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Bike for life - The first Tinkle
« on: 04 April, 2024, 03:38:02 pm »
Posted in the other place cos its easier to include photos


https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=160501
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Re: Bike for like - The first Tinkle
« Reply #1 on: 05 April, 2024, 09:55:00 am »
Interesting. I am currently considering an e-bike, either with Rohloff e-14 or e-Pinion.
One question though, why did you go for a chain rather than a belt drive?
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Re: Bike for like - The first Tinkle
« Reply #2 on: 05 April, 2024, 12:32:30 pm »
Vigmos (the frame builder) were not fans of belts.  It was also easier to 'tune' the range of gearing with a chain.  Less hassle removing the rear wheel when repairing punctures/ changing to the alternative wheelset.  The new pinion combined gearbox/motor looks to be an absolute killer design for e-bikes.
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Re: Bike for life - The first Tinkle
« Reply #3 on: 05 April, 2024, 02:41:32 pm »
Van Nicholas do a bike with a Pinion drive and a belt drive.  The Deveron.  They don't (currently) do an e-version though.

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Re: Bike for life - The first Tinkle
« Reply #4 on: 05 April, 2024, 04:14:43 pm »
I saw Kevin on bicycletouringpro videos got a Deveron - it looked absolutely stunning

Re: Bike for life - The first Tinkle
« Reply #5 on: 05 April, 2024, 05:03:41 pm »
I went with a custom frame to get a 71 degree seat tube angle so that I could get my saddle back far enough and also fit upto 50C tyres with mudguards (if required). Cost was not too dissimilar to the Deveron.
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