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by Nettled Shin
6 Apr 2013, 12:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Govt to limit power of cycle lights ?
Replies: 59
Views: 13693

Re: Govt to limit power of cycle lights ?

Much of the advance in LED brightness has been from getting the heat out of the chip better which means attaching it to a good thermal mass and radiator. Thermal mass isn't going to affect the steady-state temperature, is it. Mounting the chip facing backwards makes that difficult because a good th...
by Nettled Shin
6 Apr 2013, 2:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Govt to limit power of cycle lights ?
Replies: 59
Views: 13693

Re: Govt to limit power of cycle lights ?

I would be glad of some guidance, if not legislation, on bicycle lights. It is true they are not as powerful as car headlights, but the radiance of the emitting surface is a lot higher with modern LEDs, to the point where it is almost painful to pass another cyclist with a Magic Shine-style light. F...
by Nettled Shin
1 Nov 2012, 11:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lockers at train stations
Replies: 20
Views: 6829

Re: Lockers at train stations

I think you'll find our experience of the IRA in the 70s through 90s, and their use of bins as handy places to leave bombs, has something to do with why there aren't any bins on most public transport stations. I hear tourists asking it all the time at Victoria, which, along with Paddington on the s...
by Nettled Shin
31 Oct 2012, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lockers at train stations
Replies: 20
Views: 6829

Lockers at train stations

I don't suppose any stations have these any more. Like they don't have bins. The upshot is that I'll have to carry a pile of cycling clothes and shoes around with me, whilst dressed up trying to look smart. As it is going to be pouring with rain tomorrow, it will be a steaming and dripping pile of g...
by Nettled Shin
30 Oct 2012, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: For Better or For Worse
Replies: 27
Views: 4767

Re: For Better or For Worse

reohn2 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpzPmDtkeRo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Apscp3 ... creen&NR=1


I can't peel myself away.
by Nettled Shin
29 Oct 2012, 7:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Record vice
Replies: 18
Views: 10405

Re: Record vice

I thought this was another Jimmy Savile thread.
by Nettled Shin
28 Oct 2012, 6:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jimmy Savile
Replies: 83
Views: 17646

Re: Jimmy Savile

This 1985 book probably came out too late to help anyone.
by Nettled Shin
28 Oct 2012, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shim shiminee, shim shim sheroo: seatpin advice, please.
Replies: 16
Views: 2221

Re: Shim shiminee, shim shim sheroo: seatpin advice, please.

You can use "more than half" of 2 shims to avoid a gap....I wouldn't be happy with a big gap in a thick shim..... I was contemplating this this very morning. The problem became more complicated as I thought about it because two halves could easily fall down the seat tube, or become lost w...
by Nettled Shin
27 Oct 2012, 10:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why golfing garb trumps cycling attire?
Replies: 25
Views: 4078

why golfing garb trumps cycling attire?

I attempt to appear normal when cycling with a purpose, so try to choose clothes that are socially acceptable whilst having the usual quick drying/wind resistant etc properties. Time and time again, I end up buying golfing clothes. Apart from the risk of looking like Ronnie Corbett, the materials an...
by Nettled Shin
24 Oct 2012, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How is Karrimor these days?
Replies: 24
Views: 14332

Re: How is Karrimor these days?

There's a long and interesting thread about Karrimor and the event jacket here http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/gear/karrimor--branded-event-waterproof-for-less-than-100/51829.html Apparently the jacket is a climber's fit - a short cut in length, whereas we cyclists benefit from the back being a ...
by Nettled Shin
23 Oct 2012, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How is Karrimor these days?
Replies: 24
Views: 14332

How is Karrimor these days?

Sports Direct has Karrimor Event waterproof jackets for £99. They look good, but I noticed that the lips of the waterproof zips didn't meet in places. I held off buying one because I suspected that it was mutton dressed as lamb, like the rest of the stuff they make. But most Goretex jacket makers ar...
by Nettled Shin
23 Oct 2012, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shim shiminee, shim shim sheroo: seatpin advice, please.
Replies: 16
Views: 2221

Re: Shim shiminee, shim shim sheroo: seatpin advice, please.

If you are measuring +/- 0.2mm the old seat pin must be very oval That was my error guestimate. The pin is even more oval than that, at one point, we measured 35.8mm and 35.0mm at right angles to each other, but this is consistent with the pin being 35.4mm OD. Colin's idea of cutting up the old pin...
by Nettled Shin
21 Oct 2012, 11:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shim shiminee, shim shim sheroo: seatpin advice, please.
Replies: 16
Views: 2221

Re: Shim shiminee, shim shim sheroo: seatpin advice, please.

Are you sure your friend measured the correct thing? cheers It's definitely over 35mm. I measured it myself using a strip of paper wrapped around the pin, so that the two edges just butted up, then divided the length by pi, and came to 35.4 +/- 0.2mm, then my friend used Mitutoyo digital calipers, ...
by Nettled Shin
21 Oct 2012, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shim shiminee, shim shim sheroo: seatpin advice, please.
Replies: 16
Views: 2221

Shim shiminee, shim shim sheroo: seatpin advice, please.

I've had a friend apply his digital calipers to my seatpin and, on average it seems to be 35.4mm OD, although it is a bit ovalized in places, eek! I've got two solutions: Buy a 34.9mm seatpin, but I would then need a 0.2-0.3mm shim. Is there anything lying around a typical house that would do that? ...
by Nettled Shin
18 Oct 2012, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Being seen
Replies: 126
Views: 7698

Re: Being seen

Given the ability of a beautiful woman to grab my attention to the point of feeling giddy, even when initially glimpsed out of the corner of my eye, and without her wearing hi-viz or a flashing lamp, perhaps cycle tops should have a pretty face on the back of them? Is this why cyclists with mirrors ...