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by PaulS
2 Apr 2020, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 47
Views: 1120

Re: Bike building UK

Bob Jackson frames are made in UK. The iron ore comes from somewhere else. Depends where you draw the line I suppose. Here is a good place to draw it for the purposes of a great project bike : Trade Descriptions Act 1968: 36.-(l) For the purposes of this Act goods shall be deemed to have been manufa...
by PaulS
31 Mar 2020, 7:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 613
Views: 16102

Derbyshire police - no cycling

Derbyshire cops report 'high volumes' of people outdoors. The Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said: "Essential travel and local exercise does not ... include lycra-clad leisure cycling on the now quieter roads." https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/live-coronavirus-updates-after...
by PaulS
18 Feb 2020, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fitting: why? Why not?
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

Re: Bike fitting: why? Why not?

Prices have been described as high and reasonable, no figures yet, anyone care to disclose? I paid £100 last March for the fitting. Plus cost for any new bits I needed & labour at £40/hour to fit them. Ended up a bit less than £200 total including new bars & stem. I was very happy with that...
by PaulS
18 Feb 2020, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fitting: why? Why not?
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

Re: Bike fitting: why? Why not?

Last year I had a bit of time so decided to treat myself to a bike fit. Called in to Hewitts on the way to a trip round the Lake District. I've been riding for years, read loads of stuff in books and on-line, listened to mates' advice. Expected a minor tweak here and there. First thing he did was pu...
by PaulS
29 Jan 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry
Replies: 16
Views: 5240

Re: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry

Update The lorry driver has been found not guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2020/01/23/trucker-whose-carelessness-caused-death-of-cyclist-is-cleared-of-driving-dangerously/ https://www.itv.com/news/border/2020-01-23/man-cleared-of-causing-tragic-death-of-cyc...
by PaulS
23 Jul 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry
Replies: 16
Views: 5240

Re: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry

Update
The lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2019/07/23 ... e-cyclist/

https://truckerworld.uk/2019/07/lorry-d ... e-cyclist/
by PaulS
2 Oct 2017, 10:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo rear lights
Replies: 86
Views: 3717

Re: Dynamo rear lights

Indispensable. I have put dynamo lights on all my bikes, including Mrs S and the kids. Fit & forget. They always work, they are always there, they don't get nicked, or left at home. I don't have to remember to check the batteries, or remind the kids to. They are so convenient it makes me feel th...
by PaulS
29 Sep 2017, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is a standlight a legal requirement?
Replies: 24
Views: 1022

Re: Is a standlight a legal requirement?

I can get a rear standlight (with great reviews) for £6. How much did Ridgeback save by fitting rubbish to a £700 quid bike? Tar, ships, etc. Grump grump.

https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/axa ... aid:720050
by PaulS
29 Sep 2017, 10:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Damp-resistant bike tool
Replies: 32
Views: 1706

Re: Damp-resistant bike tool

Go cheap. I use a saddle bag, locked in place with ty-wraps. The tools inside are allen keys, screwdriver, and any spanner I need for that bike. The cheap chain tools work well enough for a few uses. There is also an inner tube and a puncture kit in there. The stuff will get nicked sooner or later -...
by PaulS
29 Sep 2017, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is a standlight a legal requirement?
Replies: 24
Views: 1022

Re: Is a standlight a legal requirement?

Thanks for the link and comments. Looks like Ridgeback did their minimum, and I will have to pay for some new ones. Not a huge expense, but annoying. This is an interesting bit from the link : "Dynamo powered lights are legal even though they go out when you stop. That’s allowed so long as you ...
by PaulS
29 Sep 2017, 8:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is a standlight a legal requirement?
Replies: 24
Views: 1022

Is a standlight a legal requirement?

I have just bought a new bike for my son. It is a Ridgeback Tensor, fitted with hub-dynamo lights. Annoyingly, both front & rear lights go off when the bike stops. I plan to change them for something better with a standlight, but I am cross with Ridgeback for cost cutting a couple of quid on a s...
by PaulS
28 Sep 2017, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikes with mudguards rack dynamo
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Bikes with mudguards rack dynamo

Thanks for the replies. I hadn't thought about Decathlon, good call. Genesis don't do them any longer. There is surprisingly little choice anywhere for what is a basic requirement in a utility bike. In the end I bought a Ridgeback Tensor, which he is very pleased with, but even that doesn't have dec...
by PaulS
10 Aug 2017, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikes with mudguards rack dynamo
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Bikes with mudguards rack dynamo

Number one son is growing out of his Islabike, and ready for an adult-sized bike. Are there any suppliers offering off-the-shelf road bikes already with mudguards, rear rack & hub dynamo? Or what brand names could I use to find such a thing on ebay? Any ideas? Lots of shiny LBS options but I wou...
by PaulS
19 Sep 2016, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brightest dynamo lamp
Replies: 28
Views: 4021

Re: Brightest dynamo lamp

Careful with the warranty if you buy from Amazon. I bought a B&M Cyo from Amazon because it was a bit cheaper than elsewhere. I was annoyed that it broke shortly after a year, but even more annoyed that Amazon wouldn't honour the B&M 2-year warranty, instead they offered a 1-year warranty, w...