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by the snail
29 May 2019, 11:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?
Replies: 45
Views: 1804

Re: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?

Lance Dopestrong wrote:I can't fathom why anyone would spoil a wonderful bike ride by having a tiresome conversation on a mobile phone while doing so.

probably posting to twitter/facebook
#onmybike
#intheambulance
#incasualty
by the snail
16 Apr 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrera Crosscity Folding Electric Bike 2017 - Splitting Cracked Rims
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Carrera Crosscity Folding Electric Bike 2017 - Splitting Cracked Rims

Can't really say what has happened there, but it's certainly possible to wear out rims pretty quickly if you ride in wet/gritty conditions, dont keep rims/pads clean - I wore out a pair of 28" rims in a few weeks when I didn't know better, and small wheels on an electric bike will certainly hav...
by the snail
11 Apr 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 117
Views: 4301

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

Absolutely unsurprising conclusion, and that's before you take into account lanes that disappear without warning, shepherd you into the path of traffic or into the dooring zone. Surely the passing distances you quote are wrong though? I mean, I know 4x4s are a menace, but a mean passing distance of ...
by the snail
4 Apr 2019, 9:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kuota kebel Loose front mech hanger...Help!!
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Kuota kebel Loose front mech hanger...Help!!

Not familiar with that bike, but if it's ally/carbon frame, then it's probably a rivnut type fitting, probably easiest o take it to a bike shop if you don't have the tool for it?
by the snail
20 Mar 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech compatible ? Impossible to adjust right
Replies: 42
Views: 3582

Re: Rear mech compatible ? Impossible to adjust right

Is that a MTB shifter? If so, that's your problem, MTB and road 10s aren't compatible AFAIK.
by the snail
27 Feb 2019, 8:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How NOT to behave in a traffic altercation ;)
Replies: 9
Views: 3671

Re: How NOT to behave in a traffic altercation ;)

Wow, driver attacks the cyclist with his vehicle, then jumps out and chases after him with a fire extinguisher, thoroughly deserved what he got imo.
by the snail
25 Feb 2019, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike for rider over 300 pounds
Replies: 21
Views: 2438

Re: Bike for rider over 300 pounds

Surly? In reality, you won't be the heaviest rider out there, and there are plenty of heavy riders riding lightweight bikes. Some brands impose a weight limit, some don't. You may have to accept that you're outside the warranty terms, or just that you won't get as long a life out of some components ...
by the snail
7 Jan 2019, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?
Replies: 25
Views: 1696

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: 16590

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: 1896

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: 352

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: 22
Views: 1600

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: 884

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: 549

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: 711

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.