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by deckertim
31 Jan 2021, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New tourer - 1x vs 3x
Replies: 85
Views: 3141

Re: New tourer - 1x vs 3x

Maintenance cost is definitely a factor. Compare the cost of a standard 11/34 cassette with a large 1x cassette
by deckertim
26 Dec 2020, 7:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 Rd7000 - adjustment problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: Shimano 105 Rd7000 - adjustment problems

Most likely to be the hanger alignment. You can buy an alignment tool for about£30 or a shop could check and adjust it in seconds
by deckertim
20 Dec 2020, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 triple, front reluctant change up to middle
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Shimano 105 triple, front reluctant change up to middle

flat tyre wrote:Thanks everyone for the replies and suggestions. I'll have a look at the chainring to see if I can identify which one is fitted.
I've exactly the same issue. Thanks everyone for these tips, hopefully will work for me too.
by deckertim
20 Dec 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo wiring - advice on more durable wiring around frame
Replies: 62
Views: 1897

Re: Dynamo wiring - advice on more durable wiring around frame

I used coaxial wire that I salvaged from an old power supply. It has lasted over 8 years. Not sure where I got this tip from, but it's a good solution.
by deckertim
3 Nov 2020, 10:21am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Bizarre Covid Lockdown campaigning by Cycling UK.
Replies: 16
Views: 1010

Re: Bizarre Covid Lockdown campaigning by Cycling UK.

Graham wrote:That's not campaigning ! It is a request for clarification and is probably closely related to riding in CUK groups.

Where there are organised groups, compliance with the law is significant.

I am not sure what it is to be honest. But it certainly isn't helpful.
by deckertim
3 Nov 2020, 9:35am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Bizarre Covid Lockdown campaigning by Cycling UK.
Replies: 16
Views: 1010

Bizarre Covid Lockdown campaigning by Cycling UK.

Has anyone else seen this rather stupid bit of campaigning by Cycling UK. https://road.cc/content/news/cycling-uk-urges-government-clarity-cycling-rules-278421 I'm really annoyed by this. By asking the Government to provide clear guidance there is a very good chance that they will impose an arbitrar...
by deckertim
5 Dec 2019, 7:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malaga to Cadiz and back May 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Malaga to Cadiz and back May 2020

I have searched the forum but can't find much up to date information on this, so I am creating a new post. I'm starting off in Malaga late on 6 May 2020 and cycling to Cadiz, returning to Malaga for a flight at 16:45 on 15 May 2020. I will not be camping but staying in small hotels and hostels etc....
by deckertim
19 Nov 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow to Folkestone??
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Heathrow to Folkestone??

Have you thought about using a cardboard bike box and ditching it at Heathrow? You could then cycle to Folkestone. Alternatively If your box is less than 2m long and you can carry it, you could use The tube and go all the way to St Pancras where you can catch a fast train to Folkestone. You could ta...
by deckertim
22 Oct 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 56
Views: 4079

Re: Helmets in Spain

Was there last week. Nobody seems to care, we saw loads of police and none of them batted an eye lid. The law is rather vague and seems to have loads of exceptions.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my JSN-L21 using hovercraft full of eels.
by deckertim
3 Oct 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bluewater anti cycling stance
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Bluewater anti cycling stance

I've commented. I see you had a supportive reply from Vectos but nothing yet from Bluewater. Unfortunately, Vectos don't appear to be telling the full story. Their consultant definitely raised the issue at the roundtable discussion and this has now been picked up at the Public Inquiry. Please check...
by deckertim
3 Oct 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bluewater anti cycling stance
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Bluewater anti cycling stance

Thanks. Hopefully this will all turn out OK, but having seen the way that Canary Wharf has objected to cycling infrastructure in the past I have little trust in big business.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my JSN-L21 using hovercraft full of eels.
by deckertim
3 Oct 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bluewater anti cycling stance
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Bluewater anti cycling stance

There has been a long campaign in Kent to get a signalised crossing for Ncn1. Thanks @gaz Currently cyclists and pedestrians have to take their lives in their hands crossing on a blind bend that has fast moving traffic leaving the Bluewater shopping centre.  As part of junction improvements it was f...
by deckertim
26 Feb 2019, 11:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Obtaining a cardboard bike box in Seville
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Obtaining a cardboard bike box in Seville

I'm planning a tour from Malaga to Seville. My intention is to fly out with the bike in a cardboard box, dispose of this in Malaga, then get hold of another box in Seville to use for the return flight. Has anyone any experience of getting a box in Seville. Did you find a friendly bike shop? Or were ...
by deckertim
7 Jul 2017, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dramatic bicycle and car crash .. but who had priority?
Replies: 182
Views: 8016

Re: Dramatic bicycle and car crash .. but who had priority?

That's your dystopian fantasy. ... IME it remains the real world. This is a junction of a Highways England road with an access to a water works and a farm. The access road's primary user group appear to be by flytippers. I have an issue with the kerb line,first raised with HE in February 2013. http...
by deckertim
13 Mar 2017, 9:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 51567

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

Good news. I hope they do something similar in cyclopark soon

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my MotoG3 using hovercraft full of eels.