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by Bart1
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 251
Views: 35070

Re: The next step....

Another option is to covert a "normal" mtb with a mid drive kit. I did this on a full suspension Voodoo with a Bafang 250w Mid drive for just over £1k about 20 months ago ( prices have krept up sonce though)...it has been the best grand I've spent in ages. There is a post on this thread with a pictu...
by Bart1
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: France and Germany at the moment.. My findings
Replies: 20
Views: 1965

Re: France and Germany at the moment.. My findings

I'm really not surprised cases are rising as many do not even follow the basics. I recently had a few days camping in N Wales, the camp site owners where doing everything they could to help protect everyone such as cleaning the shower block every hour and placing sanitizer on the entrance and by eve...
by Bart1
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Anyone had a Fireblade ('99) ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2704

Re: Anyone had a Fireblade ('99) ?

Forgot to say, a weak spot seems to be the front discs, the OE ones seems to warp around 15k and I'm not that heavy on the brakes either, so a test ride would be good to check. The current set I have are some "good value" Chinese ones which so far have lasted longer (they are slightly thicker). Also...
by Bart1
Sun May 31, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Anyone had a Fireblade ('99) ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2704

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

I bought a 99 Blade new and still have it 70k miles later, it has taken me around Europe many many times with absolutely no issues. Over the years I've tweeked the bike a bit to make it more usable every day with Heli Bars(a bit higher and closer), slightly lower pegs, CBR600 mirrors(they have longe...
by Bart1
Tue May 05, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 7999

Re: Electric MTB

Just a thought. Re using footpaths, surely it would be wise not to publish photo's of bicycles going over stiles etc. A photo on a track or path without a stile is much less obvious. I have done some reading on this.... it seems cycling on a footpath is not actually illegal as in the Police cannot ...
by Bart1
Tue May 05, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 7999

Re: Electric MTB

Just a thought.

Re using footpaths, surely it would be wise not to publish photo's of bicycles going over stiles etc. A photo on a track or path without a stile is much less obvious.
by Bart1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 7999

Re: Electric MTB

I did the Bafang BBS01 crank drive a few weeks back on my old Specialized - loving it and out every day :) Specialized.jpg The frame shape did present a challenge and I couldn't fit the conventional battery, but the seat-post mounting is working fine, and you don't notice the weight as much as expe...
by Bart1
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 7999

Re: Electric MTB

Just over year ago I dipped my toe into the E-mtb world with a 250w Bafang kit onto my old Canondale hardtail, it worked well enough on roads and smooth trails but was less good on bumpier trails/bridleways, so after a bit of research I found a unwanted mtb Xmas present for a bargain price and trans...
by Bart1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Street Riding Years - free download
Replies: 36
Views: 2489

Re: Street Riding Years - free download

Really enjoying reading your book, it brings back many long forgotten memories.

Great montages too.
by Bart1
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Adventure boot review
Replies: 21
Views: 3049

Re: Adventure boot review

Have been using Sidi Adventures since 2015, mainly road riding but all through the year. Last year one boot started leaking so sent them back to Goretex and they replaced them with the current later model. The new ones are a bit chunkier than before but still comfy enough. I also suffer from cold fe...

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