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by PT1029
6 Jul 2020, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this style of Low rider safe?
Replies: 16
Views: 406

Re: Is this style of Low rider safe?

The article CJ wrote was about the other design with the bar looping over the top of the wheel, BUT the design CJ criticised was when the bar looping over the top of the wheel was only from the top section of the rack, and the bar looping over the top did not extend down to the fork drop out. I have...
by PT1029
27 Jun 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane

It is the new design smart signage system. It says keep the junction clear, and putting the yellow sign in the cycle lane keeps the junction clear of bikes.
Joined up thinking for once, what more could you want?!
by PT1029
25 Jun 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1292

Re: How to report an assault?

The police will be more interested if the van is untaxed/no MOT etc. Put the van details in here : https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ (closed for maintenece as I write), it says if the vehicle is taxed and has an MOT. If it is a business van, contact the owner if details visible on your video, i...
by PT1029
25 Jun 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: whether to lend a bike or not?
Replies: 59
Views: 2031

Re: whether to lend a bike or not?

The number of times booking in a repair at work has begun with the words "I lent my bike to........"
by PT1029
10 Jun 2020, 7:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Man buying a "woman's" cycle (not step through) - any real difference?
Replies: 23
Views: 749

Re: Man buying a "woman's" cycle (not step through) - any real difference?

Scroll down the links you provide, the frame dimensions for a given size are different for male/female frames (particularly the top tube, I didn't particularly check all the other dimensions).
by PT1029
9 Jun 2020, 7:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum
Replies: 33
Views: 1169

Re: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum

The 2 times I have had stuff stolen : Camping stuff one night while sleeping in a youth hostel in France (others had stuff stolen too) (1980) Left luggage (outside behind campsite reception), 1989. All my luggage incl bike had been sent on ahead (long coach journey), so I only had stuff I needed for...
by PT1029
8 Jun 2020, 3:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Surly Troll - New fork with longer steerer
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Surly Troll - New fork with longer steerer

I stand corrected, useful to know.
by PT1029
8 Jun 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bit of a disaster - need to know why
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Bit of a disaster - need to know why

If a spoke with its elbow on the inside of a hub flange has it's nipple works a bit loose* on its thread, it bows out a bit because 1. It is a bit slack 2. The spoke that crosses it behind it still has its tension, so the pair move outwards slightly. If the biggest sprocket happens to sit fairly clo...
by PT1029
8 Jun 2020, 10:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem brakes
Replies: 27
Views: 462

Re: Tandem brakes

I assume it is an old 1990's Orbit. I've just done one up as a town runabout, and worked in an Orbit dealer in the 1990's. Orbit's frame construction and paint finish did have a notably bad patch at one point, I'd check the frame is ok. If the "nasty plastic covered canti brakes fore and aft&qu...
by PT1029
7 Jun 2020, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Surly Troll - New fork with longer steerer
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Surly Troll - New fork with longer steerer

You don't want one of these, https://www.google.co.uk/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwiwgLzWie7pAhUM7e0KHQzEAZsYABAOGgJkZw&sig=AOD64_12n9Yd9wSV4UxZvAQ0IIsj5gvglg&ctype=5&q=&ved=2ahUKEwiPsrTWie7pAhXFUhUIHTOEDAgQwg96BAgKEDI&adurl= They are for converting from a quill stem fork to A head fi...
by PT1029
7 Jun 2020, 8:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1740
Views: 37642

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Is it Vale of Evesham, possibly the edge of Breedon Hill in the back ground to the right?
Yellow/blue jersey is chelenham CTC I think.
by PT1029
5 Jun 2020, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7s Shimano hub/lever query
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: 7s Shimano hub/lever query

Brucey,
thanks, I thought as much but wasn't sure. Just got the correct lever from my LBS.

Cheers.
by PT1029
4 Jun 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7s Shimano hub/lever query
Replies: 2
Views: 189

7s Shimano hub/lever query

I currently have a bike with a 7s Shimano hub gear and twist grip lever. I think the lever is a derailleur lever looks like one, has "Revoshift" written on it and the gear numbers work backwards, 7 is low, 1 is high. Before I tinker with gear adjustment more, question. Is the cable pull of...
by PT1029
4 Jun 2020, 9:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1740
Views: 37642

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

I have 2 differing hunches. The statues suggests to me something to do with the Orthadox Church (but not sure which one, possibly Greek or Georgian, see below). There appears to be a lake/pond in the back ground, with water running through the 3 arches under the statues on the left. The statue at th...
by PT1029
2 Jun 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1740
Views: 37642

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

20 years ago, new (was then anyway) millenium?
The sign on the yellow back drop on the building looks like the Bundespost (German Post Office) sign to me.
Otherwise clueless for the moment.