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by gaz
20 Apr 2018, 6:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?
Replies: 30
Views: 1496

Re: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?

661-Pete wrote:What's to be done?

Well, it appears the thing to be done is to extend the 30mph limit that starts 188m west of the junction to a point 380m west of the junction.

https://consultations.kent.gov.uk/gf2.t ... _30mph.pdf

That'll fix it :roll: .
by gaz
17 Apr 2018, 11:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Do the helmets in accidents involving helmets get investigated?
Replies: 56
Views: 1295

Re: Do the helmets in accidents involving helmets get investigated?

I'm in broad agreement with the physics. If somebody drops you on your head onto an anvil you'd be better off if you were wearing a helmet. I'm really unsure how, having acknowledged an absence of data comparing helmeted to unhelmeted impacts in actual bicycle crashes, it makes the leap that droppin...
by gaz
17 Apr 2018, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rough gears (again) 4th of 7 speed rear. Suntour!
Replies: 16
Views: 499

Re: Rough gears (again) 4th of 7 speed rear. Suntour!

That cassette has a small diameter 12T spline on the lockring, like this one ... the 10T spline in the OP's picture is rather different, being a much larger diameter, and I've only ever seen it on sun tour screw-on freewheels, as per my earlier photo. Counting the splines I agree, OPs matches your ...
by gaz
17 Apr 2018, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rough gears (again) 4th of 7 speed rear. Suntour!
Replies: 16
Views: 499

Re: Rough gears (again) 4th of 7 speed rear. Suntour!

If I manage to remove the coggy things, will there be some kind of branding on the internal bits? Most unlikely. There may be some branding or model numbers on the hub shell, if they're anything like mine these may be hidden beneath grime. I will need some courage pills because previous experience ...
by gaz
17 Apr 2018, 7:07pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 39
Views: 677

Re: Quote Depth?

mjr wrote:It's not a new rule. The only extra work is the settings change. Just to change the default.

Current limit is three. Anything above three falls victim to the Holy Hand Grenade :wink: .
by gaz
17 Apr 2018, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rough gears (again) 4th of 7 speed rear. Suntour!
Replies: 16
Views: 499

Re: Rough gears (again) 4th of 7 speed rear. Suntour!

Brucey wrote:I think that your 'cassette' is actually an unusual style of Sun Tour screw-on freewheel, ... I think your freewheel uses a two-dog remover, not a four-dog remover as per the picture above.

Suntour abandoned two dog freewheels in the 80's.

I still think it's a Suntour cassette.
by gaz
16 Apr 2018, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rough gears (again) 4th of 7 speed rear. Suntour!
Replies: 16
Views: 499

Re: Rough gears (again) 4th of 7 speed rear. Suntour!

It is a long time since I last used an early-mid 90's Suntour cassette hub and held one in my hands. However IIRC on a seven speed the top sprocket was threaded, similar to Uniglide. The old stuff is not compatible with Shimano. The OP's picture shows a retaining ring, Hyperglide style. https://foru...
by gaz
15 Apr 2018, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mini-Track-pumps: why none extended to normal height (and any DIY mods?)
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: Mini-Track-pumps: why none extended to normal height (and any DIY mods?)

Topeak Joe Blow Sport 2 has a quoted height of 67cm. Topeak Road Morph has a quoted length of 37cm. Ignoring the handle fold you are considering a 30cm extension not far short of the length of the pump itself. IMO the little fold out foot is vulnerable, I rarely use it. A joint of some kind halfway ...
by gaz
15 Apr 2018, 9:04pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Dawes Super Galaxy57
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Dawes Super Galaxy

Joe Sprocket wrote:I think it would be best for anyone interested to view the bike to fully appreciate the condition.

It may be helpul to post details of your location.
by gaz
14 Apr 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike warranty
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Bike warranty

brychan wrote:I purchased a Boardman MX Sport from Halfords last October.

Exactly when in October? Under the Sale of Goods Act, 6 months is a crucial tipping point. More here from CJ.
by gaz
14 Apr 2018, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wanted - Rack and Bag
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Wanted - Rack and Bag

I just popped into my LBS and bought whatever they had on the shelf, I expect it is some mass market brand or other but I don't recall which. It was ridiculously long and whilst I initially installed it at full length I have since cut it down. At the time of purchase I thought I'd only have it there...
by gaz
14 Apr 2018, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wanted - Rack and Bag
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Wanted - Rack and Bag

Mick F wrote:Two options as I see it.
One, replace the lovely Campag aero seatpin with a round one.

There's your answer, you don't need a second option.

When I needed to pull mini-me on a tag along I swapped my own lovely Campag aero seatpin for a round one. It does the job every bit as well.
by gaz
13 Apr 2018, 11:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What cassette would you match with a 48T single crankset?
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: What cassette would you match with a 48T single crankset?

I am now considering changing the gear cassette instead. The cassette looks to be a five speed freewheel, the frame looks to be from a period when the rear spacing would match, i.e. 120mm. Finding a five speed freewheel with more than 28T will be challenging, think hen's teeth. Spreading the rear t...
by gaz
13 Apr 2018, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailer gap to chainwheel
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Front derailer gap to chainwheel

38T outer, the limiting factor is the tail end of the mech interfering with the chainstay.

Today I did come across this but as it already works I don't have to fix it.