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    Blank KT-LCD3 ? Try this trick

    While on a short ride yesterday on my Lanarkshire E BIKES SR 20 Fat Tyre , I suffered a power failure and a blank LCD meter . I thought it strange as I knew the Battery was nearly fully charged and only 2 years old . On finishing my 2 mile unpowered ride home I checked the output Voltage of the...
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    Drosi Bikes Ruthin ` low carbon heroes `

    Well the Welsh Government have called them this . A Business has been set up by two people in Ruthin , N Wales to convert bicycles to Ebikes under a Social Enterprise Scheme . To read about the Enterprise see www.drosibikes.org
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    Batteries don`t like it .

    My ride yesterday was on my Lanarkshire E Bike`s Fat Tyre delivering Christmas Cards and after nearly 20 miles with the temperature at 1C I had to terminate the ride through range anxiety . I wasn`t the only one that was cold, as the battery also seemed to be suffering . Normally I would...
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    Ebike subsidy coming ?

    There is talk of a subsidy to purchase an Ebike in the Spring, according to an article in the Mail Online . It mentions a third off the price .
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    Don`t leave home without one of these .

    After previously having trouble inflating a tyre after a puncture with a normal Cycle pump , I decided to purchase a Battery powered tyre inflator from Ebay . Well today I used it after a flat tyre 2 miles from home and avoided pushing home . Mine was £28 but there are many different Models and...
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    Happy 10th Birthday Batribike Quartz .

    I purchased the Quartz SE run-out Model 10 years ago as a surprise 70th Birthday present for my Wife . It proved too much of a surprise and she refused to ride it . Since then the only major expenditure has been a new rear wheel rim and a battery Re-cell with Jimmy at Insat which increased the...
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    WOOSH Santana broken spokes

    A Relative has an 8 year old Santana still going strong but after riding around with one broken spoke for several years , a second has now gone and he is still riding around . He is wondering what sized spokes to purchase . Perhaps Mr Woosh could give the answer on here ? I think communications...
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    New Lockdown Rules in Wales .

    New Rules on Cycling in Wales come into force tomorrow morning . You can only cycle as far as you can walk . This Draconian rule seems to defeat the point of cycling and indeed exercise .
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    Fat Bike tyre is flat .

    Well it had to happen after 550 miles on my CNE SR 20a Fat Tyre E Folder , I picked up several punctures in the front 20x4in. Kenda `Krusade `after the local Farmer had been busy cutting his hedges with the clippings strewn over the lane . I mistakenly thought that the 4 mm deep `pips`of...
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    Oh no , not cheating again !

    My Brother and I are both over 80 years old and were riding our Ebikes the other night through the local Porthkerry Country Park when we passed a Cyclist on a bicycle pausing for breath . He remarked `cheating ` to which I honestly replied ` when you get to 80 you too will appreciate some...
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    StoreDot Batteries

    This Israeli Company has developed an Electric Scooter Battery that can be re-charged in 5 minutes . The Test on a Torrot Muvi Electric Scooter gave a 70 km range after charging to 100 % from 0 % in 5 minutes . The StoreDot batteries are Li-ion with less lithium than conventional batteries, but...
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    KT-LCD3 Meter Dual Mounting Bracket

    When fixing this Meter to the handlebar of my new Fat Tyre Folder I broke one of the clamps on the Bracket . I have failed three times to glue it using Araldite . It was a bit of a struggle originally to clamp to the handlebar which would have been a lot easier with longer screws . Does anyone...
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    Is it a Bird or is it a Plane ?

    No , it`s one of those silly bells that they seem to fit to Ebikes . They are small and have stubby levers and are permanently fixed to the brake lever alloy casting . My 9 year old Batribike has a nice built in Electronic Horn , but the last two purchases have these useless dingers . I sent to...
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    Is it a Bird or is it a Plane ?

    No , it`s one of those silly bells that they seem to fit to Ebikes . They are small and have stubby levers and are permanently fixed to the brake lever alloy casting . My 9 year old Batribike has a nice built in Electronic Horn , but the last two purchases have these useless dingers . I sent to...
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    Cycling Gear

    Lidl are offering Cycling Essentials on Thursday, 4th April . For those who are saddle sore or beginning to walk like John Wayne this is your opportunity to select one of 5 types of saddle on offer at £7.99 .
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    Another Journalist`s Ebike Rant .

    The Daily Mail Journalist Peter Hitchens has added a postscript to an Article on another Subject that appeared On- Line today . He says " I am increasingly frightened by electric bicycles , actually rather fast , near silent heavy motorbikes which are unregistered but can kill or maim . Are...
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    Bye-bye Batribike Quartz Folder , hello Pro Rider Flare

    Well not quite , it will be two Ebikes Roger , rather like two Jags John Prescott .For some time I have thought of replacing the Quartz Folder with something more powerful ( read faster ) to match my Brother``s Woosh Santana . Until now the Quartz has been 100% reliable for 8 years , only...
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    Batribike Quartz SE Folder turns back time .

    After 5 years and nearly 5000 trouble free miles on the Batribike save for a new set of brake blocks, I decided to treat it to a battery re-cell and new tyres and tubes . When purchased the SE was a `run out` model and the 24V battery came with a capacity of 8Ah instead of the 10 Ah of the...
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    Yamaha Electric Moped has bombed

    The Yamaha EC-03 was originally £2650 and I noted two for sale in a Yamaha Dealer today for £800 off ie. £1850 . As the promotion finished on September 15th they haven`t sold at the reduced price . This machine has a 1.4 kW motor , 50V/15aH Lithium- ion battery which takes 7 hours to charge ...
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    ALDI Cycling Gear .

    Aldi Commuter Cycling items on July 7th include repair stand , wireless computer , clothing and cycle carrier for cars .