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by belgiangoth
19 Apr 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Track pump spare parts
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Track pump spare parts

I have a revolution cycles own brand track pump, over 10 years old. It still works but doesn’t do the best job of securing the valve when inflating. Can you get replacement parts and how do you know if they will fit?
by belgiangoth
16 Apr 2019, 12:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Petition for PR reform
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Petition for PR reform

That was the Alternative Vote system. Very complicated perhaps, or that's the way it seemed. PR is a different kettle of fish. Also worth considering that since we voted against AV we have started to use AV a lot more in elections(e.g. crime commissioner) and that if we had a re-run of that referen...
by belgiangoth
15 Apr 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Scrap Funding For Elite Athletes.
Replies: 46
Views: 9939

Re: Scrap Funding For Elite Athletes.

Seeing as we are spending to the tune of 200 Billion on Trident, which has as sole purpose not to be used (and this is "only" two years' worth of spending on the NHS) I don't think we need to think of all the changes we could make if we saved the money we spent on sport. I am not one for f...
by belgiangoth
14 Apr 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TV coverage of 2019 Giro d'Italia?
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: TV coverage of 2019 Giro d'Italia?

Last year Giro highlights were on Quest, usually ITV4 do Dauphine/Tour/Vuelta - they did Roubaix last year (I think) but I did not spot it this year.
by belgiangoth
30 Mar 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two ghetto tubeless questions
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Two ghetto tubeless questions

Simple one first: valves, what is the advantage of tubeless valves over recycling a valve from an old inner tube? Anyone done this and have any thoughts on the matter? Secondly: mounting to a non-tubeless rim. What should be considered? This was pretty common for the first users on mtbs, I would hav...
by belgiangoth
10 Mar 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Where can I get 700 A Tyres from?
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Where can I get 700 A Tyres from?

Are you after 700A or 650A?
by belgiangoth
26 Feb 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions

Cheers!
I will need to replace (almost) all the bolts but will have a chance to see if they will fit properly first.
by belgiangoth
25 Feb 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions

I have an old set of crudcatchers to fit, but no instructions. Google failed me in finding fitting instructions. I have the general gist but not sure which bits attach to which to form the guard - and how. Anyone know of a pdf /scan of the instructions?
by belgiangoth
22 Feb 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hardshell seats - sliding forward problem
Replies: 11
Views: 4558

Re: Hardshell seats - sliding forward problem

Just came across this post. I have also had issues sliding off the front and it dawned on me yesterday that I might want to cut back on the lumbar support (fitted by previous owner). I'll know if it works when I ride it next.
by belgiangoth
4 Nov 2018, 11:38am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 8
Views: 4704

First "commute" on Speedmachine

Half term, but did a review session with the students. As it was a later start chanced it on the Speedmachine... * It's like being a new cyclist all over again, struggling to get the pedal-ready position and starting off at junctions/lights. * As a consequence much more timid at intersections, waiti...
by belgiangoth
27 Oct 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Moulton vs Laidback
Replies: 10
Views: 4964

Re: Moulton vs Laidback

It's true that bike theft in Laaanden is very different from, say, Birmingham. In London you have an extablished cycling culture and market, meaning that it's worth getting organised and stealing proper bikes to sell on (even to order). In Birmingham a bike you nick will be sold on ebay or down the ...
by belgiangoth
22 Oct 2018, 9:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Moulton vs Laidback
Replies: 10
Views: 4964

Moulton vs Laidback

On another forum someone asked about Moultons - which got me thinking ... If there is really an advantage to small wheels, why are laidbacks moving to bigger wheels - even with suspension? It seems that the better rolling of the larger tyres is an advantage, with or without suspension. Is the advant...
by belgiangoth
13 Oct 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32 or 36 spokes
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: 32 or 36 spokes

I've heard the 32 is stronger than 36 thing before. No credible reason given though. There isn't much weight advantage to saving a couple spokes, but the reverse argument - that *MIGHTY SPRINTERS* manage not to break low spoke wheels - suggests to me that there's no point worrying about it either way.
by belgiangoth
17 Sep 2018, 6:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recommendation for courier for trike
Replies: 8
Views: 2996

Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

Is this your first trike? Might you be able to meet part way and cycle it from there (possibly the trike owner has a vehicle that could carry it). WVM is probably the simplest as it involves the least deconstruction and repair.
by belgiangoth
14 Sep 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Battle Mountain - Guardian article
Replies: 9
Views: 2191

Re: Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Surely not! (I'd lend them mine if that were the case, though I am in the wrong country)