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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:29 
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Squirt wrote:
Cool! Does it have regenerative what ever so you can get electricity back when you go down hills?

No, it's not really worth it for a bike I don't think, there's just not enough mass to make it worthwhile.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:30 
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Nice one. Look forward to you adding more LiPos / LEDs :D

Already done a remap! (went into the controller settings and moderately increased the speed at which the motor cuts out)


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:48 
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Make sure you fit bigger brakes and an uprated clutch then too mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:55 
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How does it charge? Do you literally just have a mains adaptor to plug it into?


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:56 
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Yeah, just a thing that looks like the power brick for a laptop.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:48 
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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 18:10 
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Covered 30 miles today. Cycled ten miles getting home and then couldn't resist going out an doing another ten. It's just a really nice way of getting around, I was putting in the same amount of effort as a leisurely bike ride but just going loads faster and further. Felt really bad for all the people struggling against the wind who I just breezed past on the way home :DD Although props to the guy on the road bike who tucked right in behind me for a mile or two and kept up.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 20:48 
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I had an electric bike once and you're right, it's very easy to cover distance on one. I could do ten miles on mine without even breaking a sweat :D

There used to be a hill at my mum's as you got toward her house and it's pretty tough. You would see people getting off and pushing their bikes up the hill, whilst I just overtook them and whirred past :D

You're making me miss mine now !

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:34 
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Coming soon....many photos of JCs new electric bike with rainbow LEDs and a big exhaust fan ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:19 
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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 20:26 
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After the first fifty miles I'm absolutely bloody loving this bike. What a joyous way to travel, only slightly more than walking effort but zipping along at 15-20 on the seafront. Worked out that if I can take it to work three days a week then it'll pay for itself, in fuel costs alone, in a couple of years. Although it remains to be seen how enthused I'll still be when it's dark and pissing it down in the middle of winter.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:40 
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markg wrote:
After the first fifty miles I'm absolutely bloody loving this bike. What a joyous way to travel, only slightly more than walking effort but zipping along at 15-20 on the seafront. Worked out that if I can take it to work three days a week then it'll pay for itself, in fuel costs alone, in a couple of years. Although it remains to be seen how enthused I'll still be when it's dark and pissing it down in the middle of winter.


What's the bike and how much? My father in law is after something similar for getting about in Portugal.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:49 
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It's this one:

http://wooshbikes.co.uk/?rio-fb


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:58 
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Nice, thanks! Looks excellent and your enthusiasm has turned my head too. Can't justify with my current commute but it does sound very appealing.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:44 
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is this...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vandorm-Legend ... =bike+pump

a decent pump for the price?


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:50 
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DavPaz wrote:
is this...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vandorm-Legend ... =bike+pump

a decent pump for the price?


With track pumps i like to look for a good base to put feet on when pumping. That one looks fine to me, and has both valve types.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:51 
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I just bought that very same one not three days ago! I'm no expert on bike pumps but it definitely blew up my bike tyres.

I also put some of that slime stuff in my tubes two days ago and so far I have had no punctures so that too is 100% effective.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:53 
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Ok, ta chaps. The kids have both just learned how to ride (yay!) so my bike is actually going to get some miles on it. Sadly, my faithful old foot pump split its hose the other day and getting road bike tyres up to the correct PSI is a ballache (arm ache?) with a hand pump.

Purchasing...


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:55 
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I also just ordered one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tactical-Hunt ... SwIwhWSfgH

For when I want to go tactically hunting on my bike.

Meant to be really decent lights for the money.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:57 
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Nice! I just thought, I'd better get myself a helmet. It's no good me lecturing the kids about wearing theirs when I'm bare skulled.

(braces for massive helmet jokes)


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:59 
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You should wear a helmet as there is an indication from the courts in a case a while back that not wearing one could be seen as contributary negligence in event of an accident.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:16 
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Also, you only have one head. Helmet prices seem to be colour sensitive, so if you don't mind going hi-vis you can get high end helmets at a fraction of the cost of the stealthier colours.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
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Also, you only have one head. Helmet prices seem to be colour sensitive, so if you don't mind going hi-vis you can get high end helmets at a fraction of the cost of the stealthier colours.

Recommendations, please?


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:25 
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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:26 
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Recommendations, please?


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:36 
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DavPaz wrote:
DBSnappa wrote:
Also, you only have one head. Helmet prices seem to be colour sensitive, so if you don't mind going hi-vis you can get high end helmets at a fraction of the cost of the stealthier colours.

Recommendations, please?

Giro XAR, think I paid less that £60 for that. The stealthier colours run up to and past £200. My hat size is 8 7/8 so don't worry about size as I suspect that might even be bigger than your legendary bonce


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
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Nice! I'll take a look, ta.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:41 
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I see bikes are taking up some of the front pages today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40927791

A few reports (like the BBC one there) say the bike was illegal on the road - I didn't know there was such a thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
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A fixie, apparently.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:51 
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