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by SilverBadge
11 Feb 2018, 2:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease/Oil for freehub pawls
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: Grease/Oil for freehub pawls

Cheers, found someone on ebay with various flavours of SFG at under a tenner for 500g, tech specs are a foreign language to me though.
by SilverBadge
11 Feb 2018, 1:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where on the Long Mynd?
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Where on the Long Mynd?

About 7 years ago I bought a couple ink drawings by the well-known (at least to older CTC members) cycling artist Frank Patterson (*). One is entitled “The George, West Wycombe”. I recently became curious and was able to confirm that the location was accurate using the photos (formerly) available v...
by SilverBadge
8 Feb 2018, 11:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease/Oil for freehub pawls
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Grease/Oil for freehub pawls

Did look for a specific earlier thread, but to no avail. Is there a consensus on what is the right stuff to put on freewheel pawls, to lubricate the metal-on-metal sliding, neither too sticky to gum up the pawl operation nor too runny to stay put? I am converting an Easton hub to Campag and the new ...
by SilverBadge
23 Oct 2017, 8:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Roads Minister interview
Replies: 47
Views: 3891

Re: Roads Minister interview

A reassuringly intelligent interview today from the Roads Minister, Jesse Norman. The headline is about possible e-bike subsidies, but there's interesting clarification of the approach to be adopted in the promised review of 'cyclists' safety'. At least as spun like this, it no longer sounds quite ...
by SilverBadge
23 Oct 2017, 8:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: plague of slugs
Replies: 43
Views: 1577

Re: plague of slugs

Well not quite a plague. over the last couple of months we've had an influx of slugs in the house :oops: :evil: absolutely no idea how they get in. I think they are leopard slugs as opposed to the big fat brown ones. Any ideas anyone I've had some make their way in via the sink overflow. Guess that...
by SilverBadge
18 Sep 2017, 1:17am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition on road taxes/fuels
Replies: 36
Views: 2798

Re: Petition on road taxes/fuels

Roughly I think 'Road taxes on vehicles/fuels' would come to about £40 billion per year. I gather they may spend about £6 billion in total on roads/cycle tracks/bridges. The intention is to try and get more spent to improve roads, improve cycling conditions and improve conditions for pedestrians. A...
by SilverBadge
17 Sep 2017, 9:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag freehub cassette carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Campag freehub cassette carrier

Best to look at the spares catalogues for the different hubs (all online). My pessimistic guess is that even if the pawls are in the same position, the axles and the way the freehub attaches will have changed over different generations of hub. Earliest 9sp hubs would take 10sp cassettes, was your 7s...
by SilverBadge
17 Sep 2017, 9:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition on road taxes/fuels
Replies: 36
Views: 2798

Re: Petition on road taxes/fuels

Bonefishblues wrote:Can you link the original petition please?

It's still seeking five sponsors, don't think it gets made public before then. Which seems a Catch 22 way of doing things.
by SilverBadge
11 Sep 2017, 11:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Left indication for overtaking on the right...?
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

Re: Left indication for overtaking on the right...?

I thought it was drivers reassuring oncoming traffic that they would cut in sharply in front of the cyclist rather than hit them head on, given that they had been a bit optimistic on whether there was enough room to overtake safely.
by SilverBadge
11 Sep 2017, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What make/model is this rim?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: What make/model is this rim?

Bontrager and Rolf are fans of paired spokes.
by SilverBadge
10 Sep 2017, 10:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mathew Briggs article in the guardian
Replies: 26
Views: 1990

Re: Mathew Briggs article in the guardian

It seems to me that we need to decide which campaign we are fighting and this has been brought to an unexpected and unwelcome head by this case. I'd say our long-term goals have been and should remain better "traffic" laws (especially the definition of "dangerous driving") and e...
by SilverBadge
10 Sep 2017, 4:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mathew Briggs article in the guardian
Replies: 26
Views: 1990

Re: Mathew Briggs article in the guardian

As I understand the situation the woman stepped out in front of the cyclist and the cyclist had a bicycle not in a legal condition. . . . A question, what if the cyclist had died (or been injured) and not the pedestrian (assuming the bicycle had no legal issues) how would the case and charges relat...
by SilverBadge
9 Sep 2017, 8:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mathew Briggs article in the guardian
Replies: 26
Views: 1990

Re: Mathew Briggs article in the guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/09/kim-briggs-widower He says "“There’s a gap between an 1861 act, which is for horses and carriages, and manslaughter. It’s way too big a gap. All I’m saying [is] the law needs to catch up. For cycling, it’s not even a new law, it just needs to be ...
by SilverBadge
9 Sep 2017, 1:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cars running red lights
Replies: 31
Views: 3534

Re: Cars running red lights

Please also report the one-way streets as faulty, missing the "except cycles" plates that they should have now. We've started to finally get some in King's Lynn by repeatedly making the request and I think Cambridge's came about in a similar way. I didn't know that one-way streets should ...