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by tim-b
18 Jun 2019, 6:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke Protector Information
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Spoke Protector Information

Hi
If everything is adjusted properly then he won't ever need one, and they're difficult to clean
If any bits are left then you can reach in with scissors and cut them out
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tim-b
by tim-b
18 Jun 2019, 6:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 29
Views: 1107

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Hi
Which is just horribly jarring... they are sprockets, not cogs. Fundamentally different things.

Agreed, but the brush is named for it's inventor, the German engineer Uve Cog
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tim-b
by tim-b
17 Jun 2019, 6:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Premium Valve Cores
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Premium Valve Cores

Hi It's more likely to be the inner tube; most bike tyres lose pressure and a latex rubber inner tube is worse in that respect than butyl rubber Latex is more flexible and so more puncture-resistant than the equivalent butyl and is therefore the default for bike manufacturers Butyl tubes tend to be ...
by tim-b
16 Jun 2019, 6:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 1056

Re: What are the chances?

Hi
Is it not beyond the capability of manufacturers to insert some sort of audible warning at the point pads need changing?

...there was a ping then a scraping noise.

:twisted: I hope that there aren't two of us with the same sense of humour :wink:
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
10 Jun 2019, 5:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 174
Views: 15463

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

Hi I know there are delivery vans using that AdBlue stuff It's just a means to comply with the current Euro 6 emissions regulations. You can buy vehicles that are Euro 6 compliant without needing additives, i.e. more efficient, unfortunately these tend to be smaller engines. Fiat has gone for a diff...
by tim-b
7 Jun 2019, 5:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uber Licence plates - Can you get them?
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Uber Licence plates - Can you get them?

Hi You can check if the vehicle is private hire here... https://tph.tfl.gov.uk/TfL/lg2/TPHLicensing/pubregsearch/home.page?menuId=5 and you can check MOT and tax status here... https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ViewVehicle You only need the reg number You can then complain to TFL about any vehic...
by tim-b
6 Jun 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing hunt
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Headset bearing hunt

Hi
Try ringing Wych Bearings 01527 313 575, they're pretty good ( http://www.wychbearings.co.uk/ )
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tim-b
by tim-b
4 Jun 2019, 7:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Assessing tyre wear on slicks
Replies: 25
Views: 1583

Re: Assessing tyre wear on slicks

Hi I'd expect to be able to wear a tyre more than 50% before chucking it in the bin Normally, however, "Post by nirakaro » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:51 pm" and the OP "can't remember when (he) put them on, but (he) think(s) they've done about 3,000 miles" (in 2017). At least two years ...
by tim-b
4 Jun 2019, 7:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 64
Views: 3020

Re: you didn't signal to move out of the cycle lane

Hi A "flow of traffic" is not synonymous with a cycle lane That's why I included "(cycle lane)". If vehicles are in the same lane, ie the usual situation in a normal two-way road, then an overtaking driver should give priority to any vehicle they overtake. When parked at the side...
by tim-b
4 Jun 2019, 6:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 64
Views: 3020

Re: you didn't signal to move out of the cycle lane

Hi If you're moving from one flow of traffic (cycle lane) to another then you need to look over your shoulder, and if a signal is needed, give it It wouldn't matter if the cycle lane is obstructed, particularly as some cyclists are as likely to hop onto the pavement and merge with the cycle lane the...
by tim-b
4 Jun 2019, 5:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Croggy - a new one on me.
Replies: 80
Views: 5193

Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Hi "Giz a croggy duck!" Love this discussion! To me (grew up in Nottingham) a croggy meant sitting anywhere on the bike Yep, same here, (but a few miles south of you) "giz's a croggy in ya grid" It's a cob (which helpfully differentiates a sausage roll (in pastry) from a sausage ...
by tim-b
4 Jun 2019, 5:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puch bike : 40 yr-old : info sought
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: Inherited bicycle

Hi
Puch made a range of bikes, some are well worth preserving
Photos please :wink:

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tim-b
by tim-b
3 Jun 2019, 6:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where does maximum loading weight fall on a bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 818

Re: Where does maximum loading weight fall on a bike?

Hi this might be conservative but it's my intention to stay within it anyway 105kg is what they guarantee. The reality is that there will be tolerance above this for two reasons: They won't want their bike to snap at 105kg, it's bad for sales Testing and manufacturing tolerances Use Tern's own racks...
by tim-b
2 Jun 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Assessing tyre wear on slicks
Replies: 25
Views: 1583

Re: Assessing tyre wear on slicks

Hi I'd probably swap that rear tyre for the front one and (having inspected the tyres for other faults) just carry on I get that you're coming from a perspective of better the devil you know and the possibility of a new tyre having a manufacturing fault, but I'd avoid putting a well-used rear on the...
by tim-b
2 Jun 2019, 5:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa ti touring frame.
Replies: 23
Views: 1676

Re: Spa ti touring frame.

Hi
So my mind now turns to anti sieze

Nickel-based (link) would be the gold standard, I'm not sure that you'll need 500g :) maybe they do samples?
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tim-b