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by tim-b
1 Feb 2019, 5:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat tube front derailleur over tightened
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Seat tube front derailleur over tightened

Hi
Google finite element analysis bicycle frame and look at the images. The higher stresses are often nearer to the bottom bracket shell
I won't recommend that you ride it, that's your decision, but hopefully the images will help you to decide. Is it plain gauge 531?
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
1 Feb 2019, 5:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New chain - degrease or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: New chain - degrease or not?

Hi
My experience is that the OEM grease isn't sufficient for cycling for any length of time and it needs your normal lube adding. I clean it off externally, e.g. cloth and a bit of WD40, and re-lube using your normal regime. I leave the OEM grease on internally
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
25 Jan 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: extending record time for Garmin
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: extending record time for Garmin

Hi Avoid charging Li-Ion batteries at temperatures below freezing, a simple charger pack may cause permanent damage Li-Ion will work quite happily below freezing, losing 10%, on a par with NiMH, but outperforming lead-acid and alkaline Try this... https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/edge520/EN-U...
by tim-b
25 Jan 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Etrex track issue
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Garmin Etrex track issue

Hi Try "Setup>Tracks>Record Method" "Auto" and "Setup>Tracks>Auto Archive" "Daily" I can't see a specific setting, but this is how I set my Etrex 30. I also "Setup>Reset>Clear Track and Trip Data" "Reset Both" before each ride. You can swit...
by tim-b
22 Jan 2019, 5:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kool Stop vs. Swissstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 2165

Re: Kool Stop vs. Swissstop?

Hi
The salmon Koolstops retail for about £13 a pair...

Salmon Koolstop canti/V inserts are around £6, Shimano inserts are around £8, have a look on Wiggle :)
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
20 Jan 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: black ice
Replies: 52
Views: 4612

Re: black ice

Hi I'll happily cycle in minus temperatures provided that the road is dry. Any combination of low temperature with glittery surfaces, damp surfaces or fog and I don't bother. Simples The problem is that temperatures are usually taken above the road surface and don't reflect the surface temp, hence m...
by tim-b
20 Jan 2019, 8:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 7322

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

Hi Allegedly legislation on dangerous dogs was passed hurriedly after a couple of high-profile cases If you're referring to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 what a mess that turned out to be... four breeds, three of which few had heard of: Pit Bull Terrier Japanese Tosa Dogo Argentino Fila Brasileiro As ...
by tim-b
20 Jan 2019, 7:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 7322

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

Hi
...and which political party/politician is going to change the status quo and alienate huge numbers of voters whether they be young, old, or whatever?
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
11 Jan 2019, 7:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 161
Views: 7272

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

Hi As a cyclist who drives a lorry, none of this is news... https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=123803&p=1257125&hilit=lorry#p1257125 I've seen photos used in campaigns where a mirror that would have shown the "hidden" cyclist has been out-of-shot in the final image...
by tim-b
8 Jan 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cutting down an overlong steerer on a new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 907

Re: Cutting down an overlong steerer on a new bike

Hi
An overlong steerer can be a cause for concern:
Many CF steerers are only intended to be around 80mm above the headset
An overlong CF steerer with a low stem height won't coincide with the bung length as demanded by many manufacturers
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
8 Jan 2019, 6:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gamin Maps
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Gamin Maps

Hi Yes, some time ago I needed a factory exchange for my ailing Garmin. The new Garmin wouldn't accept my original OS map, I didn't bother pursuing it because it was free with the original device and I much prefer the OSM and TalkyToaster map varieties I realise that my experience doesn't help you, ...
by tim-b
6 Jan 2019, 6:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light that lasts
Replies: 27
Views: 1246

Re: Rear light that lasts

Hi Is it for daytime use or darkness? For darkness I use these two; the left-hand light uses two AA batteries and lasts for months on constant. It has a built-in reflector and a yellow led that warns of low battery power. If you're interested I can make a note of the make/model. The other light is a...
by tim-b
5 Jan 2019, 6:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 29
Views: 2629

Re: First aid kit?

Hi
Yes, when I'm on my MTB :roll:
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
1 Jan 2019, 7:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

Hi ...swap over about every 250-300 miles Unless you're permanently in some gritty awfulness that seems a bit too frequent, especially if it's dry throughout the summer. If connection feels easier then it is wearing, I doubt that they're meant to be changed every 6-10 rides even if it's a reusable l...
by tim-b
31 Dec 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: auto high beam lights
Replies: 94
Views: 3042

Re: auto high beam lights

Hi Hence the proliferation of blinding brake lights from queueing traffic. :shock: There could be another reason...BMW cars (and no doubt others) with electric parking brakes put the brake lights on when the auto handbrake is used. Pull the switch up and manually engage the electric handbrake and th...