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    Are there any reliable tricks to get slime into an inner tube?

    I've posted a few times on this board to help with getting slimed tyres how I want them for my Scott full-suspension bike. Thanks to all previous respondents for their patient help. I have now got inner tubes to fit the 27.5"+ 2.8" semi-fat tyres. It turned out that Evans sell the right ones...
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    How can I choose the right crank bolts for my Bosch Activeline motor?

    I am need of new crank bolts, as I have had a number of bolts work their way loose, and am trying to work out what bolt I need. The plethora of options online is not making it easy, and I am not aware of any local shops that carry what I need (Halfords and Evans don't stock them, and aren't all...
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    Has anyone had recent experience of C&B Seen lights?

    I've been a long-standing customer of C&B Seen, who readers may recognise as a UK distributor of relatively cheap Chinese cycle lights. I have had such a bumpy ride with their products for some years that I wanted to write about it, and to see if mine was an isolated sequence of poor luck, or...
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    How to find a rear wheel for my Macina Action 29 (2013)?

    I have a Macina Action 29 which is around 4.5 years old. I bought it from Col on this 'ere forum, and it's still going strong - approaching 10,000 miles - the odometer is a few weeks shy of all zeroes! Unfortunately, some cheeky miscreant stole the rear wheel the other day, turning it into a...
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    Finding the correct semi-fat inner tubes for a 27.5"+, 2.8" wheel

    I am currently struggling to find the inner tubes I want online. They're for my Scott E-Genius 730 MTB bike. The spec is: 27.5"+ wheels 2.8" semi-fat width Presta valve only (Schrader won't fit the wheels) Pre-slimed or with removable valve cores In the past I have picked up Kenda tubes, but...
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    What is the state of the recumbent e-bike market?

    I was unlocking my KTM e-bike the other day, and an older gentleman stopped to admire it. We had a nice chat, and he said that he had difficulty getting about, and would be interested in whether motorised transport might be able to help him too. He walks with a stick, quite slowly. He said he...
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    What can I do with my old Bosch Classic MTB (parts)?

    Hi all I have a well-used Ave XH3 that has rather seen better days. It's five years old, and still works! However, it also has: some scratching on the bodywork as a result of road accident a lot of battery sag in the original battery a liquid crystal leak in the display a need for some...
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    Are small bike stands any good for eMTBs?

    I've bought a new full-sus eMTB (more about that in another post) and it has "semi-fat" tyres of a 2.8" width, standard 27.5" diameter. The bike will be around 21kg. I am considering getting a small floor-standing bike stand, like this one. Has anyone any experience of using this sort of stand...
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    What could cause a loud clicking noise from front MTB forks?

    I am still running my KTM Action Macina 29 hardtail MTB, having now completed around 6.7K miles, and broadly it is still a great ride. However for the last 6 months or so I have been experiencing a loud clicking noise coming from the front of the bike, and I am scratching my head as to what it...
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    Has anyone dealt with Race Co Cycles?

    Whilst noodling around the web and doing some window shopping, I spotted a cycle firm in the Midlands called "Race Co Cycles". They're in Stourbridge and claim to have a stock of 300 bikes. They seem to have a lot of leccy bikes too, but I don't recall anyone mentioning them here before. Do they...
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    Can I book UK train tickets online with a cycle reservation?

    Hi all I'm looking to travel from Birmingham to Scotland shortly - the island of Islay specifically - and am planning on taking my trusty KTM hardtail by train. I went to Arran two years ago with the same bike, via Carlisle and Kilmarnock, and was asked whether I had cycle reservations for the...
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    Double thanks to OnBike... again!

    One of the things I like about the e-bike community is that we seem to get a good number of reports of shops willing to go the extra mile or three in the name of looking after customers. I expect I am not the only one to have great, on-going, completely undeserved service from Martin and Mike at...
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    What is a reasonable mileage/lifespan for brand-name pedals?

    I've bought quite a few sets of Shimano single-sided pedals, and I'm replacing them every time for exactly the same reason: bearing failure in the right-hand side. They get "crunchy", both in terms of their feel and how they sound! I would guess this is because I am right-foot dominant and so...
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    Can someone identify this bike, in order to find a battery?

    I have a friend whose parents have purchased an electric bike or scooter from a UK auction sale, paying £250. They intend to keep it just for holiday usage whilst in France. The bike looks to be in good condition, but when they got it home they found it did not have a battery. I'll put some...
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    Can a Bosch Performance chain guard be purchased separately?

    I'm still running a KTM Action Macina 29 (2014 model with Performance drive and Intuivia display) and have now done 4300+ miles. Aside from a couple of hiccups I've been extremely happy with it. It's probably around 18 months old now, so could probably do with a bit of TLC. Last year I...
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    How to choose new chainset for KTM MTB?

    I've been on my new Action Macina 29 for around 10 months, and it's purring along nicely mostly coping well with the daily use it gets. As usual I could do with fixing problems before they occur, rather than leaving them be: the chain, now having done 2K miles, is really tatty and stretched, and...
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    Bosch ActiveLine panel doesn't register new battery charge

    Hi all I've a KTM Action Macina 29, 2014 model I believe, fitted with the Bosch ActiveLine central drive system. It has given me eight months or so of fairly trouble-free riding, but as of yesterday I seem to have a problem with the control panel. The battery was about half-charged, and I made...
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    Do inner-tube widths need to match the tyre spec?

    I've recently purchased a KTM Macina Action 29 (and, as is my custom, I'll write a review article in due course, for interest and edification - broadly it gets a thumbs up!). I took it for some light off-road recently and acquired slow punctures in both wheels, probably caused by thorns; I...
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    Electric bike blog spam?

    I run a small blog, where I've posted reviews of the bikes I've had, amongst other things. Today I log on to find I have received what appears to be automated blog comment spam promoting electric bikes - that must be a first! Now, this is a pet peeve of mine: automated spam of any kind costs...
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    Forum link broken in header

    Hi mod The "Forum" link (between "Electric Bike Guides" and "About") seems to have an incorrect link: /www.pedelecs.co.uk?p=376 This results in a 404 not found error. Feel free to delete this post once fixed.