Recent content by trevor brooker

  1. T

    Exactly how to splice in to battery power for lighting

    When I set up a take off for a fused spur I used these, as I updated my battery to controller connector at the same time. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sis.html?_nkw=XT60+Dual+Extension+Parallel+Battery+Connector+Cable+for+DJI+Phantom+%28XT60A-YY%29&_id=301831664254&&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l46251...
  2. T

    theft of electric bikes

    I visited a supermarket this afternoon & whilst I waited to speak to it's owner I eventually finished loading my panniers & left. So a casual thief could have got themselves a new electric bike for the cost of a front wheel using the quick release, or if they had pliers the cost of a few spokes.
  3. T

    Valeo combines an ebike motor and an automatic gearbox in one unit

    I scan the headings to decide what I want to read - the same as news articles
  4. T

    Valeo combines an ebike motor and an automatic gearbox in one unit

    sorry if I duplicated - I did look at headings over the past week but did not see anything I vaguely remember a post about a year or more ago but I think that was just a proof of concept
  5. T

    theft of electric bikes

    I read this article & thought that what was not mentioned was the most important - how to secure your bike against theft. https://www.chichester.co.uk/news/crime/chichester-community-nurse-left-tears-after-electric-bike-stolen-broad-daylight-3073453 I use both physical & psychological methods...
  6. T

    Valeo combines an ebike motor and an automatic gearbox in one unit

    Having just watched the video - it makes you laugh but doesn't provide any more information
  7. T

    Valeo combines an ebike motor and an automatic gearbox in one unit

    I thought this might be of interest https://newatlas.com/bicycles/valeo-ebike-motor-automatic-gearbox/
  8. T

    Daytime flashing front light: good or bad idea?

    Just my experiences I experimented over two years whilst travelling along 10 miles of single track country road. I just could not believe that oncoming motorists could not see me, as 90%+ just kept coming & forcing me to give way. I tried a single solid light, then flashing before settling on...
  9. T

    winter tyres studless

    Question - any practical experience of using Continental - Top Contact - Winter tyres I am thinking of purchasing as I am tarmac only and its mainly frost pockets that cause problems I have Schwalbe MARATHON WINTER studded tyres for snow/ice but they are not comfortable on cleared tarmac...
  10. T

    Does anyone ride a moped?

    a circular thread!
  11. T

    Does anyone ride a moped?

    Cheers I'll have a closer look at your pictures to see how the hinge works, as it needs to be stiff enough to withstand air pressure at cruising speed but release with finger pressure
  12. T

    Scheme to take control of ebikes in urban areas

    is this not just another EU law to limit speed https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/mandatory-speed-limiters/
  13. T

    Does anyone ride a moped?

    Cheers I did think about these, but whilst they would work for me on the main road with fast traffic overtaking me continuously within two miles I come to a village with multiple traffic lights, so I then undertake all of those vehicles that have just passed me, but on narrow urban streets, only...
  14. T

    Scheme to take control of ebikes in urban areas

    I can see the idea behind this, but it will only work for ebikes & not cyclists who can easily exceed the electric assistance speed cut off. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/06/dutch-government-pilots-technology-to-cut-e-bike-road-deaths