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by Giles Pargiter
10 Oct 2018, 10:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle - You must be banned or poor
Replies: 96
Views: 16945

Re: Cycle - You must be banned or poor

^^ Highly amusing thread I think. Very uncertain about the stress given to people who fornicate with those who have given birth . . . or the way that common language is "moderated" here but if we had a "like" button it may well cause a lot of the distastfull pedentry that occurs ...
by Giles Pargiter
10 Oct 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Does Wales have the steepest street?
Replies: 46
Views: 2446

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Clearly I don't actually know which is the steepest road in the UK. or exactly what the gradients are (who measured them anyway? and how?) but I can say that it is definitely pleasurably and satisfyingly possible to cycle up ffordd penlech across stryd fawr and up pen dref to the top of the hill, wi...
by Giles Pargiter
8 Oct 2018, 10:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Does Wales have the steepest street?
Replies: 46
Views: 2446

Re: Does Wales have the steepest street?

Of course you are only talking about the bottom fraction of ffordd penlech. If you go straight across Harlech upper high street it carries on to the top of the hill - over a mile with no breaks - although it does ease fractionally in a couple of places.
by Giles Pargiter
2 Mar 2018, 3:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow
Replies: 64
Views: 6471

Re: Snow

horizon wrote:Parallel thread alert but otherwsie great stuff Giles:

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Sorry Horizon, did'nt realise. What happens about that then?
by Giles Pargiter
2 Mar 2018, 2:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow
Replies: 64
Views: 6471

Re: Todays commute.

You are absolutely right Brynpoeth. Are you anywhere nearby? I sometimes have a lot of "doings" in the Eryri area and consequently commute to there from here not infrequently - usually in the warmer months. Has to be said today if I had to go anywhere - which I don't - I would weigh up sha...
by Giles Pargiter
1 Mar 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow
Replies: 64
Views: 6471

Todays commute.

Well todays commute came about because a couple of my neighbours needed "vital" suppllies nappys, milk,beer, etc. - and various 4x4's were blocking the route. I chose to use my MTB bike ( Dawes Durango - otherwise known as my "shopping trolley") for this due to the conditions. It...
by Giles Pargiter
1 Mar 2018, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6430

Re: Dynamo system choices

Again I have to disagree with Brucey, who I think is very well informed and his posts are mostly well mostly well considered. Plainly ;it is a matter of opinion only whether hub dyno's are " the best solution we have at present". Many of the objections to bottle dynamos are spurious or els...
by Giles Pargiter
14 Feb 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6430

Re: Dynamo system choices

As I said earlier I could'nt care less what legal lights others use - so long as you are happy with it, but many of the imagined problems with bottle dynos either rarely happen or don't exist that's all. Of course they have developed (as have hub dynos) a great deal from those we remember using year...
by Giles Pargiter
14 Feb 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6430

Re: Dynamo system choices

Slight fly in the ointment their Andrew is that you don't need to have a wheel built to fit a bottle dyno.
by Giles Pargiter
14 Feb 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6430

Re: Dynamo system choices

This is where we disagree then Brucey. Due to the extra around 500grams (approx, depending on exact dynamo, IRC the B+M weighs 120grams,) you always carry with a hub dynamo and the slight eddy drag of even the best, taking into account the fractional extra drag of a bottle dyno in operation you will...
by Giles Pargiter
14 Feb 2018, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6430

Re: Dynamo system choices

"Also, surely a small wheel dynamo should be more efficient as spins faster ?" That old chestnut, :shock: for a bottle dynamo - think on a little - you need the same number of meters of tyre/ mile whatever tyre size you have, therefore at the same speed, er, they turn at the same speed. :w...
by Giles Pargiter
14 Feb 2018, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6430

Re: Dynamo system choices

What a shame Mercalia. I have got a spare fortunately.
by Giles Pargiter
14 Feb 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6430

Re: Dynamo system choices

That second picture of my Carlton of course is straight out of the shed. If I had of wanted the lights that mud would just immediatly fly off as soon as I began to move. I don't really care what (legal) lights others use, but I say again that those who don't use bottle dynamos imagine all sorts of p...
by Giles Pargiter
12 Feb 2018, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6430

Re: Dynamo system choices

Thanks for that info Mercalia, had a look at xnview. The way I have them fitted they run on to the wheel, which is no doubt one reason why I have no trouble with them slipping. The B+M is of course adjustable in this respect. I have one mounted on a bracket that is fastened with the cantilever brake...
by Giles Pargiter
12 Feb 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6430

Re: Dynamo system choices

I know it is deeply unfavoured and unfashionable in the UK but I use modern B&M bottle dynamos on my bikes, upon which I do a considerable amount of night riding. These are the lightest type of dynamos available and due to the fact that they revolve much faster suffer from no flicker at all eve...