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by john.newell
28 Jun 2020, 12:15pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Orbit Mercury Touring/Road bike 20'' frame
Replies: 13
Views: 1575

Re: Orbit Mercury Touring/Road bike 20'' frame

hi,
without too much detail, whereabouts are you located?
looks just right size for my daughter
by john.newell
29 Apr 2017, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: metal barriers alongside a roadway
Replies: 17
Views: 6584

Re: metal barriers alongside a roadway

Post script to this old topic.
There is now a gap at the steps end of the barrier that permits access to the steps.
Hooray!
Thank you road people whomever you are.
by john.newell
6 Jan 2017, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Odd old Dawes? 1-Down? What is this?
Replies: 172
Views: 13800

Re: Odd old Dawes? 1-Down? What is this?

I have been reading this thread with interest.
I think this bike could have been the British Standard Adventure bike of it's day. Sounds like it still has a lot to offer.
Maybe a rude question but what would one these, in good condition, be worth? And what would the modern equivalent be?

Regards
J.
by john.newell
31 Dec 2015, 12:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: metal barriers alongside a roadway
Replies: 17
Views: 6584

Re: metal barriers alongside a roadway

Thanks to all those who have read this thread and even more to those who replied.... 700c - some good points made and you obviously know the area, having commuted around here for over 20 years. The increased distance to the local school is not significant - but I am not going that way myself. My own...
by john.newell
24 Dec 2015, 9:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Wye Valley Cycle Path proposal (again)
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Wye Valley Cycle Path proposal (again)

You are right, anyone who knows the area would agree: the route would be fantastic! Even if the bridge of the Wye was not built, being able to get to Tintern would be great and from there the road to Brockweir is OK - traffic should not be too fast through the village, and then on quiet road, lanes ...
by john.newell
23 Dec 2015, 11:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: metal barriers alongside a roadway
Replies: 17
Views: 6584

Re: metal barriers alongside a roadway

thanks TonyR - I had not even considered FOIR. Good idea.

J.
by john.newell
23 Dec 2015, 11:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Wye Valley Cycle Path proposal (again)
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Wye Valley Cycle Path proposal (again)

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11219512.Wye_Valley_cycle_path_could_still_happen/ http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11318742.Petition_backs_Wye_Valley_bike_path/?ref=ar Dear All, There is a "call to arms" (and pockets) regarding this cycle path project..... With renewed focus fo...
by john.newell
23 Dec 2015, 9:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: metal barriers alongside a roadway
Replies: 17
Views: 6584

Re: metal barriers alongside a roadway

Thanks for the replies - I have contacted the agencies suggested. The feedback is that it is a safety issue and the "improvements" are as a result of surveys. I appreciate your view, 700c, and the increased distance is not huge - but one does have to negotiate an unlit right hand turn on t...
by john.newell
18 Dec 2015, 10:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: metal barriers alongside a roadway
Replies: 17
Views: 6584

metal barriers alongside a roadway

Does anyone know to whom one should write to raise concerns about, and request a modification to, a newly erected metal fence alongside a carriageway? The newly sprouted barrier has increased the hazard for cyclists at a narrow section of the A48 as it leaves Chepstow and crosses the river Wye by pr...
by john.newell
3 Nov 2015, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: replacement shimano freehub
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: replacement shimano freehub

Dear All,
The hub appears to be a m570. I have ordered a freehub for this as the old one was almost certainly beyond my ability to repair.
I take your point PT1029, I very nearly ordered a complete hub too. It was surprisingly close in cost.

Thanks to those who replied.
by john.newell
2 Nov 2015, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: replacement shimano freehub
Replies: 3
Views: 422

replacement shimano freehub

Dear All, does anyone know if I can fit an alternative model shimano freehub to my shimano LX 8 speed rear hub? Are some tougher than others? Would it be so bad to go to a cheaper model? I have a nasty case of crunchey rear hub and a a little movement on the cassette so thought a repalcement freehub...
by john.newell
18 Sep 2015, 10:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Biopace and new deore front mech
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Biopace and new deore front mech

Thanks very much for the replies. There is food for thought here. I have an old xt front mech on my old "trusty (rusty) steed and I think it could be worth moving it over and trying that out as it may accommodate a larger difference than the newer deore one currently fitted to my "new"...
by john.newell
17 Sep 2015, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Biopace and new deore front mech
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Biopace and new deore front mech

Please excuse the newbie question but.... I have bought a nice old bicycle but I am haveing a lot of trouble in setting up the front mech for use with a very good condition shimano 500 series biopace triple. The chainrings are 48 down to 28 and I have fitted a new chain and rear ( max 34t) shimano c...
by john.newell
5 Aug 2015, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket for an old Klein attitude
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Bottom bracket for an old Klein attitude

Dear All, I have a Klein Attitude Comp with a missing bottom bracket and I need to work out the bb spindle length. I am struggling. I have a crank and have looked up the sizes for it, shimano and Sheldon, but it suggests different spindle lengths for 47.5 and 50mm chainline. How do I know what the c...