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by mark a.
15 Oct 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar + bell
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Handlebar + bell

reohn2 wrote:Can the Bosch E controller not be moved to the middle and the bell mounted on the left side?


I suppose it could, but it's quite nice to be able to easily flick it in and out of higher power modes when zipping up a hill or through traffic.
by mark a.
15 Oct 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar + bell
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Handlebar + bell

My new school run routine takes us along the canal towpath. It's a pretty and popular route, so I'm having to use my bell way more than I ever have in the past. The bell that came with the bike is just out of comfortable reach of my thumb. Any ideas on how to improve it? https://pixelfed.social/stor...
by mark a.
14 Oct 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - online voting not working

mcmahonsport wrote:I have the postal vote with my latest copy of Cycling UK and tried to vote online BUT, it took me to an old vote and would not accept my security codes.


In case you haven't figured it out yet, the URL you need is ersvotes.com/cyclinguk19 whereas the old one was the very similar /cyclinguk2019.
by mark a.
5 Oct 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

My wife is one of the nominees. She wasn't paying much attention to the request for trustees, but the announcement of the extension finally, explicitly mentioned what sort of skills they're looking for. All the previous requests were (I'm making this up, but it's along these lines) asking for the us...
by mark a.
5 Oct 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?

My Surly came with these boss-mounted adjusters . One of them stuck, so I replaced them when I was installing new cables. I can't remember what they were (but I think they were mostly black plastic) and they had the same problem that Brucey mentioned. In fact I posted about it here , but who knows w...
by mark a.
18 Feb 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying a child's bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Re: Carrying a child's bike

Thanks everyone. Yes, it's for walking and mainly when I need to carry the bike to my son's nursery. It's not too far and I can cope, but if there was some clever strap or handle solution that would be useful. I've tried lifting the handlebar, keeping the rear wheel on the ground - so it's doing a p...
by mark a.
15 Feb 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying a child's bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Carrying a child's bike

My 4 year old son is at the point where he'll happily ride his bike while I'm walking, but at some point he'll get tired and want to walk. Or I need to carry it to nursery so he can ride it home. The shape of the bike (Islabike Cnoc 14 large) means it's difficult to carry other than just holding on ...
by mark a.
25 Jan 2019, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Islabikes new bikes for the elderly
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: Islabikes new bikes for the elderly

First thought: fantastic!

Second thought: wait, where's the ebike?
by mark a.
20 Nov 2018, 10:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 83
Views: 2419

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

I don't even own a motorbike yet and I'm already bored with the HD debates. Perhaps I'll save up and get a BMW GS and annoy a whole other strata of bikers.
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 11:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 83
Views: 2419

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

Try this .... https://www.royalenfield.com/motorcycles/himalayan/bike/ I need to completely re-calibrate my budget expectations. Only £4k? It's easy to spend more than that on a modern bicycle :shock: I'm a regular visitor to Brooklands Museum and I enjoy looking at the BSAs (and, of course, the Br...
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 83
Views: 2419

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

Hopefully next year I'll be joining the motorcycle world. It's something I've wanted to do for years and soon I'll have the time and money to give it a go. I don't have any family with motorbikes, and only one or two friends have or had one, so I'm not entrenched in the world. What I'll end up getti...
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 22940

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

When looking at my freehub I looked online for pawl oil to see what options there are (considering that the only oil sold for bicycles seem to be for chains). The only sensible result I got was oil and grease for sailing boat winches, like this set . I'm not a boat person, so I've no idea if boat wi...
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 22940

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

Graham wrote:Too Good to Lose . . . . it is already there :D


Ah! I was looking in the wrong place (in the index post). Sorry about that (and for resurrecting an older thread).
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Nut won't come off
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: QR Nut won't come off

Some finesse, cunning and brute force did the trick. Thanks :)
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Nut won't come off
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: QR Nut won't come off

Right, that's good to know. I wanted to check there wasn't some weird reason why a non-removable nut would be a good idea. I seemed like it would be madness for it to be the case, but I've been surprised by "mad" decisions before.