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by NUKe
17 Oct 2018, 11:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamo comparison
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: Hub dynamo comparison

43k on a Shimano 3n80 in 8 years no problems, 12k on an SP. connector has given a bit of grief, but nothing to worry about. 5k on a bottom end Shimano 3n30 again no problems
by NUKe
17 Oct 2018, 10:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 33
Views: 1144

Re: Chain Care

I use a small deep fat fryer with chainsaw oil or at least I do for the uprights, found it wasn’t sympathetic to the chain tubes on the grasshopper. So it is back to the drawing board. Oz cycles suggest a chain lube made from xylene and paraffin wax I may give this a try next.
by NUKe
11 Oct 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hell On A Cycle Path.
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Hell On A Cycle Path.

Personally I wouldn’t update on here and certainly do not post the videos anywhere, until such times as the matter has been concluded, but we are of all of course interested and glad you are alright
by NUKe
2 Oct 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidi shoe sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Sidi do a wider fitting range as well. Mega is available in a couple of styles such as the Genius and Dominator which is what I used for many years. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sidi-dominator- ... awide-fit/[/quote]
yes sorry I should have said the normal range comes up narrow
by NUKe
1 Oct 2018, 11:43pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Beryl Burton - The Greatest
Replies: 76
Views: 2619

Re: Beryl Burton - The Greatest

Sir Len Hutton is anther famous morleyian. H h Asquith too. Rhubarb is it’s most famous export.
by NUKe
1 Oct 2018, 11:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidi shoe sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Sidi tend to be a narrow.personally I wouldn’t buy shoes I couldn’t try on, regardless of how cheap they are. Shoes that don’t fit correctly are expensive mistake.
by NUKe
27 Sep 2018, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling with dementia
Replies: 27
Views: 964

Re: Cycling with dementia

I think a lot depends on the individual, the level of their condition, I would be more worried about them ending up in a dangerous situation than being able to find them when they are lost. If your friend can take a wrong turn on roads they know then what is to stop them turning onto the wrong road ...
by NUKe
26 Sep 2018, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Oil for tektro hydraulic brakes?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: What Oil for tektro hydraulic brakes?

Don't know if these are similar to yours but this video might help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWssERgU2fw
by NUKe
25 Sep 2018, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Oil for tektro hydraulic brakes?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: What Oil for tektro hydraulic brakes?

Mineral oil is what it needs and it needs to be oil for the job.The Shimano oil is the right stuff for the job. Do not use dot 4 the seals will rot. Likewise do not use motor oil it is full of addatives which may lead to brake failure, Burping might work, but sooner or latter you will need to do a f...
by NUKe
25 Sep 2018, 3:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.
Replies: 138
Views: 3917

Re: Children to be banned from riding bikes without number plates.

brynpoeth wrote:Why do Constables wear id numbers?

They didn't at Orgreave
by NUKe
25 Sep 2018, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 1760

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

Quite disappointing really you had someone 14 to 15 years old looking for a project to do with cycling and you lot bickering about the rights and wrongs has as usual frightened them off. He was looking for something to design and build. It wasn’t a PhD student looking to write a thesis. It wasn’t s...
by NUKe
24 Sep 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 1760

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

Quite disappointing really you had someone 14 to 15 years old looking for a project to do with cycling and you lot bickering about the rights and wrongs has as usual frightened them off. He was looking for something to design and build. It wasn’t a PhD student looking to write a thesis. It wasn’t so...
by NUKe
23 Sep 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist's Safety Gap
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Cyclist's Safety Gap

As I posted on the other thread on this topic, it looks like the next edition of the Highway Code, may change to give a distance.of 1.5 m based on the success of the West kids police campaign, but these things do take time.
by NUKe
21 Sep 2018, 8:03am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diamox/Acetazolamide "Source"
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: Diamox/Acetazolamide "Source"

Would have said what botty has said, at least let your GP have a go first. Online medicines can range from placebos to poison, and it’s a bit of a lottery which you get.
by NUKe
20 Sep 2018, 11:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Navigation pain
Replies: 37
Views: 1020

Re: Navigation pain

I've never used a bike GPS, so how quick and easy is it to cobble together a route and get it onto your device? Is it easy to learn? I'm not thinking of getting one, but I'm curious. My hand-held Satmap is okay for walking, but it simply shows you where you are on an OS map of your choice. So you a...