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by rmurphy195
19 Apr 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rusted chain
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Rusted chain

I think the OP's mum or someone will be doing it! judging by the kink in a couple of the links I would not advise asking her to try and run the chain bacvkwards - unless she knows what she is doing of course! - in case it fouls the mech and causes it to fold up. Just ask her to spray some WD40 or sp...
by rmurphy195
18 Apr 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: Mamil bikes

A lot of MAMILs have moved to two wheels having previously parked their four wheels in the golf club car park where the boot badge reigns supreme. For them having the right motor was dictated by social convention not personal suitability. I suspect they have made the same choice with their bikes. T...
by rmurphy195
18 Apr 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple guide to worn rear cassette
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: Simple guide to worn rear cassette

If you are like me you probably use some cogs more than the others- so when you look at it, the ones you use a lot will look quite different to the rarely-used ones !
by rmurphy195
15 Apr 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Making a PDF map from a GPX file
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: Making a PDF map from a GPX file

NUKe wrote: Print to a PDF rather than a printer and you have what you require.


via e.g. PDF995
by rmurphy195
14 Apr 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Conti Top Touring 2000 32-622 replacement?
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Conti Top Touring 2000 32-622 replacement?

Something with a more rounded and less pointy profile than the top touring will mae the steering feel nicer on the Galaxy esp. descending quickly on some types of tarmac surface! Have a look at a modern folding tyre such as the Vittoria Voyager Hyper (The Randonneur has a slightly more pointy tread ...
by rmurphy195
14 Apr 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update
Replies: 303
Views: 44659

Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

On the helmits with rear indicators on them. Are they legal? Is there a standard in Germany that makes them so? does it mean that you dont have to stick you arms out any more to turn left or right? what would be the legal situation if a car knocked a cyclist over who went right but didnt stick his ...
by rmurphy195
4 Apr 2019, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Safety Camera for Bicycle Users
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Re: Safety Camera for Bicycle Users

I use a garmin Virb, with a handlebar mount (attaching anything to my helmet that might punch a hole through t - and my head - doesn't seem right!) It can take various sizes of cards, has an exchangeable battery which last for about 2.5 hrs or so riding (then I just swop it for a charged-up one), a ...
by rmurphy195
4 Apr 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pointless traffic signs
Replies: 5
Views: 1458

Re: Pointless traffic signs

Its a tragedy, but consider this If the motorcyclist used the route regularly, in which case the "New Layout"m signs would have been for his/her benefit, then he/she would have encountered the previous roadworks, knew what was goi8ng on, so knew about the new layout. If a stranger to the a...
by rmurphy195
3 Apr 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1220

Re: Continental tyre degrading

Maybe bike tyres should be date stamped, like car tyres?
by rmurphy195
3 Apr 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nice Places To Ride for 2 / 3 Days ????
Replies: 43
Views: 3590

Re: Nice Places To Ride for 2 / 3 Days ????

The Peak District - yes I know the name indicates it wouldn't fit with your flat requirement, but there are enough converted railway tracks to get you most places without overdoing it, Tissington, High Peak, Monsal, Manifold, plus routes round some of the reservoirs and valley roads. Unless you go ...
by rmurphy195
3 Apr 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Super Cs in Green. Anyone Seen Them?
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Super Cs in Green. Anyone Seen Them?

Well, they arrived pretty quick (yesterday!), they are a darker green than the Nelson saddlebag I had a couple of years ago (sold on 'cos I could no longer get my leg over the saddle with it fitted!). The attachment system is way better and easier to use than the Overlander bags they replace - no lo...
by rmurphy195
2 Apr 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: loud horn for a bike
Replies: 19
Views: 984

Re: loud horn for a bike

Ivor Tingting wrote: Angle up and put on full if you see a potential idiot approaching.


Equivalent of putting my car headlamps on full beam on - which I don't do, blinding the other driver achieves nothing - all he/she can see is a bright light and is likely to flinch, making matters worse!
by rmurphy195
31 Mar 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1479

Re: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres

Thanks for the replies. I'm surprised at how high people go with their tyres (big or small). I tend to use the Bicycle Quarterly "tire drop" graph as a guide for my pressures and run much lower than most seem to. The tyres on my Brompton are Schwalbe Marathon Originals Greenguard, 35s (1....
by rmurphy195
31 Mar 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Super Cs in Green. Anyone Seen Them?
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Super Cs in Green. Anyone Seen Them?

And - just seen 'em and couldn't resist buying, sorry (not!) if I beat you to it!
by rmurphy195
31 Mar 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Super Cs in Green. Anyone Seen Them?
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Super Cs in Green. Anyone Seen Them?

The green saddlebags look great - so much so that I did enquire of Carradice some time ago re availability of the Super C stuff in green! Now about to go over to their web site ...