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by the snail
7 Jan 2019, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

I think from a value for money perspective, fix up the old one. From a usability point of view, what do you gain from the new bike, presumably similar - more gears, disk brakes?
by the snail
18 Dec 2018, 12:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial
Replies: 133
Views: 11137

Re: So what will he be charged with?

Careless driving is a potentially non dangerous driving error. Dangerous driving is when the consequences of such driving are potentially or actually dangerous to others or the self,surely. How anyone cannot be found guilty of dangerous driving if their driving is potentially dangerous is beyond me...
by the snail
4 Dec 2018, 5:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy?
Replies: 72
Views: 1796

Re: Democracy?

. But I would like to think that when current housing needs have been met there might be a slowdown in urban expansion. That can't happen with a migration imbalance. The problem with that is that migration isn't the cause of our housing issues. The real issues are the ageing population and economic...
by the snail
19 Nov 2018, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: B & M Cyo, wiring the tail lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: B & M Cyo, wiring the tail lamp

depends if there is over-voltage protection in the front/rear lights I think, but the B&M lights are designed so that the rear is fed from the front lamp, so that's probably the safest option?
by the snail
19 Nov 2018, 3:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

Gattonero wrote:This can be exacerbated by handlebars with a short oversize central section, that's where the levers are fitted,...

Not on mine, they're fitted to the narrower part of the bars, which makes more sense to me
by the snail
16 Nov 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

Could be the freewheel pawls are sticking and not re-engaging when you start pedalling?
by the snail
12 Oct 2018, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hi, Nexus seven hub changing the rear sprocket from 21t to 16t
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: hi, Nexus seven hub changing the rear sprocket from 21t to 16t

Brucey wrote: ...If you are going faster than this you have presumably derestricted the machine...

Or you're pedalling without assistance - there's no speed limit for e-bikes afaik?
by the snail
1 Oct 2018, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which failed first?
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Which failed first?

Maybe the axle broke first - that could cause the rest of the hub to die, put strain on the frame/dropouts, and once those break, the derailleur heads into the spokes. Impressively comprehensive destruction of the rear end.
by the snail
5 Aug 2018, 7:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing again
Replies: 61
Views: 1747

Re: Gearing again

djnotts wrote:A second hand Hollowtech2 triple on which you CAN mount a 26/24 inner ring and thus keep b/b and chain line and mech? Plus a chain catcher!

Yes, that might work - I'm running 5703 shifters/chainset with 26T ring without issue. Still some 5703 chainsets available I think.
by the snail
3 Aug 2018, 11:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes
Replies: 66
Views: 2599

Re: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes

Forcing through the charging ports on every street I don't think this is what he's saying, probably more of an aspiration than a plan. There won't be money from the government for it, just encouraging councils and private sector to do it. And this is Grayling talking, the most useless waste of oxyg...
by the snail
29 Jul 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slick tyres and skid risk: is this true?
Replies: 49
Views: 2019

Re: Slick tyres and skid risk: is this true?

My feeling is that both ideas are correct, i.e. slick tyre puts more rubber on the the road and gives more grip, but treaded tyres are better at regaining grip if the tyre starts sliding, and that's perhaps what Brucey refers to as 'feedback' - the treaded tyre can be at a point where it is losing a...
by the snail
14 Jul 2018, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shoes for broad feet
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Cycling shoes for broad feet

I know Shimano do a range of different fittings, probably other makes too. http://www.shimano-lifestylegear.com/gl/fw/technologies/more_lasts.php If you're buying online, go for somewhere that does free returns. Cycling shoe sizes are often too small compared to normal shoes IME, I end up going anyt...
by the snail
14 Jul 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Running a B+M Cyo light upside down?
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: Running a B+M Cyo light upside down?

B&M make a few mounts for their lights, probably one will work,
e.g.
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/lighting-sp ... g-bracket/
by the snail
5 Jul 2018, 3:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which brifters?
Replies: 30
Views: 1077

Re: which brifters?

Couldn't you fit levers with MTB pull and keep the v-brakes?
by the snail
29 Jun 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Close-pass prevention - Well I never!!!
Replies: 119
Views: 4045

Re: Close-pass prevention - Well I never!!!

al_yrpal wrote:…. close passing law onto the statute book ....
Al

That's not happening though, is it? Seems like it's better guidance on interpretation of the law as it stands, better enforcement and education of drivers. Which is the correct approach imo. Time will tell how effective this is though.