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03-21-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,971
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

I've been laid up for a week, so I haven't ridden...

I've been laid up for a week, so I haven't ridden since Monday of last week. But that was a good weekend! Yes, I overdid it by a humongous margin and will probably be paying for it for a month, but...
02-07-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

My motor is powered by a 36V battery. When hubby...

My motor is powered by a 36V battery. When hubby and I replaced the front wheel we found that the tabs on the tab washers do not fill the gap. Is that the problem? Hubby put thread locking cement on...
02-07-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Thank you again, chvid! Yes, that is a Giant...

Thank you again, chvid! Yes, that is a Giant Revive. Hubby and I had searched but hadn't found any torque arms that would work on forks such as those. That torque arm might well work!


The motor...
02-07-11, 04:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Question Weird forks

Thank you for all that information!

I have a problem, though. The dropouts on my bike aren't underneath, but in front of, the forks. Is it possible to fit torque arms to it?...
01-31-11, 05:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Exclamation Front wheel self-removal

I have to confess that I was rather silly and didn't think to check the wheel nuts on the front wheel (the one with the motor).

I know, I should check them regularly, but I forgot.

Coming home...
01-31-11, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Gorgeous, but illegal here. :( We have a...

Gorgeous, but illegal here. :(

We have a 200W maximum limit on electric bicycles.
01-31-11, 04:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,971
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Since I made my last post, I have added a...

Since I made my last post, I have added a trailer. I can now take our dog, Katie, to the start of the bike path network, let her out and ride while she runs. She jumps in the trailer when she wants a...
01-18-11, 01:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Oh, I am always covered in bruises from the blood...

Oh, I am always covered in bruises from the blood thinners I have to take for the AF, so you have my sympathy.

I'm delighted that things are working out so well for you! :)

Katie has...
01-10-11, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Congratulations, Rapattack! I'm delighted for...

Congratulations, Rapattack! I'm delighted for you! :thumb:

I spotted a two-seater kiddie trailer on AllClassifeds just before Christmas. It was less than two years old and only cost $50! :D I can...
12-13-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,618
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Lightbulb Thank you for this! It explained an intermittent...

Thank you for this! It explained an intermittent problem I was having, whereby the motor would occasionally not respond to the throttle, yet would then suddenly start up by itself (alarming! :eek: )....
12-13-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 443,722
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

A biker bar on every corner? Cool! :ride: ...

A biker bar on every corner? Cool! :ride:

Those shorts look great! I wonder if I can get them in Australia?

Anyway, Katie (the dog) loves the trailer! She wasn't keen the first time, but as...
11-27-10, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 443,722
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

I've been towing my mobility walker behind my...

I've been towing my mobility walker behind my bicycle. It seemed to be working well, I don't notice it except for the rattle from the walker's wheels; which are wearing out rather fast! Oops…...
10-15-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Well, I'm not Australian but I live in Canberra....

Well, I'm not Australian but I live in Canberra. Do I count? :D
10-15-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

I don't have to pedal with the motor (except on...

I don't have to pedal with the motor (except on very steep slopes) - I just prefer to! The rain here has been torrential the last few days and everywhere is soggy and/or flooded so I won't be able to...
10-12-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 443,722
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Hi slocoach! You have ankylosing spondylitis too?...

Hi slocoach! You have ankylosing spondylitis too? That's rotten luck. :(

Yes, no cure but exercise plus occasional short courses of anti-inflammatories have been a reasonable treatment.
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10-12-10, 11:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Thanks for the info on solar panels - I shall...

Thanks for the info on solar panels - I shall look into that!

I agree that scooters are neither fun nor good for health. The fact that I can continue to put effort into pedalling whilst using the...
10-06-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Mine isn't solar-powered yet - I went for the...

Mine isn't solar-powered yet - I went for the normal mains plug-in charger as my budget didn't stretch to the solar panels (I'm saving up for that). I'm not sure exactly how long it takes to charge -...
10-06-10, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Why not have a word with Matt from SolarBike...

Why not have a word with Matt from SolarBike (http://www.solarbike.com.au/) in Western Australia?

