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by Tractorboy
6 Jun 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Super Glue
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Super Glue

Yes- your removable squidgy stuff was what I expected. I eventually removed the glue from my card. The card colour under the glue had faded and the glue that was in contact with the card had taken up the blue colour. The card had also lost its gloss under the glue patch. I’m not at all bothered exce...
by Tractorboy
6 Jun 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Super Glue
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Super Glue

Just rec’d my shiny membership card for the next 12 months. Does anyone know what brand of glue the CTC use to attach the card to the accompanying letter? I’ve been picking away for 15 minutes and, although the card is now separate from the letter, the dollop of glue with paper residue is still very...
by Tractorboy
18 Sep 2017, 10:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Holland ,any book or map suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: Touring in Holland ,any book or map suggestions

Just got back yesterday from round trip of Netherlands on our tandem. Route was planned mainly using "Cycling in Amsterdam and the Netherlands" by Eric van der Horst. Spiral bound and the right size & shape to fit in one section of a bike jersey. The book is supported by a website and ...
by Tractorboy
29 May 2017, 10:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netherlands Fiets iphone app
Replies: 2
Views: 3284

Netherlands Fiets iphone app

I'd love it if anyone could recommend which of the many Apple apps available for routeplanning on the Dutch fietspad network would be best suited to help plan a two week tour of the Nethertlands. I'm looking for an app with an English language option and which would allow a planned route to be expor...
by Tractorboy
23 Jan 2014, 9:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sachs Torpedo adjustment
Replies: 1
Views: 5293

Sachs Torpedo adjustment

I must have searched the entire interweb without success trying to find the answer to what I thought would be a simple question: What is the recommended method to set up the 'adjuster' on a 1981 Sachs Dreigang (3-speed) Torpedo hub? I am from a world of derailleurs, and the hub gear world has passed...
by Tractorboy
11 Jun 2013, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MERCIAN
Replies: 187
Views: 32826

Re: MERCIAN

Mercian frames are beyond compare. I have two singles and a tandem. The older of my Vincitores was built in 1985 and has performed flawlessly ever since. It still attracts interest, and more importantly rides as good today as when first put on the road. I visited the showroom on my return trip from ...
by Tractorboy
30 Aug 2012, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin edge 605 and B&M e-werk
Replies: 9
Views: 3118

Re: Garmin edge 605 and B&M e-werk

[/quote] ... is a known fault, had the same happen to my 605 as soon as I spoke to Garmin they acknowledged and replaced it.[/quote] In response to the above I phoned Garmin. The nice man said they would offer a free replacement unit if the fault appeared on his list for the 705. It didn't - so they...
by Tractorboy
29 Aug 2012, 7:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin edge 605 and B&M e-werk
Replies: 9
Views: 3118

Re: Garmin edge 605 and B&M e-werk

I believe you connect the battery to the Garmin and the e-Werk at the same time. I wouldn't recommend that: I'm just back from my first tour with e-werk. I have used a Schmidt SON hub for about 10 years with a B&M halogen lamp. The lamp got damaged last year and I replaced it with an Edelux. Th...
by Tractorboy
10 Aug 2012, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting this particular dynamo
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

Re: Fitting this particular dynamo

Just 'rewired' my bike. Retained Schmidt Dynohub. Got rid of halogen headlamp and battery powered rear lamp. Fitted Schmidt Edelux headlamp, B&M topline rear lamp and B&M e-Werk plus cache battery. All works OK once cache battery is charged. Need to get a mains charger for cache battery so t...
by Tractorboy
11 Jul 2012, 7:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: One-eyed cyclists
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

One-eyed cyclists

I know it's a long shot... but here goes! I only have sight in my right eye. Advancing years means I now wear specs. I planned to get a SINGLE replacement prescription lens for my Oakley sunglasses - but it seems Oakley only sell them in pairs. Apparently it's to make sure the tint is the same in bo...
by Tractorboy
25 Mar 2010, 7:09pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Madgetts, Diss
Replies: 12
Views: 13467

Re: Madgetts, Diss

What a fantastic shop. I live in Suffolk and can just about reconcile myself with the fact that Diss is on the border!!! a) Interesting The shop is quite literally fascinating in the way the shops used to be before shiny, interior designed 'retail spaces' became fashionable. You have to kick the fr...
by Tractorboy
28 Feb 2009, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin - wheel circumference
Replies: 94
Views: 7854

Re: Garmin - wheel circumference

I doubt if an optical sensor would be so reliable. The powered sensor would have to be on the stay - you couldn't have a powered device on the crank. So would the crank have a little reflector to reflect, say infra red? Remember cranks come in shiny aluminium, and black - and they get dirty! Also th...
by Tractorboy
26 Feb 2009, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin - wheel circumference
Replies: 94
Views: 7854

Garmin cadence sensor

I use the Garmin 705 with a cadence sensor on my Mercian tourer and another sensor on my Bianchi road bike. The Garmin fitting instructions for the cadence sensor show that you should mount it on top of the left chain stay. But the carbon stays on the Bianchi are a wierd shape. They have a very shar...
by Tractorboy
29 Feb 2008, 11:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Lever Bosses
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Thanks all. The photo doesn't give much indication of scale... The diameter of the boss is less than that of a Campag boss, meaning a bush would be required if I wanted to fit a Campag style lever. Mick Madgett (Diss) gave me an old Shimano lever which fits on the boss, so you're right PW. But the l...
by Tractorboy
27 Feb 2008, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Lever Bosses
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Gear Lever Bosses

I recently bought a 1970s Jack Taylor tandem. The previous owner has modified the gear lever bosses to make cable stops by drilling them. He then fitted stem mounted levers. I want to convert back to downtube mounted levers. I have had no problem with the left boss which is a traditional Campag desi...