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  1. Aushiker

    Strava for E-bikes

    Thanks for sharing this. I think this is a good idea as well. I had been including [DFE] in my ride titles to indicate that I was riding my diamond framed e-bike [converted dropbar roadie] but being able to actually categorise them as e-bike rides is much better. Andrew
  2. Aushiker

    Corratec 29er Trekking Diamond

    Thanks. I suspect Reid will bring these in with the 300wh batteries to keep the cost down :( Andrew
  3. Aushiker

    Corratec 29er Trekking Diamond

    Anyone have experience with the Corratec 29er Trekking Diamond by any chance or comments on the Bosch mooter these come with? Here in Australia the local "cheap as chips" bicycle importer, Reid Cycles is starting to bring them in and the pricing is pretty good compared to what else is...
  4. Aushiker

    Split Rim??? Freego Eagle

    I agree. Your bike shop clearly hasn't got a clue ... people have been touring on bicycles for years with loads far in excess of your ebike with guess what? Rims and spokes in wheels ... getting a rim is not rocket science. Calculating spoke length and either buying them or cutting them is not...
  5. Aushiker

    Looking for a BBS02 speed sensor extension cable

    I had one until yesterday but hacked into as part of an experiment to set up a reed switch speed sensor. Anyone Paul at stocks them. Postage might be steep but. Andrew
  6. Aushiker

    Split Rim??? Freego Eagle

    Being a rim brake rim is really not an issue here, it can still be used with a disc and would be more than adequate. All being rim brake suitable means there is a machined braking surface which of course is not used in disc brake setup. As to deep well. The serious question has to be asked...
  7. Aushiker

    Split Rim??? Freego Eagle

    I agree. This sounds rather weird. Rims sizing is pretty standard so it shouldn't be hard to get a rim that can be rebuilt with the existing hub and new spokes. Andrew
  8. Aushiker

    Split Rim??? Freego Eagle

    The rim split along the braking surface ... braking surfaces wear out over time. This one got too thin and gave way before GJ realised the sitatution. What GJ then did was deflate the tyre, taped it up and then pumped the tyre back up and I think road about 700 km [that might be from another...
  9. Aushiker

    Split Rim??? Freego Eagle

    Cables ties was your problem. You should have gone with duck tape :) This is G J Coop's bike whilst he was riding in the outback of Australia and I really mean outback outback. Andrew
  10. Aushiker

    Split Rim??? Freego Eagle

    It happens ... poor spoke tension, to much weight for the rim, cheap and nasty rims ... take your pick. You need a new quality rim with sufficient number of spokes for the given load that has been built properly. Andrew
  11. Aushiker

    Helmet mirror or handlebar mirror

    I am a Busch & Muller Cycle Star fan and use their 50 mm mirrors but also have the really nice 80 mm ones (these are big but are great on a bike). Sorry the photo is a bit rough ... no editing as yet. Andrew
  12. Aushiker

    Cameras and then....?

    Vimeo is another option ... I believe the quality is much better which is why it is used a lot by people making slicker videos. Andrew
  13. Aushiker

    Hydraulic brakes question

    Not on my bikes. Properly setup disc brakes, Avid BB7 in my case do not rub. Andrew
  14. Aushiker

    Brake Disc Sizes

    I am guessing disc brakes? Disc brake pads should always be bedded in before doing any serious riding with them. Hope you are okay and more importantly the bike is okay :) Andrew
  15. Aushiker

    Hidden wire brake sensor on Bafang BBS

    I use them with a Bafang BBS01. I have them effective and haven't been aware of any time when it has not worked, however I have had a couple of times when they cut off the motor all by itself: unplugging the cable to the controller and re-plugging it reset everything. It has not done it for...
  16. Aushiker


    I have three hub dynamos (in order of quality): a SON 28, Shutter Precision PD-8 and a Shimano Deore XT DH-T785. Now my primary use is touring and long distance riding so they get used to power electronics as well as lights. Based on my experience I wouldn't buy anything less than the Shutter...
  17. Aushiker

    Panniers !! (The Best?)

    That is what I am using now. It worked fine on my last six day ride except it didn't play nice with my Garmin Edge 810. Apparently the Edge needs a cache battery between it and the e-Werk which I don't have. It wasn't a big issue as I carried an Anker battery as well which charged the Edge at...
  18. Aushiker

    Panniers !! (The Best?)

    Thankfully not to many hills out there and by the time I got to what we call hills the training had taken effect :) That photo was on the road from Gascoyne Junction to Mt Augustus in the Gascoyne region of WA (rough location but was actually probably three days from Mt Augustus when the photo...
  19. Aushiker

    Panniers !! (The Best?)

    As I do a lot of touring decent panniers are a must and so in my case I have gone with Ortlieb Bike-Plus on the rear/trailer and Sport-Plus on the front but if you check out touring forums you will find other brands of similar quality. The panniers at work ... Andrew
  20. Aushiker

    Trip simulator

    Thanks for sharing. Must have a play. Andrew