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by gaz
19 Apr 2021, 9:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone smart enough to talk about 'leccy meters?
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: Anyone smart enough to talk about 'leccy meters?

simonineaston wrote: 18 Apr 2021, 8:39pm... anyone know about smart meters and their benefits?
Allegedly there are tariffs only available to smart meter customers. Whether such a tariff would benefit you is anyone's guess or complex calculation.
by gaz
18 Apr 2021, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much to build up a frame-set?
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: How much to build up a frame-set?

I'm up to about £350 so far, but I'll be recycling brakes, mechs, shifters, tyres, tubes, saddle, front wheel, pedals, chain and cables from either an existing bike or the spares pile.

Probably another £50-75 to go.

Could have recycled a few more bits but we all want a bit of bling sometimes.
by gaz
17 Apr 2021, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Camera... and a ****
Replies: 29
Views: 1064

Re: Cycling Camera... and a ****

If the budget for a camera might be stretching things there's always the "beware of the camera" sign instead: https://passpixi.com/

No connection to the company, no knowledge of the effectiveness of the product beyond the manufacturer's own anecdotes.
by gaz
15 Apr 2021, 10:31pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Why It's Almost Impossible to Ride a Bike 60 Kilometers in One Hour | WIRED
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Why It's Almost Impossible to Ride a Bike 60 Kilometers in One Hour | WIRED

Hmm. I haven't watched the video but is it because of the UCI's rather narrow definition of a bike?
Francesco Russo of Switzerland set a new World Record by covering 91.556 km (56.89 miles) in one hour at the DEKRA test track in Germany on 2 August 2011
by gaz
13 Apr 2021, 9:08pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum Update Issues
Replies: 139
Views: 2327

Re: Forum Update Issues

A batch of older pictures have disappeared, 404 error.

e.g: Image

Repeat of the 2016 update issue?
by gaz
13 Apr 2021, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tiger Crossing Picture
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Tiger Crossing Picture

gzll wrote: 13 Apr 2021, 1:07amA special thank you to geomannie and gaz who supposedly got out in the cold (well at least over here it's cold) and took their very clear pictures! Where not given yet, I would ask for a clear public domain / licence statement, ...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124990768 ... 455814412/, includes link to the CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 statement.
by gaz
12 Apr 2021, 12:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tiger Crossing Picture
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Tiger Crossing Picture

You're welcome to make use of this for any non-commercial purpose, Q1, Edward St, Deptford.
What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?
What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?
by gaz
11 Apr 2021, 10:53am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum Update Issues
Replies: 139
Views: 2327

Re: Forum Update Issues

gaz wrote: 10 Apr 2021, 3:14pm Ooh, you can attach pics to PMs (at least you can now and I've not noticed the option before).
Quotes are now linked ^ to the original with a post id and time stamp.
by gaz
11 Apr 2021, 10:45am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 77
Views: 2967

Re: The end of Gift Aid

PH wrote: 10 Apr 2021, 9:14pmYep, those are the rules. They were specifically changed to allow free entry to members, so someone must have made a case for it.
Whatever the reason, it only applies to a charities properties, so it has no relevance to the Cycling UK Gift Aid situation.
Indeed, tours of our Guildford HQ have never been on the list of member benefits.
by gaz
11 Apr 2021, 10:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Classic Raleigh Chloe need some help with tyre size
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Classic Raleigh Chloe need some help with tyre size

Image

The key measurement on the rim for finding suitable tyres is 18-590, an ISO marking which cuts through all the different ways wheel/tyre sizing has been measured down the decades.

The internal width of the rim where the tyre sits is 18mm (suitable for a range of tyre widths), the tyre bead seat diameter is 590mm (any replacement tyre must be the same bead seat diameter).

Your existing tyre is 28-590, the rim is marked 26"x 1 3/8" or to put in another way it will suit a tyre marked 35-590. Width wise anything from 28 to 35 should work so long as it's a 590 bead seat diameter.
by gaz
10 Apr 2021, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Classic Raleigh Chloe need some help with tyre size
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Classic Raleigh Chloe need some help with tyre size

Welcome to the forum.

At a guess you have unhooked rims, which may limit the scope for increasing the tyre width. Await further replies.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tyres-26-590/
by gaz
10 Apr 2021, 3:14pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum Update Issues
Replies: 139
Views: 2327

Re: Forum Update Issues

Ooh, you can attach pics to PMs (at least you can now and I've not noticed the option before).
by gaz
10 Apr 2021, 11:28am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum Update Issues
Replies: 139
Views: 2327

Re: Forum Update Issues

thirdcrank wrote: 8 Apr 2021, 6:53amDid you find out by accident or research?
Accidental research :wink: .