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by QUIST
25 Mar 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Width of contraflow cycleway
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

Width of contraflow cycleway

does anyone know what the specified width of an contrtaflow cycleway should be?
by QUIST
4 Oct 2018, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bending fork blades (forward)
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: Bending fork blades (forward)

As to what exactly happened I'm not sure I'm afraid. Its not an accident or anything similar.

I don't see why I shouldn't use the same LBS - hes provided more than satisfactory service in the past
by QUIST
4 Oct 2018, 8:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bending fork blades (forward)
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Bending fork blades (forward)

I've a Steel framed bike on which one of the fork blades is further forward than another a LBS has advised me he thinks he can bend it so its parallel -its not a lot o ut maybe 5mm? Any thoughts ideas?
by QUIST
14 Sep 2018, 8:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Fork Wobble?
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Front Fork Wobble?

It seems to occur more when leaning left, its not the loading or tyre pressure-I'm goin g to get a local bike shop to have a look at the frame-I'm wondering if its related to the headset......
by QUIST
13 Sep 2018, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Fork Wobble?
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Front Fork Wobble?

I've a 653 framed Bob Jackson which seem s to have developed a proneness to wobbling (at front forks).

It just feels unsteady theres no obvious sign is there anything I can look for which might indicate one way or the other?

Thanks in advance
by QUIST
24 Jul 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: routesheeet reading at night
Replies: 12
Views: 768

routesheeet reading at night

anyone any tips for reading a r/s in dark with no streelights?

I've tried headtorches and always seem to position the sheet too far back (ie in the bars)

Thanks in advance
by QUIST
18 Jul 2018, 9:41am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bakers Cysts
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Bakers Cysts

I've been advised I have a pair of Bakers cysts at the rear of my knees - has anyone any experience of trying to get rid of them?

I'm trying to stop them developing further even though the doctor said one was well defined

Any tips?
by QUIST
28 Jun 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheel straightening rim (not bent wheel)
Replies: 5
Views: 312

wheel straightening rim (not bent wheel)

Any tips? My LBS (inlc. wheel builder has advised ) that 700 x 28 wheel has dents in rim. Is it possible to straighten rim out? Any tips? Doe s it involve inserting a wooden block were the tube would go and then pressing the 2 eims together in a vice (ie againast the block) Thanks in advance
by QUIST
3 Apr 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Painful index finger
Replies: 0
Views: 559

Painful index finger

I've been to Hospital/GP/physio re Index finger to no avail so can anyone suggest a book of exercises which might strenthen it? It feels swollen all the time X-rays showed no arthritis and it seems to have resulted from pedestrian (me) being bumped into by cyclist It now hurts all the time whereas u...
by QUIST
4 Jan 2018, 9:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lugless 531 frame
Replies: 29
Views: 1490

Re: lugless 531 frame

I'm not sure whether to post t his or nor not but all I want to know is about the potential strength (which only a couple of the posts have addressed)
by QUIST
2 Jan 2018, 11:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lugless 531 frame
Replies: 29
Views: 1490

lugless 531 frame

Are such frames noticeably weaker than lugged frames?
by QUIST
6 Dec 2017, 1:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Continuing pain in my knees .... help..please.
Replies: 37
Views: 2846

Re: Continuing pain in my knees .... help..please.

I've found the following to be very helpful in terms of relieving aching knee pain. Wearing knee supports Ensuring the saddle is not set too high and lastly much to my surprise ensuring my chair at work is not set too low (When it was previously my knees ached beyond belief and I really was wonderin...
by QUIST
6 Dec 2017, 1:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole repair automation
Replies: 20
Views: 1726

Re: Pothole repair automation

The roundabout on corporation St in Derby has two semi circular potholes (2" wide by 18" long despite numerous requests by self they are the subject of repairs which do little and last for no time before reverting to how they were . Part of this is as they are subject to Public Service Veh...
by QUIST
6 Dec 2017, 1:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2031

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

sometimes the lights are poorly set so the sensor is either not pointed in the correct direction/ correctly programmed I have also experienced oncoming drivers ignoring the change in lights ie going through when red towards me or tailgating another vehicle which has done the same
by QUIST
6 Dec 2017, 1:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Squirrels!
Replies: 72
Views: 5485

Re: Squirrels!

I've had my front wheel (spokes) wrapped arounf a rat I don't know who was more scared the rat or me