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    Saw something brilliant earlier. Down the lanes riding I could hear music coming from somewhere but couldn’t see over the hedgerows where it was coming from. Turned a bend and there’s a guy wearing a brown vest riding a Raleigh Chopper with a cassette/radio strapped to it blasting music out
    Mint.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Saw something brilliant earlier. Down the lanes riding I could hear music coming from somewhere but couldnít see over the hedgerows where it was coming from. Turned a bend and thereís a guy wearing a brown vest riding a Raleigh Chopper with a cassette/radio strapped to it blasting music out
    Mint.
    There's a bloke who rides around Clifton with all sorts strapped to his bike including a radio on the handlebars.
    I love a character.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    There's a bloke who rides around Clifton with all sorts strapped to his bike including a radio on the handlebars.
    I love a character.
    Me too mate, love to see someone do their own thing.

    There’s another guy I sometimes see with panniers and all sorts on his bike, fuck knows where he goes, must camp out somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    My point exactly, I ride bikes and drive lorries so have a dog in both fights and as stated I'd choose an alternative route on my bike because people cant drive and the road is shit..... in my lorry? I'll add to the tram lines because in that situation I think it's safe for me to use that road in that mode of transport.

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    I'm not tryingto be a **** here but Ashbourne is a small market town out in the sticks, there aren't a plethora of alternative roads to go down to reach the town centre where he lived, especially from that side of town.

    Sooner or later you have no choice but to ride on the A52 or the A515. You cannot physically get into the town any other way, without going on a massive detour which as we all know isn't human instinct.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I'm not tryingto be a **** here but Ashbourne is a small market town out in the sticks, there aren't a plethora of alternative roads to go down to reach the town centre where he lived, especially from that side of town.

    Sooner or later you have no choice but to ride on the A52 or the A515. You cannot physically get into the town any other way, without going on a massive detour which as we all know isn't human instinct.
    52 doesnt have the same problems that the 515 does imo and I'd cycle that all the way to Leek.... bit wider and certainly not as broken up as the A515 only negative is the bastard of a hill, even the lorries hate that.



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    Ten miles away from home and noticed a bulge in my tyre wall today.
    Luckily it was on the back wheel and I was on the trails, so I just carried on.
    Got home and inspected it, looks like the tyre bead was just pinching the inner tube, re seated it and it looks fine now.


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    Temptation...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEAM-RALE...53.m1438.l2649

    Gonna need a bigger shed(s).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Temptation...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEAM-RALE...53.m1438.l2649

    Gonna need a bigger shed(s).
    Now. Now then. Thatís a bit special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Temptation...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEAM-RALE...53.m1438.l2649

    Gonna need a bigger shed(s).
    Get it

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    Someone explain ebikes to me, know a lad who swears itís the best fun ever but unless itís to assist you because youíre not as mobile as you could be, whatís the point? Youíre getting less exercise

    Oh FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonalair View Post
    Someone explain ebikes to me, know a lad who swears it’s the best fun ever but unless it’s to assist you because you’re not as mobile as you could be, what’s the point? You’re getting less exercise
    Never tried one, Keith knows about them.
    From what I can gather they reduce fatigue, so more for commuting or courier purposes than actual sport and fitness. Although there is still a fitness element to it.


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    The eBike has a battery powered motor coupled to the conventional geared drivetrain.

    An Electronic Control Unit allows you to dial in as little or as much (up to 340%) boost to your own peddling efficiency.

    The main aim of this is assistance, to get you up hills. Especially for those with reduced mobility.

    They continue to grow in popularity though, especially over here.

    A certain company of my acquaintance makes some of the best motor-battery drivetrains for them...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Temptation...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEAM-RALE...53.m1438.l2649

    Gonna need a bigger shed(s).
    Even I like that


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Never tried one, Keith knows about them.
    From what I can gather they reduce fatigue, so more for commuting or courier purposes than actual sport and fitness. Although there is still a fitness element to it.
    The lad I know is mid 40s, fit, and heís taking out on the mountain bike trails. So I guess he just canít be arsed peddling up, and heís prepared to pay £3k for it


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    I haven't used an ebike on a trail but I suspect its a bit more than not being arsed to cycle up hill. My guess is the assisted power brings new challenges and excillerations from attacking hills.

    doyen of boomer energy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    I haven't used an ebike on a trail but I suspect its a bit more than not being arsed to cycle up hill. My guess is the assisted power brings new challenges and excillerations from attacking hills.
    He should take up motocross then!

    No, I see your point. But heís a gadget man so heíll be on to the next thing in 3 months I reckon


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    More info here, for anyone interested in what the motor-system does:

    https://www.bosch-ebike.com/

    (Disclaimer: other systems are of course available)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    More info here, for anyone interested in what the motor-system does:

    https://www.bosch-ebike.com/

    (Disclaimer: other systems are of course available)
    Thatís in German. I speak more Welsh than German.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonalair View Post
    Thatís in German. I speak more Welsh than German.
    Click the Menu Taffy - the three Lines on the Right Hand side - There is a Ąglobeď Icon from where you can choose a different region and language.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Click the Menu Taffy - the three Lines on the Right Hand side - There is a Ąglobeď Icon from where you can choose a different region and language.
    Ble maeín Cymraeg?


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    My sisters, in laws own a mortorhome that they go all over Europe in for months at a time. They did used to drag a smart car behind them with it but got fucked off with all the different regs in different EU countries for how you are supposed to drag a vehicle like that on their roads, so they brought e bikes instead.

    They love em and I think they are on version 3 at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    My sisters, in laws own a mortorhome that they go all over Europe in for months at a time. They did used to drag a smart car behind them with it but got fucked off with all the different regs in different EU countries for how you are supposed to drag a vehicle like that on their roads, so they brought e bikes instead.

    They love em and I think they are on version 3 at the moment.

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    Thatís a good idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonalair View Post
    He should take up motocross then!

    No, I see your point. But he’s a gadget man so he’ll be on to the next thing in 3 months I reckon
    The few lads I know who have ebikes have pretty much converted to be ebikers now.

    I expect it will grow faster as the price of the motor/battery comes down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    The few lads I know who have ebikes have pretty much converted to be ebikers now.

    I expect it will grow faster as the price of the motor/battery comes down.
    I struggle to find time to get any exercise in, so to get done time and then go out and do something that makes it easier is alien to me


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    My nephews bought an E-bike, brilliant bit of kit as biking is his only transport. I had a go and despite it's weight and the ridiculous "cut you in half" carbon fibre seat he's put on it, it's great.
    The motor just kicks in as you peddle so you can get up to and maintain a decent speed easily. he also charges his phone on it.

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