Recent content by mike killay

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    Magnetic disk

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pedelec-pedal-assist-12-magnet-disc-for-ebike-electric-bike-king-meter/183492221765?hash=item2ab8fd1b45:g:ooEAAOSwCnVbyJtr
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Where are you?
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    Bosch Battery Service Centre Recommendations - mail order?

    Because even the simplest of repairs is deliberately prevented.
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    Bosch Battery Service Centre Recommendations - mail order?

    Nobody is saying that Bosch bikes are no good. Just that when they do inevitably go wrong, you are left with a sour taste as you realise how badly you have been treated.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Show me the way to Llanidloes
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    Bosch Battery Service Centre Recommendations - mail order?

    Well I don't think that it is an open business model at all to make things that no-one can repair, not because of any intrinsic reason but just to make profit. They install unnecessary electronic circuits to make their things irreparable. To me, this is not playing fair with the customer and...
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    Mid motor vs Hub motor.

    The one big advantage of the hub drive is that when all electrical parts are worn out, it can be converted to an ordinary bike again to sell on. Only those CD kits that use the bottom bracket can be re-converted, all the others have frames that will not take a standard bottom bracket.
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    The Negative (IMHO) Trend Towards Built-in Pannier Racks

    The problem in so many areas these days is that "designers" are only interested in looks and are simply unable to take a practical look at the product. I remember buying a buoyancy bag for my dinghy.It had a redesigned air inlet. The old inlet was the ordinary air bed style and could be...
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    Bosch Battery Service Centre Recommendations - mail order?

    I so agree. Also, by locking out third party repairers they are in breach of the Treaty of Rome by restraint of Trade. But, the Almighty EU (Whom God preserve) does nothing about it.
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    Freezing lithium battery

    Can you actually buy them? They contain plutonium di-oxide.
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    Freezing lithium battery

    Having just had a battery re balanced, I was advised not to leave the battery in the garage in the cold. However, e-cars are left out in all weathers, so what is the answer. Can a lithium battery stand freezing?
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    Mid motor vs Hub motor.

    From what I understand, torque rating is meaningless unless it is coupled with "How fast?" It is easy to gear things down to produce massive torque, after all consider a car jack.
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    Discussions started about legalising e-scooters, could this mean insurance insurance for e-bikers?

    The point is that if they think that you do not have insurance, they stop you and ask you to produce your insurance.
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    Carrying drink and food

    I thought that jam butties grew on bushes. Are you sure that you don't mean the toothpaste mines?