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by Sum
17 Feb 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1436

Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

SJS Cycles do sell a folding version of the Pasela TourGuard. Brucey provided a link to them in an earlier post.
by Sum
13 Feb 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Went for a ride
Replies: 26
Views: 6144

Re: Went for a ride

Sheffield?
by Sum
3 Feb 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Consumer Rights / Customer Service
Replies: 31
Views: 4245

Re: Consumer Rights / Customer Service

My understanding is that Chargeback will cover faulty items and the card provider will refund the purchase amount if the claim is successful. Obviously in the OP's case this all depends on the Chargeback option being available and whether the card provider agrees with the OP's assessment that the it...
by Sum
2 Feb 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Consumer Rights / Customer Service
Replies: 31
Views: 4245

Re: Consumer Rights / Customer Service

This is the applicable bit from from TC's link:- When you can use chargeback If the item or service you've bought was under £100, you may still be covered by chargeback. Chargeback is not enshrined in law like Section 75, but it is part of what is known as Scheme Rules, which participating banks sub...
by Sum
2 Feb 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Consumer Rights / Customer Service
Replies: 31
Views: 4245

Re: Consumer Rights / Customer Service

Just to clear up some confusion, the Sale of Goods Act was replaced by the Consumer Protection Act in 2015. This gives you the right to return the goods or have a refund if they are not fit for purpose. Your claim is definitely against the retailer, not the manufacturer. It is arguable that a bolt ...
by Sum
30 Dec 2018, 11:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo Lighting - fit and forget?
Replies: 132
Views: 7157

Re: Dynamo Lighting - fit and forget?

To illustrate what edocastor and Brucey have already said, I've attempted to draw below the revised circuit with the correct TW1 shown (a link is included in case people wish to subsequently modify it). circuit.png ...I guess there is no other regulation than the zeners and the LED itself (and its c...
by Sum
30 Dec 2018, 11:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo Lighting - fit and forget?
Replies: 132
Views: 7157

Re: Dynamo Lighting - fit and forget?

TW1 is a SMD code for the dual common cathode schottky BAT54C. It is essentially two diodes that share a common cathode. It would appear to be a pnp transistor if tested using a multimeter. The BAT54C simply acts as two half-wave rectifiers charging the 1.0F capacitor via the 10ohm resistor. It isn...
by Sum
19 Oct 2018, 9:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Indicators - Is it me?
Replies: 36
Views: 1498

Re: Car Indicators - Is it me?

Maybe indicators should be banned :wink: Drove a Japanese car once (This One You Ought To Avoid), the indicator stalk was on the right!!! Been there, done that, wiped the windscreen on entry to a roundabout - dangerous! Rule 97 Before setting off. You should ensure that ... you know where all the c...
by Sum
17 Oct 2018, 10:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike crash: The first things to do in the aftermath
Replies: 32
Views: 1267

Re: Bike crash: The first things to do in the aftermath

Airsporter1st wrote:I can't help thinking that some of the antipathy towards cyclists comes from incidents such as you describe, where another road user is trying to be courteous and is either ignored or admonished for his pains.
+1
by Sum
14 Oct 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car parking close to the kerb by the traffic light s
Replies: 41
Views: 1960

Re: Car parking close to the kerb by the traffic light s

The first-time OP asked the question "where do I stand" and was resoundingly told where he stood. I guess he has no further need to come back to this forum, which is a shame as I'd be interested to know why he thought the other person was at fault. Although the OP's account of the incident...
by Sum
13 Oct 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Chris Hoy speaks out
Replies: 42
Views: 2008

Re: Chris Hoy speaks out

It all depends how you spin it... Cyclists should stop hogging the road, says Sir Chris Hoy I think that's the Telegraph putting words into Hoy's mouth for the sake of a money-grabbing headline. The article goes on to say:- Sir Chris, who has with six gold medals, said: "If you are cycling and...
by Sum
8 Oct 2018, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any thoughts on these two dynohub front wheels?
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Any thoughts on these two dynohub front wheels?

A bit belated but my understanding is that the DH-T8000 is related to the DH-3D80 (and DH-T785) which has aluminium* windings to save weight plus a slightly larger cup-and-cone and (one) more bearing, when compared to the Alfine DH-S501. Below are some tech docs of the XT hub variants - note how the...
by Sum
7 Oct 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dont ask a copper
Replies: 77
Views: 3784

Re: dont ask a copper ( better url)

.......You seem very bitter about the job you chose. Didn't you know all that before you applied - perhaps some basic research might have helped in that case. If you did know about it all and joined in spite of it then you obviously accepted those conditions so don't moan about them........ I don't...
by Sum
30 Sep 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM cassette
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: SRAM cassette

Perhaps if you could post pictures of the freehub splines without the cassette, and also the cassette when it's been tightened onto the freehub, then that might help?
by Sum
20 Sep 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why 142 yards?
Replies: 34
Views: 1593

Re: ...why 142 yards?

I'm guessing it's a combination of Paulatic's idea i.e. Appendix A in the Traffic Signs Manual and 130 metres being converted to the nearest yard (142). A quick search (google) suggests that the distance may be common in Norfolk, but not elsewhere. Maybe the Norfolkers like to be precise in their c...