Beware of Radiators

AndyBike

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Nov 8, 2020
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guerney

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Sep 7, 2021
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That's horrific, and tragic. And that's no ordinary toxic smoke... It's annoying that they don't report what the DIY kit was composed of specifically, details of the battery make and model etc. The article's general thrust makes all DIY ebikes look more dangerous, which isn't true.
 
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Bikes4two

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Feb 21, 2020
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.......... The article's general thrust makes all DIY ebikes look more dangerous, which isn't true.
That's the popular press for you - anything to grab your attention - as you say, no substance to the story at all.

If the fire was solely due to a battery overheating against a radiator (can that happen?) then any ebike, kit or not (as in some mega £000's job) would be susceptible - but that doesn't make the same reading does it and doesn't sell advertising space.
 

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Finding my (electric) wheels
Oct 20, 2021
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Great. Now my nightmares will feature a badger carrying a radiator: