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  • I like my food hot and during really cold times I don’t have the will to pick it up or the equipment to keep it hot on the way home. I find pizza more forgiving than other foods when it comes to being in a tepid state when it’s delivered.

  • Pffft, as if it ever gets cold round your way. :)

  • Cold for me anyway : )

  • The last time I asked about limiting an electric system to comply with the law on the forum, I was laughed at. If the peeps at lfgss are up for it, you can bet someone earning a shit wage is up for it to maximise profits. No surprise at all, this is generally the attitude.

  • Also the last pizza I ordered was from somewhere very close and it still turned up cold. Learnt my lesson, go and collect every time!

  • We order takeaway rarely, but when we do we order direct for delivery by the shop or pick up. Last time I picked up from the excellent Hungs I was the only civilian there with about 15 delivery fellas from various companies - many on very dodgy ebikes.

  • The last time I asked about limiting an electric system to comply with the law on the forum, I was laughed at. If the peeps at lfgss are up for it, you can bet someone earning a shit wage is up for it to maximise profits. No surprise at all, this is generally the attitude.

    Word has clearly got round that hippy needs motorpacers.

  • Yes, when I go to pick something up from RASA there are always delivery riders waiting outside or inside. Recently they got some of my order wrong and changed it, and I had to wait outside myself because there were a few riders picking up their stuff inside. Never as many as 15, though, I think the largest number I've seen there at one time was four.

  • Think I've mentioned it before in here, but one of the sketchiest bikes I saw was a geared Carrera Crossfire e bike with a battery on the DT and a rear motor. The jockey wheels were barely alive and the snapped gear cable was still bolted to the mech, so running as a SS. This genius added a front motor with rack mounted battery. Everything was loose, the chain was the classic black and over oiled on the outside with shiny little rollers that were so loose they rattled while walking the bike.
    You really shouldn't try to repair the bike but at the same time, it's so on the edge of catastrophic failure that it's just a matter of how soon and how badly will the rider be hurt.

    This was a deliveroo rider btw

  • After working as a professional eBike mechanic for nearly five years, I finally found one I like and started a project for myself:


  • Mrs Silver-Fox is thinking of getting an ebike under the cycle work scheme. Her requirements are a “step through” (so can wear a dress) and a carrying basket/rack. What is the forum approved e-bike at the moment - I can’t seem to work out from a technical perspective, which are the best?

  • I've done the same for mrs-ru. Did a load of test rides at Fully Charged who were very helpful. Ended up going for a Gocycle for the added foldability. Unfortunate shitshow combo of overdemand/covid/brexit/Suez etc means we are still waiting for it to actually turn up 4 months later.
    Will give you a review in a month or so, maybe.

  • Interesting. You wouldn't happen to know if there is any crossover between Trek retailers and people that take the cycle2work (Halfords) vouchers?

  • good question, I dont, unless Balfe's do.

  • Ooo, Balfe's Streatham appear to be on the list. Thanks.

    I think the District+ 2 has most of the things I've been looking for (hub gears, rack, mudguards, disc brakes, no suspension). cycle2work will save me loads of money and the other requirement is actually available.

  • I own and ride one daily, its amazing.

    Every design detail on it is amazing, from steerer lock to chain tension dropout design. Literally zero issues.

  • What do regarding locking up electric bikes?

    My rule is never to lock up a "nice" bike, which is why I ride my road bike on rides where it never leaves me, and my Brompton to work/shops where I take it inside.

    I'm considering the ARCC conversion for the Brompton to electrify it, as a way to keep this up, but it's £1800 and I wonder if I could get a better "proper" electric bike for similar money to enjoy. However then I wouldn't be comfortable taking it to work and locking it anywhere, which is one of the main reasons I'd have for it.

  • What do regarding locking up electric bikes?

    A friend locked his up outside his office everyday with two big, different d-locks. One evening it wasn't there anymore. We assume it was spotted and then someone came back another day with the relevant tools.

    I'm fortunate to have fairly secure bike parking both at home and work and would very rarely leave it anywhere else.

  • Yeah - locking up was my concern too which is what swung it for a gocycle. Not Brompton fold small, but still neat enough to go inside (and be charged using work leccy), and not terrifyingly heavy.

  • if you take the battery off; whoever steals it will need to spend £600+ to use it.

  • My partner is very satisfied with her Kalkhoff Agattu for the more sedate rider, low step through , refined hub gears with about the right range of gearing.

  • You could just find a bike that she likes and throw a Swytch wheel on the front. I have a friend who has used it over two Winnipeg winters and it’s been very dependable.

  • Not a solution, but another bit of help would be to insure the bike with whoever will cover it while locked up outside.

  • Not a solution, but another bit of help would be to insure the bike with whoever will cover it while locked up outside.

    This.

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