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by RickH
16 Oct 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 794

Re: Cantilever brakes

Interestingly I decided to replace the Cantis with V-brakes on a bike build I'm doing. Using the spare V-brakes in my bits box the problem I encountered is that the fork bosses were too short for the V-brakes. With a tight retaining bolt the V-brakes wouldn't move. Is this a tolerancing issue or do...
by RickH
10 Oct 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New race bike....
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: New race bike....

FSA Vero & Deda ZERO are both good if you like compact bars & want something inexpensive.
by RickH
10 Oct 2019, 12:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1441

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

I'm up North so the ferry is not convenient. Well you could always incorporate a bit of uk cycling tour into the trip? Lots of interesting routes to down south. Can recommend london northwestern trains for getting self and bike from crewe to london. It's the time not the distance. I don't go away f...
by RickH
9 Oct 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26610

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

Even if the braking was no better one thing I don't miss is the grey gloop (presumably worn off rim material plus brake block suspended in water) running down the forks & seatstay when when I've been riding in the wet. None of that horrible scraping sound either on the last steep descent at the ...
by RickH
9 Oct 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

Rick Plastic overflow pipe with a QR skewer has worked for me many times,I have plenty and could cut a couple of pieces to length (100mm and 135MM?).You could pick them up next time you're passing,just let me know when if they're what you want. I'd be inclined to use a peice of cardboard or plastic...
by RickH
9 Oct 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Great North Trail

... Two slight nitpicks: using OpenStreetMap maps without giving credit, as at https://www.cyclinguk.org/route/great-north-trail-full-route-cape-wrath, is contrary to the licence and a really sucky thing to do given that OSM is funded and made by volunteers I don't know if it has been added since y...
by RickH
8 Oct 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1637

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

These days my bike with a triple mostly stays hung up in the shed & I ride my 1x. :twisted: I don't really miss the triple - the gear range is similar (Campag 10s 50/39/26F 13-29R v SRAM 11s 36F 10-42R) & the bike is more versatile & better suited to the sort of riding I do these days. P...
by RickH
8 Oct 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 12
Views: 634

what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

I was considering getting some of those spaces that you fasten in the dropouts to brace the frame/forks when transporting a bike with the wheels out. I remember seeing one with captive disc pad spacers but have no idea what it would be called which is kind of hampering my search. Alternatively I cou...
by RickH
8 Oct 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20003
Views: 492838

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

horizon wrote:As the Irishman* said to the person asking directions: "Well, I wouldn't start from here if I were you!".

* Why does it always have to be an Irishman?

When I first heard it, it was a Liverpudlian!
by RickH
8 Oct 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1561

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

The better suppliers often have info on the page saying something like "available at remote warehouse" (which could mean theirs or a third party supplier's) if it isn't actually in their grubby hands. Bear in mind that stock may never be completely accurate, despite best efforts. For insta...
by RickH
8 Oct 2019, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20003
Views: 492838

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Maybe he GFA has run its course? it arose from the attempt by the Unionists to disenfranchise the Catholics in the 60s. I understand before then the IRA was dormant. They now have Stormant ( atleast the DUP dont dominate now ). Its not as if the violence has gone, it has morphed into criminal activ...
by RickH
7 Oct 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Safety wear for cyclists
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Safety wear for cyclists

grufty wrote:Mrs Grufty saw an ad on Facebook this morning for an item that "helps thousands of British cyclists avoid getting hit by a car".

Is that the one advertising a service for a motorcycle outrider escort carrying a pillion with a machine gun? :twisted:
by RickH
7 Oct 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BikeHikeUK down again.
Replies: 22
Views: 774

Re: BikeHikeUK down again.

Mick F wrote:... What it won't do, is backtrack on a road. It always sends you to the end before turning round.

The quick trick is to create 2 points close together at/near your turnaround & click the option to "go direct" from the first (lowest numbered) one.
by RickH
6 Oct 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1446

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

I really don't think we need to fear this. Number plates means registration. Registration means a central registering department. Millions of tansactions will be recorded, many of which will be extremely minor. You imagine every little kid's bike worth £30 second hand! What about the dozens of litt...
by RickH
6 Oct 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BikeHikeUK down again.
Replies: 22
Views: 774

Re: BikeHikeUK down again.

... CycleTravel isn't for me. I don't like the way it assumes the way you want (ought?) to go. I want to tell it where I want to go, not let it decide for me. If you tick the option "Click map to add more points" (if you are registered & logged in you can set it either on or off as a ...