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Lard Removal

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:17 am
by retepsnikrep
In an effort to get a bit fitter I have just converted by bike to electric assistance and intend doing by 13mile each way commute to work with it over the coming months.

I've done the 13 miles before but it was just too far unassisted to arruive knackerd and sweaty.

I went for a kit from

Seems reasonable with a minor quality issue with connections and has a 10ah 36v lithium battery. £420 all in.

I'll report back later but seems to drive me (at least 18 stone) at 15mph, tops out at about 16-17mph so reasonably legal allowing some tolerance for controller error, speedo error etc.

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:13 pm
by ChrisB
Nice one, have you any pics of the convertion you did.

Seems too cheap considering it encludes a 10ah Li-ion pack and charger too :?


Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:57 am
by microman
I bought the Cruiser (top centre picture on his home page) from him last year with the 10AHr pack complete for £520. Some quality issues with the controller box and I had to screw the preset up to get the right speed. The supplied controller hard limits at a little over 10A so hill climbing is not so good as my previous NiCd one and the pack capacity seems down at the moment - but that may be the near 0 temperatures we've had recently.

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:50 am
by qdos
Worth talking to Martin? at Team Hybrid too Mentioned in Plugged In on the visit to Steve Labib's Jozzbike workshop day in Brighton.

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:09 pm
by Jeremy
If my experience a year or so ago is anything to go by, you may not hear anything from Team Hybrid for weeks. They seem to be spectacularly bad at communicating - I ended up buying parts from Canada and China directly as it was actually quicker (and a lot cheaper).


Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:16 am
by qdos
hmmm that's a shame Jeremy. I spoke to him a few times obviously and never had any problems. Though I've not bought anything directly yet from them. I know he lost a key member of staff a while ago so maybe that had something to do with it? :(

Re: Lard Removal

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:46 am
by floydster
retepsnikrep wrote:I went for a kit from

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.


Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:44 pm
by retepsnikrep
Well after getting a flat tyre before I even got it out of the shed the other day :cry: I did a 13 mile test jaunt today.

Battery still holding up at the end, I was pedaling all the time and used the assist to cope with the hills and headwind. 8)

I'll try a work commute on Sunday as I'm days. 13 miles each way. Recharge it at work.

Need to get some cycle clips and a pair of clear cycling glasses/sunglasses.

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:05 am
by qdos
Peter good luck but PLEASE DON'T post up photos of you mpg you get on it! ;)

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:50 pm
by floydster
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 "freak him out"