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by horizon
17 Feb 2020, 11:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?
Replies: 82
Views: 1780

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

I like those parking spaces in some cities that have a stand for x number of bicycles = one car. It is irksome to have a car owner raise an eyebrow to one's bike collection while they step out to their overblown 1.5 ton lump of metal and glass taking up the space of several bicycles.
by horizon
17 Feb 2020, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?
Replies: 82
Views: 1780

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

I don't care how many bikes people have or what they pay for them. People make their own decisions for their own reasons. As do I. Far too many try to tell others how to live their lives without knowing their situation. I think it does matter. Having more than one bike does have downsides: apart fr...
by horizon
16 Feb 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?
Replies: 82
Views: 1780

Re: N Plus X: how many cycles do you own?

One might like to list the cycles one has owned in the past too, the list would be even longer, dozens maybe, I think it often wouldn't be much different from what people currently own. Bkes (unlike cars) are easy to keep and store and still have an enduring usefulness. Lots of electrical items OTO...
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 9:25pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 245
Views: 4020

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Banning hi-viz (or helmets, or stab-vests, or anything else that is a little over-the-top, but doesn't directly harm anyone else) is NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN in the UK. (fog lights are illegal in good vis, but no-one ever gets pulled for that! :P ) So Utility'Cs campaign is irrelevant. I suspect he's ...
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?
Replies: 36
Views: 1128

Re: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?

So am I right in thinking that all this rim wear stuff is a load of nonsense? No, you're not right. No, it seems not. So the brake pad alone theory isn't correct (shame) and the road debris theory certainly isn't so it's rim (with some brake pad). The only thing I wonder here if there is a strong d...
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 4:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

Carlton green wrote:
I suspect that the purpose of the film was to pursued Nurses to take such roles in 1945, a form of advert.



The only pursued nurses IICR came later in the Ealing comedies. :wink:
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 4:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Woodtourer's next Euro Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 971

Re: National Express booked!!!

And the bike?
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?
Replies: 36
Views: 1128

Re: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?

since I rebuilt my wheels with rims with ceramic brake surfaces and discovered Shimano S70C brake blocks I dont see any residue on the rims. The brake blocks dont seem to wear down very much either. no squealing and wet weather preformance not too bad after the water has been removed, before which ...
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Los ojos negros (Via Verde) or El Camino from Puerto de Sagunto. Any knowledge?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Los ojos negros (Via Verde) or El Camino from Puerto de Sagunto. Any knowledge?

I've looked through some photos and there are gravel sections but they're well made and other sections are just tarmac. The last few km AFAIR were on road to Sagunto.
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?
Replies: 36
Views: 1128

Re: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?

since I rebuilt my wheels with rims with ceramic brake surfaces and discovered Shimano S70C brake blocks I dont see any residue on the rims . The brake blocks dont seem to wear down very much either . no squealing and wet weather preformance not too bad after the water has been removed I think you ...
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Los ojos negros (Via Verde) or El Camino from Puerto de Sagunto. Any knowledge?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Los ojos negros (Via Verde) or El Camino from Puerto de Sagunto. Any knowledge?

I've done Ojos Negros wild camping from Teruel to Sagunto as part of a trip from Santander to Valencia (with a bit of train and bus in the middle). AFAIR, most of it is excellent surface (tarmac or gravel) with lots of interesting bridges and tunnels (some rather long). I did it a while ago in 2010 ...
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 12:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?
Replies: 36
Views: 1128

Re: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?

It’s mostly brake pad material. It has to go somewhere when it wears away. The rim may look smooth but the metal has thousands of pits and imperfections in its surface that act like a microscopic cheese grater. So am I right in thinking that all this rim wear stuff is a load of nonsense? It is the ...
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?
Replies: 36
Views: 1128

Re: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?

The sludge is mostly a mixture of brake block and rim material. cheers I'm thinking that there is a lot more of it in the wet - so am I wrong on this (I must be)? And am I right in thinking that it's all there in the dry but doesn't affect braking because it isn't slimey? And if it isn't from the r...
by horizon
15 Feb 2020, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?
Replies: 36
Views: 1128

What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?

I did a test yesterday riding in heavy rain and wind, actually the calm before Storm Dennis hits. The roads were running over with water and it rained incessantly. So a good time for this experiment: Before I set off I cleaned and dried my rims. There was a black residue from a previous ride. After ...
by horizon
14 Feb 2020, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy - Discs
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Dawes Galaxy - Discs

which year is it? This could make a difference; does the frame/ fork have suitable mountings for disc brakes? Yes, this confused me. If you can fit disc brakes it usually means that it already has them - if not then you can't. My Sardar is disc ready but came with V brakes but I wasn't aware of any...