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by gaz
13 Oct 2021, 10:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route 74 has gone
Replies: 76
Views: 1816

Re: Route 74 has gone

Paulatic wrote: 11 Oct 2021, 9:05pmImage
Noticed this morning all of the route number signs have been taped over in my Lockerbie-Moffat section.
Whilst I've no doubt that this is an example of NCN declassification, I'd suggest that strip of reflective tape is local authority grade rather than Sustrans volunteer issue.
by gaz
1 Oct 2021, 6:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...of a worse bike frame representation?
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: ...of a worse bike frame representation?

You'll enjoy the link in the first post of this old thread.
by gaz
25 Sep 2021, 3:09pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Now Sold - New SRAM PC-830 7/8 Speed Chains x 3 and Shimano 7-speed 11-28t cassette
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Now Sold - New SRAM PC-830 7/8 Speed Chains x 3 and Shimano 7-speed 11-28t cassette

Northern_Monkey wrote: 17 Sep 2021, 8:37am Any pointers on how to get Flickr URLs to show as embedded images? 😂
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Strip out the relevant part of the "embed" code from the share options on flickr.

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/185305281 ... 485424456/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/514 ... 38dc_k.jpg" width="1536" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
by gaz
19 Sep 2021, 10:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Responses to Tonbridge 20mph trial
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Responses to Tonbridge 20mph trial

Working link.

There's a lot to take in but it's fair to say it wasn't popular with the majority of respondents.
by gaz
12 Sep 2021, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Rings
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Chain Rings

Another thing to be aware of, your 38T "outer" is almost certain to be a "middle" ring. The countersinking for the chainring bolt will be on the wrong side.

Last time I did it I used cut down sleeves from a set of Stronglight 80 triple chainring bolts. IIRC the countersink was just deep enough that the standard double sleeve did not engage.
by gaz
10 Sep 2021, 12:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Rings
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Chain Rings

For over 30 years I ran a 30-34-38T triple. A curious set of circumstances led to me trying and favouring this arrangement, let's just say it worked for me.
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There was a brief period where it was set up as XX-36-39T (I forget the XX, possibly also 30T) From recollection a 3 tooth difference was a perfect "half-step" for my freewheel, which meant that 6T was the perfect whole step which was rather pointless.

Friction shifting was as close to never a problem as makes no odds despite the massively over text book height of the (road double) front mech above the rings. It had to be that high for the tail end to clear the chainstay, I lacked the engineering skills and equipment required to shorten the cage.

The other issue was the non-availability of 110BCD 38T outer chainrings. Fitting a middle in the outer position requires longer chainring bolt sleeves than standard as the countersinking is on the wrong side. Not an insurmountable problem but one to be aware of before you start down this path.

If you think XX-36-38T is going to work for you and you can find chainrings in the appropriate sizes for your chainset then why not try it.
by gaz
28 Aug 2021, 10:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good deal on SKS mudguards
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: Good deal on SKS mudguards

colin54 wrote: 28 Aug 2021, 9:11am... just bear in mind these are without a reflector and (fairly useless) mudflaps, also they don't appear to have the waisted dent where they pass between the front fork legs ...
Can confirm, I bought a set a few weeks back (slightly higher price).
by gaz
27 Aug 2021, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old (1995 bike) canti brake pads
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Old (1995 bike) canti brake pads

slowster wrote: 25 Jul 2021, 7:22pmIf you need the post type, then I would get these:

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brake-block ... red-cp522/
+1.
by gaz
25 Aug 2021, 9:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Appeal a Fine?
Replies: 78
Views: 2293

Re: Appeal a Fine?

Vorpal wrote: 25 Aug 2021, 2:35pmThe Cyclists' Defence Fund has supported cases like this in the past, e.g. the case of Kristian Gregory who was given a FPN for riding on the pavement when he strayed from a sub-standard cycle path. CDF supported Kristian’s claim that prosecuting him was not in the public interest and that the contradictory signage at the location made it impossible to tell what is legal.
https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/campa ... -go-courts

I'd just pay it.
by gaz
22 Aug 2021, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RVLR - building my own lights…
Replies: 17
Views: 581

Re: RVLR - building my own lights…

[XAP]Bob wrote: 22 Aug 2021, 12:50pmHaving a central cluster of the LEDs with *only* a blinking mode, whilst LEDs either side of them have a static mode as well … certainly complies with the intent of the law, but is presumably untested, and it’s not entirely obvious that it complies with the letter of the law.
My take on this would be that if the central cluster of LEDs with only a blinking mode is a single independent lamp (compliant with RVLR in all respects) the LEDs in the lamps either side of it do not need to comply (beyond white front, red rear, non-dazzling).

Separate lens and separate control, shared or separate power source.
by gaz
22 Aug 2021, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Twas on a Monday morning, the gasman...
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: 'Twas on a Monday morning, the gasman...

colin54 wrote: 22 Aug 2021, 9:11am... resulted in my Bob Jackson being reduced to all of it's component parts yesterday ...
A similar fate befell my own Jackson earlier this year.

Pedals immovable from the cranks, chainrings that wouldn't have looked out of place on the set of Jaws, quill stem bonded into the steerer, unadjustable dropout adjusters, brake blocks corroded into the canti fittings. Discretion being the better part of valour I decided against attempting to remove the bottom bracket.

Little of this came as a surprise, except for the loss of the chainset. It's been in contant all weather use and sorely neglected with the rust growing exponentially over the last few years.

The cost of refurbishment greatly outweighed the cost of replacement, add a desire for improved tyre clearances and a wider OLN ... 'twas on a Tuesday morning that the scrapman came to call.
by gaz
21 Aug 2021, 7:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Twas on a Monday morning, the gasman...
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: 'Twas on a Monday morning, the gasman...

It all makes work for the working man to do :wink: .
by gaz
21 Aug 2021, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old MTB - raising handlebars problem
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Old MTB - raising handlebars problem

marquis26 wrote: 21 Aug 2021, 4:51pmAny suggestions on what I’m missing, please?
The expander bolt :lol: , although I'm sure it can only have dropped down the steerer tube.

If you can get the bars out you can look down the steerer to see what's happened, if you can't then you'll need to drop the front wheel out, remove any mudguard or reflector bracket bolt and look up the steerer tube.

In terms of wiggling and only being able to raise the bars 7-8mm has the cabling been optimised for the current height of the bars? That could certainly make them reluctant to rise.

As jdsk said, pics please.
by gaz
21 Aug 2021, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: England National e-bike support programme
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: England National e-bike support programme

I believe you'll be looking for schemes set up under the Department for Transport ‘E-cycle Extension Fund’.

Here's the press release for Kent, with 'try before you buy' courses available via the links.

Cross your fingers and search your local authority's own website.
by gaz
18 Aug 2021, 12:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shoes for XT PD-T8000?
Replies: 32
Views: 807

Re: Shoes for XT PD-T8000?

biketips666 wrote: 17 Aug 2021, 9:39pmDo you mean because you forget to unclip, or are unable to unclip?
Failed to unclip covers both options. My first forays into SPDs were in the early 90's and the exact circumstances of my early "SPD moments" are long forgotten. My most recent "SPD moment" was almost four years ago.