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by peetee
21 Oct 2020, 11:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Exempt or not?
Replies: 26
Views: 567

Re: Exempt or not?

I know somebody who has a legitimate health-related reason not to wear a mask and received an exemption card from and for his place of work. He has travelled cross country on different regional railways unmasked and displaying the card on a lanyard and not had an issue as yet despite the fact that i...
by peetee
21 Oct 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: This will revolutionise shifting... or not...
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: This will revolutionise shifting... or not...

“Remove a sharp bend” ... with an even sharper one :lol: :lol:
by peetee
21 Oct 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Securing a bike to match insurance requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Securing a bike to match insurance requirements

What about a cable from an auxiliary circuit in the car (cigarette lighter, tow bar, rear light circuit)? Pop a consumer into the wire circuit and if it is disturbed it should trigger the car alarm.
by peetee
21 Oct 2020, 8:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted

Sorry for the long post. I didn't even say what I meant to say. There's no way if knowing the truth in article like those from clickbait local rags. Don't you just hate local rags and their websites that when you get to the page and find it's mostly adverts and the text repeats itself to pad things...
by peetee
20 Oct 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket problem
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: Bottom bracket problem

Don’t know if Centaur brackets were ever made for 73mm wide shells but could this be the problem?
by peetee
19 Oct 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most Central Point
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Most Central Point

Except there's a lot of the North coast that's now hollow whereas ic clay country they just dug big holes and then piled it back up again. Just up the road from me is the deepest vertical shaft in the county; 3000ft. I recounted this fact to my son as we drove down the A30 one day. I asked him to i...
by peetee
19 Oct 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front centre pull cable hanger..
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Front centre pull cable hanger..

With a few minutes drilling and filing on the workbench this would probably do the job clamped round the stem shaft.
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Bit pricey though. :?
by peetee
19 Oct 2020, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front centre pull cable hanger..
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Front centre pull cable hanger..

do let us know how you get on. I have always suspected that the cable fittings will need to articulate in the rocker to an unacceptable degree every time the brake is applied. But I have not used one of these in anger so maybe there is more to this than meets the eye. FWIW there are various (stiffe...
by peetee
19 Oct 2020, 8:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 104
Views: 2614

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Just thinking about this .................. Park somewhere quiet, and put the hazards on, and walk away and around. It could be possible to see how the indicators perform out to the sides and away away as a cyclist might see them. For a total realistic scenario you would need someone in the car to ...
by peetee
19 Oct 2020, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front centre pull cable hanger..
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Front centre pull cable hanger..

I have one of the headset thread mounted steel hangers shown above on my everyday bike. I find it makes the brakes a bit mushy so I am shortly to replace it with a Tektro Power Hanger which takes an outer cable casing on one side and does away with a centre hanger. 28147130-931C-4BFE-B3C9-3C2133E255...
by peetee
19 Oct 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPA Cycles Harrogate
Replies: 33
Views: 1451

Re: SPA Cycles Harrogate

Agree with the above and would add that telephone orders are usually accompanied by requests for recommendations, advice and details of the product and also time consuming tales from the enquirer. The member of staff dealing with this may well have no product knowledge or cycling experience.
by peetee
19 Oct 2020, 2:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slow Ways
Replies: 33
Views: 1011

Re: Slow Ways

simonineaston wrote:PS, I've just had a word with the in-house legal team & they've advised tht I make it clear that the example headlines in the previous post were for illustrative purposes only... :wink:



Or were they?.... :shock:
Doo doo doo-doo [sinister music]
by peetee
19 Oct 2020, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is my Dented Jamis Nova Sport aluminium Frame salvageable?
Replies: 19
Views: 626

Re: Is my Dented Jamis Nova Sport aluminium Frame salvageable?

Down tubes are loaded in tension and in torsion, so a sudden collapse is unlikely but it will probably crack quite soon. Bin it. They are also subject to compressive bending loads during heavy braking and impacts on the move such as potholes and ridges. The same, though lesser, than they would when...
by peetee
19 Oct 2020, 12:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: woman freezes to death after falling from bike
Replies: 32
Views: 1270

Re: woman freezes to death after falling from bike

It's necessary to read all three links to get the whole story . Indeed. A reflection on the style of online news reporting. So often these stories are an incomplete, jumbled assembly of occurrences that only tell part of the story. Information is repeated two or three times and the article is chopp...
by peetee
18 Oct 2020, 11:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket problem
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: Bottom bracket problem

Does the frame have a plastic gear guide under the bracket that is riveted or screwed on? This may be protruding too far inside and preventing the bracket from going in square.