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by PT1029
20 Jan 2020, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bike carriers safe?
Replies: 32
Views: 779

Re: Are bike carriers safe?

If you are willing to buy a good rack (so not cheap), when I worked in out LBS some years ago we sold Thule racks. Each model had on the box a list of model (and model year(s)) for which the rack was good. It probably would fit models/years not listed, but as alluded to with the cheese comment above...
by PT1029
11 Jan 2020, 2:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: replacement pedal dust caps
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: replacement pedal dust caps

Yes, its amazing what you find. A lovely "D" cell sized battery cosh sized maglite torch once (came in handy left just inside the shed door). Nice made in USA small punch, on some rural US road in 1988 (still have it). The oddest, despite looking at the lovely South Island scenery in NZ, s...
by PT1029
8 Jan 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles
Replies: 45
Views: 1512

Re: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles

When Morse cones to town (Oxford), as well as period correct (to me) cars, I have also seen a truck with the back open, with loads of Morse period(ish?) bicycle stashed in the back. Certainly more period correct than Father Brown's bikes! I like to notice these things. I read somewhere recently that...
by PT1029
6 Jan 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crash on Cyclepath
Replies: 31
Views: 1731

Re: Crash on Cyclepath

As the bike is new, get the/a shop to cost up reinstatement as new. Re injuries, get photos of bruises/cuts before they disappear/heal. If you had medical treatment, try to get some record of that. It is probably easier to get an injury lawyer to claim for your injuries than one to claim for damage ...
by PT1029
4 Jan 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legality of using phone while cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 936

Re: Legality of using phone while cycling

Paulatic's quoate from the german law may well be right, but what is "using". If you are navigating, and the map scrolls across the screen as you go, it is in effect hands free, even if you don't have a hands free kit for talking on the phone. A discussion better had through your lawyer, r...
by PT1029
4 Jan 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legality of using phone while cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 936

Re: Legality of using phone while cycling

I suppose the Germans can take your driving license off you for using your phone when cycling if that is the way the law is worded (common sense etc is a different issue, the law is (or is not) an ass and all that). However, what is "using" your mobile phone? I am open top correction on th...
by PT1029
3 Jan 2020, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a crate on front / rear rack, how does it affect handling?
Replies: 36
Views: 1168

Re: Fitting a crate on front / rear rack, how does it affect handling?

If your front crate turns with the steering, it will make the steering heavier. If you are able to mount it on the frame (so it doesn't turn like on a post office bike) steering will be inaffected more or less (unless the crate gets in the way of your handle bars). How about a crate on the back? (a ...
by PT1029
2 Jan 2020, 3:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Renovating a Raleigh RSW
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Renovating a Raleigh RSW

If you do facebook, try
https://www.facebook.com/groups/raleighrswoc/
Not my area really, but you'll probably find a whole RSW world out there.....!
by PT1029
31 Dec 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Southampton Cycling Infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: Southampton Cycling Infrastructure

Out of interest, are you a cyclist, or none cyclist, trying to understand why cyclists don't use the cycle facilities (I see you joined the forum yesterday). Your question is in itself quite reasonable. I write generally, as I am not familiar with the Southampton example. Were cyclists consulted? I ...
by PT1029
31 Dec 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just how effective really is PlusGas?
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Just how effective really is PlusGas?

I find the WD40 unsiezing spray good and effective. Not the standard blue and yellow can, but the specific unsiezing one, https://www.wd40.com/products/penetrating-oil/ I think they have changed the label a bit, the one I have is a bit more orange on the label (available from Halfords). Plus Gas is ...
by PT1029
26 Dec 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause
Replies: 75
Views: 4619

Re: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause

In terms of the video (with rim brakes), I expect the issue is not QR's coming loose, but people not tightening them enough in the first place. External cammed QR's are probably more prone to this. In terms of loose QR's with disc brakes I see at work, I expect that 1. The QR may/may not have been d...
by PT1029
26 Dec 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause
Replies: 75
Views: 4619

Re: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause

You get movement even with lawers lips - the movement with disc brakes I mentioned is on assorted/various customer bikes seen at work, 99.9% of which have lawers lips. If the lawers lips were made to be a bit higher up (ie closer to the axle) you might manage to remove movement, but you'd probably t...
by PT1029
26 Dec 2019, 8:11am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog laundry news
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Lejog laundry news

If possible, check the drier works first if you intent/need to use it! 2 friends were doing LEJOG, the weather had been wet and they needed to do some laundry. They put virtually all their clothes in to wash, after which they found the drier didn't work... They went to a local hotel, asked to be all...
by PT1029
26 Dec 2019, 8:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause
Replies: 75
Views: 4619

Re: front wheel flexes whilst climbing? cause

The video confirms the beleaf (on here at least) that internal cam (Shimano style) cams are better than external cams (like the Extralite one) because you get more leveage. However the video isn't that scientific, as we don't know how tight each cam was done up, or indeed if he was pushing with the ...
by PT1029
24 Dec 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle space on trains
Replies: 47
Views: 2188

Re: Cycle space on trains

Yes, the cycle spaces on GWR Hitachi trains are designed as cycle/general luggage/catering trolly spaces, the train operator then decides what to allocates the space as when the trains are configured. A friend was annoyed at the lack of cycle space on these trains, I think she had a discussion with ...