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Old 15-10-18, 04:42 PM   #3431
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Great big silver thing? I remember you telling us about buying it, which only seems to have been a couple of years ago, or is my memory playing tricks on me yet again?
Over 4 years ago.
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Old 17-10-18, 06:54 PM   #3432
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After dropping my newly aquired security T25 bit in amongst the engine somewhere today (see Gripe of the day thread) I fashioned a new tool to keep handy in the garage that helped me fish around in all the cracks, crevices and out of sight areas in the engine until it found the bit. A simple coat hanger and a magnet from a bicycle wheel sensor clamped on to it. Nice and easy to hang up too as it has a coat hanger hook on one end, or a magnet to stick to a metal tool rail on the other : )
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Old 17-10-18, 09:36 PM   #3433
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After dropping my newly aquired security T25 bit in amongst the engine somewhere today (see Gripe of the day thread) I fashioned a new tool to keep handy in the garage that helped me fish around in all the cracks, crevices and out of sight areas in the engine until it found the bit. A simple coat hanger and a magnet from a bicycle wheel sensor clamped on to it. Nice and easy to hang up too as it has a coat hanger hook on one end, or a magnet to stick to a metal tool rail on the other : )
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Old 17-10-18, 09:46 PM   #3434
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Glad I found it as the torx bit was hidden out of view in a recess above the front sprocket. If I'd given up and just ridden it it may have fallen into the chain while riding and possibly jammed into it causing trouble!
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Old 18-10-18, 07:03 AM   #3435
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Adam, nice idea. I might have to make one of those. I have plenty of wheel magnets kicking around.
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Old 18-10-18, 02:27 PM   #3436
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Got my ebike back from the shop today. Its been away for repair for 3 weeks. Getting back on it put a huge grin to my face.

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Old 18-10-18, 08:19 PM   #3437
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Not surprised John, its got all the gizmos
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Not surprised John, its got all the gizmos
Just as much fun to ride as my VFR. Two wheels beat four any day.

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Indeed, when my legs get too old and worn out, I'm going to get an ebike, so I can continue to ride in the mountains.

Loads of people were using them in the Pyrenees, but they were the big heavy mountain bike version, which aren't my cup of tea.

But the roadbike versions are improving year by year, and aren't big and heavy.

I also read that they are going to allow higher powered versions soon, I think the current top speed is a bit low
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