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    How effective is "slime" at preventing punctures?

    Presumably because they're still somewhat vulnerable to punctures, as compared to tubeless. Tubeless sound difficult to fit though. Thanks for the video.
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    How effective is "slime" at preventing punctures?

    Thanks for the tips guys. I think I might go for the pre slimed inner tubes. I got this bike on 22nd November, and have only had one puncture - the day after I bought it. Fortunately a slow puncture to the front tyre, so didn't discover it until the next morning. The guy I bought the bike from...
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    How effective is "slime" at preventing punctures?

    ...and is it true it shouldn't be used with Presta valves?..... Thanks in advance
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    "...container loads of bikes were selling out within days..."

    Herein lies the current supply problem:- Brexit gets routinely blamed for pretty much everything (except a fantastic vaccine rollout), but in this case I reckon it's the above. As to how long the demand will actually last, difficult to say. But there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that e...
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    Insurance issue with stolen e bikes

    Out of interest I decided to check my own insurance policy, which under home contents says the following:- Specified Personal Possessions: The following exclusions have been added to the 'what is not covered' section: (j) theft of any pedal cycle unless: (i) it is in your immediate view and...
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    My first bike accident in 33 years!

    I'm glad you were relatively OK, and it just goes to show how careful you have to be all the time, especially in the dark. So often it's not other traffic but things on the road surface which are either a nuisance or, as in your case, a positive menace. A few weeks ago I went for a night time...
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    Insurance issue with stolen e bikes

    I'm in a bungalow, so much easier.
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    Insurance issue with stolen e bikes

    Gotta be honest and say that I keep mine indoors in my spare bedroom. Far safer than in the garage.
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    Insurance issue with stolen e bikes

    Just been reading this article which is all about somebody who has two bikes half inched from his garage. One is an e bike. The insurers are paying for the non e bike and the damage to the garage door, but not the e bike, because it is motorised and therefore not covered. Apologies if I'm...
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    Cycling in icy/snowy conditions

    Yep, I've noticed that even at just above freezing point. The air may be calm when standing still, but as soon as you start cycling there's an increasing windchill factor. So decent thick clothing and gloves are essential. Plus maybe a balaclava to protect your face.
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    Cycling in icy/snowy conditions

    Yes, that's the problem. Round here the main roads were clear, it was just the estate roads and shared pathways that were an issue. Great suggestion from others about the spiked tyres, but I reckon I'll just leave it until the cold spell is over. Safer that way.
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    Cycling in icy/snowy conditions

    Does anybody attempt it? If so, how do you get on and how can you avoid going over? A few weeks ago my wheels went from under me while cornering slowly on a frosty patch of smooth ground. Hurt leg slightly, but fortunately nothing worse. Then a week or so back I tried cycling in the snow -...
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    British Cycling is Going Places...

    Interesting. Of course things were very different then, but the fundamentals of cycling were pretty much the same as they are now.
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    Petition to increase speed assist limit on E bikes

    I will just add my humble two pennuth here and say that whatever the rights and wrongs of this debate, I am absolutely hooked on using my e bike even with a 15.5 mph assist limit. Compared to an ordinary bike they just ride so effortlessly. Having only had my e bike since 20th November, I have...
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    Petition to increase speed assist limit on E bikes

    I agree, as stated in my own post earlier. However, I do take on board the valid point regarding potential restrictions such as compulsory tax/MOT, helmet. Also banned from shared pathways (as distinct from ordinary pavements, which we shouldn't be on anyway). So if an increased speed...
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    Petition to increase speed assist limit on E bikes

    Yes, agreed. I've signed it. On balance it's a good thing. Probably not many have signed it yet because it's not received much publicity. If it reached 10,000, the government will at least look at it. Two main observations: First it's very much in accordance with the government's commitment to...
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    What to plug in first when charging the battery

    OK, understood. I'd just assumed they were all pretty much the same. The type I have is from the Wuxi Ddpower Electronics Co Ltd, and is a Li-on Battery Charger, model DPLC084V42Y. Input: AC100V-240V~1.8A47-63Hz Output: 42V ----- 2.0A Motor: 250W High TQ Aikema Rear Hub Battery: 7Ah...
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    What to plug in first when charging the battery

    I'm probably being a bit thick, but I'm still not quite with this. So just to confirm - my charger is in two parts. The mains plug, the wire from which leads to a black box, which shows red when it's charging and then green when done (wire 1), plus another section of wire, one end of which plugs...