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by NUKe
23 Oct 2020, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for a London commuter at night
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Lights for a London commuter at night

If your looking to buy Dyno lights and hubs the German sites are by far the cheapest. I bought most of my setups from Rosebikes
https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/bike-parts/bike-lights
by NUKe
23 Oct 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights for a London commuter at night
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Lights for a London commuter at night

For Commuting in the urban environment you are definitely on the right track with a hub dyno but I would also supplement with a flashing rear which for reasons I can never fathom is has to be battery powered although you can get rechargeable ones . In central London there is plenty of light so unles...
by NUKe
22 Oct 2020, 4:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Price of Chains
Replies: 42
Views: 1537

Re: Price of Chains

When I started this thread I wasn't looking for cheap chains, just commenting on the fact that they seem to have more than doubled in price in the last 12 months. I will still buy SRAM 850 as the quality level is good, but as I need 5 chains to make up 2, for the recumbent its a significant price hi...
by NUKe
21 Oct 2020, 4:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof
Replies: 23
Views: 756

Re: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof

I'm not sure there's any such thing as a truly breathable cycling jacket, my experience is that vents are essential, and much more important than "breathability" of the fabric. Should have said when I posted previously I agree with roubaixtuesday on this. particularly when its raining. wh...
by NUKe
21 Oct 2020, 2:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof
Replies: 23
Views: 756

Re: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof

I have a Boardman rain jacket from Halfords which seems to work quite well, for a budget jacket.
by NUKe
21 Oct 2020, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry
Replies: 170
Views: 5202

Re: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry

As you got onto Feet forward motorcycles some of the modern Scooters like the Suzuki Bergmann could be classed as such. BMW tried a version with roof the C1, but it didn't sell in huge numbers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_C1 I was going to buy one for Commuting to the train station as I could h...
by NUKe
19 Oct 2020, 4:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Price of Chains
Replies: 42
Views: 1537

Price of Chains

Has anyone else noticed the rise in the price of Might just be 8 speed, notice the prices seemed to have just about doubled recently last SRAM PC 850 was £6 12 months ago now £11 pounds.
by NUKe
19 Oct 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed rear mech with 9 speed system?
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: 10 speed rear mech with 9 speed system?

it was 2010 but I mistaken bought s 10spd 105 for an speed, Sora bike . I was about to send it back but decided to measure it. the two mechs measured the same in terms of cage width and length ran no problems.
by NUKe
19 Oct 2020, 10:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: woman freezes to death after falling from bike
Replies: 34
Views: 1350

Re: woman freezes to death after falling from bike

the link that thirdcrank is a good description better than the mail , where the article was at best confusing However from the link taking about the PCSO's the final " "They were not trained in search techniques and did not have adequate power in their torchlights [they were not bright eno...
by NUKe
17 Oct 2020, 7:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?
Replies: 23
Views: 823

Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

https://www.safetyfirstaid.co.uk/health ... oves-pair/
Manual handling gloves. Been using them since the 70s
I use them from about now until it’s sub zero. Normally buy from a DIY shop, quality and thickness has dropped over the years slightly.
by NUKe
16 Oct 2020, 2:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 70
Views: 2848

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

Good luck to all at Bob Jackson cycles wishing them a long and happy retirement. In the same are there are still other offering the same service and still going strong . Ellis Briggs https://www.ellisbriggscycles.co.uk/ and Woodrups http://www.woodrupcycles.com/ The art of frame building and fixing ...
by NUKe
14 Oct 2020, 9:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fasted commute
Replies: 24
Views: 582

Re: Fasted commute

Not being a massive fan of early mornings, I like to get up, get dressed, throw down 250ml of water, brush my teeth and get on the bike for my morning commute. I'm usually on the road by 0630, and it's a 10.5km ride to work with a fairly steep hill about half way. I normally have my breakfast as so...
by NUKe
13 Oct 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What slightly more robust tyres for a small amount of off-road ?
Replies: 16
Views: 404

Re: What slightly more robust tyres for a small amount of off-road ?

As you seem to be looking for only slightly more puncture protection I would add the following 2 to the mix
Continental Gatorskinz or Swalbe Marathon Race