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by bother21
24 Apr 2018, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear light mounting bracket with 90 degree bend
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: rear light mounting bracket with 90 degree bend

I have a lamp with 50mm spacing (not supernova) and screw mount on underside of rack, hence need a 90 degree bend and 50 mm spaced holes to fit lamp to. Seems even bent bits of metal with a couple of holes drilled in it costs you £20 these days - thanks for all the suggestions though, appreciated.
by bother21
24 Apr 2018, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear light mounting bracket with 90 degree bend
Replies: 8
Views: 497

rear light mounting bracket with 90 degree bend

After something like this https://framebuildersupply.com/products/bracket-for-supernova-e3-tail-light-medium for mounting light on rear rack but unwilling to pay silly money (like the £17 somebody wants for the same on ebay), anyone got any suggestions as to what's available that might fit the bill?
by bother21
25 Jan 2014, 5:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old Audax routesheet - Cheltenham Flyer
Replies: 3
Views: 12984

Re: Old Audax routesheet - Cheltenham Flyer

That very much looks like it to me. Who would have thought.... many thanks indeed.....
by bother21
23 Jan 2014, 12:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old Audax routesheet - Cheltenham Flyer
Replies: 3
Views: 12984

Old Audax routesheet - Cheltenham Flyer

Long shot but does anyone have a copy of the routesheet for the old Cheltenham Flyer 200k audax (not the New flyer, no disrespect at all to that route of course). Fancied doing it again based on good memories (but not good enough to remember route!)
by bother21
8 Apr 2013, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling gloves
Replies: 21
Views: 2345

Re: Cycling gloves

£8 black leather gloves from Army Surplus store. Reckon they'll be just the thing....
by bother21
5 Apr 2013, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best small car to put bikes inside?
Replies: 115
Views: 13425

Re: Best small car to put bikes inside?

2CV. Bromptons (me and misses) fit in nicely - hood off for full size bike out the top, or boot open for hanging out the back. Though I am thinking of a roof rack now. Terrible saftely features (or more accurately an almost complete lack thereof) in a crash, thin metal will crumple immediately crush...
by bother21
5 Apr 2013, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling gloves
Replies: 21
Views: 2345

Re: Cycling gloves

Previous gloves useless only in terms of being cheap, therefore not very windproof and the outer knitting fell apart pretty readily. I don't mind paying money for decent glove, but I want to be paying for the glove not the branding, hi vis, padding etc. Seems there is no middle ground (in anything) ...
by bother21
5 Apr 2013, 9:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling gloves
Replies: 21
Views: 2345

Cycling gloves

OK, sick of the cold weather etc. etc....and I've worn out pair of, pretty useless, thinsulate gloves recently. Looking for some new winter gloves for cycling. Here's the rub though, I want some plain black gloves without branding, text, logos, reflective strips, bizzare (technical!) textures, pipin...
by bother21
4 Apr 2013, 1:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help needed with my squeaky Brompton!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Help needed with my squeaky Brompton!!

I hunted for months for a squeak on my Brompton - did my head in - even got new bottom bracket, and eventually found it was the rubber suspension thingy on rear triangel - single drop of oil cured it. Probably not your issue, you seem sure it is a seat thing, but do give that a try if at all unsure ...
by bother21
29 Nov 2012, 1:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton rear hub overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 3219

Brompton rear hub overhaul

Ok the slipping on my rear Brompton Sturmey Archer hub is getting too frequent to ignore much longer. Is overhaul of this something I could do? Are there any resources on the net or anywhere to assist with this? I do have the contact phone for a chap in Bristol who apparently does overhauls on such ...
by bother21
27 Nov 2012, 12:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mud flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 7588

Re: Mud flaps

Oh yes and totally agree that I too can't understand why cyclists don't use mudguards. People covered in rain and mud on their way to work in special clothes and mud encrusted reflective waterproofs. I simply don't have special cycling clothes, wear what I'm wearing all day, but I DO have mudguards....
by bother21
27 Nov 2012, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mud flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 7588

Re: Mud flaps

I had some leather mudflaps but they were just too heavy and rigid (can't remember which brand they were). Looked great but weighted the mudguard down too much and were inflexible when caught in anything. I latterly made some from old car tyre inner tube - just went down to local tyre place and aske...
by bother21
10 Nov 2012, 6:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simple front lights
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Simple front lights

Just got back from my first night ride in a long time and was reminded that my Schmidt E6 doesn't have a standlight. I'm looking for some front light to be used in effect as a standlight - something to be seen by when stationary. Needs to be small, cheapish (but stylish) and take a rechargable batte...
by bother21
28 May 2012, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MKS pedal bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: MKS pedal bearings

Ta, for tip. Seems to run fine -1 bearing. Maybe I will splash out on some new pedals????
by bother21
28 May 2012, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The good old 'clicking' conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 968

The good old 'clicking' conundrum

Spent hours trying to locate clicking on bike. Totally overhauled rear wheel hub, pedals (see seperate post!), crank bolts and replaced bottom bracket. I think I have ascertained now that it is the bottom bracket being not tight enough in the frame. There was slight but noticable movement when flexi...