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by willcee
4 Feb 2020, 6:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?
Replies: 31
Views: 1031

Re: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?

Glad you feel you're sorted.. there are many useful bits of advice on this E forum, and there are many detractors who cannot just see E bikes in the way those who choose to cycle with power and for those who need the assistance, but one thing I have noticed is that when someone such as yourself come...
by willcee
21 Jan 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which Pump
Replies: 56
Views: 1496

Re: which Pump

PLUS 2.. Myself and my chum both carry LEYZNE mini pumps and have done so for some years as a back up for the CO2 Which dependant on practice and how you hold your tongue!!! work well or are a total effing waste of money and space.. I have a genuine innovations which when i tried it having read the ...
by willcee
10 Jan 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: luna black box
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: luna black box

Billy surely Luna should know if thats a suitable move, they have tried everything or know those who have on Bafang stuff.. whats the warranty like ... i have asked them that on this box, wouldn't like to be caught again with the 90 day chinese warranty like i had on the luna display switch you fixe...
by willcee
8 Jan 2020, 9:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diagnosis of Arthritis in Hip
Replies: 20
Views: 3993

Re: Diagnosis of Arthritis in Hip

Rachel..Its not the end of your world, it is the end of your hip joints, just 17 days ago i had my final hip op. my right, which had caused me some discomfort in the groin area meaning that sometimes i had to lift that leg into the car over the sill, but had not any issue of note when cycling, the o...
by willcee
5 Jan 2020, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help please, first time fitting tubeless.
Replies: 39
Views: 861

Re: Help please, first time fitting tubeless.

Dim.. advice.. if you are doing a wild Atlantic Way tour in the Irish Republic you'll be wiser using tyres and tubes.. good luck... will
by willcee
3 Jan 2020, 4:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch ebike motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Bosch ebike motor

HERE HERE.. someone who actually knows and appreciates what is happening on the ground.. it is a different world out in the sticks.. and agri crime is what ''they'' are all clued up about now.. will
by willcee
1 Jan 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement and cycling
Replies: 55
Views: 14159

Re: Hip replacement and cycling

2nd Hip replacement carried out on 20th Dec right in the mouth of the Holiday season.. but as the nurses over here were striking at that time it was cancelled once earlier that month and so I took what was available.. best time imo to recover is when the weather isn't cycling weather anyway!! to my ...
by willcee
30 Dec 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just how effective really is PlusGas?
Replies: 26
Views: 1223

Re: Just how effective really is PlusGas?

An old friend and bloody good cycle teck sadly now departed recommmended this stuff to me yonks ago... he ordered a case as he had others who wanted it, I still have a half empty can. It worked for me on bike stuff from memory but when I removed the complete rear axle assembly from my Ford Focus st1...
by willcee
26 Dec 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch ebike motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Bosch ebike motor

Certainly. I'm sure i would understand if those to whom you refer would first tackle the more obvious targets in countryside environment management instead of attacking the softest and most recent target in their sights.. I mean perhaps a few hundred chaps using LI batteries Versus the thousands of ...
by willcee
16 Dec 2019, 11:52pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch ebike motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Bosch ebike motor

I'm becoming more and more rattled by those on here who jump on every chance to rail at E bikes and criticise the want or wish to ride them on or off road , away from public ,off piste if you like and who the hell in any real world situation is going to ask them what they are about. The law has more...
by willcee
13 Dec 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: disc brake advice..
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: disc brake advice..

Armed with no less than 2 bleed kits, I called upon a friend to assist, now he's a great auto mechanic and a spark, he like me frowned when he saw the so called bleed ports on the new post mt calipers, you have to remove a small rubber bung for want of a better description , nor was there any sound ...
by willcee
9 Dec 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: disc brake advice..
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: disc brake advice..

MY BR785'S arrived from Germany over the friday evening DHL working late!! on opening could find no olives or nuts and the bleed screws are now hidden..WHY?? nor when examined were there any olives visible in the original kit from PX. a quick phone conversation to a friend who works for a Shimano se...
by willcee
8 Dec 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 61
Views: 2569

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

GuYS Guys GOOD KIT IS NEVER CHEAP , knowing what works is where its really all about..... as Commuting is about as hard on any machine as it could possibly be.. so cheap stuff seldom lasts the distance.. Kwackers on here afaik is about the longest using a self build machine and it has lasted the dis...
by willcee
6 Dec 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: disc brake advice..
Replies: 9
Views: 662

disc brake advice..

Late to the party but acknowledge benefits esp on a heavy powered E machine.. so realising that I needed big tyres I had to go disc and did so with a set of Juin Teck which I liked, after going to decent XT pads, about 2 weeks ago a mate who deals with Planet X and got a blog saying Good quality 11 ...
by willcee
1 Dec 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 61
Views: 2569

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

Mick.. with the right bike, sensible hill based gearing, strong mid motor and strong battery, hills like that are 15 mph easily with the same effort you would use to ''glass crank'' on a flat smooth asphalt surface at maybe 10 mph, that's what you witnessed.. and you could go on like that for 40 plu...