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01-06-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikeyMK

Where did i say i was driving? No i don't have to...

Where did i say i was driving? No i don't have to explain what i meant. Troll on or learn to read.
01-04-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By MikeyMK

No. It's been a problem since the beginning of...

No. It's been a problem since the beginning of time - age restrictions on various motor vehicles, undeclared modifications, made to look like slower vehicles, etc. Some mobility scooters are running...
01-04-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By MikeyMK

A discussion about illegally-used nuisance...

A discussion about illegally-used nuisance vehicles is perfectly valid, I think it deserves its own thread, is all. Here in the UK, powered scooters are illegal. The Sedgeway was never legal here. We...
01-03-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By MikeyMK

At the end of the day, if people are breaking the...

At the end of the day, if people are breaking the law then that's for another topic.

Or you could just drag them into a topic about e-bikes and use them as ammunition, to reinforce your personal...
01-03-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By MikeyMK

Then he might as well have been riding a Honda...

Then he might as well have been riding a Honda Fireblade or driving a Ford Mustang. What's it got to do with e-bikes..?!
01-03-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By MikeyMK

You do have to pedal. The clue is in 'assist'.

You do have to pedal. The clue is in 'assist'.
01-03-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By MikeyMK

Meh, that's a lightweight - mine does 50mph in...

Meh, that's a lightweight - mine does 50mph in speed 5, unrestricted mode. And mine's small fry compared to some, which can hit a triple figure...

The point is here, legalities. Otherwise we may...
01-01-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By MikeyMK

This is essential if you want to mount side bags....

This is essential if you want to mount side bags. The bigger the better, because you want the bags as far away from the pedals as possible if you want to avoid heel strike.

Before the tandem I...
12-31-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah, people like him seem like nothing more than...

Yeah, people like him seem like nothing more than attention seekers who have never had that much excitement before, and are compelled to bask in the glory of someone else's achievement. You get it in...
12-30-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By MikeyMK

I got lost halfway through that, but I suspect...

I got lost halfway through that, but I suspect that's because it doesn't apply here - our e-bikes are often slower than manual ones, as they're limited to 16mph.

Slower on top speed anyway - point...
12-29-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By MikeyMK

The more people ride bikes, the better it will be...

The more people ride bikes, the better it will be for everyone.
​​​​​I wonder how many cycling purists are also purists when it comes to washing the dishes..
12-29-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,609
Posted By MikeyMK

In Britain we have the front on the right, with...

In Britain we have the front on the right, with UK spec bikes.
12-29-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,066
Posted By MikeyMK

Yes, but one you pedal for range, which is legal...

Yes, but one you pedal for range, which is legal for use on MUPs. So no.
12-26-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,721
Posted By MikeyMK

I'm picking up on this because the lowest of...

I'm picking up on this because the lowest of quality standards on the high street truly reach new depths when it comes to cycle bells. Of course, my child likes the kids ones, but they tend to last...
12-26-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By MikeyMK

Those of us in wet countries have a higher...

Those of us in wet countries have a higher percentage of obesity, and we bulk up our food with a higher percentage of a very abundant energy source.

The problem with slow-release energy is that...
12-26-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,131
Posted By MikeyMK

More women use exercise bikes than men. Peloton...

More women use exercise bikes than men. Peloton is in predominantly a female market.

What next, it's sexist to market skirts at women? Sexist to buy your wife a dress?

It's ironic that these...
12-26-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,218
Posted By MikeyMK

Great - i only use it for the LED car tail light...

Great - i only use it for the LED car tail light bulb though (maybe canbus compatible, dunno), i dared to connect my chinese '12v' front motorcycle projector Cree ULM2 headlight direct to the 54v...
12-25-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,904
Posted By MikeyMK

England's particularly bad for this. There are...

England's particularly bad for this. There are 1/3 of a million people here in my town, i have all i need, but if i do wanna venture beyond the boarder i'm not doing it on a bike - the roads...
12-24-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By MikeyMK

Derailleur drop links are fine for up to about...

Derailleur drop links are fine for up to about 7-speed with certain aggressive chains, but not so good with 10-speed in my experience.

The problem is that the jockey wheel is so far from the...
12-24-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,904
Posted By MikeyMK

I do not ride on the roads. I ride literally...

I do not ride on the roads.

I ride literally thousands of miles a year. I use my bike for everything, Inc commuting, shopping, school run.. it has a trailer. It's a tandem. It's electric. And it's...
12-23-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,534
Posted By MikeyMK

Not really, no. I'm going for square taper, but...

Not really, no. I'm going for square taper, but regardless, it's probably mostly to do with expendable outgoings.
12-23-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,534
Posted By MikeyMK

Am i really? And I thought this was a cycling...

Am i really? And I thought this was a cycling forum.

No, I was commenting on a closely matched front chainring in a topic specific for it, and seeing who would realise the application of this...
12-22-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,534
Posted By MikeyMK

He's probably got a 144 BCD crank

He's probably got a 144 BCD crank
12-22-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,534
Posted By MikeyMK

They shadowed perfectly, but chain-cross would...

They shadowed perfectly, but chain-cross would knock it out.

Still, it wasn't for use that way of course - one was for the cassette, the other was for an outboard electric motor...
12-22-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,534
Posted By MikeyMK

I had a crank with two 48t rings on it..

I had a crank with two 48t rings on it..
12-21-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By MikeyMK

That is the most cheaply-made frame I have ever...

