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  1. Speedy has had it on their site for at least a couple of weeks. 2 grand though...oooff! I am not convinced the 'UK' model is any different whatsoever, other than the CE certification which I presume all zeds would be built to now as I cant see Ninebot building different spec wheels for different countries. In relation to the chinese sellers splashing '2019' all over their ads, I think it is just to show that the wheels will come with the later headlight and presumably the later power board although I think most wheels from late 2018 would have the newer board anyway.
  2. The only time I could possibly think of needing to receive a call whilst riding the euc would be if Mrs P went into labour. Given I've had the snip I dont think (hope) that will be anytime soon
  3. On the one hand I would say don't sweat it. In the real world, the chance of you getting your ECU seized is so low as to be inconsequential. On the other, the law is the law and that means there will always be a risk, however small. Granted, I do think about often as I could well do without getting 2 wheels seized with a loss of £1700 but that's the chance we take. I avoid police at all costs and don't ride like a dick. TBH I am disappointed at the speeds I see UK riders pass pedestrians whilst watching YouTube vids. I will pass at barely faster than they are walking as people are unpredictable, as are animals. However, the primary reason is because I don't want people to get the hump/scared/shocked by a faster moving vehicle suddenly passing them. A few complaints into the local rag or councillor will initiate widespread scorn and no doubt enforcement on these crazy one-wheeled machines. At the very least all it will do is aggravate people which is the last thing I would want to do whilst cavorting around on an illegal vehicle. Good question re the law on a pedal unicycle - believe it or not I have a feeling that they would be illegal as the wording states 'bicycle'. Unless there is a clause elsewhere. The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Sec 192) defines a cycle as a "bicycle, tricycle, or cycle having four or more wheels, not being in any case mechanically propelled".
  4. $1475. At least 2 months delivery though... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32896047345.html?spm=2114.search0604.3.17.718d29465pT989&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2Csearchweb201602_2_10065_10130_10068_10547_319_317_10548_10696_10192_10190_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_10820_10301_10821_10303_537_536_10059_10884_10887_321_322_10103%2Csearchweb201603_52%2CppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=19b71092-7749-4d6a-85b8-674fc3ee2fe8-2&algo_pvid=19b71092-7749-4d6a-85b8-674fc3ee2fe8
  5. You cant really do much until you have the Pebble as that where most of the work is done. The only thing you can do is download the APK to your phone which is a few pages back, posted by Stephen. You will also find a link I posted which takes you to a post further back in this thread where full instructions were shown
  6. Oh right, I had another look earlier and the original listing still seemed to be up. Maybe its all been pulled down now as you say. Good work.
  7. So contrary to your initial statement, it does work, just not for you with all the other crap you have going through everything...
  8. It does Remember you need to connect bluetooth audio separately to bluetooth data (Wheelog for example). The only slight snag is that the bell loudness is not adjustable relative to any bluetooth audio you may be playing, and I find the bell is much quieter than the music volume. I dont really use either though so its not a problem for me.
  9. What did you find out about them Alex? At least with Amazon you are covered if you had of ordered I guess.
  10. No change re current law. EUC's are still illegal. We can only hope that if scooters are made legal, they lump in all forms of PEV. I won't hold my breath though - scooters could be seen as inherently safer than EUC's (2 wheels and proper brakes for starters) so if, and it's a big if, they allow scooters then I would not be surprised if the policy is so strict that it effectively eliminates anything other than a scooter. A bit like e-bike rules. One thing I am almost positive of is that there will be a speed limit and maximum motor wattage. It's the wattage that will kill it for EUC's - I imagine it would be no more than 250w, the same as an e-bike.
  11. Awesome meep. Very envious of the river path - I do love a good river path - so serene and you usually get some nice wildlife around as a bonus.
  12. A bit harsh I feel. Firstly, it is indeed a bargain (if a V5F) as you cant even get one direct from China for that price. Secondly, as regards to it being an inferior wheel, yes it does have its limitations but if you understand and work within them its an excellent wheel imo. Both my daughter and I learnt to ride on one and she still uses it regularly. When I was using it, I throughly enjoyed every mile I got out of it and not once has it let us down. If you are happy with 15mph max and around 12 miles (adult) or 15 miles (youth) its a fantastic wheel. Not everyone has £700 like you to spend on their first wheel.
