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by bikes4two
4 Oct 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Naive battery question
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Naive battery question

That sounds a useful answer to unexpectedly finding a flat battery -open door indicator light not seen in my case. Is it something available on the market or a self assembly set up? Go to eBay or Amazon and search for something like 'car jump starter' to see the massive array of LiPo type starter p...
by bikes4two
2 Jul 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike speedo v GPS
Replies: 58
Views: 2170

Re: Bike speedo v GPS

And of course there's the battery management side of things - the Speedo batteries on my kit last at least a year - it's a different story for the batteries in GPS gizzmos. Mind you, many people are ditching their speedos which means they are cheap to buy on ebay 2nd hand and I've got them on all my...
by bikes4two
30 Jun 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike speedo v GPS
Replies: 58
Views: 2170

Re: Bike speedo v GPS

> I would think the bike speedo, if correctly set up in the first place (measure tyre circumference on a path using chalk marks etc) is more accurate than a GPS > The bike speedo will record distance travelled rather than the distance between points, i.e. when taking a less than straight line along ...
by bikes4two
3 Mar 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset cartridge Bearing-Shimano BC1-help please
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Headset cartridge Bearing-Shimano BC1-help please

I take it that is one of the old threaded headsets in 1" variety? yes If you can't find the same headset or suitable replacement bearings there are plenty of decent quality ISO 1" threaded headsets around. You will have to watch out for stack height though as of 105s are quite short. If i...
by bikes4two
3 Mar 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset cartridge Bearing-Shimano BC1-help please
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Headset cartridge Bearing-Shimano BC1-help please

I might be getting confused here in that I'm following various parts and part numbers and am wondering if I've arrived an equivalent part or not. > In a post above my 'BC1' is PN 78V-9803 > in this post here (6th post down) Brucey links in a document plus other info which leads to 78V-9803 being the...
by bikes4two
3 Mar 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset cartridge Bearing-Shimano BC1-help please
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Headset cartridge Bearing-Shimano BC1-help please

I believe you need Shimano part number 78V 9803. These are very hard to find because Shimano stopped making them. Cyclebasket had them until recently (just one in stock a couple of months ago) but they’re now sold out. I see it here for £25 , but I have never heard of that shop so can’t vouch it. T...
by bikes4two
3 Mar 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 3317

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

Well, I've learnt a lot about seat stays and their fixing methods from these posts - thank you one and all for sharing your knowledge. As has been said, the particular way Dawes chose to 'attach' the seat stays does leave a lot to be desired in terms of the rather small attachment area - but hey ho,...
by bikes4two
3 Mar 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset cartridge Bearing-Shimano BC1-help please
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Headset cartridge Bearing-Shimano BC1-help please

The lower cartridge bearing in my 1989 Dawes Galaxy has suffered water ingress and requires replacing but I am unable to find anything on the web when I search for "Shimano Cartridge Bearing BC1" or similar phrases. There may be alternatives of course, but I do not know how such bearings a...
by bikes4two
9 Feb 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 3317

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

Thanks once again for all the inputs. Brucey - you mention that you've seen this type of failure in Dawes Galaxy before - out of interest, is this in frames built in the UK or after construction went overseas (or both)? My frame is now 30yrs old (of which I have had it 10yrs and no idea on previous ...
by bikes4two
7 Feb 2019, 4:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 3317

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

1. Thank you all for your views and I now have a better understanding of the possible routes forward. 2. I am I think, the 3rd owner of the bike, so no possibility of a lifetime warranty claim. 3. The two frame repairers linked to are many miles from me down here in the Portsmouth area, but they ser...
by bikes4two
6 Feb 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 3317

Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

My trusty Dawes Galaxy (circa 1989) has suffered a seat stay fracture just below where the stay is brazed onto the down tube/top tube lug. Is this sort of problem fixable and if so, what is the technique to be used i.e. brazing.welding (and what type of welding)? And is this work within the scope of...
by bikes4two
13 Jan 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapometer - what else is there?
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

hi @fastpedaller, Yes, set to cycling mode - as you can see in the pic, the plot takes one down footpaths - argh!
by bikes4two
13 Jan 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapometer - what else is there?
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions - plotaroute looks particularly interest and I've created an account.

I'll also take a look a cycle.travel and bikehike too (but a guy can only take so much of this tech stuff in, in one go!).
by bikes4two
13 Jan 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ultra-endurance
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: ultra-endurance

Thanks for posting this - I enjoyed reading it all - what an achievement too - 235/day average is awesome in my view.
by bikes4two
13 Jan 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapometer - what else is there?
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Mapometer - what else is there?

I've used Mapometer on and off for some years but of late I'm finding that creating tracks using the Draw Route feature and with Follow Roads selected, the routing is including footpaths, bridleways and other ways that are DEFINITELY NOT road riding territory.(I suspect it's been like this for some ...