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  1. jimriley

    Insurance

    There's an offer joining the British Cycling Union on another thread, get a free pair of lights and access to reasonable insurance.
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    False crossbar for carrying e.bikes on a bike carrier

    Not everyone wants to help destroy the planet with a large caravan and towing vehicle. Some of us downsize to a little 2 berth for ease and economy. I've heard of people getting 4 wheelers cos they are easier to reverse though. I just learned to reverse a short twitchy outfit.
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    Are converted bikes legal?

    Hmm, so I'm not allowed to do what I did as a lad, the Pony Express mount, using the throttle to set off. I'd better stop it then.
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    Help! Tyres deflating

    Don't go near forks in the road. Simple.
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    Pedalling, cadence, gears and assist levels

    just tried 9 levels on a 14 mile ride, mix of hills, road and canal towpath. I tried to use the 9 to economise on power needed, with some success and without too much fiddling. Same as using the old front changer really. I'll try it for a bit longer. Just ordered a new freewheel and sprockets...
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    Pedalling, cadence, gears and assist levels

    Yesterday I tried keeping the cadence up, using the gears and assist levels, currently 5. Am going to experiment with 9. what are others thoughts on number of assist levels?
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    Britain's First 'Dutch-Style' Roundabout Closed 10 Days After Opening When Car Ploughed Into Beacon

    Well, while I would be sad if the pro cycling stuff failed, I'd be happy to see them go. Well, when I say Happy, that really doesn't do it justice. :D
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    Pedalling, cadence, gears and assist levels

    For years I've been in the habit of pushing a big gear slowly, using the 21 gears as needed, rather than regular cadence and using the gears that way. I have read a little on cadence pedalling but never really learned it. So now I have 7speed rear block,3, 5 or 9 assist levels, currently 5...
  9. jimriley

    petition to increase the speed limit

    It will also increase the property value. With the green homes incentive you only have to find 1/3. With solar being as cheap as it is now and interest rates low it probably makes sense to borrow a couple of grand and throw it at the roof.
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    petition to increase the speed limit

    Get a zoomer frame.
  11. jimriley

    petition to increase the speed limit

    What did your last slave die of? A tip, highlight the relevant text in your post, right click, then web search. This is top of the list, there's lots more...
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    petition to increase the speed limit

    You'll be awaiting Elon's next model with drooling chin then, the Tesla Trollster. Have you a bridge to park under? ;)
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    petition to increase the speed limit

    AFAIK the fit tariff has dropped in proportion to the cost. They are maybe half the price and more efficient. I may be wrong, not looked for a while. It's not just monetary worth though, it's helping stop global warming. The new green home deal due September is £5k per house, up to 2/3 of the...
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    Britain's First 'Dutch-Style' Roundabout Closed 10 Days After Opening When Car Ploughed Into Beacon

    The Germans love our comedy, still repeating Dinner for One every Christmas :D
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    Britain's First 'Dutch-Style' Roundabout Closed 10 Days After Opening When Car Ploughed Into Beacon

    Another reason to visit Barnard Castle then. Its bad driving by car drivers that needs controlling then.
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    petition to increase the speed limit

    The cost benefit isn't as simple as it appears, there's also the difference / cost of global warming in the longer term to take into account. I have 2.4kwh of solar, installed when the fit scheme started. Costs were twice what they are now, fit was higher. They've now paid for themselves and are...
  17. jimriley

    need help programming my Bafang BBS01b

    Hi, what are the . el files?
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    Silly mistake.

    An Update, IT'S WORKING. :D :D:D Did the tests - charger charging, tested outputs 40.7v, put it on bike, display powered up. Although I only did a brief short with the key the display had powered off. Is there a "wait a bit while it cools down" gubbins somewhere? The display must have been...
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    Silly mistake.

    OK, thanks. To clarify - The jst wires are the thin white ones from each battery bank to the white plug? Or are you talking about the temperature sensor? The bms I found didn't have one visible, not to say there aren't connections on the pcb. Do all bms pcbs have temperature connections? I'd...