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    Putting e-bike to bed for the duration of C-virus.

    I did go out for a last (3 hour) ride into the peaks (all off-road from my house) last weekend on my ebike. This week I have been out on my old (non-electric) mountain bike most days but am going out early in the morning and avoiding the more obvious walker and dog-walker routes. The longest...
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    Death by ebike battery.

    That's a problem for the folks without drives or charging at work but that leaves plenty of people - maybe half the people who might want to buy such a small city or second car - for whom it would be ideal. If we replaced our little Aygo with an e-city car we'd likely never have to top it up...
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    Death by ebike battery.

    Holy thread hijack Batman! The only real issue with electric cars is their up front price. Battery and manufacturing costs are still falling significantly each year and per mile cost parity with ICE vehicles will happen within 5 years. The new VW ID1 looks like it could be an ideal city car...
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    Death by ebike battery.

    The risk of having them around in a fire I understand, but I haven't ever heard of them self-igniting other than in a fire or when someone is trying to charge them or they are otherwise in use. I think the differences with petrol are that petrol can be spilt, gives off carcinogenic vapours, is...
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    Death by ebike battery.

    Do not store indoors? I keep my Bosch battery indoors (ins cupboard) any time it's not on the bike. It's safer from theft than in a garage and stored at a better and more stable temperature range. I would expect the chance of a 60-80% charged Bosch battery deciding to self-combust in the absence...
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    Death by ebike battery.

    Pretty nasty story. Daily Post: Woman died after electric bike battery exploded while charging in her motorhome. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/woman-died-after-electric-bike-17935702
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    Help! I don't know what e-bike to buy?!

    Are they folders or is this just spamming in a random thread?
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    New electric bike magazine and demo event

    Felix Dennis was (until he died) a strong contender for 'Greatest Living Englishman' IMHO. Felix Dennis Never Go Back Nebuchadnezzar by Felix Dennis Nebuchadnezzar was taking his pleasure, Rocking at leisure while sipping his wine. "Dost thou grow tired of love thou hast hired?" Politely...
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    Decathlon ROCKRIDER E-ST500 Electric Mountain Bike General thread

    You might have more luck in the speed pedelec sub-forum. Most of the posters in the general forum either don't know or don't want to know much about dongling etc.
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    Dalston fatal e-bike crash rider 'going too fast' - Court Case

    Well this thread got derailed and escalated quickly !
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    Help! Best value rear hub e-bike for 5 mile round trip with medium gradients at one end

    The Woosh Faro at £899 with the in-frame battery does look like the obvious choice. I'm not sure how comfy or puncture proof the tyres are but that should be easy and cheap to remedy if an issue. The Gtechs are about £1000 aren't they? Maybe if you can get a second hand one I suppose - but to...
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    Dalston fatal e-bike crash rider 'going too fast' - Court Case

    I don't see any corruption here, Flecc. And from my experience of Crown Court cases 'government interference' in any way with the charge or court case is vanishingly unlikely. It was sensible for the CPS to charge him for causing death whilst uninsured and causing death through careless...
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    E-bike rider weeps as he is cleared of death by careless driving

    I'm more surprised that he got off on the causing death whilst uninsured charge than the causing death by careless driving one. Both require some causation element - a material contribution to the death. The Supreme Court gave as an example of the former offence a driver who was driving above...
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    Dalston fatal e-bike crash rider 'going too fast' - Court Case

    Careless driving is about the activity of driving itself. There are other offences that deal specifically with right to drive, speed and legality of vehicle etc., though I dare say some aspects of them may be taken into account by a jury when considering carelessness in the round. I assume...
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    Dalston fatal e-bike crash rider 'going too fast' - Court Case

    But this doesn't mean his driving was careless, or caused the death, legally. He's just treated as driving a moped for the purposes of this charge.
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    Dalston fatal e-bike crash rider 'going too fast' - Court Case

    Each case stands on its own facts. In the recent civil suit case (the £104,000 costs one) , the cyclist was 50% to blame. He could have stopped, but chose to blast his air horn at a gaggle of pedestrians ahead and continue on to hit a phone zombie. The injuries weren't that serious and the...
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    Dalston fatal e-bike crash rider 'going too fast' - Court Case

    This isn't always true. Whilst defensive driving will help to avoid mitigate most accidents sometimes you can drive as defensively as you can and some idiot will still hit you. When some knob head texting on his phone ran into the back of my father in law's car last year as he and my kids...
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    Dalston fatal e-bike crash rider 'going too fast' - Court Case

    We know. I was answering the question as to what would have happened had he been on a non-electric bike.
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    Dalston fatal e-bike crash rider 'going too fast' - Court Case

    Wouldn't they have had to go with 'furious' cycling or similar Victorian offence? Unless it was so bad as to be straight up manslaughter.
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    Dalston fatal e-bike crash rider 'going too fast' - Court Case

    The problem is that you don't just emergency stop whenever a pedestrian steps off a kerb in a busy town or city, especially on a bike and especially if you don't know what is behind you. Loads of pedestrians step off kerbs having seen you coming in the middle of he road with the intention of...