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08-14-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 563
Posted By MikeyMK

The small hubs typically house a couple of...

The small hubs typically house a couple of chordless drill motors in them, the inside of the drum being a big cog.

The large motors are actually a motor, with a big coil-wound wheel inside, and...
08-14-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 563
Posted By MikeyMK

Yes, its pretty good once you're used to it and...

Yes, its pretty good once you're used to it and adapt to get the best out of it.

its taken me a while. For starters, it only works whilst pedalling (so i can push harder to generate more), i have...
08-11-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By MikeyMK

Steel is real

Steel is real
08-11-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,878
Posted By MikeyMK

Tied one of my shoelaces whilst riding no-handed...

Tied one of my shoelaces whilst riding no-handed today. And thought of this thread.
08-11-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 489
Posted By MikeyMK

I don't really want something like that going...

I don't really want something like that going through my eye.

I'm of the nelief that many problem-solving things cause more problems. It's all very well putting something distractive in front of...
08-11-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 404
Posted By MikeyMK

Aluminium

Aluminium
08-09-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By MikeyMK

I built all three of the bikes i bought for my...

I built all three of the bikes i bought for my daughter (now 7yo). I wouldn't buy a bike built by a shop and just give it to her to ride.
08-09-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,985
Posted By MikeyMK

Seems to me that this topic was created by...

Seems to me that this topic was created by someone who doesn't ride an e-bike, or even a bike at all. It's interesting to see the comments though, again, mostly by people who have no e-bike...
08-09-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 894
Posted By MikeyMK

We get loads of Squirrels on the cycleways here,...

We get loads of Squirrels on the cycleways here, plus cats acting like they own the place, but i make no changes other than to sound the horn. Squirrels will weave left and right, they have a 360...
08-09-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 722
Posted By MikeyMK

Here, that sign wouldn't be yellow. Ours are...

Here, that sign wouldn't be yellow. Ours are blue. And they don't have just a walking man on, there's a walking man and a bicycle. The cyclist wouldn't have been on the road in the first place, he'd...
08-09-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By MikeyMK

Sold as 'for parts' because "brakes are fkd,...

Sold as 'for parts' because "brakes are fkd, mate" is perfectly suitable.

If i sell someone a mains radio and they drop it in the bath and die, it's not my fault. Too many snowflakes in this world...
08-09-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By MikeyMK

There are varying Shimano derailleur swing...

There are varying Shimano derailleur swing ratios, i cannot use my classy polished Tiagra derailleur with my 10sp XT shifter, because the XT is Dyna-Sys and the Tiagra is not. So i have to use the...
08-09-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,878
Posted By MikeyMK

I've often got my phone in one hand and a beer in...

I've often got my phone in one hand and a beer in the other, i've ridden three miles across housing estates without touching the bars, in fact my handlebars are really only a part-time thing.

I...
08-09-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 580
Posted By MikeyMK

I just bite the top off with my teeth. But i...

I just bite the top off with my teeth. But i should probably get a bottle opener.
08-06-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By MikeyMK

I use that, but the projector version. Same unit...

I use that, but the projector version. Same unit inside, just a half sphere lens.

Really good beam pattern, nice spread for cycleways without loss far to the side or too much of a focused central...
08-06-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By MikeyMK

Ideally you'd test each cell accross the BMS...

Ideally you'd test each cell accross the BMS board in the battery, but you're not gonna go opening up the battery on the test run..

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/muj-Banana.gif

You can ask...
08-03-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 93,881
Posted By MikeyMK

https://i.imgur.com/wiGOjdc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wiGOjdc.jpg
08-03-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By MikeyMK

I wanna paint my new frame, i don't know how to...

I wanna paint my new frame, i don't know how to go about it. It's brazed steel. I can rattle it myself but it'll be prone to chipping (big time). In fact, i'm more interested in how tough/durable it...
08-03-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,469
Posted By MikeyMK

In the UK; Limited to 15.5mph Pedal...

In the UK;

Limited to 15.5mph
Pedal assisted
Limited to 250watts motor (problematic as it may put out more with higher voltage)
The throttle is not allowed to work unless the pedals are...
08-03-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By MikeyMK

It's a wonder it hasn't been nicked. I've...

It's a wonder it hasn't been nicked.

I've ridden bikes that haven't been used in decades, think the record was a Triumph 3-speed of about 40yrs. I just oiled the chain and hub, put some new tyres...
08-03-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,246
Posted By MikeyMK

Summerfags. Seems like a real good idea at the...

Summerfags.
Seems like a real good idea at the time.
Pillow talk.
That first hill tho.
Hurts to pee.
I notice we still has car.
07-31-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By MikeyMK

I think it's a case of 'If you have to ask', even...

I think it's a case of 'If you have to ask', even though that's usually a bit cold. Here it's not. It's constructive. Let me explain;

Build - you like to build stuff. You like making things your...
07-31-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By MikeyMK

I've always been an avid leisure rider, cruising...

I've always been an avid leisure rider, cruising slowly all day or evening on everything from MTB's to Sturmey shoppers. There wasn't much gonna get me out more than i already was.

Oh there was....
07-31-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By MikeyMK

The supplied BMS tends to be a weak link, mine...

The supplied BMS tends to be a weak link, mine blew in both batteries before long and i spent 90 quid on a good quality pair.

The only reservation i have is that you're getting complete shutdown....
07-30-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By MikeyMK

I considered this myself and couldn't see a legal...

I considered this myself and couldn't see a legal issue. There is no law against carrying a generator. There is no law stating how your e-bike get's it's electricity. The law states the bike must be...
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