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by cycle tramp
18 Jun 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 141
Views: 3417

Re: Cyclist blamed in cyclist-pedestrian collision

H'mmm... in the report I read the judge blamed both parties equally... and whilst the pedestrian may sue she will only be entitled to 50% of her claim. However I guess such news makes for less exciting headlines
by cycle tramp
10 Jun 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Switchless Schmidt E6 Lamp base unit (needs new reflector).
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Switchless Schmidt E6 Lamp base unit (needs new reflector).

Good Evening,
I've taken the liberty of sending you a private message
All the Best,
Cycle tramp
by cycle tramp
4 Jun 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideas to prevent paint wear on racks sought...
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Ideas to prevent paint wear on racks sought...

So.. I'm pair way through the second primer coat on a second hand very rusty rear rack, then its the top coats to go... after which I then have a second rack to paint, which was new in 2004, but that's before 15 years of camping, touring and shopping trips (not only has the original powder coat has ...
by cycle tramp
2 Jun 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 47
Views: 4883

Re: First Aid Kit

If you have the room, perhaps consider an eye wash bath for those times when a bit of grit, fly or dust gets into someone's eyes. That way you can flush it out using water from your water bottle.... providing no one has drunk all the water :wink:
by cycle tramp
21 May 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help. Frame broken.
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: Help. Frame broken.

Job done. An LBS took my pal to a trusted welder. They didn't even charge him. Many thanks for all the help. Long term i think he will get the stay swapped out. Just needs to get to Lisbon now. That's a shame. Your pal cycled a long way to get his bike looking like that, personally I think it makes...
by cycle tramp
21 May 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much longer do drum brakes go
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: How much longer do drum brakes go

Yes, having read Brucey's Supercommuter thread, i built my own drum braked bicycle in July 2016. I've used the bike between once and three times a week since then. I've adjusted the brake cable tension once :-)
by cycle tramp
27 Apr 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2381

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

Personally, I'd organise a Brompton test ride. I'm 5' 10" and have mark 2. I've ridden on roads, Cycle paths and unmade tracks, but for me it's not the small wheels or lack of gears which I found tiring but the cramped cockpit space. About 12 miles is my limit. I've heard that the mark 3 is lon...
by cycle tramp
22 Apr 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2381

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

Good question, from the person who posted the question. Can I ask how tall you are? Your ideal bike may be dependant on your height :-)
by cycle tramp
21 Apr 2019, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 63
Views: 2222

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

Opinion would be about a playoff between weight and comfort. My general thought would be to go for the 28c for some comfort and durability, but is there much difference between them? Hope you don't mind me asking but what is the road quality like where you live? How fast and far do you normally cyc...
by cycle tramp
13 Apr 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two sets of brakes?
Replies: 28
Views: 1169

Re: Two sets of brakes?

Yes... I once built a bike with three brakes, front and rear cantilever brakes were operated in the usual way, but i mounted a BMX caliper to the rear stay bridge and used an old friction gear lever to operate it. The idea being that i could set the third brake to scrub of speed on any long down hil...
by cycle tramp
6 Apr 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" wheels going out of fashion?
Replies: 99
Views: 6433

Re: 26" wheels going out of fashion?

. Perhaps they won't.... not entirely anyway..... given the strength of the 559 wheel size, and the choice of tyres, i can see the 559 rim size being adopted as the standard size wheel for e-bikes. If that happens we may end up with decent high quality wheel rims with meaty rim thickness and a high ...
by cycle tramp
20 Mar 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike security - what do you use? Locks?
Replies: 37
Views: 3777

Re: Bike security - what do you use? Locks?

Is there some psychology involved here (or am I thinking too hard?) Yes, i think you're right, and the psychology is 'don't get caught'.. which means thieves will target bikes which will tend not to have features which can readily be identified by their legal owners. After all, if my bike was stole...
by cycle tramp
19 Mar 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike security - what do you use? Locks?
Replies: 37
Views: 3777

Re: Bike security - what do you use? Locks?

I've tend to treat my bike like my car, and left it locked up outside when I go to the cinema, go shopping, touring and even going to festivals. I tend to use a big abus steel-o-flex which I bought for 40 pounds about 15 years ago. For festivals I used to use D locks through the wheels and covered t...
by cycle tramp
18 Mar 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?
Replies: 111
Views: 7647

Re: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?

So you are saying Hope disc brakes are rubbish? LoL! I've never had to do anything other than general periodic maintenance on any hydraulic brake system car, motorbike or bicycle. They are far superior to drum or rim brakes in performance and maintenance. Carry on believing what you have convinced ...
by cycle tramp
15 Mar 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?
Replies: 111
Views: 7647

Re: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?

Sorry but I dunno what your genuine experience of disc brakes is, but they are without doubt a stratospheric leap in less maintenance, greater reliability, massively increased length of longevity of rims and actual braking performance compared to rim brakes or drum brakes. It's like night and day. ...