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by SA_SA_SA
10 Feb 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: pop can stove. how to.
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: pop can stove. how to.

by SA_SA_SA
5 Feb 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front lights again
Replies: 42
Views: 3982

Re: Front lights again

Not a daft question at all - afaictb all those I have seen are horizontally symmetrical. Thats because cycle paths alongside roads may result in cyclists cycling on the 'wrong side' of motor traffic: ie nearest the front passenger side*, thus needing a symmetrical beam to avoid dazzle. I presume it...
by SA_SA_SA
3 Feb 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Join moving Motorail trainsas alternative to Motorways
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: Join moving Motorail trains as alternative to Motorways

...but what SA_SA_SA is talking about is road freight using the tunnel and the tunnel Vs the ferry and that isn't what was being discussed in PI. I understand the argument of road Vs rail, but that has nothing to do with the question of lorry drivers preferring the ferry. The volume of road freight...
by SA_SA_SA
2 Feb 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Join moving Motorail trainsas alternative to Motorways
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: Join moving Motorail trainsas alternative to Motorways

Dr B Ching -... Channel Tunnel opened in 1994 things were planned on the assumption that trains would initially carry 7m tonnes of freight a year, eventually rising to 10m tonnes. In fact, that figure today is 1.2m tonnes - ..... Interesting. Do you know why: do lorry drivers just prefer ferries? W...
by SA_SA_SA
2 Feb 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Join moving Motorail trainsas alternative to Motorways
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Join moving Motorail trainsas alternative to Motorways

Given that most people seem to view motorway driving as a tedious necessity (rather than enjoying 'the motoring experience' as advertised), and motorways are brutally ugly polluting blots on the landcape: a pity an alternative of motorail (for HGVs too of course) where train did not need to stop to ...
by SA_SA_SA
2 Feb 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool
Replies: 19
Views: 1454

Re: Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool

I have just noticed the spoke tool variant is also in R Mussons book:

rather than a nipple could you use a couple of m2 bolts?
by SA_SA_SA
2 Feb 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo output
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Dynamo output

SO have Shimano got round to improving the 1.5W versions enough to actually have lower drag than a 3W one then?
by SA_SA_SA
28 Jan 2019, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool
Replies: 19
Views: 1454

Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool

It seems even cheap screw-drivers are hardened hence my replacement Roger Musson DIY nipple-driver is a bit rubbish:

so where would be a source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool to use as the basis for said R Musson Nipple-driver tools?
by SA_SA_SA
28 Jan 2019, 6:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light to clip to saddle bag?
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: Rear light to clip to saddle bag?

Something semi-omnidirectional to cope with the mounting uncertainty of a soft bike (compared to a rigid fixing to bike):

eg a Diffused COB light like AAA Moon Pulsor? (10cd in low mode over wide area). Seems pretty even brightness over that large area.
by SA_SA_SA
24 Jan 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First Wheel Building Experience
Replies: 84
Views: 161191

Re:

My method is also very tidy......But you do need a part-open drawer to support the rim, and maybe not everyone has one of those? I used a vice... but misunderstood a bit and fitted all the inside spokes in one go :oops: ... I removed a few inside spoke's nipples (one at a time) at the end to avoid ...
by SA_SA_SA
21 Jan 2019, 11:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light that lasts
Replies: 27
Views: 1249

Re: Rear light that lasts

...Many of them will cope with DC. But ALL filament bulbs would and part of point of the Stzvo was surely the ability to simply swap one K-marked lamp for another: if all filament lamps worked on DC then logically for consistency all LED lamps should be required to do so: which would makes battery ...
by SA_SA_SA
16 Jan 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Penine
Replies: 20
Views: 759

Re: Trans Penine

.... easily rideable on a touring bike with no steep climbs except the short off-road sheep track at the top of Woodhead Pass [can be bypassed by road] - .... I took a touring bike loaded with camping gear down the eastern 'sheep track': I found it very awkward and rocky and steep in the rain, but ...
by SA_SA_SA
7 Jan 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike lights when on the pavement.
Replies: 46
Views: 1906

Re: Bike lights when on the pavement.

.... As the law accepts BS6102/3 as an acceptable sole rear lamp it would seem odd if the direct rule was intended to mean 4cd over a hemisphere (I was a bit surprised it didn't include the intensity around points B and C etc but I suppose that would be too much to expect of a pre-existing non-BS/K...
by SA_SA_SA
7 Jan 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rear Flashers??
Replies: 34
Views: 1738

Re: Rear Flashers??

.... You answer that yourself later: "not from as far away". By the time they can see pedal reflectors, they've probably already set themselves up on a wider line and most will continue along it because it's less effort. I'm still not convinced: as I said, I noticed no deterioration in pa...