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    The importance of good connections!

    Err - that should have read "a Maplin station" Sent from my MI 5 using Tapatalk
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    The importance of good connections!

    The size of the soldering iron bit is also important. I use a napkin 50w soldering station, with interchangeable bits. For meaty jobs I use a meaty bit (ooh err missus), and turn the temperature up. That way I get a quicker job, with less chance of overheating adjacent items. Sent from my MI 5...
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    bike locks

    Most locks can be manipulated, but it takes skill. Most thefts are committed by scrotes that just in brute force and ingnorance. Sent from my MI 5 using Tapatalk
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    bike locks

    I use one of those dutch-style frame locks, and I have a decent quality chain that's designed to plug into it. All made by Abus. It's not their top-rated one, but the next one down. But then my bike doesn't look anything special - it's a Raleigh utility bike with hub gears and a GSM crank drive...
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    E-bike with motors greater than 250w, speeds above 15mph and the UK police

    That's good. I didn't realise that you were so well organised. Sent from my SGP311 using Tapatalk
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    E-bike with motors greater than 250w, speeds above 15mph and the UK police

    It sounds almost as if you're advising a lobby group who are about to try and get the rules changed. Is there such a group in the UK that represents the interests of ebikers, or do our legislators just blindly adopt the EEC decisions?
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    E-bike with motors greater than 250w, speeds above 15mph and the UK police

    But that's only the limit for assistance. There's no limit if you're using leg power, and they'd have to prove that you weren't. Easy-ish if you're doing 30, but much harder at 20. Sent from my MI 5 using Tapatalk
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    E-bike with motors greater than 250w, speeds above 15mph and the UK police

    In the days before my knees gave out, I remember seeing about 35 mph on the speedo of my dawes galaxy (not an ebike) on downhills. Dread to think what would have happened if I'd need to stop quickly, those Weinmann centre-pull brakes weren't particularly good. Sent from my SGP311 using Tapatalk
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    E-bike with motors greater than 250w, speeds above 15mph and the UK police

    Although there are some private road with public access, for example royal parks, where the speed limit rules specifically include cycles, and since many of them are 20 mph, it's far from being only a theoretical issue. Sent from my SGP311 using Tapatalk
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    E-bike with motors greater than 250w, speeds above 15mph and the UK police

    You're about 95% right. This article is quite interesting: http://www.slatergordon.co.uk/media-centre/blog/2015/06/can-cyclists-break-the-speed-limit-or-does-the-law-only-apply-to-motorists/ Sent from my SGP311 using Tapatalk
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    Mounting plate for HL battery?

    Thanks. Sent from my MI 5 using Tapatalk
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    Mounting plate for HL battery?

    So I've bitten the bullet and bought a nano kit for my brompton. It comes with a 36V 4Ah Bosch battery, and I have a spare battery in my lawnmower, but I was wondering about using the battery from my full-size ebike. That's got a 15Ah HL downtube mount battery. The only thing that's stopping me...
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    Sherlock - Anti-theft gps tracker with gsm for bikes

    It could be a good differentiator for OEMs, particularly at the high end. They would also be able to negotiate a decent deal with GSM suppliers and provide a comprehensive service, a bit like high end car manufacturers do. In the after-market business the products aimed at cars and motorcycles...
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    Sherlock - Anti-theft gps tracker with gsm for bikes

    Most of a phones power goes into supporting gps and the screen. If you were clever about it, you could get the consumption in a tracker device (even with GPS and GSM) down to incredibly low levels. I was recently looking at a motorbike tracker that when parked took just a few milliamps from the...