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by drsquirrel
5 Jan 2012, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Longer mudguard stays...
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

Re: Longer mudguard stays...

If they are close it also reduces the chance of items going up under the guard as well. My intentions were to run them close - with absolutly no touching ever and I managed that even with the larger tyre. Not that I have much choice to run them further away. I think what I might need to do is try an...
by drsquirrel
4 Jan 2012, 6:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Longer mudguard stays...
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

Re: Longer mudguard stays...

They look like an idea.

But on the way home today my mudguard broke again, in the same place as my old one, by the brake bridge. This time I put a peice of rubber (inner tube) between the metal+plastic contact point as suggested by others but it still broke!
by drsquirrel
3 Jan 2012, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Longer mudguard stays...
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

Re: Longer mudguard stays...

My SKS Bluemels were both for 700c wheels in the narrowest model they have. 700x20-28 - Narrow My first set broke because the brake bridge clip wasn't tight and the vibrations/movement wore through the guard and I lost the rear. For 6 months I rode with JUST the part of the mudguard from the BB up t...
by drsquirrel
3 Jan 2012, 6:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Longer mudguard stays...
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

Re: Longer mudguard stays...

I haven't cut the stays on either of my SKS kits, so im not sure the purpose of measuring new ones again? Unless of course you mean another brand.

The front stays are the same length also, which have a slightly different mount point but doesn't help.
by drsquirrel
3 Jan 2012, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the girlfriend wants a bike trainer!
Replies: 26
Views: 1379

Re: the girlfriend wants a bike trainer!

Elite Crono Fluid can be had for £150 ish, no resistance levers to mess around with. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-crono-fluid-elastogel-trainer/ Showing £160 at the moment, sign up to their news letter for a £5 off £50 voucher (you can unsubscribe, and even do it again etc). I got mine for £140 whe...
by drsquirrel
3 Jan 2012, 3:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Longer mudguard stays...
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

Re: Longer mudguard stays...

Spares yes, longer ones no... ie. normal length kit here http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sks-mudguard-fitting-kit-prod8043/ But I've seen in the past special long stay kits, yet cannot find any right yet :/ The rear has 2 stays, mounted on the lower stay mount. If you look at the Crud raceblades they onl...
by drsquirrel
3 Jan 2012, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Longer mudguard stays...
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

Longer mudguard stays...

I have some SKS Bluemels running on a single (fixed) gear - problem is when I moved back to 25c tyres the wheel sits too far back to run a 12t cog so i've had to put it on a 13t for now but is less than ideal. I could take a link off but that will bring the wheel too far forward and there won't be e...
by drsquirrel
17 Oct 2010, 12:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ask A Silly Question!!
Replies: 40
Views: 3475

Re:

ive heard people pronounce Leominster ( said Lemster) as Lee - o - minster welsh gets me every time...i just give up! :lol: OLD POST! (sorry) Leominster(Lemster) is not Welsh, Welsh name is actually Llanllieni Place used to actually be called Lemster, which is why it's still pronounced that way.
by drsquirrel
29 Sep 2010, 9:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike to work scheme changes
Replies: 97
Views: 12016

Re: Bike to work scheme changes

He's being a bad boy. They shouldn't remove the "final" value from the (VAT-less) cost otherwise they are suggesting they will sell it at the end and fall foul of the rules - turning this into Hire Purchase. It's simple - they take the price minus VAT. Divide it by your "loan period&q...
by drsquirrel
18 Sep 2010, 7:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What camera?
Replies: 53
Views: 240805

Re: What camera?

Some of the camera shake is because it's fitted TOO rigid to the frame - as your frame vibrates about.

These cameras are good value it seems, just sucks if you want to mount it to your helmet for a better view.
by drsquirrel
28 Aug 2010, 12:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike to work scheme changes
Replies: 97
Views: 12016

Re: Bike to work scheme changes

At the end of the scheme you have 3 options: 2) Pay 5% value of bike, then declare the 5% to 25% difference on your P11d, and pay income tax on the difference. I'm not sure I follow, why do you need to pay anything at the end? you could just have it for free and declare 25% on your P11d. Also, is t...
by drsquirrel
20 Aug 2010, 4:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike to work scheme changes
Replies: 97
Views: 12016

Re: Bike to work scheme changes

One thing I don't really understand about the scheme is why the employer has to rent the bike at 12 monthly payments of 1/12 of the purchase price (ie to recoup the value within one year). If I was renting a car I wouldn't expect such onerous terms. Clearly if they are expecting to effectively give...
by drsquirrel
20 Aug 2010, 4:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike to work scheme changes
Replies: 97
Views: 12016

Re: Bike to work scheme changes

Cyclescheme have released some info: http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/employer,intro.htm It seems that they're essentially saying that "we'll do the hard work of doing the final valuation" instead of the employer. For those who's suddenly found that they'll have to pay a shedload more at the ...
by drsquirrel
20 Aug 2010, 2:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike to work scheme changes
Replies: 97
Views: 12016

Re: Bike to work scheme changes

If you have problems at the end of your current one - ask your company to hire it to you for free as long as possible. No final payment... if you do come to leave, they can offer it to you, maybe 3-4 or more years later when the value can easily be assumed lower. This is basically Government vs HMRC...
by drsquirrel
28 Jul 2010, 10:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jon Snow cycling on R4
Replies: 52
Views: 3083

Re: Jon Snow cycling on R4

Actually I'd go as far as to say that traffic lights in general have had their day - they should only exist as a mechanism for pedestrian crossings. Frequently they seem to contribute to the problem they purport to solve - congestion. They increase accident rates around themselves and encourage tra...