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by gaz
15 Sep 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Milano specialised mtb
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Milano specialised mtb

I could be wrong. Shimano parts (presume original) will have a two letter manufacturing date code which should narrow it down.
by gaz
15 Sep 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Milano specialised mtb
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Milano specialised mtb

Welcome to the forum.

Looks like late 80's, particularly the U-brake. Exage came in two flavours, Trail and Mountain, similar position in the groupset tree to today's Acera/Altus/Alivio.
by gaz
12 Sep 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem triple front mech issues
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Tandem triple front mech issues

Tigerbiten wrote:It was doable in the past.
You needed an adapter which could take a cassette sprocket as the fourth chainring.

Or even five :mrgreen: .
by gaz
9 Sep 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 58
Views: 1575

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

kwackers wrote:Which makes me feel a lot more confident that it'll happen.

:lol:
We've been closer than this before and still not made it across the line.

It made the statute book in 1974, received Royal assent, was never enabled and ended up repealed in 1988.
by gaz
8 Sep 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal reflectors
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: Pedal reflectors

There appear to be a number of sub-sets of RR1
by gaz
8 Sep 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Confusingly signed cycle routes
Replies: 62
Views: 10348

Re: Confusingly signed cycle routes

AndyK wrote:The CTC can erect temporary road signs. It still has to get permission from the highway authority to do so, but it's exempt from any charge the authority might usually make for such permission.


More here.
by gaz
8 Sep 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spanninga Pixeo mudguard light - for parts.
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Spanninga Pixeo mudguard light - for parts.

Thanks for looking.
by gaz
8 Sep 2019, 10:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding bikes - good Brompton alternatives?
Replies: 25
Views: 1191

Re: Folding bikes - good Brompton alternatives?

Easy enough to pick up a pre-loved (as opposed to pre-abused) Dahon Speed/Vitesse (the basic steel/alu model) on ebay to give things a try out.

Unlikely to lose any money if you sell it on after your test ride period.
by gaz
7 Sep 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Second National Funeral for the Unknown Cyclist - Sat 7 Sep 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Second National Funeral for the Unknown Cyclist - Sat 7 Sep 2019

Another well organised event from Stop Killing Cyclists. Numbers seemed to be down on last year. Possibly a result of the current political climate, there were a number of other protests in London today and people can't be in two places at once. Assembled at Lincoln's Inn Fields, walking pace proces...
by gaz
6 Sep 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Confusingly signed cycle routes
Replies: 62
Views: 10348

Re: Confusingly signed cycle routes

I've certainly seen what I take to be sportive signs adorning routes, sometimes obscuring NCN signs. Many there weeks, months or years after the event has passed. I can't see how they serve any value to anyone not on the event. A NCN1 sign recently disappeared after a lamppost was replaced following...
by gaz
6 Sep 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spanninga Pixeo mudguard light - for parts.
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Spanninga Pixeo mudguard light - for parts.

Spring on the lower battery connection of mine has rusted and broken. Wedged the battery in with some folded tinfoil at present but this is unlikely to be a long term solution.

Anyone got a broken one for parts?
by gaz
6 Sep 2019, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The late Douglas Adams on technology
Replies: 28
Views: 1312

Re: The late Douglas Adams on technology

I would say that this is more an aphorism, rather than a law. ... Maybe the inability of the forum to take it as such, but rather analyse it down to the nth degree is more revealing. (Tee hee*) I never knowingly encountered an aphorism until I was 40, so I find them to be against the natural order ...
by gaz
5 Sep 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Any experience being caught in contravention of ebike laws
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Any experience being caught in contravention of ebike laws

If the assisted performance exceeds e-bike limits then in law it's a motorcycle.

Rider would need the relevant licence, insurance and helmet. Motorcycle would need MOT/type approval. There could be charges relevant to any/all of those offences.
by gaz
3 Sep 2019, 10:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It woz the Conservatives/the rich wot done it!
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: It woz the Conservatives/the rich wot done it!

She was poor but she was honest, at least that's how I heard it.