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  1. The Bear

    jimmy no longer recells bosch battery's !

    My Cube/Bosch CX bike is 4yrs old now, it has a Bosch 500 battery which only gives me 20 miles range, but then I do have Badass dongle fitted so the battery/motor will be working more than otherwise. My commute is 5 miles each way, though I don't really use the motor above 15mph much as i'm...
  2. The Bear

    jimmy no longer recells bosch battery's !

    Bosch 500 batteries still seem to be around the £700 mark. Not sure I would be prepared to spend that on a battery if mine failed, I'd rather put that towards a new ebike, but then how do you sell your current bike if it doesn't have a working battery?
  3. The Bear

    Cube Cross Hybrid Pro 625 AllRoad

    That's good, wasn't sure if people like Bosch had developed software to prevent them working. I wouldn't like to ride mine without it being derestricted.
  4. The Bear

    Cube Cross Hybrid Pro 625 AllRoad

    I'm using a Badass, I wonder if one could still be used on current Cubes, even of the magnet is on the rotor?
  5. The Bear

    Cube Cross Hybrid Pro 625 AllRoad

    Great looking bike. Can't go wrong with a Cube ebike, I have a 2018 Cube Reaction Race 29er that I use for commuting. I have some steep inclines on my ride home and I just can't do them on a non ebike. I've derestricted mine as I didn't like the resistance above 15mph, can the current Cubes be...
  6. The Bear

    Purchased a 2018 Cube Reaction Race 500

    Thread resurrection... Fed up with getting wet feet when riding in the rain, today whilst swapping over from summer road tyres to my nobles I also fitted a SKS Velo 65 Mountain 29" Rear Mudguard (as recommended by other members here) to the 'front' wheel of my Cube Race. With rear mudguards...
  7. The Bear

    well plod ceased my m8s ebike last night

    If the police can prove its a derestricted ebike they will regard it as a Road Traffic Accident as street furniture was damaged. The council would normally claim from the motorists insurance, but in this case they may chase him personally for the repairs, or if prosecuted the courts might make...
  8. The Bear

    Rear derailleur adjustment?

    That makes it sound a bit easier than I thought, thanks. My cable is quite badly frayed where it clamps to the derailleur so I ought to replace it. Would I need Shimano cable, or will any cable do as long as it's long enough? are they different thicknesses?
  9. The Bear

    Rear derailleur adjustment?

    The hanger that came with the derailleur was the wrong type, but I used my existing hanger. I now need to figure out how to change the cable as most of it is concealed inside the bike frame. Not sure how a new cable is fed through, im guessing some kind of pull through is needed to act as a guide?
  10. The Bear

    Rear derailleur adjustment?

    Thanks. By coincidence I think I happen to have done some of that just now. I loosened the cable clamp and pulled a few more mm of cable through, then nipped it back up again. It now goes into every gear. I'll give it a test ride tomorrow.
  11. The Bear

    Rear derailleur adjustment?

    Thanks, I'll give those videos a watch Yes, it does need replacing but it threads through the frame so I need to learn how to do that.
  12. The Bear

    Rear derailleur adjustment?

    Any suggestions for my rear derailleur problem pease? My Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur on my Cube Reaction Race bike got twisted so I've fitted an identical replacement. Problem is, I can't get it adjusted correctly. I can change up into each gear fine, but can't get it onto the largest...
  13. The Bear

    Help! New chain needed ?

    It's only fair that I update the above post with a recent discovery that might be the cause of the worn chain. In a different thread I have posted about how a previous snapped chain link got caught up in my rear derailleur and ripped it off its hanger and wrapped it around the cassette... I...
  14. The Bear

    House insurance and ebikes

    Looks like their cover is just 3rd party so you won't be covered if you were injured in an accident that was your fault, such as pulling out in front of a car and getting hit etc.
  15. The Bear

    Shimano XT rear mech snapped

    Good video, thanks soundwave, I'll keep an eye on the bearings in future.
  16. The Bear

    Shimano XT rear mech snapped

    They are close to where I live, not heard of them before, useful to know, thanks.
  17. The Bear

    Shimano XT rear mech snapped

    The derailleur hanger snapped when this whole saga started. back in January 2020 (see first post). A broken chain link dragged the derailleur around the cassette, snapping the hanger (you found me a replacement hanger :) ). With the new hanger fitted all then seemed ok, and I twisted the...
  18. The Bear

    Shimano XT rear mech snapped

    Might be a easier to just get a new derailleur then. Not cheap this cycling milliarke is it :) Is it an easy bolt off & on job?
  19. The Bear

    Shimano XT rear mech snapped

    Think my rear derailleur now ends replacing!!! After replacing my snapped rear derailleur hanger last January, I pretty much stopped ring the bike in March when lockdown started. Went out on it recently and noticed the new KMC E11 chain had a broken link. Couldn't work out how it had broke...
  20. The Bear

    Help! New chain needed ?

    The last then I changed the chain I decided give an bike specific chain a try. I was getting fed up with normal chains snapping, so I bought the KMC E11 ebike specific chain which cost me about £35, hoping it would be worth it if it outlasted my previous chains. Not used my bike much since...