Recent content by GSV3MiaC

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    Brief review of the Tern Vektron P7i .. warts and all.

    I think changing the rear sprocket is easier.. Iirc the current one is 16T, which is the smallest.. Going to 20T (23 is also possible) should help a lot, and does not require taking off the chain guard and messing with ths crankset. It also should take about 2 links of slack out of the chain.
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    Brief review of the Tern Vektron P7i .. warts and all.

    'Possibly', but you'd be messing with the Bosch crankset, and probably doing bad things to your warranty, and you'd have even more slack chain to tension. Sticking a larger sprocket on the back instead might be a possible/safer option, but I probably won't try it.
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    Brief review of the Tern Vektron P7i .. warts and all.

    They are pretty good bikes that's why they score 3.5 or 4.0, they are just not (IMO) well suited (at least in hub gear form) to very hilly terrain and/or heavy riders. You definitely pay extra for a) the Tern name and b) the FOLDing. If you didn't need to get 2 of them into a smallish car...
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    Brief review of the Tern Vektron P7i .. warts and all.

    The spec for this can be viewed at I got my bike from 'Bicycles by design' in Telford (OK, really in Coalport), since they were one of the few places that actually had a usable demonstrator, which I could try before parting with a 50% deposit...
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    Long bikes (2bikes joined together) where?

    Bicycles by Design at Telford (well coalport) had a motorised 3 seater (in line) outside last time i was there. Of course they can/do build them from tubing, so no problem, just a tandem plus. The motor was in the front crank iirc, but i didn't see the make.
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    Riding in the rain

    Any particular brand or type recommended? I guess ones that cover the e handlebars obscure front lights and make it hard to see your speed, gear, rear view mirror etc?!
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    Ongoing reliability of Kalkhoff/Focus Impulse 2 motors

    Problem with your last proposal is that that any other Impulse motor you can find, s/hand, is just as likely to die as yours is.. The problem is endemic to all of them.
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    Where Do You Live V2.0

    Close enough for government work. Tks.
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    Where Do You Live V2.0

    Please stick me in, wv16, near Loughton between Ludlow and bridgnorth
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    Bosch battery key replacement

    Yep, 3 keys, and store the makes and numbers on a pc file or two, as backup. Of course I bought a 3rd key for my abus sold secure gold D lock, and then found it doesn't work best well on a small wheel folder ... Open to offers! (Never actually used).
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    Juddering when braking

    Is the juddering tied to wheel rotation speed or something else? If it hics once per rev, then the disc is maybe suspect, damaged or contaminated at a particular point.. The simple option is to swap pads, then disc, and see what cures it. Not the cheapest option though.
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    Cube Kathmandu mirror

    Yep, I vote for bar end, though you will probably have to chop a hole in the end of the rh grip, unless it has a removable plug. Light, small, stable (no long arm) and a good view.
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    Which GPS aid?

    I've had multiple fitbits and garmins over the years, and currently run an antique charge 2. The GPS watches have (historically) generally lousy battery life, relatively poor antenna, compared to a proper GPS or phone, and anyway I really don't see why garmin or fitbit (now Google?) should have...
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    Inner tube

    Slime in my (tubeless) ride on mower tyres is a life saver, with hedges all around. Slime in inner tubes is, imo, dumb. Messy and dumb. Bike came with big apple tyres, so now it has tannus Inserts, and I pray a lot.
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    Battery charge cycles

    Yes, that sure is impressive.. Obviously you are looking after it very well compared to Joe Average, although if my math is right, you are still under 1000 charge cycles?