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by peetee
15 Oct 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Night lights, side of bars?
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Night lights, side of bars?

In theory yes, but in practice it is shielded by my torso and it is mounted on the upright part of the stem so the side portions are in the (near) vertical plane
by peetee
15 Oct 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Night lights, side of bars?
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Night lights, side of bars?

I ride with a flashing light pointing sideways on my stem to alert drivers of my presence as they approach roundabouts and wide or fast junctions where I have right of way and they are likely to be looking out of their side windows when I am in front of them.
by peetee
15 Oct 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

I believe that is the sort of work that should be carried out as part of the frame building process. In their favour, at least they make customers aware that there may be issues. I am certain there are lots of other brands that should be advising customers to do the same but don't bother. Skimping i...
by peetee
15 Oct 2019, 6:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying bills - what options?
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Paying bills - what options?

I have recently moved house and have been billed by the previous utility company for the few days they were supplying before my own choice of supplier took over. They are asking me by letter to log on and register an account with them to pay the bill. The only other option is to phone but this line ...
by peetee
14 Oct 2019, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old, old Specialized Rockhopper
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Old, old Specialized Rockhopper

It was built as an off road bike after all.
Everyone's requirements for their bike varies but if you are riding forest roads, rural byways or designated leisure trails it will be fine. My MTB is not hugely different (steel frame, 7 speed gearing and no suspension) and I rode it up and down Helvellyn.
by peetee
8 Oct 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 48
Views: 1298

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Years ago when I was 19 I had a weekend job at a petrol station and earned approximately £15 a week. I saved up so a mate and me could cycle to Essex to stay with rellies. beforehand I collected two wage packets from work, cycled 7 miles home and found I had lost both wage packets. I was gutted and ...
by peetee
8 Oct 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2011

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

I would like to think that these gussets are fitted with prior attention to the guage of the tube at the lower join of the gusset. The butted section of tubes are often of a set length and the tubes are cut to size to suit the bike. This can leave quite short sections of 'thick' tube and it's quite...
by peetee
8 Oct 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1633

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

I have a ten speed triple on my 'bike for all reasons and seasons'. It has 30/39/48 and 11-25. I chose this set up based on what I used to use long ago and allowance for my advanced years and reduced fitness. As it turns out he ratio extremes are about right. With a relatively compact cassette the s...
by peetee
8 Oct 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2011

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

I would like to think that these gussets are fitted with prior attention to the guage of the tube at the lower join of the gusset. The butted section of tubes are often of a set length and the tubes are cut to size to suit the bike. This can leave quite short sections of 'thick' tube and it's quite ...
by peetee
7 Oct 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Returning to the Saddle after 20 Years!
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Returning to the Saddle after 20 Years!

See my post above and to add to it, yesterday I did a ride with local club who made me feel very welcome. I had to decide which group would suit my pace and I plumped for the second slowest. The average speed was just right and the frequent hills had me breathing hard but keeping pace......for the f...
by peetee
7 Oct 2019, 7:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?

I too have had bikes brought to me with totally encrusted jockey wheels. And on the subject of general abuse, one machine (owned by a well educated, middle aged gent not a gormless youf) where the buckled rear wheel had been ridden for so long it wore a hole in the rear chain stay and broke a sectio...
by peetee
5 Oct 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beeps
Replies: 31
Views: 657

Re: Beeps

Well I wish my oven would. The only way to switch it on is using the timer and when that runs out it doesn't make a sound !
by peetee
3 Oct 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Returning to the Saddle after 20 Years!
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Returning to the Saddle after 20 Years!

Best of luck to you. I too am in a similar position having only done occasional, very short rides over the past 10 years and only commuted a few miles a day for over 10 years before that. I also have the over riding determination to avoid a recurrent knee injury that was always present in my 'golden...
by peetee
1 Oct 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carbon v steel frames v Gravity (Non Technical)
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Carbon v steel frames v Gravity (Non Technical)

So if a ping pong ball and a golf ball were set in motion down a hill which would get to the bottom first? Being the same size they should have the same air resistance but would that not have a greater effect upon the lighter ball?