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by MikeF
22 Oct 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 4803

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

Nathan Rasiah, prosecuting, told the court: “In this case the evidence suggests it was travelling in excess of the road limit and the limit for the bike. The speed limit doesn't apply to cycles. Anyone know if it's 20mph or 30 mph on this road? I don't think exceeding 30 mph unassisted would be eas...
by MikeF
18 Oct 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 63
Views: 1534

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

Thanks for that Mick,where did you get them from? They are on the Stronglight ZLight triple chainset as from new. http://www.stronglight.com/stronglight/index.php/welcome/afficher_Produit?id=276 They are on my Stronglight "New Impact" chainset (that I've had for 5 years), and I have an un...
by MikeF
17 Oct 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride Suggestions For West Sussex Please
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Ride Suggestions For West Sussex Please

Sounds like you want routes somewhere on the Coastal Plain or Low Weald, but not in the High Weald or South Downs if you don't want hills.
You could also take the bike on the train rather than use the car. :wink:
by MikeF
15 Oct 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Walking past No Entry Signs
Replies: 46
Views: 3430

Re: Walking past No Entry Signs

On 22nd July 2019, Mark Yeats an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed the Muddy Lane Map Modification Order. This means that Muddy Lane is now a bridleway and can be used by cyclists. https://elmbridgecycle.org/ (post 08/08/2019). Well spot...
by MikeF
11 Oct 2019, 10:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.

Ideally there shouldn't be underpasses at all, but just overpasses for motor vehicles. On one occasion I was cycling along NCN21 close to the left when another cyclist was cycling towards me on his extreme right hand side. Visibility was extremely good and he saw me approaching but still kept his li...
by MikeF
9 Oct 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1037

Re: set back seat post ?

Are you sure? That says to me you need your saddle nearer with maybe a longer stem. No it definitely doesn't. This is a major flaw in thinking and followed by many bike manufacturers. MikeF: can you say a bit more about this as, AIUI, the OP's short legs and long torso shouldn't be giving him any p...
by MikeF
9 Oct 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?
Replies: 18
Views: 1192

Re: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?

gaz wrote:
ipc wrote:There were a few (aghast) witnesses but I did not have the presence of mind to take any of their details.

Bit of a long shot but a Twitter appeal with date, time and location might find one of them.
A social media site worked for someone around here, so worth a try if you have an account.
by MikeF
8 Oct 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1037

Re: set back seat post ?

This seat post also has a fair amount of set back https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/SPHOGS/holdsworth-gran-sport-seatpost
by MikeF
8 Oct 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1037

Re: set back seat post ?

i need to get my saddle position an inch or so further back, am at end of my rail (i have short legs and long torso) Are you sure? That says to me you need your saddle nearer with maybe a longer stem. No it definitely doesn't. This is a major flaw in thinking and followed by many bike manufacturers.
by MikeF
8 Oct 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette question
Replies: 28
Views: 1113

Re: Cassette question

There are some who are fastidious about changing and cleaning chains and some who are not. However 8 speed chains are cheap whereas higher speed chains can be quite dear so it's a bit horses for courses. I usually change a chain (8 speed) when it's about 0.5%-0.75% worn, but I'm not fastidious. :lol:
by MikeF
8 Oct 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1650

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

I think most of my changing is anticipatory rather than of necessity although this is easier on familiar routes. I find (without doing maths) that one change at the front seems to equal about two on the back, so I might change up on the front and also change down a cog at the back. I have two not ve...
by MikeF
8 Oct 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1585

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/tritoncycles.co.uk. About a third of their customers shown here are very unhappy.
When I read customer reviews I always look at the worst ratings first and make a judgement. Hopefully a sensible one! :wink:
by MikeF
5 Oct 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?
Replies: 21
Views: 843

Re: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?

geomannie wrote:........ Comparing the old with the new I am surprised just how much wear there was given that I have only done about 3,500miles on it but there you go.

:shock:
by MikeF
5 Oct 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front and two rear lights from one dynamo?
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Front and two rear lights from one dynamo?

....... Perhaps the extra output reduces the life span of the dynamo? It shouldn't make any difference with a hub generator as there aren't any moving parts apart from the hub which will turn anyway with cycling. More lights need more power (from you) and the light output might be slightly lower at...
by MikeF
4 Oct 2019, 10:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1475

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

Motorists pass cyclists too closely, drive on the pavement, exceed the speed limit, drive through red lights, drivie recklessly, drive inconsiderately, drive dangerously, park on double yellow lines, park next to pedestrian crossings and ignore the HC. It's about time motor vehicles had registration...