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by backnotes
20 Jun 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just joined this British Cycling
Replies: 44
Views: 618

Re: Just joined this British Cycling

Perhaps I live where there's no active group. I live near Lancaster, I think there is a group in Lancaster. I did hear they mostly did mid week rides and average age was retirement but that could just be a case of a "youngster's" perception of the ctc people she went cycling with once. Th...
by backnotes
18 Jun 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 29
Views: 1108

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Cog Popular term for a rear sprocket. Sometimes incorrectly used as a synonym for cluster, which is actually a group of cogs. Sprocket …….. The rear sprockets individually are also commonly called cogs or gears; as a group they are referred to as a block, cassette, cluster or freewheel. Three guesse...
by backnotes
18 Jun 2019, 1:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 29
Views: 1108

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Almost but not quite as disturbing - it's also a brush without bristles!
by backnotes
17 Jun 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stronglight - varying chain ring tooth profile
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Stronglight - varying chain ring tooth profile

Thanks Brucey, You're right - only the outer and middle rings have this arrangement, while the granny ring is all regular teeth, so this seems intended as a way to help the chain slide off a larger ring and onto a smaller ring. You're quite right that this arrangement has successfully confused at le...
by backnotes
17 Jun 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 29
Views: 1108

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

I believe it is intended for scraping all the rubbish out that accumulates in between the cogs on the back wheel. I have one, and it has never really worked that well for me. I tend to use the stretched edge of a duster, or something that's a bit like a glorified giant pipe cleaner, but everyone wil...
by backnotes
17 Jun 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greater Anglia and bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 1734

Re: Greater Anglia and bikes

You get out and get in the seating area on the train through another door. The guard / conductor will ask where you are getting off again, and everything waits for you when you get there. It is all a lot less stressful than it sounds on paper. If you are going to London Liverpool St, that is the end...
by backnotes
17 Jun 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stronglight - varying chain ring tooth profile
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Stronglight - varying chain ring tooth profile

Thanks. Yes - sorry - my original photo wasn't very good at all was it! I have now replaced the original blurry one with a new one done with the benefit of a tripod - hopefully this shows the phenomenon more clearly - to my eyes, the teeth change profile between the regular shape adjacent to the &qu...
by backnotes
17 Jun 2019, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stronglight - varying chain ring tooth profile
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Stronglight - varying chain ring tooth profile

Does anyone know the fairly recent history of Stronglight chainring design? I have a few Stronglight Speedlight triple chainsets. The replacement Stronglight Zicral rings on the one I use most are normal - all the teeth have the same profile. I have another NOS (bought in 2007) Stronglight Speedligh...
by backnotes
17 Jun 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greater Anglia and bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 1734

Re: Greater Anglia and bikes

I may have confused you because the thread is confusing and I hadn't read it all. I had assumed you were arriving at Manningtree by train from Harwich. If you are arriving by bike to catch an Inter City train to London, the answer is nearly the same. You cycle up the road off the A137 to Manningtree...
by backnotes
17 Jun 2019, 12:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greater Anglia and bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 1734

Re: Greater Anglia and bikes

Yes, the Inter City trains to London that stop at Manningtree always (well, I never saw one the other way round in 30 years) have an electric locomotive at the front / London end, and the space where bikes go is never in the middle and always right at the other end. If you are changing trains from t...
by backnotes
17 May 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing Avid Shorty Ultimate brake pads
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Replacing Avid Shorty Ultimate brake pads

Thanks very much for these suggestions Brucey. I am pleased to hear that the design looks a bit dumb to you as well! I will put some silicone grease on the threads of the retaining pins on the new set of shoes for now, and will then experiment with some of the other suggestions on the old set, havin...
by backnotes
17 May 2019, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing Avid Shorty Ultimate brake pads
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Replacing Avid Shorty Ultimate brake pads

Hello, I have Avid Shorty Ultimate cantilever brakes, but I have never managed to get the pads/inserts out of the shoes when the time comes to change them. The pad is held in place in the shoe by a bar that goes top to bottom that has a 1.5mm hex key detent in the top. SRAM shoe.JPG These turn fine ...
by backnotes
15 May 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar mount for eTrex
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Handlebar mount for eTrex

Here's mine. Vista mounting thread.JPG It is a much smaller thread than a tripod - the screw head on the outside looks chunky, but the thread itself inside is tiny, and there's a collar around it that stabilises it. There's a claim here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:167082 that it is a UNC 4-40 ...
by backnotes
8 May 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: selectively removing waypoints from garmin etrex20
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: selectively removing waypoints from garmin etrex20

The functionality is hidden under advanced options / waypoint options. There's a box to enter the reference lat/lon and then a tick box for "sort output by distance from reference point". My waypoint file had all kinds of rubbish at the end of the file, but the good stuff close to home was...