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by SA_SA_SA
9 Dec 2019, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton (narrowed) SA front hub brake: Brucey question?
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Brompton SA front hub brake: Official Velogical Brompton easier option...

I think the Velogical's 'front fork fitting on Brompton Folding Bike' (steel forks only) rim dynamo is probably the simplest dynamo solution to wanting a front dynamo and hub brake on a Brompton: easier than widening forks.... https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=134193#p1421021
by SA_SA_SA
6 Dec 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hotel laundry service?
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Re: hotel laundry service?

De Sisti wrote:[quote="SA_SA_SA" some hotels try to forbid doing your own washing (though I suppose they usually say no washing in hand basin).... /quote]
How do they police this? In-room cctv?[/quote]

Some people might feel uncomfortable 'breaking the rules', so better to have an allowed alternative?
by SA_SA_SA
5 Dec 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 44
Views: 2502

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

[quote="bgnukem" ....With the non-wire-side cone loosened there's a small gap on the wire side so next time I might just blow some spray grease into that bearing using the straw on a spray can. It's not great but better than running the bearings dry and/or dirty as there was little eviden...
by SA_SA_SA
2 Dec 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reflectalite still going: now with LED dynamo bulbs
Replies: 14
Views: 2432

Re: Reflectalite still going: now with LED dynamo bulbs

Reflectalite's website has been down for several days...
by SA_SA_SA
2 Dec 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spinup front 'spoke' dynamo arrives....but?
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: Spinup front 'spoke' dynamo arrives....but?

I dontt know what :mrgreen: means

but I would like re-ask the question
has anyone replaced the FER2002s double rubber belt gearing with just one belt (ie reduce the gearing) to drive LEDs?


as CJ thought they had their uses.....
by SA_SA_SA
2 Dec 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hotel laundry service?
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Re: hotel laundry service?

Warin61 wrote:[...quote="Sweep" ..quote="SA_SA_SA"..../quote]

Note the 'wash on bike suggestion' was Sweep's not mine as your mangled ( :D )quoting suggests...
by SA_SA_SA
2 Dec 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spinup front 'spoke' dynamo arrives....but?
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: Spinup front 'spoke' dynamo arrives....but?

... what ??? ... Here is the review itself https://swhs.home.xs4all.nl/fiets/tests/verlichting/dynamos/Sunup_eco_ds/index_en.html which contains the sentence ...This Sunup dynamo may be similar in principle to the Lightspin. If you make the dynamo go round without load it will simply keep spinning ...
by SA_SA_SA
1 Dec 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spare QR brackets for Lidl/Dansi front lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Spare QR brackets for Lidl/Dansi front lamps

Maybe these? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-Front-LED-Light-Universal-22-2-31-8mm-Bike-Cycle-Light-Bracket-new/381024993352?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Going largely on other forum posts that suggest Smart/Busch&Muller/Lidl are interchangeable, unable to con...
by SA_SA_SA
1 Dec 2019, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Roller dynamo squealing?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Roller dynamo squealing?

I mentioned oil rather than grease because the bushings are (IIRC) sintered type, in which the porous nature of the material is crucial to their operation. However some greases will just clog the pores in the material, meaning that the material might as well be solid. Depending on what spray grease...
by SA_SA_SA
1 Dec 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spinup front 'spoke' dynamo arrives....but?
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: Spinup front 'spoke' dynamo arrives....but?

...But at least when not in use, Aufa FER2002 was disengageable so far !!! ... I didn;t think that mattered, as by Mr SWHS's review of the eco-sun, the rotor can be spun freely when electrically unloaded, more like a hub dynamo. ...But with just one belt is going to spin much much much slower I gue...
by SA_SA_SA
30 Nov 2019, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spare QR brackets for Lidl/Dansi front lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Spare QR brackets for Lidl/Dansi front lamps

The following look like the same bracket: https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-lights/xlc-bicycle-lights/xlc-headlight-parts/xlc-titania-headlight-mount-black-566022/ https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/branded-bicycle-parts/contec/contec-bicycle-lights/contec-headlight-parts/contec-universal-hol...
by SA_SA_SA
30 Nov 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spare QR brackets for Lidl/Dansi front lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Spare QR brackets for Lidl/Dansi front lamps

As both the older Lidl and still current Dansi lamps such as Dansi 44001 Melbourne* use exactly the same bracket, I wondered if spares were available (of the bracket part that attaches to the handlebar)? * https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=112793&start=330#p1419180
by SA_SA_SA
30 Nov 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spinup front 'spoke' dynamo arrives....but?
Replies: 20
Views: 923

Re: Spinup front 'spoke' dynamo arrives....but?

I was hoping for that was along the lines of a much improved FER2002 as surely an add on front spoke generator has some advantages to some.... :(

which made me wonder: did anyone replace the FER2002s double rubber belt gearing with just one belt (ie reduce the gearing) to drive LEDs?