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by DevonDamo
16 Feb 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: mapping
Replies: 33
Views: 1054

Re: mapping

LittleGreyCat wrote:What is the magic term for ones which can be charged and can also charge devices at the same time?


https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=135185
by DevonDamo
15 Feb 2020, 11:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safety Standards Post Brexit
Replies: 39
Views: 1225

Re: Safety Standards Post Brexit

Since the declared point of the whole silly exercise was to diverge from EU regulations... the only reason to leave the eu is to diverge downwards, because divergence upwards was already allowed. Therefore we will diverge downwards - and since most bikes don’t go more than a few miles only a few of...
by DevonDamo
14 Feb 2020, 9:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Apple music files to mp3
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Apple music files to mp3

Just do a Google search on 'batch conversion of itunes to mp3.' It brings up loads of guides, but the top result suggests you can do batch conversion within iTunes itself.
by DevonDamo
9 Feb 2020, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bleedin’ Hydraulic
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Bleedin’ Hydraulic

Rear brake was a bit squishy, so got the the brake fluid done at the shop. It has been months, but not many rides and the rear brake is gone again. Front is fine. Any thoughts what might have gone wrong? There are two situations I've encountered which have led to my rear brakes fading suddenly. Fir...
by DevonDamo
9 Feb 2020, 12:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2161

Re: Brucey

I guess the only way to find out for sure is to try it and see..... Anyone have any practical experience of this sort of thing? Hopefully someone will respond with some actual experience, but from a watcher's perspective, here's my understanding: 1. Technically, producing acceptable YouTube content...
by DevonDamo
7 Feb 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2161

Re: Brucey

My idea for 'project monetise Brucey' would be a YouTube channel. Tech-nerdy content on YouTube is inexplicably popular for weirdos and the viewing figures show that there are a lot of us out there. I keep getting drawn in by all sorts of stuff that I really shouldn't. Two of my favourites are curre...
by DevonDamo
6 Feb 2020, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 116
Views: 14726

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

If a 'main' cable fails with cantilever brakes this means the straddle wire could be pulled by the springs onto the tyre, catch on the knobbles and hurl the rider into the future. That settled it - I ordered a set of traditional-style mudguards earlier. (After decades of having mud sprayed up my ba...
by DevonDamo
6 Feb 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 116
Views: 14726

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

DD - here's some (not very good due to bad lighting) photos... Thanks very much for those - that got the old cogs whirring and I've now come up with a plan. If I don't use your metal bracket idea on the front mudguard, I'll definitely do something similar on the back - as a replacement for the Rudg...
by DevonDamo
6 Feb 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano MT800 tool ?
Replies: 13
Views: 605

Re: Shimano MT800 tool ?

Can anybody link me to a suitable tool to fit the smaller type hollowtech 2 bottom brackets? but there are TL-FC24 and TL-FC25 adaptors for the standard tool and they are different. There is TL-FC34 which is a substitute for one of these - I can't remember offhand which. I've just dug out mine and ...
by DevonDamo
4 Feb 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 116
Views: 14726

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

... it looks like you have the smallest size frame that was available... Yep, although I hadn't realised there were 3 sizes - I'd only heard of two. My one was being flogged for next to nothing on eBay by someone who didn't know what it was and had literally listed it just as 'bike.' In other words...
by DevonDamo
3 Feb 2020, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 116
Views: 14726

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

But you can usually substitute old axles (provided they are straight) for the special tools. Cheers Bruce - I jury-rigged an alignment checker out of the two broken axle halves and after a small amount of adjustment, I'm now confident the drop-outs are spot-on. I also used the same trick on my moun...
by DevonDamo
2 Feb 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 116
Views: 14726

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

I'd suggest that the dropouts are checked for alignment So far I've just checked them with the Mark 1 eyeball. I take it I need to put an appropriately-sized square object in between them to make sure the dropouts are completely parallel? I'm surprised that you are happy with the saddle where it is...
by DevonDamo
2 Feb 2020, 12:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tiree
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Tiree

I realise this will probably cause negative comments but I don't see anything wrong with it. It's aimed a those who don't know how to use passing places. Totally agree. I would strongly oppose formalising this with legislation, as that would be giving a dangerous message about the rights of bikes t...
by DevonDamo
1 Feb 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 116
Views: 14726

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

First test ride on Thursday night, meeting some friends in a pub 7 miles away. Riding home with a screaming rear wheel hub due to the axle having broken in two (just as I reached the pub) was character-building. I had previously noticed that the old axle was bent, but I'd straightened it in a vice(!...
by DevonDamo
1 Feb 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jardin de Tuileries
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Jardin de Tuileries

mercalia wrote:jeeeeeeeze


Tough crowd.