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    looking for electric folder.

    Some models have a rear rack, but it's better suited to a rack pack atop the rack. The main way of carrying stuff on a Brompton is on the front luggage rack. I believe that Brompton offer a larger bag than the standard one on the electric version. I've got a Carradice Barley hanging from the...
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    looking for electric folder.

    The 6-speed versions have a 3-speed internal gear hub, plus a 2-cog mini-derailleur set up. This involves a gear lever on either side of the bars; one for the hub and one for the derailleur. It sounds clunky, but it works well once you've got used to it. My Brompton is a 3-speed and I've tuned...
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    looking for electric folder.

    Thanks. I'd picked up on the negative vibe, but didn't give a toss. As a previous owner of several different folders, I'm qualified to express an informed opinion, whereas...
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    looking for electric folder.

    Check your earlier post 'not by much' is what you claimed when comparing folded size difference. The Brompton is much smaller than any other folder - except perhaps for the silly options like the Strida and the useless Sinclair one. Call me what you like; 'fanboy' isn't a term I'd come across...
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    looking for electric folder.

    If you can afford it, you can't go wrong with an electric Brompton, although you may have to wait to get your hands on one. It's a neat package. Investigate the larger front bag option if you need carrying ability for shopping or clothing. The other folders I've seen are very clunky in...
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    looking for electric folder.

    Anyone who says the Brompton doesn't fold much smaller than average is talking out of what they place upon their saddle. I've had Dahons, Birdys, and Mezzos and the Brompton is much, much smaller than all of them when folded, by a considerable margin. It's also a fold that conceals the mucky...
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    Brompton conversion Newbee

    Hi, You may find this thread useful: https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/threads/woosh-c70-brompton-conversion.41021/ I'm pleased overall with my conversion, especially at the price. It's not perfect - the rattling battery is something Woosh haven't responded to in my posts - but there's a cheap...
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    Woosh C70 Brompton conversion

    Yes, I don't know why Brompton overtighten the crank bolts like that, it's totally unnecessary. One advantage of having the sensor where it is is that it's hidden away from any bangs or scrapes that having it on the other side might cause. Swytch put theirs on the opposite side and it does look...
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    Woosh C70 Brompton conversion

    Regarding the rattling battery; I've applied two layers of black Gorilla tape to either side of the mount on the battery and that seems to have done the trick for now, at least. Three layers was too much of a squeeze. The front frame hinge has become very stiff of late. It may be nothing to do...
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    Woosh C70 Brompton conversion

    I've tweaked the power percentages for the nine powered levels to 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 87, 93 & 100% and all seems to be good. Switching between power levels is easier than changing gear.
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    Woosh C70 Brompton conversion

    I took it out for its first serious ride this morning. It couldn't have been a better/worse test for the set up, as it was heavy drizzle and cool. I tucked the power terminals into the pouch I rigged up and got ready to head out, with some trepidation. I needn't have worried, as overall the...
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    Woosh C70 Brompton conversion

    Thanks for the manual link. I now have 10 power levels, starting from zero, then 20% power in level 1 up to 100% in level 9 with 10% steps in between. I'll see how that feels on the road. With just the 3 gears on the Brompton I'm hoping that I can tune my cadence using the power levels, cutting...
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    Woosh C70 Brompton conversion

    The English isn't the best in that manual. If I've read it right, you can set it up to have up to 10 power levels (0-9) and customise the power delivered at each level. That would be nice to have if I've read it correctly. It also mentions a Slow Start parameter. What's that all about?
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    Woosh C70 Brompton conversion

    Not sure what else I can clarify. The power feed in is quite a kick in level 5 from a standstill, as expected, but it delivers power all the way up to 15-16mph then drops out.
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    Woosh C70 Brompton conversion

    I took the bike out on a short trip to the nearest village this morning and it performed well. I managed to tuck the battery terminals into the waterproof case, which was just as well, seeing as it rained. It pulls nicely up to the 15.5mph limit, although the Brompton's gearing is limited to 3...
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    Woosh C70 Brompton conversion

    I've had a 6-mile ride today. Initially the magnet disc was slightly too far from the sensor. A quick adjustment closed the gap enough for power delivery to feed in smoothly. Hill climbing was easy, despite only having three gears. I've fitted some stick-on pads, as my weekend test ride revealed...
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    Woosh C70 Brompton conversion

    I've just (almost) completed my conversion of an M3L, but not without issues. The kit arrived promptly and it was a simple task to swap the Schwalbe Marathon Racer over to the Woosh wheel which, refreshingly, came with rim tape. The first hurdle was the supplied bolts to fit the battery mount...
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    For Sale Cube Kathmandu Pro 2019 £1200

    Warwick2 submitted a new listing: Cube Kathmandu Pro 2019 £1200 - Cube Kathmandu Pro 2019 £1200 Learn more about this listing...
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    For Sale Bosch Powerpack 300 battery

    Bought off Fleabay as back up for my 500. Has since sat mostly unused. In decent nick, but aesthetically 'interesting'. £175 + p+p.