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by RickH
20 Oct 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Securing helicoil into crank
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Securing helicoil into crank

I had a crank with a damaged pedal thread repaired with a helicoil. The repair was fine & seemed to be holding up OK. But when I wanted to take off the pedal the insert unwound itself with the pedal & mangled itself a bit in the process. The threads in the crank seem to be fine so fitting a ...
by RickH
20 Oct 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lights on segregated cycle path legally required?
Replies: 58
Views: 1713

Re: Lights on segregated cycle path legally required?

There are numerous road layouts where white lights will be to a driver's left. Are there?? If you are heading into Wales on the A494. The main road is a dual carriageway. On either side is a 2 way road & each road has a 2 way cycle lane on the side farthest from the dual carriageway. Here is th...
by RickH
19 Oct 2020, 1:47pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 71
Views: 3161

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Mr Tuohy left part way through the five-year plan, so Ms Mitchell has to pick that up Why do charity leaders move on so frequently? Reminds one of politicians, they do get five years, in theory, if they are lucky People move on these days. I remember reading an article a while ago about big IT proj...
by RickH
19 Oct 2020, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR position on new Disc bike
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: QR position on new Disc bike

I switched both of the QR levers over to the non disc side on my Kona Sutra simply because it give more finger room to operate the levers.

Plus, if I've just stopped, there's reduced risk of contact with a hot rotor (not that I reckon it was a very high risk in the first place).
by RickH
19 Oct 2020, 1:07pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 98
Views: 126064

Re: Wiggle

I'd not bought anything from wiggle for a while but they had by far the best deal on something I was looking for (~£60 less) so I got it from them. Ordered Monday afternoon (5th) with an estimated delivery of Friday. Despatched the following day (6th) & delivered the day after (Wednesday 7th). I...
by RickH
18 Oct 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Covid tier 3
Replies: 25
Views: 948

Re: Covid tier 3

What I was hinting at is that ANPR only detects number plates. If a car was stopped & told to return to England. ANPR could be used to detect its continued presence in Wales, & issued penalties accordingly. As I said previously, the police do seem to have been stopping vehicles as residents...
by RickH
17 Oct 2020, 1:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 4869

Re: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020

"when drivers wish to overtake" - How do you know that? I find it easy to tell when a driver wants to overtake - simply because they have come up behind me. Now there are various degrees of patience or impatience but they all want to get past. It is then just a matter of trying to ensure ...
by RickH
17 Oct 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Covid tier 3
Replies: 25
Views: 948

Re: Covid tier 3

I think that purely on the question of travelling by cycle - ie ignoring doing so in a group, where to stay overnight etc - then I believe the only travel restrictions involve travel from certain parts of England into Wales. I've seen it reported that this will be enforced by automatic number plate...
by RickH
16 Oct 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners

Is the proposal to abolish free 60+ travel altogether or bring the age limit into line with the pension age?

Here in Greater Manchester I have to wait til I get my state pension rather than having it already, as I'm over 60.
by RickH
15 Oct 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Battery Charger not very clear OUTPUT spec
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: Battery Charger not very clear OUTPUT spec

IIRC USB C can be multi voltage so it can be used for things like laptop charging that wouldn't have been possible with older variants of USB. I presume it "negotiates" between the charger & device in some manner to serve up the right power requirements.
by RickH
14 Oct 2020, 1:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tomorrows lecky prices ( for Octopus customers )
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Tomorrows lecky prices ( for Octopus customers )

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/05/thousands-to-be-paid-for-daytime-green-electricity-use-during-lockdown? a topsey turvy world? not just free but paying you. I wish Lidl would do the same or any of the supermarkets pay you to take away food dated to expire that day? better than pu...
by RickH
5 Oct 2020, 4:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cartridge bearing tools (primarily for Hope Pro4 hubs)
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Cartridge bearing tools (primarily for Hope Pro4 hubs)

Much easier if the hub is firstly heated up with a heatgun / hairdryer - the bearings will come out / go in much easier. The new bearings can be installed either using a threaded rod and sockets (same size as the bearing OD) or if you are careful just a socket & small hammer. Thanks. I did thin...
by RickH
5 Oct 2020, 2:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cartridge bearing tools (primarily for Hope Pro4 hubs)
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Cartridge bearing tools (primarily for Hope Pro4 hubs)

I'm looking for recommendations for cartridge bearing tools? I've a set of wheels with Hope Pro4 hubs which shredded the outboard freehub bearing. I got a replacement bearing set & set about replacing the freehub bearings with a drift & hammer but I'm got convinced I'm getting them seated pr...
by RickH
3 Oct 2020, 5:09pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3548

Re: King Alfred's Way

I just came across this video* by a guy doing the route on an e-cargo bike with his dog & wild camping over 5 days. Well worth 5 minutes of your time by my reckoning! 8) GX_uhdP3SM0 (*linked to by someone on the Chester & North Wales CTC Facebook group - who says Facebook is all bad! :D)
by RickH
2 Oct 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have Vicenza taken leave of their senses? - Campagnolo 13-sp groupset !
Replies: 42
Views: 1434

Re: Have Vicenza taken leave of their senses? - Campagnolo 13-sp groupset !

Lots of people do not like the number thirteen and would not buy this I bet a further downgrade to fourteen shall be released soon :? In some cultures/countries 13 is considered lucky rather than unlucky. Including Italy. The Italian expression "fare tredici" (literally, "make thirte...