Recent content by mike killay

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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I would dispute that the Nightingales were a waste.In the early days there was much criticism of a lack of equipment etc. Nobody could predict exactly how virulent the infection would be. Better safe than sorry. Also it has been good practice in case of future pandemics. One benefit of the lock...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Technically, I think that in Europe, 1,000,000,000 is a milliard, so 10 milliards. In the USA its different and I know that our MP's prefer USA figures when it is to their advantage and EU figures when it is to their disadvantage
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    The only downside to your proposal of 'get it over quick' was the possibility of the NHS getting overwhelmed by cases. However, once the Nightingale hospitals were built, we probably could have relaxed some restrictions.
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    Electric quad

    Try this one 80 miles range
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Records:132550 Confirmed deaths (absolute) Population (in millions) Deaths per million Belgium 9,747 11.42 853.35 United Kingdom 43,730 66.49 657.7 Spain 28,355 46.72 606.86 Italy 34,767 60.43 575.31 Sweden 5,333 10.18 523.71 France 29,777 66.99 444.52 USA 127,244 327.17 388.93...
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    Mid motor geers slipping

    Can you clarify what you mean by 'slipping' Does it do it in all gears or just the smallest cogs at the back? Old cogs and chains, although looking fine are subject to chain skip, where the chain actually skids over the top of the teeth on the rear cog, particularly an 11 toothed cog. Generally...
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    Stem extender

    Short of hiring a metallurgist with laboratory at huge cost, just to determine the degree of tempering, we will never know. The replacement has arrived and is working fine. However, because of the design of these extenders I would caution anyone fitting one to fully tighten the top screw first...
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    Stem extender

    Mine is definitely over rigid. Even with the slot cut further up and also a side cut, it still will only budge a tiny amount in a large vice, let alone just tightening the screws
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    Just bought a used Woosh Fat Boy

    All very interesting to us non technical people, but I don't want to go faster, I don't want to go further. All that I want for my folding hub motor bike is to climb steep hills. Don't tell me about soldering shunts or even about soldering. If the manufacturer set the controller just so...
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    Battery charging, how often

    Have to say that I have a 9 year old Phyllion battery which is now used as a spare. It still seems to have about 70% capacity. I have always stored it (months at a time) at full charge as I have no real way of getting it down to 70%. My guess is that good quality batteries are far tougher than...
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    Traditional ebike vs (legal) moped/scooter ebike

    I think that it depends on what you want to do with it. If you ride it on roads, the Police will probably stop you if you do not have a crash helmet. Then they will notice that you do not have a number plate. It will take a bit of explaining that it is technically a pedal cycle. Eventually, if...
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    Stem extender

    I have already got North Road raised bars. Unfortunately I also have far too many years of age and arthritis.
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    Stem extender

    Well, I will send for one of those. My guess is that mine is a cheap copy and the tempering is all wrong. It simply refuses to bend very much, even when I cut the slot far longer. The test will be when the new one arrives to try tightening it before fitting and ensure that it does actually...
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    Just bought a used Woosh Fat Boy

    Woosh, Do you offer these controller options to purchasers of new bikes?
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    Help! Getting home

    Certainly will do that on my bike, Been there and done it, just 'ghost pedal' the motor receives the signal and operates.