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In my quest to avoid being mistaken for dave croucher , and lose some weight  , i am getting a electric mountain bike .  so if you slackers see me coming . get out of my way or you may have tyre tracks all over your noggins .??? HOLLY 

 

PS Look Out , I Am Coming Throughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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2 hours ago, holly said:

In my quest to avoid being mistaken for dave croucher , and lose some weight  , i am getting a electric mountain bike .  so if you slackers see me coming . get out of my way or you may have tyre tracks all over your noggins .??? HOLLY 

 

PS Look Out , I Am Coming Throughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

 

I fail to see how having an electric bike helps you lose weight, unless of course you don't bother charging it and want all that extra weight to pedal around?

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Cos colin . the size of the -covered in gore- great hills round here means i will have to push up em . electric can only do so much ??? HOLLY

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7 hours ago, holly said:

Cos colin . the size of the -covered in gore- great hills round here means i will have to push up em . electric can only do so much ??? HOLLY

 

Why not just get a normal bike with decent gearing?

There will only be one outcome with an electric bike; you do your back/knees/other hip in pushing it home...☠️

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The trail i want to do is 22 miles long . on eco mode . the bike i want should do between 30 to 35 miles . or maybe not . but they have a gauge . can always turn back ??? HOLLY

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48 minutes ago, holly said:

The trail i want to do is 22 miles long . on eco mode . the bike i want should do between 30 to 35 miles . or maybe not . but they have a gauge . can always turn back ??? HOLLY

 

I think with electric you have to halve whatever lies they tell you about the range especially with your mass struggling to drag you up hills....:grin:

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Well one thing is for sure Col , as ever i will be front of YOU ??? HOLLY

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2 hours ago, holly said:

Well one thing is for sure Col , as ever i will be front of YOU ??? HOLLY

 

Maybe, but like the hare and the tortoise it’s not cut and dried...👍

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Perhaps I will have to bring the mtb and take you on that as not much chance of me shooting again. 

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rubbish Keith , who else are you going to find who will listen to you moaning , if not the boys and girls of SEFTA ??? HOLLY

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So did this contraption work out or is it on top of the rapidly growing pile of junk?  :rolleyes:

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trouble being Halfords have put there prices up . so no bike just yet . ??? HOLLY

 

PS -swearword- .

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12 hours ago, holly said:

trouble being Halfords have put there prices up . so no bike just yet . ??? HOLLY

 

PS -swearword- .

 

I'm surprised you haven't cobbled together of your own in the meantime, after all that's what you usually do...:)

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quality counts ??? HOLLY

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16 hours ago, holly said:

quality counts ??? HOLLY

 

Very true I'm glad you finally realised this nugget of truth...:rolleyes:

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which is why i always shoot like a nugget ??? HOLLY

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holly sell a couple of them old clunkers and get a decent bike :Barfly:

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29 minutes ago, FIESTA said:

holly sell a couple of them old clunkers and get a decent bike :Barfly:

 

He did that Terry but got confused about engine and transmission oil, still it was 50/50 he get it right and unfortunately it wasn't his day, very messy sorting that out...:D

 

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Terry , you have cornered the Clunker market . so i cannot move into that ??? HOLLY:soj:

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On 6/26/2018 at 11:36 AM, holly said:

Terry , you have cornered the Clunker market . so i cannot move into that ??? HOLLY:soj:

 

Yep except that his 'clunker' Whiscombes are now reaching stupido-silly money due to collectors.

Don't you just wish you'd picked up a few when people were giving them away back in the 90's...:grin:

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He has sold all his whiscombes ? all he has left is a couple of rubbish shot guns and his lad is no better than him ??? HOLLY:Spike

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On 6/27/2018 at 5:04 PM, holly said:

He has sold all his whiscombes ? all he has left is a couple of rubbish shot guns and his lad is no better than him ??? HOLLY:Spike

 

Ah silly boy, he should have held out...:grin:

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He did , for a small fortune ??? HOLLY

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On 6/29/2018 at 5:39 PM, holly said:

He did , for a small fortune ??? HOLLY

 

Heard some silly sods are buying them for £6k, I mean that's as bad as Mk.1/2 Escorts being worth anything:rofl2:

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The bike of choice is the carrera vulcan . all i need now is the money . ??? HOLLY

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12 hours ago, holly said:

The bike of choice is the carrera vulcan . all i need now is the money . ??? HOLLY

 

Are you sure:

"The fundamental problem with the Vulcan is that the ride quality is really harsh. To make it robust enough to cope with abuse, Carrera has somewhat overly built the frame with square profile chainstays, large gauge seat stays and top tube gusset. These are features that lend it a tooth jarring experience when on rough hard-packed trails. The small volume tyres contribute to the experience. Resulting in not only a spine pummeling but also in leading to continuously smashing the chain into chainstay and being dropped after multiple hits. Looking at the clearances of the frame, it should be possible to shoe horn a set of larger volume tyres that might go someway towards taking an edge off the harshness.
Read more at https://www.mbr.co.uk/reviews/hardtail/carrera-vulcan#WfQE4SVU0Cteds1k.99"

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Forget that have some fun.

 

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Posted (edited)

Holly (known to tinker) + Electricity + Perspiration

Nah, can't see anything going wrong there. As you were.

Edited by robF

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Out of luck lads . i have changed my mind ?  decided to go with  yamaha  centre mounted motor in the budget  HAIBIKE  SDURO  HARD SEVEN 400 ., yes they bump about a bit  but i am on traIls . not mountains . get fit , not get dead ??? HOLLY

 

PS now give me some Cycling  room , brothers of the slug .  

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