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by wearwell
1 Jan 2020, 1:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20843

Re: Why wear black?

I found a benefit of hi viz yesterday. I wore a hi viz jacket with some company names on it, plus the clothes I was working in (dirty cargo trousers, work boots) into a building supply place that caters to trade, and I have never recieved such deferent service from them before. I presume they took ...
by wearwell
1 Jan 2020, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long to fix a pothole ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1704

Re: How long to fix a pothole ?

I think that the companies here in the UK deliberately use crappy tar so as to stay in business after years of complaining, I finally found someone who spilled the beans. Its actually been an EU directive that reduced the amount of proper tar in the mix, to reduced the harm to health of road worker...
by wearwell
1 Jan 2020, 10:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long to fix a pothole ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1704

Re: How long to fix a pothole ?

gbnz wrote:
wearwell wrote:They are appalling in Derbyshire..... +tory district council.:


Hmm, unsual for a District Council to have responsibility for repairing pot holes :?. Maybe the EU should be blamed?

County council most likely, depending on the road. https://www.potholes.co.uk/claims/responsible_for_road
by wearwell
31 Dec 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20843

Re: Why wear black?

You can feel the difference if you put one on, over your black T shirt. Especially if it's rush hour. Traffic immediately gives you wider passing space, or slows down etc. It's automatic reflex to high viz yellow Yesterday I noticed a lot of drivers unusually stopping to let me through on country l...
by wearwell
31 Dec 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long to fix a pothole ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1704

Re: How long to fix a pothole ?

They are appalling in Derbyshire. Worse than they've ever been. Austerity +tory district council. We wondered about highlighting them in blue spray paint and putting up sign boards "Vote Conservative, vote for potholes"
PS and closed public lavs! :roll:
by wearwell
31 Dec 2019, 11:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20843

Re: Why wear black?

I'm probably repeating what's already been said but my experience especially on busy main roads is that hi viz bright yellow tops are really effective. You can feel the difference if you put one on, over your black T shirt. Especially if it's rush hour. Traffic immediately gives you wider passing sp...
by wearwell
28 Aug 2019, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano M324 pedal prob
Replies: 49
Views: 1987

Re: Shimano M324 pedal prob

Special tool didn't fit. It's a different size from other Shimano pedals. In the meantime the bearing tightened again and crushed the ball bearings into dust and pedal self destructed. Basically they aren't serviceable - if they need servicing then it's already too late. But they do need lubricating...
by wearwell
27 Aug 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 2 chainring versus 3 chainring crank
Replies: 45
Views: 2637

Re: 2 chainring versus 3 chainring crank

There has been a recent burst of fashion for the double chainring, basically for people who fancy themselves as racing cyclists. :lol: Bt there's a distinct disadvantage - having the narrow range of gears which a racing cyclist would be happy with is a big disadvantage to the general user especially...
by wearwell
25 Aug 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5956

Re: Bells on bikes

I have a pinger bell on my hybrid and it's surprising how many pedestrians react to it by patting down their pockets to find their mobile phone. I use a pinger too. It works better if you ping 2 or 3 times - I think it helps identify the moving location of the source. A single ping could be from an...
by wearwell
24 Aug 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 617
Views: 347920

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

,.... I might give Spa a second chance in the future, either internet sales or in person. ... Total boycott from me, they had their second chance. Have probably spent about £2500 elsewhere since. Wife's new road bike was a titanium but got it locally (Moda Nocturne). Put a pair of Spa wheels on it ...
by wearwell
24 Aug 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano M324 pedal prob
Replies: 49
Views: 1987

Re: Shimano M324 pedal prob

...... you misunderstand perhaps; its not usually water that damages the outboard bearings in PD-M324, it is bad adjustment, bad lube, and horrible loadings. I mentioned water ingress into PD-M324 because that is the only damage I have ever seen in inboard bearings, and that hasn't ever been catast...
by wearwell
23 Aug 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano M324 pedal prob
Replies: 49
Views: 1987

Re: Shimano M324 pedal prob

FWIW if the pedals in question were as bad as the OP states there's no contest it'd be new pedals for me. TBH IMO M324's bearings design are a bad one,I can't see any reason why they couldn't be similar to M520's :? No not bad at all. I've had them for many years and done 1000s of miles. I just for...
by wearwell
23 Aug 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano M324 pedal prob
Replies: 49
Views: 1987

Re: Shimano M324 pedal prob

BruceJ wrote:Too late now, I know, but new set of M324s available from Wiggle at £32.99.
Oh well!
But I'm really averse to scrapping stuff and would much rather repair. We probably have 20 or more bikes between us in my extended family so maybe the tool will pay for itself eventually.
by wearwell
23 Aug 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 617
Views: 347920

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

landsurfer wrote:...
SPA bikes are lovely items, jewellery, class .... ...
Mine was definitely not. See previous posts.
If you have a problem don't give them the benefit of the doubt.
by wearwell
22 Aug 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano M324 pedal prob
Replies: 49
Views: 1987

Re: Shimano M324 pedal prob

Right. Tool ordered - £32! :shock:
I don't suppose I'll need it a second time as I will be lubricating pedals religiously from now on!