikes) a toolmaker (ex roadie) I knew always said just use the spanner (or whatever tool) as it is and do things up reasonably tight. I...
by Roger_H
21 Mar 2018, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: removing stubborn five speed (screw on )
Replies: 58
Views: 2987

Re: removing stubborn five speed (screw on )

I always found the best way of taking off a block was to hold the remover firmly in place with the QR and then put the flats on the remover into a vice and try turning the wheel from the rim. I never had a particular problem with Regina, but holding the remover firmly in place was key to not roundin...