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by backnotes
16 Feb 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

Not quite sure what "flat/clingy" means, but have you looked at two bolt SPD shoes? These are often sold as MTB shoes, but come with different soles, so some are very chunky, but others are more like a stiff version of regular trainers. There are also a few 2 bolt road touring shoes. The t...
by backnotes
4 Feb 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Today's cycling specific rip-off
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: Today's cycling specific rip-off

I was entertained to find this https://velo.renold.com/products/renold-velo-ct-track-cycle-chain-limited-edition-set when after a new chain for my shopping bike. I decided it wouldn't be fair on all the other shoppers to benefit from this marginal gain, so I went for something described as a "b...
by backnotes
3 Feb 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Today's cycling specific rip-off
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: Today's cycling specific rip-off

To be fair, the extra £31 does get you a handy label on the outside to remind you that the bag is intended for shoes and socks. I am sure there will soon be a lighter and more expensive "pro" version involving some graphene and nanoparticles.....
by backnotes
8 Jan 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Handle Bar Bags Compatible With A Torch
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: Handle Bar Bags Compatible With A Torch

Minoura do a couple of other useful front light brackets. This one Minoura front.jpg replaces a headset spacer and, depending on your stem and bar bag, allows you to mount a light that will not bounce around and is out of the way below the bar bag. It needed Loctite and some star washers to make it ...
by backnotes
18 Dec 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized plug and play fender (a.k.a. mudguard) rattle
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Specialized plug and play fender (a.k.a. mudguard) rattle

Thanks very much. That would work too - and I have some rubber covered p-clips. The owner of the bike has this afternoon found this online https://www.thebikefactory.co.uk/product/B2153/specialized-diverge-carbon-seat-tube-clamp which seems to do the bracing the mudguard away from the seat tube thin...
by backnotes
18 Dec 2018, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized plug and play fender (a.k.a. mudguard) rattle
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Specialized plug and play fender (a.k.a. mudguard) rattle

Thanks Chris, I like that idea - much simpler than any of my ideas and quick to try. I have ordered a plastic mudguard bridge and will report back in due course. In many ways it is a clever design - the front mudguard is really solid, and the rear has a long integrated mudflap that curves with the w...
by backnotes
18 Dec 2018, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized plug and play fender (a.k.a. mudguard) rattle
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Specialized plug and play fender (a.k.a. mudguard) rattle

I am trying to help a friend reduce the rattle on a 2017 Specialized Diverge fitted with Specialized "plug and play" fenders. There is no brake bridge, and hence nothing to attach a mudguard bridge to. There is a pair of single stays at the back, and the only other anchor point is at the f...
by backnotes
11 Dec 2018, 3:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rights over lost delivery?
Replies: 32
Views: 1116

Re: Rights over lost delivery?

I can't tell from this in the OP - "giving them a chance to track parcel b down to a neighbour and I retrieve it" if you know from the courier that the parcel was left with a neighbour, but just don't know which one? One possibility is not a physical neighbour, but a keyboard neighbour. I ...
by backnotes
8 Dec 2018, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Filling in the holes in shoes after cleats removed
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Filling in the holes in shoes after cleats removed

Re-reading the original post, I am not convinced the shoes in question are SPD 2 bolt as these tend to have the plates with holes that the cleats screw into recessed behind a hole in the sole, with an MTB tread pattern that stands proud around them. If they are 3 bolt for "road" cleats wit...
by backnotes
7 Dec 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Filling in the holes in shoes after cleats removed
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Filling in the holes in shoes after cleats removed

The OP would be welcome to these. They came off some Shimano SPD sandals, and I put them in my bar bag in case the sandals didn't work well with my SPD pedals on a first ride, and I forgot and I've been carrying them around for a year or so. Amazed all 4 screws were still there, wedged under the sti...
by backnotes
30 Nov 2018, 1:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Badgering for a badge
Replies: 73
Views: 12017

Re: Badgering for a badge

They are being offered by H Lloyd's, so I am assuming it is the end of the run of decals mentioned many years ago further up this thread, unless there's been a recent office clear-out in the Guildford area!
by backnotes
30 Nov 2018, 1:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Badgering for a badge
Replies: 73
Views: 12017

Re: Badgering for a badge

There are also (a few) winged wheel decals still available here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311867225013
by backnotes
30 Nov 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1426

Re: Cameras on tour

That's good news re. USB charging - best of both worlds. Thanks.
by backnotes
30 Nov 2018, 10:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1426

Re: Cameras on tour

I tend to carry a relatively cheap and cheerful Nikon Coolpix 310 (long-obsolete now), because it can take regular AA batteries you can get in any corner shop / garage and does away with carrying a dedicated charger, mains lead etc. I bought it in Argos in Wick in 2012, which I passed on the way fro...
by backnotes
27 Nov 2018, 1:59pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: (potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls
Replies: 19
Views: 2287

Re: (potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls

I'm on the committee of a Cycling UK Member Group, and also lead rides for the group. We already have closed opt-in mail groups for different kinds of discussions within the local group - rides, campaigning etc., but only very occasionally contact neighbouring Cycling UK groups. I think a cross-Memb...