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Electric Yuba – gearing

I have had a good couple of days with the Yuba. After 60 or so kilometres riding it two things were obvious. Firstly, the gearing needed work. Secondly – the “power profile” needed adjusting, i.e. the amount of assistance given

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Electric Yuba – just how far will it go?

Well, yesterday I found out. After 23km on Sunday, including about 200 metres of climb, I thought I would leave it without charging, and do a few short trips to see how far the battery went. So on Monday the

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Electric Bikes – Yuba Mundo eV4 – first rides

So, the build was finished at 6.00 on Friday, and Saturday morning I took it for a first ride, into Porirua to take my wife a coffee at work, and to buy some mudguards. Obviously this was to be a

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Electric Bikes – Yuba Mundo eV4 – delivery and build

  OK, it all happened today! I rang Bicycle Junction just before midday, and was told that my motor kit had just arrived, and I could pick up the bike! At just after 12, I drove into Wellington to the

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Electric Bikes – a new addition to the stable.

After 3 years of building and maintaining our two Giant Elwoods with Bafang 8Fun rear hub motors, I have decided to purchase a new e-bike to act as a company vehicle for my computer repair business. My existing e-bike is

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Electric Bikes – hub motor torque/spacer washers

I originally posted this for someone who called asking for advice, but I am leaving it here in case it helps anyone else. When you get a bafang hub  motor, it comes with two “torque” washers, which fit over the

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Stuck in Windows update – restarting forever

I am working on a customers laptop, and got rid off the problems it came in with (seizing to a stop as soon as he logged on). As a favour, I let the outstanding updates install. First of all the

Posted in Computer Stuff, Windows 10

Thunderbird to Outlook

For obvious reasons, Thunderbird does not provide any easy way of exporting emails into Outlook, I suppose most people would not want to do it. Recent stuff ups at Spark seem to have made accessing (sending specifically) my third party

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Electric Bikes – Wheel Building part 2

In the previous post  I mentioned the delay in getting the spokes I needed, well they finally arrived last week. Lacing the wheel was reasonably easy, and stress free, other than the slightly disturbing way the wheel goes together, so

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Windows 10 and inverted ASUS webcam

This issue is worth repeating here, if only to help anybody else looking for the fix. The issue is that after a Windows 10 upgrade of an ASUS N61JA laptop, from Windows 7, the webcam image was shown upside down.

Posted in Computer Stuff, Windows 10