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psb

Member since Feb 2021 • Last active Sep 2022
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    Yeah, no idea either I'm afraid. It's on my todo list to change them, but they're fine for the short trips I'm doing around town on it

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    Oh other thing, Q-factor is wierd with the supplied cranks. I think changing one of them to a BMX straight crank, or getting some of the posh Lekkie cranks, help

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    I've got the 48V 500W version (which is the same as the one Whoosh Bikes sell I think [even though they rate it as 48V 250W], so UK legal). Nice and powerful, can get up all of Bristol's hills with ease. My battery is 48V, 12.5AH. I've never run out of battery, probably done around 75km between charges. Reliability-wise, I've not had any problems with it at all. It feels pretty solid, but definitely a notch below bosch/shimano (but, it was only £200...). They have just released a new version though (TSDZ2B), so unsure whether this will help with some of the issues that some people have had.

    It does make some noise, definitely audible, and louder than bosch/ shimano motors. Here's a little video I made a while ago where you can hear what it sounds like (ignore the big clunk, that's me changing gear).

    @Dexter bought both the motor and battery direct from pswpower, shipped from Germany in about a week.

    In general, this review is pretty spot on I think: https://www.darkerside.org/2021/03/tongs­heng-tsdz2-review/

    The one thing I would add is that the firmware is a bit weird, max power output at around 70rpm cadence, drops off nearly completely at around 95rpm. I know you can change it, but you need to buy a seperate lead and plug it in, which is a bit of a faff...

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    I've got one on a Pashley bike that I bought from here a year or so ago (https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3611­02/), done about 500km on it. Anything you want to know?

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    Sometimes trainline is cheaper than other websites, because they do split ticketing by default now. Although I think they are not as good at it as some of the dedicated split ticketing websites.

    @Ruserius - you can book bikes on the gwr website (for any service) even if you've book the ticket somewhere else. Just log in, go to the 'Bookings' page and click 'Make a seat/ bike reservation'

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    I got mine (a Tongsheng) from pswpower with a battery, was cheap and came in a couple of days

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    New project... tried to make a handlebar bag based on my carradice, but a little lighter (made from xpac) and a little narrower. Made a few mistakes but all good practice!

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    Has anyone been able to try the Sony LinkBuds? Look like they could be perfect for using whilst cycling or running.

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    I have a Bigxtop one of them (one of these: https://www.lfgss.com/comments/14098886/­). Not sure if Jordan makes them anymore but could always email him. Good bag, but can easily be overloaded with stuff -- the thread might need reinforcing where the metal bit sits if you're not careful with it.

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    Your stuff is amazing! Thanks for the advice. I have no idea what I'm doing, and the needle was just the one on the machine when I found it. Will get some new ones and figure out how to increase the stich length

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