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Man asked to leave Avanti West Coast train because of converted e-bike


5 days 11 hours ago

I'm impressed they've still got a green Safeway "Shop & Go" box, less impressed with the zip tie's 'securing' the battery to the frame.

1 week 1 day ago

"...the second battery the bike has had after the first was stolen..."

somewhere there is a tea-leaf with a battery minus its original spec charger. Another fire in the making.

1 week 1 day ago

I don't blame the train staff. I don't expect they'd allow someone on with a lashed up petrol container either. Somehow people instinctively know the latent destruction in a leaky litre of petrol, but don't see the same potential (excuse the pun) in a charged up dodgy lithium battery.

1 week 1 day ago

Maybe you need to get a certificate of professional assessment before travelling ("I, a suitably qualified bicycle mechanic and electrical engineer, promise that this frankenbike won't burst into flames any time soon...").