Recent content by georgehenry

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    petition to increase the speed limit

    Quote from Spitz "I don’t understand this oft repeated phrase about the desire for a peddlec to be designed to reach 20mph. On a flat or even slight incline I do not find it difficult to maintain a cruising speed around 20mph on my ebike with only a little effort. Downhill this obviously rises...
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    Hello from a newbie in North Wales

    For rough terrain, rocks, steep gradients, the entry level Haibike Yamaha full suspension bike gets mentioned a lot as a good starting bike. Though even that is not exactly cheap. I must admit to liking a good crank drive hard tail for their simplicity, lower maintenance costs, and...
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    Overtaking men on road bikes!

    Generally overtaking them. Not had a cross word so far. Mostly either a grunt or a bit of good natured banter or a simple hello and other pleasantries. For what ever reason I do not come across them that much.
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    petition to increase the speed limit

    I purposely left out my average speed on my 10 mile late at night undulating B road return home. Some people use an ebike so that they do not sweat on the way to work and then get their exercise fix on the way home. I guess I get an exercise fix in both directions but use my Haibike in a...
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    petition to increase the speed limit

    Gosh, I got back from work last night to find that my little "Ford Fusion" comment to rather naughtily prod flec, love him as I do. on the electric car debate had led to a furious debate. Anyway to bring some nice karma back to the thread here are some pictures from my 12 mile ride to work on...
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    The Reality of Owning and Maintaining a Pedelec

    My 2015 Yamaha Haibike gets hard use and has as of my return from work tonight covered 12,426 miles. Not all trouble free, a motor replaced under warranty, and some battery and charger connectors changed by me. I am also on my third rear wheel. And plenty of consumables used, chains, cassettes...
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    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    I did put a new valve in. I think there was a poor fit between the valve stem and the valve, when screwed in air could still escape, just one of those annoying things.
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    petition to increase the speed limit

    I salute you early adopters. I guess I was quite an early adopter riding an ebike. My ebikes take me to work and back and to the shops and general errands of all kinds. The argument for buying an electric car for me personally is not quite won yet. My posting about the fusion I bought for my...
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    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    Had a bit of a rear tyre saga I began a pattern of 6 days at work that started on Wednesday the 29th of July, and being late start jobs should have allowed me to ride 6 consecutive 12 mile off road rides to work and then a 10 mile road ride home late at night. I mentioned that on the last ride...
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    petition to increase the speed limit

    Ford Fusion owner diesel 2009, no emissions equipment, cost very little second hand, under £2000, 60mpg, £30 to tax, heated front screen, parking sensors, air con, 4 doors, good stereo, and because I ride an electric bike everywhere I last filled it with fuel before the lock down. The children...
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    petition to increase the speed limit

    I feel some sympathy for new pedelec member jimriley not probably understanding the arena of entrenched views that this semmingly innocent question sets in motion. Us old hands know how this debate will always be! To be fair to jimriley and not withstanding the great knowledge of flec on the...
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    E-Bike Security

    Best security if you leave your bike in Town or at the station is a good lock and an old very used bike that you have kept in good working order but basically looks crap.
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    Pannier bag/s

    You only need to adjust the lower clips once if you are attaching the bags to the same pannier rack. They only need to be adjusted again to fit the panniers to a different pannier rack on another bike, and I have found this quick and easy to do. This means you can quickly and easily swap them...
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    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    Fresh air, exercise, and a bit of nature is a real mood enhancer I find.
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    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    Postscript. I was so annoyed about the vandalism to my bridal path that I made an online complaint to the council. I included information of the OS map I used and 6 figure map reference, together with the name of the road the the bridal path led onto and the names of the parcels of woodland...