That is the most cheaply-made frame I have ever seen in my life. As a working bike it wouldn't be worth one hour of the minimum wage.

I don't understand why anyone would save that, over a better...
12-19-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,990
Posted By MikeyMK

A fender/mudguard will also catch it, yes.

A fender/mudguard will also catch it, yes.
12-19-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,990
Posted By MikeyMK

This reminds me of the safety issue with...

This reminds me of the safety issue with cantilever brakes, which were particularly popular on mountain bikes and touring bikes of the 1980s.

The reflector bracket acted as a catch arm, but many...
12-17-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,721
Posted By MikeyMK

I have a car horn on my e-bike. Any e-bike can...

I have a car horn on my e-bike. Any e-bike can use one with a step-down voltage module of the relevant voltage.

The problem with it is that pedestrians don't seem to think it's for them, more...
12-14-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By MikeyMK

I have steel cruiser fenders on a full suspension...

I have steel cruiser fenders on a full suspension tandem with no lugs or provision for fenders. The forks are 140mm Rockshox Revelation with 15mm thru-axle and don't even have an anchorage in the...
12-12-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,426
Posted By MikeyMK

My Cree XM-L2 is powered by the e-bike's...

My Cree XM-L2 is powered by the e-bike's batteries/regeneration, and is switched on via a thumb button for the bike's computer. So i have potentially hundreds of hours burn time between charges. In...
12-11-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By MikeyMK

I've done rude ones. People who saw the penis...

I've done rude ones. People who saw the penis can't un-see it now when they look at a map of the town - it was like four miles long with a half-mile diameter nut sack.
12-05-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,067
Posted By MikeyMK

Trying to reflect a typical relationship in an...

Trying to reflect a typical relationship in an advertisement is only ever going to end badly.
11-30-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By MikeyMK

Electric passenger-side mirrors are worth having,...

Electric passenger-side mirrors are worth having, in particular.
11-29-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By MikeyMK

Surely this is already a thing on motorbikes..?...

Surely this is already a thing on motorbikes..? They seem really behind with the times. I fancy a Honda CB1100EX but the spec is terrible - no electric mirrors, no power steering, no air-con...
11-28-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,175
Posted By MikeyMK

I get on great with a beanie over a baseball cap,...

I get on great with a beanie over a baseball cap, then a hood over that. Toasty, even at 40mph in frosty weather. Obviously I don't wear a helmet, nowhere to put one. I could take all the padding and...
11-28-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By MikeyMK

Maybe it's e-assist, and it only pumps if you...

Maybe it's e-assist, and it only pumps if you push the plunger to make the signal.

We should do much more of this. It's like the car electric mirror. No easier than a remote mirror, but we'll put...
11-28-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,755
Posted By MikeyMK

When we were young drivers, we used to turn our...

When we were young drivers, we used to turn our windscreen washer nozzles around so we could squirt cyclists..
tbf they shouldn't have been on the roads in the first place. The reluctance to use the...
11-28-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,214
Posted By MikeyMK

I was still comfortable on my commuter when I...

I was still comfortable on my commuter when I hurt myself at work, because, electric.

I can't be late. Thankfully I have huge tyres,very heavily armoured. I can hit anything - kerbs, glass,...
11-28-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,264
Posted By MikeyMK

I have shopping to do. I will not be doing it on...

I have shopping to do. I will not be doing it on 'black friday' for the thousands of vermin out there falling over themselves.

Tbf this is more an American thing. They've tried to import it to...
11-24-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By MikeyMK

Tbh nobody's using 1200w for an hour solid. I'll...

Tbh nobody's using 1200w for an hour solid. I'll scramble across town at a good rate and only average half that.
11-23-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By MikeyMK

Working out the required spoke length is the bit...

Working out the required spoke length is the bit I struggle with.
11-21-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,293
Posted By MikeyMK

Aaaaaand I think I'm done with this thread.

Aaaaaand I think I'm done with this thread.
11-21-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,293
Posted By MikeyMK

I find the progression better on discs, the power...

I find the progression better on discs, the power is there with initial bite, but regardless of comparisons between one bike and another they work in the wet.

I haven't experienced your alignment...
11-21-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,176
Posted By MikeyMK

Haha cheers, but if they ship that to England...

Haha cheers, but if they ship that to England it'll be about 300 quid... I hadn't considered motorcycle ones or that they'd be in light alloy, I'll have a look nearby.
11-21-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,176
Posted By MikeyMK

I need a central/two-legged kickstand but haven't...

I need a central/two-legged kickstand but haven't found one yet that'll fit the full-sus e-tandem.
11-21-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,293
Posted By MikeyMK

Heavier? Marginally. Beauty is in the eye of...

Heavier? Marginally.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Less aero? Maybe. I'd like to see figures for real world drag.

More finiky to adjust? They're self adjusting. Fail.

Don't stop...
11-20-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By MikeyMK

A stiff or sticky headset makes a bike horrible...

A stiff or sticky headset makes a bike horrible to ride.
11-19-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By MikeyMK

You need adaptors for disc size anyway, the...

You need adaptors for disc size anyway, the calipers don't mount directly to the frame/fork unless you want tiny discs... So flat mount is largely irrelevant.
11-19-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikeyMK

That's not just drunk. No matter how drunk I ever...

That's not just drunk. No matter how drunk I ever got, I always had restraint towards people around me.

Drinking can expose some people's issues, but this guy has something in him where he doesn't...
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