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by geomannie
15 Jun 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My wireless speedo stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: My wireless speedo stopped working

Hi Folks

Thanks for responding. I was just bemused as to why my speedo had stopped working & I guessed the radio masts were to blame- somehow. It sort of takes my faith in technology away from me a bit. If they can kill your speedo, what can they do to your GPS?
by geomannie
14 Jun 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My wireless speedo stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 323

My wireless speedo stopped working

I don't know Cumbria and the north Lakes very well, but on a ride out today we passed the perimeter of an area with massive radio masts. I now know this is the Skelton Transmitting Station. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skelton_Transmitting_Station Just after we came up to it my wireless Cateye sp...
by geomannie
12 Jun 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing

Discussed a thousand times here. A. Remove and immerse in degreaser or solvent, repeat and rinse. B. Use the clip on devices with degreaser or solvent. C. Wipe the grit off exterior. D. Add lubricant without cleaning. I prefer A. One must not forget the recommended Sheldon Brown method :D https://w...
by geomannie
4 Jun 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puch bike : 40 yr-old : info sought
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: Inherited bicycle

The Puch bikes I knew forty years ago tended not to be very good, I'm afraid. Heavy frames, steel wheels, low-grade parts. Built down to a price in an era when people wanted cheap bikes that, to an untutored eye, looked the part. No doubt there were better ones. I had a couple of Puch bikes in the ...
by geomannie
2 Jun 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 47
Views: 4741

Re: First Aid Kit

It's a hard question. Limitations on space will probably mean that you don't pack the item you might need. I carry some plasters, including some quite large ones, antiseptic wipes and just in case a lint bandage. Most importantly IMHO is to carry a space blanket. If someone comes off their bike and ...
by geomannie
29 May 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels: hubs, rims & tyres?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: New wheels: hubs, rims & tyres?

Thanks folks, these look like really sensible suggestions. I am sure I can find what I want here and not have to build the wheels myself. I note that Spa Cycles are offering a range of rim types, seemingly all at the same price. Colour and number of spokes I understand but if you can help me underst...
by geomannie
29 May 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels: hubs, rims & tyres?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

New wheels: hubs, rims & tyres?

Hi I mainly use touring bikes so MTBs are a bit out of area of expertise. All the same I own a nice old Specialized Hardrock which sees odd days out and is used on snowy days. Problem is, when I acquired it, it came with rather avant guarde Spinergy wheels which have Kevlar spokes and carbon fibre h...
by geomannie
1 May 2019, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

I find that Stormsure is really good. Sticks with incredible force and flexible.

https://www.google.com/search?q=stormsu ... irefox-b-m
by geomannie
26 Apr 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Bike Build - Educate Me Please
Replies: 27
Views: 1026

Re: Custom Bike Build - Educate Me Please

Again if it's on a one off basis .... any idea of ballpark figures what it might cost for a Hybrid type bike with spec around the 105 level ,,, the sort of bike you could probably buy off the shelf for around £1500 / 2k level. I appreciate that's possibly a hard one to answer and not looking for an...
by geomannie
25 Apr 2019, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TAX Deductions from Business Mileage when cycling to work
Replies: 15
Views: 649

Re: TAX Deductions from Buisness Miliage When cycling to Work

I don't fully understand. You don't use the car to get to work so where does your car journey start from when you use a car for work? In any case, at face value this sounds like the problem is with the employer not HMRC. If they are making deductions for car commuting that you haven't made, that is ...
by geomannie
18 Apr 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interesting cycling podcasts...
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Interesting cycling podcasts...

If you haven't heard this podcast with mike Burrows (originator of the compact frame), do listen. Its the most interesting discussion on aspects of modern cycling that I have ever heard.

https://thebikeshow.net/burrows-on-the- ... -part-one/
by geomannie
17 Apr 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worn tyres on brand new bike
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Worn tyres on brand new bike

Assuming the bike is otherwise in good condition it's up to you and how much hassle you want. Even if the bike were pristine, in a week or 2 the tyres would be a bit worn, perhaps to a similar degree to that you now perceive. As for the scratch, you will do a lot worse damage in the coming weeks and...
by geomannie
16 Apr 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you transfer a Rohlaff hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Can you transfer a Rohlaff hub?

Contemplating getting a Shand Stoater but would like to use the Rohlaff I have on a Thorn bike. Is that viable or are these set up for certain types of frames. The Stoater is a Rohlaff frame. A nice choice but be warned that Shand may not be taking orders at the moment as they are extremely busy. M...
by geomannie
16 Apr 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Regreasing quill stem and seatpost
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Regreasing quill stem and seatpost

Following the recommendation of my highly respected LBS owner/mechanic I use Shimano anti-seize assembly grease. It seems to work fine but whether it's the best option I can't say. However, it currently seems to be out of stock at most retailers, e.g. https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/shimano-anti-seiz...
by geomannie
11 Apr 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 117
Views: 4152

Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

Abstract from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457518309990 published April 2019 Background: Understanding factors that influence the distance that drivers provide when passing cyclists is critical to reducing subjective risk and improving cycling participation. This study ...