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by PT1029
11 Dec 2017, 7:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The ultimate in saddle layback...
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: The ultimate in saddle layback...

I thought I saw a bike like that in a Picasso catalogue once :shock:
by PT1029
5 Dec 2017, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless brake outer
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: Compressionless brake outer

I don't have numbers. But a XT lever + rear BB7 disc brake on the back of my tandem was spongy enough it either rubbed or was too slack (disc was new/straight, and cable was exposed runs along the frame tubes). I replaced the spiral outer with linear brake outer (Jagwire) and the problem was solved,...
by PT1029
7 Nov 2017, 7:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dutch Bike?
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Dutch Bike?

I think this one :- https://www.greenhatcycles.com/ as it actually has bicycles! Dutch bikes come in all prices qualities. Cheap ones tend to go for ages but are more of a faff to adjust/repair. Gazelle is pretty much top of the pile. A tad heavy (but usually includes lights/stand/rack/lock etc etc)...
by PT1029
5 Nov 2017, 7:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc brakes on 'Rim only brake' wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1072

Re: Disc brakes on 'Rim only brake' wheels

I recall ages ago 1 rim coming out saying the center section (ie spoke holes bit) was thicker to with stand the extra stresses of disc brakes on the spokes, so there could well be something in the validity of the sticker. Alex Rims - http://www.alexrims.com/products/cx28/ (their site seems a bit slo...
by PT1029
30 Oct 2017, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 50
Views: 2591

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

I'm sure a bike made for discs would have lawyers lips on the drop outs, unless it was from the early days (1990's) of disc brakes, before the wheel ejecting habit was discovered. In those days Galaxys didn't come in a disc version. I assume your QRs are original, at one point someone made front QRs...
by PT1029
22 Oct 2017, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with frame identification.
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Help with frame identification.

The pip on the down tube to stop the gear levers sliding down is the same as on my Holdsworth Mistral (mine is prob late 1970/just 1980's frame, I got it 2nd hand in 1982 or so, with a straight rear brake bridge, so yours is probably older). Top tube cable stops suggest older than my frame. Fork cro...
by PT1029
21 Oct 2017, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lighting page updated (and CJ mentioned) but.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: Lighting page updated (and CJ mentioned) but.....

I guess when you say " it means there is no illegality in using one" you mean it does not contravene any regulations (which is slightly different from not complying/meeting regulations). I wonder what the Cycling Silk makes of it all! When the police in Oxford do their annual clamp down or...
by PT1029
21 Oct 2017, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lighting page updated (and CJ mentioned) but.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: Lighting page updated (and CJ mentioned) but.....

Can anyone clarify the difference between "legal" and "approved"? - namely in the flashing lights section ;- "...any flashing lamp that is also capable of emitting a steady light is approved only if it conforms with BS6102/3 when switched to steady mode. Since most flashing ...
by PT1029
21 Oct 2017, 2:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Annual Cyclenation Cycling UK conference Nov 10-11th
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Annual Cyclenation Cycling UK conference Nov 10-11th

Folks, in case word gas not got to you yet, Cyclenation conference in Oxford, Friday/Saturday 10/11th November, details below. Cheers, James Dawton. Oxford On 10 Oct 2017 11:07, "Cyclox Coordinator" wrote: I hope by now you have heard about this conference via other channels. But if not, p...
by PT1029
18 Oct 2017, 7:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken derailleur?
Replies: 28
Views: 1135

Re: Broken derailleur?

+1 re the chain incorrectly threaded through the tension arm (though I have seen this done and things ran noisily but the rider had not noticed anything in use). The replaceable gear hanger look odd, cranked outwards (but looks as though it has been made that way), so the gear is mounted further out...
by PT1029
30 Sep 2017, 7:37am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Resizing photos for this forum
Replies: 18
Views: 11605

Re: Resizing photos for this forum

It is a .jpg file, started off as 3.28MB. It gets to 275kb, but further reduction has no effect (I think because the "dimension" is 1x2, so goes no smaller).
I reduced by %, not by pixels, would reducing by pixels make any difference?
by PT1029
25 Sep 2017, 8:44pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Resizing photos for this forum
Replies: 18
Views: 11605

Re: Resizing photos for this forum

I tried reducing 1% 3 times (so reducing the reduced reduced file), it seems to bottom out at 275/276kb (different name each time, so can keep track of them, and the original). In case I got my % the wrong way round, I tried 99% which did about as much as a straight through 14-18t 5 speed freewheel!...
by PT1029
25 Sep 2017, 6:05pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Resizing photos for this forum
Replies: 18
Views: 11605

Re: Resizing photos for this forum

I have tried using paint (I guess this is Windows paint - I have windows 10, but I run Open Office, so the "paint" might be Open Office?), I have resized as far as 1% but it is still over 200K (about 280K). The original file was 3.2MB. Any offers on how to resize enough? Do I randomly redu...
by PT1029
18 Sep 2017, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain for 60s Moulton
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Chain for 60s Moulton

One of the KMC distributors (Moore Large) offer to the trade workshop rolls of chains. Back in the day Moulton Speedsixes/Safaris had then standard 3/32 chains. Flush rivets on chains were a thing of the future then, so a modern chain will be "narrower" due to the lack of protruding rivets...
by PT1029
18 Sep 2017, 12:38pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Resizing photos for this forum
Replies: 18
Views: 11605

Re: Resizing photos for this forum

I have a new phone, photos are rather more (M)bits than the old phone's photos ever where. With Windows 10 I got nowhere with the stuff below. I tried resizing, the photo got a lot smaller on the screen, but properties said it was still 3.3 MB (so too large to post on here), so how do I reduce the M...