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by NickWi
15 Oct 2020, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rohan sale
Replies: 43
Views: 1463

Re: Rohan sale

I've used their stuff on and off for the best part of thirty years. Quality was good, still is good, but the brand has move more adventure leisure than the full on outdoor kit it used to be. That's not a bad thing and whilst it may not suit some, you get what you pay for.
by NickWi
15 Oct 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dover to Durness
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Dover to Durness

The route the London - Edinburgh - London Audax takes should help with a big chunck of it.
by NickWi
14 Oct 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet outer casing has degraded in only 3 years
Replies: 29
Views: 845

Re: Great Helmet Design

All plastics suffer UV degradation, don't they? If the protection for the foam has gone it cannot be good. Plastic moulders can, and indeed do put UV inhibitors into products proir to moulding to prevent UV degridation. I don't know if helmet manufacturers do, but it really ought be standard practi...
by NickWi
13 Oct 2020, 10:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wall mounted work stand - any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Wall mounted work stand - any good?

I bought the cheapest Park Tools stand earlier in the year (their PCS-9.2). Not cheap whatever way you look at it but it's the best workstand I've ever used. If their Bench/Wall units use even the basic head that I have, I say go for it. Expensive, but you get what you pay for. https://www.parktool....
by NickWi
2 Oct 2020, 4:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Operation Close Pass' initiative
Replies: 0
Views: 114

'Operation Close Pass' initiative

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/cri ... e-drivers/

Good in the short term, but long term will it actually have any affect?
by NickWi
26 Sep 2020, 10:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikes and fitness
Replies: 53
Views: 1490

Re: Ebikes and fitness

Surely it depends on the type of ebike you ride and the amount of power assistance you normally use. I have an Orbea Gain that weighs in at 13.5kg and with that type of ebike the whole package is designed to assist rather than power you along. You still have to use your gears, huff & puff to get...
by NickWi
24 Sep 2020, 11:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo Headlight - Does it Still Work?
Replies: 28
Views: 756

Re: Dynamo Headlight - Does it Still Work?

Hi All, Thanks for all your replies, the good news is it still works. I tried the battery quick touch method and the light flickered, then talking to a colleague at work he had a bottle dynamo rattling around in his 'spares' box, he brought it into work today, I cobbled up someting in the shed and a...
by NickWi
21 Sep 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Anybody bought an Orbea Gain ?
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Anybody bought an Orbea Gain ?

As of early Sept '20, 63 pages worth of light reading!
https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/orbea-gain.229793/
by NickWi
20 Sep 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo Headlight - Does it Still Work?
Replies: 28
Views: 756

Dynamo Headlight - Does it Still Work?

Apologies if I'm asking a stupid question that's got a very simple answer, but how do you test a dynamo headlight to see if it's still working if you haven't got a dynamo wheel to attach it to? I have a Busch & Muller Lumotec IQ2 Luxos U that’s been rattling around the shed after I took it off m...
by NickWi
17 Sep 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 79
Views: 4464

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

The B5061 between Telford and Shrewsbury is what the A5 was before the built the new dual carriageway A5 and although still in use, it's a very quiet B road.
by NickWi
16 Sep 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?

Gangzoom wrote:A very simplicity way to think about is if you double the power output and the battery remains the same size you will halve your range, presuming you use the extra power.


Isn't there also something about doubling the speed means squaring the power due to the extra drag of the air?
by NickWi
15 Sep 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Derestricting motor to 500w - will I notice much difference?

I suppose I'm asking is it worth breaking the law for? Ultimately that decision is yours and yours alone, just remember this: In the infamous Charlie Alliston case the police used his social media posts against him. You've just gone on public record stating that you both know what the law is and th...
by NickWi
2 Sep 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Of a peaked cap with mesh insert in peak?
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: Of a peaked cap with mesh insert in peak?

This, https://www.castelli-cycling.com/gb/ros-cycling-cap/p/4518535STP-034 is my favourite cap of the moment. Sorry, it hasn't got a mesh peak but it does have a mesh front panel with a fold back cover. Now I admit that sounds a bit strange, and it is, but boy does it work. On sunny days I get both ...
by NickWi
2 Sep 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to steal a bike by City of London Police
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: How to steal a bike by City of London Police

greyingbeard wrote:...Mods, feel free to delete this link.....


Please don't, in fact make it a sticky. People need to know how the scumbags work, what tools they use and frankly how useless some, no most bike locks actually are.