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by Bmblbzzz
22 Jun 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

I have a pair and find them very comfortable. I'm not sure which side of tatanab's redesign they fall but they match his description: single thickness with a fairly thin fleece pad. The pockets are well cut and in the right place for comfort while riding. Perhaps a little shorter than the current id...
by Bmblbzzz
21 Jun 2019, 1:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike City Index, Utrecht three times more deadly than Bristol for cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Bike City Index, Utrecht three times more deadly than Bristol for cyclists

mjr wrote:Does Bristol even have 100,000 cyclists? ;)

Not yet but we're working on it. :D
by Bmblbzzz
20 Jun 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Overinflating tyre to make rim explode
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Overinflating tyre to make rim explode

Pretty obvious, but if do carry out a destructive test, make sure you're wearing eye protection (and ear protection preferably too). And if you're going to leave it overnight, leave it where no one will be walking past.
by Bmblbzzz
20 Jun 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 69
Views: 1190

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Looks like a well thought through list, doesn't look anything like mine, but then why would it. Two comments I'd take two tubes, but use light ones, maybe even a size down depending on the tyre size. Fiberfix spoke - before you leave the real spokes at home in favour of it, you might want to read C...
by Bmblbzzz
20 Jun 2019, 8:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 38
Views: 988

Re: Cycling infrastructure good & bad

Presumably the trees would go some way to blocking dazzle and if the lighting was working, it wouldn't be a factor anyway.
by Bmblbzzz
20 Jun 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 69
Views: 1190

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

If you're going to take spare spokes, a Fibrefix seems to make sense: one of them can cover the potential three different sizes of spoke you would need (front, rear ds, rear nds).
by Bmblbzzz
19 Jun 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 38
Views: 988

Re: Cycling infrastructure good & bad

I suspect arse-covering until the lighting has been "activated". The Staple Hill tunnel on the Bristol-Bath path was faulty back in around 2012 and the signs warning of broken lighting are still up.
by Bmblbzzz
18 Jun 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority to on coming traffic with cycle lane - how does this work?
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Priority to on coming traffic with cycle lane - how does this work?

It's certainly a dog's dinner! If the cycle lanes were a decent width and clear of glass etc it might work but that isn't the case. I think the priority to oncoming vehicles does apply to cycles because, regardless of the position of the sign, it logically applies at the give way line. As to vehicle...
by Bmblbzzz
17 Jun 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 837

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

One rule for German roads that UK riders/drivers might not know, is the one about priority from the right, unless otherwise indicated. E.g. at minor road junctions without road markings or signs, users must automatically give way to vehicles approaching from the right, as effectively they are makin...
by Bmblbzzz
17 Jun 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 38
Views: 988

Re: Cycling infrastructure (bike lanes are a waste of money)

mercalia wrote:you've got to laugh?
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Never mind what's been cropped from the left of this, I wonder what's been cropped from the right. What lies beyond those give way lines?
by Bmblbzzz
17 Jun 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 1070

Re: What are the chances of double brake failure?

I'd agree the surviving rear pad looks quite worn but not the fronts.
by Bmblbzzz
17 Jun 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 64
Views: 2268

Re: Cyclecraft

I'm sorry to have cracked such a stale egg. I didn't know agar was so well known. It was certainly a bit weird in the 1970s when my mum used that, rather than gelatine.
by Bmblbzzz
17 Jun 2019, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 1070

Re: What are the chances of double brake failure?

BB7/Juicy pads use a spring that is different from the one pictured upthread http://www.baaqii.com/promanage/productimage/Delight-elec/SP/SP397-4.jpg I wouldn't be at all surprised if that had something to do with the breakage. cheers The broken spring looks similar to those used in Spyres/Deores, ...
by Bmblbzzz
17 Jun 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 1070

Re: What are the chances of double brake failure?

On the way to work recently I had a front brake failure - there was a ping then a scraping noise. Here’s the resulting damage:D3B4ED5F-1910-4126-B5C6-B9E10307FB60.jpegI carried on with no front brake. On the way home later I had a rear brake failure - one of the pads seems to have come off the back...