Orbea Gain

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by youngoldbloke, 26 Jan 2018.

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  1. Storck

    Storck Regular

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    Long time ago, when I was riding daily. Got fed up with having to blow them up everyday. But now it doesn't matter so much? Riding three times a week on average and of course been retired. May just do that?
     
  2. Scaleyback

    Scaleyback Well-Known Member

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    I ride 35mm front and 38mm rear at 60 psi my crown jewels appreciate the comfort. :rolleyes:

    Latex tubes, Hmm ? https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/latex-inner-tubes-worth-hassle-282066
     
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  3. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

  4. Scaleyback

    Scaleyback Well-Known Member

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    Please explain jowwy.
     
  5. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Was asking are you not riding tubeless on the current tyres as you went “hmmmm” about latex tubes
     
  6. Scaleyback

    Scaleyback Well-Known Member

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    No, I’m doing it the old fashioned way, with tubes.
     
  7. Scaleyback

    Scaleyback Well-Known Member

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    This is a tenuous link but I was riding my Orbea Gain. ^_^
    I video some of my rides. Here is an edited clip from a ride a couple of days ago showing one of the joys ? of riding in rural North Yorkshire.
    There is wind noise that I cannot help, there is a little 'huffing 'n' puffing at the start as I crest a hill and there is also a little 'industrial language'
    that I apologise for (silly old man talking to himself) Turn the sound off if Granny or the children are close by.https://photos.smugmug.com/Yi-4K-Action-Camera/i-9Q64vMs/0/65de6641/1920/The Shepherd_2-1920.mp4

    Roy
     
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    youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    Speedy sheep you have up there, Roy - loved it.
     
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  9. Storck

    Storck Regular

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    Wonderful, Never a sheep dog when you need one!
     
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  10. Scaleyback

    Scaleyback Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Peter,

    I feel the need to explain. I didn't want to scare them sh**less, I would normally cruise along behind them leaving them to disperse at their leisure.
    However I was aware that at the end of this 'green lane' there was a 'T' junction joining a road that was likely to have traffic.
    I was afraid the stupid sheep would charge straight out into possible traffic so decided to try and divert them. I was very mindful of getting 'put into
    the ditch' by kamikaze sheep.
     
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  11. Southernguns

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    Great video. Proper funny. That little lamb must have jumped about 5 foot off the ground.
     
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  12. Storck

    Storck Regular

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    And that's why we know them as Wooly Jumpers.
     
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  13. MarkF

    MarkF Legendary Member

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    Yorkshire
    This is the sort of e-bike that I could go for, sell the Van Van and commute on it and ride normally. But, it's an expensive purchase and one that I'd have to justify to MrsF........I'd really need a decent test ride in a hilly area.
     
  14. Southernguns

    Southernguns Regular

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    :laugh::laugh:
     
  15. Southernguns

    Southernguns Regular

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    I was reluctant at first, because of the investment, but having only done 3 rides, totalling 60 miles, I can already say that I don't regret it. I am really enjoying riding the Gain, more so than a non powered road bike. Although, I am getting knee pain in my right knee so will probably need to go for a bike fit.
     
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