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by floydster
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Electrically assisted bikes
Topic: Lard Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 24144

floydster wrote:Seriously thinking about buying this kit to convert an old bike for my OH to use. Floydster


My forks are too narrow :( About 75mm at the narrowest point. Another one for the back burner.

Floydster
by floydster
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Electrically assisted bikes
Topic: Lard Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 24144

Thanks for the info, sounds perfect for what I'm after.

Think I'll order one later on today.

Thanks,

Floydster
by floydster
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Electrically assisted bikes
Topic: Lard Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 24144

Seriously thinking about buying this kit to convert an old bike for my OH to use. A couple of questions that I can't seem to find answers to on the web site: - Do you need to fit the brake levers or can you simply throttle back? Is it quiet? She'll have a dog running along side and won't want to &qu...
by floydster
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Electrically assisted bikes
Topic: Lard Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 24144

Re: Lard Removal

retepsnikrep wrote:I went for a kit from www.Alienocean.co.uk



Looking forward to hearing how you get on. They were advertising a kit in the March edition of Cycling Plus for £399 that I was thinking of sticking on an old Hardrock that I have lying around.

Floydster
by floydster
Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: State of BVS
Replies: 31
Views: 23224

In my opinion the BVS is going down the tubes quicker than a rat up a drain pipe. I for one will NOT be renewing my membership this April. Sounds like we're going over old ground, again Perhaps the Committee should hold a poll on the forum to see how many members intend to renew their membership th...
by floydster
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: House batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 12211

Re: House batteries

What sort of batteries would one use in a building to most effectively store excess electricity? I'm thinking about an 'intelligent building' storing electricity when there is some and using during power failures with the option of charging when electricity is cheap and in excess and selling when p...
by floydster
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: www.SmithElectricVehicles.com
Replies: 5
Views: 18578

Re: www.SmithElectricVehicles.com

.......I do own shares in the company....... http://www.batteryvehiclesociety.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1355&highlight=newton Me too, they were recommended by the Telegraph a couple of Months ago. Any idea how long they've been making EVs for? I'm sure I've seen references from the mid-70s....
by floydster
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Lightest car to convert?
Replies: 30
Views: 26350

Here's one I'm thinking of: http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/kitcar/ ... ls.php?156

but there's another that looks like the old Lada 4x4 but I can't remember what it's called (anyone?).

Floydster
by floydster
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: cheap solar backup power
Replies: 13
Views: 39030

cheap solar backup power

Currently on offer from Maplin: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Mod ... 5&DOY=30m7

Looks pretty good for a panel, controller, battery and a couple of LED lights.

Floydster
by floydster
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Been busy with wood
Replies: 7
Views: 21608

Excellent stuff ! with gas prices just shot up I can seem more and more people going back to this Only problem is not many people have a forrest on their doorstep Fortunately I already have a log burner in my house which I do use now and then when it gets really cold but to be honest i've learnt to...

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