  13. An amazing find if it is indeed a V5F. Might be worth confirming its not a V5 though, as the listing states motor wattage at 450 (V5F is 550).
  14. Really?! I have always used the stock wrench with no problem. You are doing this with the footplates closed yes?
  15. Thanks for that Hsiang. Great high res pic but unfortunately still not good enough to see the markings on the usual suspect components (U1 and U2). I think it would need a macro pic of them to make them out properly. Cheers anyway
  16. Which problem Lefteris? The ride time one or the problem with Pebble page 2 not working for earlier versions? If its ride time, personally I think the way the phone app measures it is better. I think its better to know the time spent actually on the wheel than total elapsed time for the journey (which can done simply using a watch)
  17. Please do. I would be interested. In the meantime I will see if I can find somewhere to compare pressures as well. Its interesting to hear you say the difference between 15 and 20 was massive. If thats the case I may go lower although I am a bit heavier than you.
  18. No problem. In fact, your own findings re pressures has actually made me reconsider the issue. Up till now I had always assumed that lower pressures means more tramlining simply due to a wider contact patch, and that higher pressures (narrower contact patch) would reduce it, especially given that narrower tyres on other eucs dont suffer like the Z does. I am actually wondering whether it is the other way around - higher pressure on the Z increases tramlining. Potentially it could, as the tyre stiffness will have far less 'give' when encountering irregularities. For sure, a tubeless Z at 35psi will have a much stiffer tyre than a 2.25" tubed tyre at the same pressure. Truth be told I havent done enough testing myself. When I tried it at 30+ psi I found the ride was so hard and became so much more twitchy that I really didnt spend that much time on it to see how it dealt specifically with tramlining. I think I just came to the assumption that it must have been better when there is less contact patch width but you have made me rethink that as your findings are the opposite. Neither have I spent much time on it at less than 20, as I feel quite happy on it at that. Maybe I should try 10~15 for a good period of time just to confirm if it is indeed better or not, or it could be compared fairly quickly if I can find a suitable test piece of pavement. Someone on the forum posted a picture some time back of a section of pavement they were really struggling with on their Z. It looked horrendous and would be the perfect test bed for different pressures. I cant seem to find the thread now though. It had not only numerous undulations/ridges in the direction of travel but also quite a severe camber. A lot for a Z rider to deal with for sure. In any event, 20 seems good for me but it would be nice to definitively confirm whether tramlining (not any other handling trait) on the Z increases or decreases with pressure.
  19. Hi Lefteris, thats great thanks. I installed Ver31 and all is working now! I hadnt thought at all about upgrading when I got the Pebble as I knew that guys had been using Pebbles for a long time so my (non software) mind thought that even the early wheelog versions would be ok. Only thing I noticed is that the Wheelog phone app measures 'ride time' only when the wheel is turning. Pebble ride time starts as soon as its connected to Wheelog and never stops. Its really no issue for me but thought I would point it out. Galaxy S9 android ver9, knox 3.2.1, API level 27, Tima 4.0.0.
  20. There is a huge difference between running a Nikola at 15psi and a Z at 15psi. Nikola - no way, but the Z - its tubeless tyre is massively tougher than a tubed bicycle tyre. I think you would have to be really going some to cause damage with a Z at 15psi. Dont forget Chooch rode at 10 or less, and its not like he rode like a fairy. Admittedly I dont recall seeing him hitting the edges of sharp curbs at speed either but then...do you?
  21. Ok first ride with my Pebble today and as reported previously everything on page 1 of the watch works perfectly but today I found out that everything is zeroed on page 2. Top speed/ride time/distance - all nothing. Using Ver 2.0.30beta1 on Galaxy S9. Am I doing something wrong?!
  22. I think you will find that most Z owners thoughts are that you just need to ride it. Your body and balance will adjust automatically. Its not a concious thing so dont overthink it.
  23. Ah ok, maybe if you get a wheel we could hook up. Yeah the Z has picked up a few scuffs since the wrap but overall its pretty much the same. I am going out for a ride tomorrow with my daughter, think we will try Thorndon Park. You should be quite safe riding around Wickford given the cop shop closed down some time back. I bet you dont see a bobby there for months at a time!
  24. Cheers bud, do you have a wheel? You are certainly the closest wheeler I have heard of!
  25. 1. No brake assist. 2. 20 ~ 22.5psi for 85kg. 3. Ride mode 0. Others will say different. Enjoy.
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