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  1. Barrio Barranco

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

    Anyway I have to go out as one battery was charged fully last Friday and I need it down to 3 bars if I decide not to go out for longer in case the weather is too vile- looks like 2 degrees and northerlies...Mind you the townies dog walking areas are all drive to places in general- and it seems...
  2. Barrio Barranco

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

    I've stayed in and around the house for a week, but I'm socially isolated 365 days a year in the middle of the Highlands so I'm going out tomorrow...."one exercise" a day as far as the new guidelines go...2 batteries/5 hours should do it...luckily that can be done without being seen- as it...
  3. Barrio Barranco

    MudStop and Motors

    Thanks for that Pete- maybe another showing fitting of the crankshaft seal would be good too? I fitted Lauras one and used a piece of wire 1mm wide (the really stiff wires that they seal your main 100A fuse in your electrical cupboard to show it hasn't been tampered with and has no rough...
  4. Barrio Barranco

    New wheels

    Yeah they're like motocross tyres.... went on the rims no bother.... when they wear out I'll try the magic Marys (blue stripe) in 2.6" I bought....
  5. Barrio Barranco

    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    We are all lucky.... we are out on bikes.
  6. Barrio Barranco

    New wheels

    Thanks Dom... I'll take the grip over the range I run with 2 batteries now anyway.... nice advice ta
  7. Barrio Barranco

    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    It's another cracking part of the UK and in a sea kayakers paradise too.... love it!
  8. Barrio Barranco

    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    New wheels and 2.8" Eddy Currents at 12psi...reckon I could go lower they're still feeling firm....
  9. Barrio Barranco

    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    I truly love E-MTB... this has opened my eyes to the world I live in big time.... Ian stays in Nairn (which is good for biking too) and says I am a lucky bugger....yes, I'll concede that.... days like yesterday are so rare though- it was the lack of wind on the summit that made it magical and...
  10. Barrio Barranco

    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    Yesterday.... a 2 battery day Mullach Clach a Bhlair and the mighty Sgor Gaoith at 1118m.... with the only other emtb'er I know...Ian what a f&$#ING day out....unbelievable that this is from my house no car needed....
  11. Barrio Barranco

    Hi mate.... I'm going out on a limb here but give me your Paypal address and I will buy your EX1...

    Hi mate.... I'm going out on a limb here but give me your Paypal address and I will buy your EX1 setup- what was the full price inc postage? £106?? I'll pay you up front in the trust we have built over this. Cheers... Barry
  12. Barrio Barranco

    EX-1 Cassette on Ebay....opinions please??

    Thanks BazP... I'll bear it in mind though as I really have no idea how a transition to Shimano from SRAM will go.... it was a kind offer and in very good faith I know, and maybe if I'd thought it through I shouldn't have made the cynical/ sarcastic post.... sorry..... Laura has the same set up...
  13. Barrio Barranco

    EX-1 Cassette on Ebay....opinions please??

    Jeez didn't mean to offend ya BazP.... For a second set of wheels EX1 is overkill for road use. As you yourself know the gearing is too low and too spaced. I'm putting my EX1 into deep storage, at least for the winter. I got a 10 speed Deore Shadow + mech, zee 640 shifter and an 11-42T all steel...
  14. Barrio Barranco

    New wheels

    The DT Swiss wheels, RT86'S rotors and Eddy Currents arrived....2.8" are monster compared to the rather shabby looking 2.35" nobby nics.... mega grip but what will happen to the battery?
  15. Barrio Barranco

    EX-1 Cassette on Ebay....opinions please??

    Yes Eddie I think that routine care with them is the order of the day- cleaning the drivetrain even with rags and brushes then lubing after each ride and a regular thorough clean as often as you can will work wonders- the jockey wheels don't half seem to accumulate crud I've found- even with...
  16. Barrio Barranco

    EX-1 Cassette on Ebay....opinions please??

    Stumbled upon a post of yours BazP on the EX1... here's an excerpt: "... Eventually I bent the rear mech. with a not too hard a knock. Tried everything to re-align but without success. By this time both rear cassette and front Bosch cog were wearing....." Hope that's not the same kit you were...
  17. Barrio Barranco

    EX-1 Cassette on Ebay....opinions please??

    Thanks but no thanks.... I'm going to look after the one on it and change the chain/sprockets regularly... Then it will be a transition to Shimano and see what is available at that time....
  18. Barrio Barranco

    EX1 and a 10 speed cassette...surprising...

    Wait 6 weeks from Hong Kong and...oh....wait.... "Doesn't post to Scottish Highlands " That's that fooked then....
  19. Barrio Barranco

    EX1 and a 10 speed cassette...surprising...

    Ironic that EX1 block is £350 for 8 gears...yet the 3 smallest cost £25. It's the 5 biggest machined from one bit of steel that cost £325!!! Mental... It's overkill for the missus- maybe I should buy a new groupset for her and steal hers off the bike it's only done 120 miles in 4 months lol
  20. Barrio Barranco

    EX1 and a 10 speed cassette...surprising...

    2x18T, 1x16T and 1x14T sprockets. 2 Chains, 5 powerlocks (only single use) and the spare 11,13,15t cassette high gears. Currently the 16T front and 48T low on the bike. But the 14T would make really low gearing (or on an 11-42 keep the gearing the same low as a 16T /11-48T) I've got the missus's...