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    Unavoidable Bicycle Badger Collision

    I had the good luck(?) to be knocked off my bike in the middle of town very near to a bicycle shop. A passer-by helped me get to my feet and I walked the bike round to the bike shop with her assistance with the intention of leaving it with them for safe keeping. I knew I would hurt a lot once...
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    Fitting larger chainrings to a TSDZ2

    You don't mention how many speeds / sprockets you have on your cassette - how steep are hills you intend to climb and how fast do you intend to ride on the flat? My understanding of the TZDZ2 motor is that anything above 42 teeth on the chainring is not recommended and will potentially result...
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    Orbit Tandem & Woosh DWG22c 48v rear hub kit

    What Woosh said above. I have square taper BB's so used an 'ordinary' magnet disk. If space is tight, you don't need the plastic backing plate. As Woosh said, just use double sided tape / blu-tac or anything really to hold the magnet disk in place until you have the positioning correct and...
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    Woosh DWG22C Rear Hub Motor 'Ticking' noise.

    Yes - I have exactly the same hub motor on one of my solo bikes, so could swap the wheels over to compare. I'll check for any loose nuts when I remove the wheel from the tandem.
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    Woosh DWG22C Rear Hub Motor 'Ticking' noise.

    The clicking noise is independent from any pedalling action. The BB's are tight in the frame and the cranks & pedals are torqued up to spec with no play or creaking. The only creaking noises come from my knees these days :) I didn't think a loose or slack magnet within the hub motor would...
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    Woosh DWG22C Rear Hub Motor 'Ticking' noise.

    Thanks for the responses folks. Loose spokes were high on my list of potential causes - especially on a tandem rear wheel. I have experience of 'tinkling' spokes on the tandem in the past. However, the spokes on this wheel are all fine - they are well tensioned and all have pretty much the...
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    Woosh DWG22C Rear Hub Motor 'Ticking' noise.

    Folks, Here’s a little puzzle for you to consider if you would please - its got me stumped! I have a Woosh DWG22C rear hub motor fitted to my tandem. It has covered about 600 miles since fitting in August this year. It is normally used with level 1 or 2 assist and the throttle (plus us...
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    Unavoidable Bicycle Badger Collision

    OP - I had a similar incident a few years ago when a 'well-behaved' dog ran straight in front of me at the last possible second. I was climbing a hill so going pretty slowly, but went over the bars and ended up with fractures to my wrist and elbow, but more seriously, compression fractures to...
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    Orbit Tandem & Woosh DWG22c 48v rear hub kit

    Hi Ray, my tandem uses 'traditional' square taper bottom brackets rather than Hollowtech II type, but that shouldn't really matter. Woosh can supply a split ring magnet disk so that you can fix this to the inner chainring instead of fitting over the BB axle. You could of course use a square...
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    New to the ebike scene!

    If the argument is that an e-bike won't help you build huge leg muscles like a TDF rider, I'm inclined to agree. However, since I'm now in my mid '60's, I won't be building leg muscle anymore anyway. There is no doubt in my mind that any bike, whether powered or not, will help fitness levels...
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    Woosh Gran Camino

    Thanks for the quick review, it's always good to hear of 'real world' experiences from actual users of various bike models. I'm glad to read that you're enjoying the new toy. Hopefully the weather allow you to get out and about a bit more to put a few miles on it.
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    Orbit Tandem & Woosh DWG22c 48v rear hub kit

    I'm definitely a fan of Marathons - and especially the Marathon Plus. I know they are very heavy and can sometimes feel like you're peddling through treacle*, but not having to stop to fix punctures is a big advantage for me. In over 10 years and 1,000's of miles of using them, I've never had...
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    Orbit Tandem & Woosh DWG22c 48v rear hub kit

    Hi Ray, As supplied, the rims fitted to my wheels were 31mm external width, 25mm internal. With 28mm tyres I think you'd be right on the limit of what would be acceptable. Have a look at the attached Schwalbe tyre chart...
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    Orbit Tandem & Woosh DWG22c 48v rear hub kit

    Hi Ray, I would not expect there to be too much variation in the geometry of the various Orbit frames. I'm not familiar with the Pegasus Pro Plus, but it doesn't look very different to my Velocity 9 model. The guys at Woosh are pretty knowledgeable and helpful so I wonder what makes Andy...
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    Geared hubs

    Certainly massively cheaper than a Rohloff speedhub, even when you factor in the price of a new electronic gear shifter, battery etc. Will be interesting to see how it fares in regular use. Shimano say it is suitable for e-bike use, so it should be a pretty robust unit. I'd like to know what...
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    RedShift Shockstop Suspension seat post

    If you haven't ridden with a decent suspension seatpost, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how effective they are. They are not like riding a full suspension MTB, but are more than adequate for on-road and light trail use. One thing to bear in mind, is that the the suspension part of...
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    RedShift Shockstop Suspension seat post

    I'd normally suggest the Suntour NCX seatpost as a cheap and cheerful solution. I've used them successfully. Unfortunately, I think the shorter of the two options that Suntour offer is 350mm which you've indicated to too large for your bike. The Suntour post can't be trimmed / cut to length...
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    Tandem Conversion: 1st questions

    GreySpike, I think I'm fairly competent with the mechanical side of things, but if you are moderately capable of twiddling a spanner, I think you'd be fine with fitting a rear-hub kit. I added some extra steps to my tandem conversion which were probably not strictly necessary. For example...
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    Tandem Conversion: 1st questions

    OP, we are slightly older than you and went through exactly the same reasoning for converting our tandem. My first comment would be whatever system you choose, you’ll love it. It makes life so much easier. You will find convincing arguments for all three drive systems and in fairness, all...