Small windscreen idea

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willcee
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Small windscreen idea

Postby willcee » 16 Jan 2019, 7:37pm

Back in the 60's my bro and I had an idea about sticking a windscreen on our respective machines, we each bought one and had a go at fitting them might have been 8yo and 11 respectively,they worked until they broke, long time since that happened but on my E bike I have been considering just such an idea, as anyone who does any distance on a E will realise that as you're not working as hard as you would sans engine you become colder..I have invested in a Yepp screen which was originally designed to fit in front of a yepp Thule front mounted childs seat, Amazon had a torn box one at half cost so had a punt, it arrived and was much larger than I thought however I'm in the process of sussing how to fit it..there are many in the USA who have used screens since the 60's .. I got everything you will see in that link.. interested in your comments.. will
https://www.thule.com/en-gb/gb/child-bi ... _-12020906

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Re: Small windscreen idea

Postby NickWi » 28 Jan 2019, 4:19pm

May I suggest you move this to either the Technical or Touring section if you want a better response.

On motorcycles, screens, even small ones work well but you're talking much higher speeds. At 15mph I'm not convinced there would be much aerodynamic advantage, but the pro teams have been making a lot a small changes to bike & component design over the last few years so they seem to think there’s something to be gained at lower speeds. I can't see the UCI sanctioning screens or fairings any time soon, (well never actually), but it'd interesting to hear from anyone who's ridden behind such a screen. On a cold days like we have now even a small amount of deflection of the air could be very valuable, especially if it protected your hands.

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Re: Small windscreen idea

Postby willcee » 28 Jan 2019, 9:11pm

When I was the first contri on E bikes in the forum back in 2013 this section for E bikes came shortly afterwards, so my only reason for my own suggestions on windscreen air protection was to compensate for the fact that even pedalling high cadence without much real warming exertion means that you become cold, unless as Brucey said get ''wrapped up like a pump in frost'' back in the day when I first mentioned an E bike build, he was absolutely on the money..so on this section it imv has relevance.... http://www.zzipper.com/... What the UCI say or don't is neither here nor there.. will

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Re: Small windscreen idea

Postby thirdcrank » 28 Jan 2019, 9:18pm

... I'm in the process of sussing how to fit it. ...


From your own link the SlimFit adaptor seems to do that

Compatible with both normal and most ahead stems (20-28mm diameter)
Quick and easy to install

https://www.thule.com/en-gb/gb/child-bi ... _-12020413

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Re: Small windscreen idea

Postby willcee » 28 Jan 2019, 10:42pm

It doesn't, thats designed for wrapping around a quill, and the other is an ugly u bolted item which clamps over the stem and only suits a stem of maybe 90 /100 mm and with very little upward degree angle neither of which suit my position or machine.. so I have an fitting coming from Polisport in Portugal who also do screens for kids bike seats but have clamps that actually fit over the bars each side of the stem and suit the modern handlebar with bigger section..will

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Re: Small windscreen idea

Postby Vetus Ossa » 29 Jan 2019, 12:38pm

Hello Will

I hear what you’re saying about getting cold on long rides on your ebike, I do too but tend not to go out when I think it’s TOO cold.
I have this gadget that fits to an ahead stem, if you have one, its for fitting extra bits and bobs to when you run out of handlebar space.
You are welcome to it if you think you can adapt it for your needs.

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Re: Small windscreen idea

Postby willcee » 29 Jan 2019, 9:14pm

What do you think of this bit of kit.. been talking with the owner of ZZip and this is one of his drop barred models @ 200usd plus delivery..
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