He'll be able to help you make a sensible choice.

My 200W front hub motor from SolarBike has no...
10-06-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 443,722
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

When I went out on Tuesday, a police car passed...

When I went out on Tuesday, a police car passed me. I little while later, while I was pulled over on the cycle path at the entrance to a park, checking my map, I had the feeling that I was being...
10-06-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,605
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

I've just fitted a 200W hub motor to my Giant...

I've just fitted a 200W hub motor to my Giant Revive. I'm disabled and it has given me my freedom again.

I bought it from SolarBike (http://www.solarbike.com.au/). Absolutely delighted with their...
10-06-10, 07:45 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 932,569
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Here's my electrified Giant Revive: ...

Here's my electrified Giant Revive:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc254/Tigger_the_Wing/Motorcycling/Charlie_And_Walker-b.jpg
10-06-10, 07:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,971
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Today I rode about 18km, to the doctor and back,...

Today I rode about 18km, to the doctor and back, to X-ray the foot I bruised falling off at the beginning of yesterday's 15km ride). It isn't broken (probably - he wants me to go back on Monday to be...
10-04-10, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 443,722
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

OK, as requested, here are the photos of the...

OK, as requested, here are the photos of the electrified Revive:

Front wheel with motor in the hub:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc254/Tigger_the_Wing/Motorcycling/1-Front_Wheel_RHS.jpg
...
09-27-10, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 443,722
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Thank you! The electric kit I ordered from...

Thank you!

The electric kit I ordered from SolarBike in Western Australia arrived just three weeks after I ordered it, despite having to be made to order as they don't keep 20" wheels in stock and...
Forum: Introductions
09-09-10, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Thanks for the reply. Sorry I didn't get...

Thanks for the reply.

Sorry I didn't get back to you. I actually managed a short ride on Tuesday evening. It was great, and gave my confidence a boost, but I have spent the last two days in bed,...
Forum: Introductions
09-06-10, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Thank you for the greetings, everybody! :) ...

Thank you for the greetings, everybody! :)

I'm pleasantly surprised that such a huge community can make new members feel so welcome!

Anthony, yes Queanbeyan is quite close, by Aussie standards....
09-03-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 443,722
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Some questions: Please tell us your age. ...

Some questions:

Please tell us your age.

52

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

I ride a Giant Revive semi-recumbent.
09-03-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,707
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

I still don't completely accept I've done with...

I still don't completely accept I've done with riding. I just tell myself I'm taking a break while I'm not well enough (or safe) to ride!
09-03-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,707
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

I feel for you, CrankshaftYQX. My husband owns a...

I feel for you, CrankshaftYQX. My husband owns a 1989 GL1500, my son owns a 1976 GL1000 and my son-out-law has a whole stable of assorted 'Wings.

And I'm now stuck in Australia and can't get back...
Forum: Introductions
09-03-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

I learnt to ride a bike in 1966, at the age of...

I learnt to ride a bike in 1966, at the age of eight. I like 'oddities' too!

I've only owned six bikes in my life;

one child's bike (that I learnt to ride on);
a big, black sit-up-and-beg...
09-03-10, 05:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,707
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Hi all! I don't ride mountain bikes (don't...

Hi all!

I don't ride mountain bikes (don't like the adrenalin rush!) but I live very close to the Mount Stromlo Forest Park (http://www.stromloforestpark.com.au/) so I see those brave people all...
Forum: Introductions
09-03-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Thank you, 10 Wheels!

Thank you, 10 Wheels!
Forum: Introductions
09-03-10, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

I think that counts! :lol: After all, I'm...

I think that counts! :lol:

After all, I'm not even Australian! I've only been in Canberra since February 2008 having moved here after spending three years in Adelaide.

Thanks for the welcome!...
Forum: Introductions
09-02-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Tigger_the_Wing

Hi from Canberra!

Hi, I'm a disabled granny who is trying my best to stay cycling. To that end my husband bought me a Giant Revive semi-recumbent last December.

I'm now hoping to adapt it with an electric motor as...
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