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by JohnW
12 Oct 2018, 11:36am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Recumbent Trikes
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Recumbent Trikes

Might be worth offering them to a dealer, that could be simplest/easiest, might get a decent price, they are special machines, is demand high? Dtek hpv is one who posts here, doubtless there are others It would be worth asking about receipts and documents, you need to understand about the machines,...
by JohnW
12 Oct 2018, 10:41am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Recumbent Trikes
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Recumbent Trikes

You might like to try Velovision and the BHPC to expand the audience. When you say "made / built for him" is the length of the boom fixed? If that is the case , recumbent trikes are very much some thing that fits the individual, so a fixed size frame will need the right rider. Recumbent r...
by JohnW
11 Oct 2018, 11:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on crossing crossroads
Replies: 24
Views: 809

Re: Advice on crossing crossroads

It is a sign of how bad things are when you have to call on your army training in camouflage and apply it in reverse, just to ride a bike on the UK roads. The best you can achieve from doing this (or buying an off the peg Hi-viz to tick the box in another way) is to not be blamed for the driver not...
by JohnW
11 Oct 2018, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on crossing crossroads
Replies: 24
Views: 809

Re: Advice on crossing crossroads

meic wrote:It is however a very common colour on wet roads and in shadowy tree covered lanes.
Where planes seldom fly.

Two recent episodes that I have witnessed have certainly confirmed to me the great value of high-viz clothing. My vote most certainly goes for high-viz.
by JohnW
11 Oct 2018, 9:36pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Recumbent Trikes
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Recumbent Trikes

A lady member whose husband fairly recently died has his recumbent trikes to dispose of. Her husband had them made/built for him following a stroke which rendered him unable to ride his normal bikes. These trikes are quality machines, professionally built for him, and very little used. I said that I...
by JohnW
11 Oct 2018, 9:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on crossing crossroads
Replies: 24
Views: 809

Re: Advice on crossing crossroads

Oh and please don't wear all black, there are plenty of sensible but bright jerseys/jackets available out there, wearing one might just save your life. No, they do nothing. Please don't give out bad advice like that - it's bad enough that this evidence-free <i>[inappropriate word removed]</i> is in...
by JohnW
9 Oct 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dangerous Radiation?
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Dangerous Radiation?

Someone out there, among the massed ranks of the cycling fraternity, will know the answer. Today I bought a helmet light. The one I bought was a CATEYE DUPLEX SL-LD400. It has two lights - one red for the rear and one white for the front. The rear is always flashing - no option to make it constant. ...
by JohnW
3 Oct 2018, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedals on Road Bike
Replies: 52
Views: 1430

Re: Flat peddles on Road Bike

Of course flat pedals on a road bike will really spoil the handling! :lol: Just look at all the trouble this Italian guy is having keeping his bike on the road with flat pedals at this year's Tour de France. U4apLdDnpww :shock: :shock: :shock: I wish I could do that - I'm not sure that I'd want to ...
by JohnW
1 Oct 2018, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedals on Road Bike
Replies: 52
Views: 1430

Re: Flat peddles on Road Bike

..........pins can be a bit rough on shoes.............. Only a bit.................? I've never ridden this kind of pedal, but I've seen a few amazing destructive results of their use - on the soles of shoes being ridden with them. Having said that, if you don't want to use clips-n'-straps (and a ...
by JohnW
30 Sep 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: claud butler replace or repair
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: claud butler replace or repair

AndyK wrote:+1 for keeping it and getting the parts fitted, if the bike does what you want. Parts to fit a bike like that are still readily available and will continue to be for a while yet. £80 is not a bad price to pay if that includes both the parts and the labour to fit them.

Yeah - +1 to that.
by JohnW
29 Sep 2018, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice bag supports (SQR vs Bagman QR)
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: Carradice bag supports (SQR vs Bagman QR)

brooksby wrote:...............
(PS - I'm not short overall, but I have short legs in proportion to my long torso).


Sorry about that - but same effect in this case.
by JohnW
28 Sep 2018, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: WATCH YOUR BATTERIES
Replies: 5
Views: 649

WATCH YOUR BATTERIES

This is not a beefing or demonising session, but do check your batteries in your lights from time to time. I always thought that I was beyond reproach in this :roll: - :roll: but not this year. I have discovered over the last couple of weeks that two lights have been damaged and rendered useless by ...
by JohnW
28 Sep 2018, 11:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice bag supports (SQR vs Bagman QR)
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: Carradice bag supports (SQR vs Bagman QR)

I have a Carradice Cadet saddlebag. I bought the quick release which clamps to the saddle rails (I have a rack, so didn't need the Bagman support itself, and was able to get just the clamp from a supplier). When I attach the Cadet to that quick release arrangement it sits across the top of my rack ...
by JohnW
27 Sep 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lubricating Gear Cables
Replies: 22
Views: 1102

Re: Lubricating Gear Cables

alexnharvey wrote:Set the derailleur stop screw at whatever is the "loose" cable end of its range, ..................

Heck, yes, forgot to mention that!
by JohnW
27 Sep 2018, 9:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lubricating Gear Cables
Replies: 22
Views: 1102

Re: Lubricating Gear Cables

EDITED: FOUND THE ANSWER I've found a new gear cable in the garage so probably will swap it out ... when you re-attach the new cable at the rear ... how do you know how tight to pull it before doing up the bolt and securing it in place? I watched videos on how to change it and then adjust so the ch...