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by Steve O'C
28 Jul 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road sign "cyclists dismount"
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Road sign "cyclists dismount"

Hi I came across this sign on Avenue Road, North of Regents Park London. IMG_20190722_140420025_HDR.jpg There was some building work going on in one of the houses that obstructed the pavement so pedestrians had been diverted on to the cycle path. What is the legal status of this? Surely I would be e...
by Steve O'C
21 Jun 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.
Replies: 19
Views: 880

Re: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.

I have also just bought a Raleigh Randonneur frame that I am building up. It came with the original Canti brakes but one set were damaged and I could not get them to work properly. I replaced them with Dia Comp 999 brakes which I thought looked more in keeping with the originals: https://www.sjscycl...
by Steve O'C
11 May 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar mount for eTrex
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Handlebar mount for eTrex

Not sure what you mean by the screw in bit but the back of mine looks like this and I have a couple of the cheap holders Norman linked to and they work well.
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by Steve O'C
28 Apr 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Views - this wheel trueing stand?
Replies: 36
Views: 1205

Re: Views - this wheel trueing stand?

I want one of these;

https://tinyurl.com/y4e5n7l7

No idea if it any good for building wheels but looks like a great bit of sculpture
by Steve O'C
3 Apr 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?
Replies: 66
Views: 1929

Re: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?

I guess this depends a bit on what your priorities are. I have an Etrex 20 that I use mainly for walking. It is fairly small so it sits in the hand nicely and uses 2 AA batteries that last 2-3 days. I also use it for cycling where a slightly larger display would probably be better. If I am planning ...
by Steve O'C
24 Mar 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 2122

Re: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please

Thanks for the reassurance. You are right the bike isn't light. His previous Ebike was stolen from outside his flat so he wanted something that he could bring inside at night.
Steve
by Steve O'C
24 Mar 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 2122

Re: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please

Radial spoking is fairly standard on normal Brompton front wheels I think.


Sure, but my concern was to do with the transmission of the torque from the motor to the rim via radial spokes.
by Steve O'C
24 Mar 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 2122

Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please

Friend of mine came round today on his Bromptom that he has converted to an Ebike by adding this front wheel.
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Was slightly surprised to see that it was radially spoked. Is this OK?
by Steve O'C
21 Mar 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recharging front light - how frequently is ok?
Replies: 13
Views: 1798

Re: Recharging front light - how frequently is ok?

Does it matter how rapidly you charge the battery? I use my phone charger to charge my lights. The old chargers took hours to charge the phone but my latest one works much faster. Does that kill the battery faster?
by Steve O'C
11 Mar 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Squeaky brakes again
Replies: 22
Views: 1561

Re: Squeaky brakes again

Had the same problem with my V Brakes caused by wear in the bushing. Not helped by any amount of fiddling with the pads or cleaning the rim. Replaced the brakes and silent braking again. I assume the same thing can affect cantis.
by Steve O'C
9 Mar 2019, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..
Replies: 32
Views: 4053

Re: Catastrophic spoke failure. While stored..

There was a similar discussion here a couple of years ago: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=110887 And prior to that I recall a similar thread on a different forum http://tinyurl.com/j7uc4vw Previously I had assumed that this was simply a case of vandalism, not so sure now. Seems ...
by Steve O'C
25 Jan 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'O' rings
Replies: 12
Views: 8751

Re: 'O' rings

for anything that is safety critical as well as the size being correct, you need to be 100% sure that the material is the correct sort for the application. A seal in the wrong material can be worse than no seal at all; it can fail at any time.


Indeed

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by Steve O'C
23 Jan 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 121
Views: 4607

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

A couple of follow up questions. Is the Decathlon hub wheel good enough for a Ridgback Panorama The Decathlon wheel has a Shimano hub. I have had mine for 3 months and have done about 600 miles in all weathers. It has not given me any problem in that time. I paired it with this light; https://www.s...
by Steve O'C
23 Oct 2018, 7:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are These Mudguards Safe
Replies: 18
Views: 1320

Re: Are These Mudguards Safe

Thanks folks. Here is a close up of the fitting

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I do not think the stay will be held as firmly as with a traditional eyelet bolt but was not sure it would release if required.

I have a couple of Secuclips so will probably fit them next time we visit.
by Steve O'C
21 Oct 2018, 10:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are These Mudguards Safe
Replies: 18
Views: 1320

Re: Are These Mudguards Safe

Thanks, reassured to hear that. She said the shop was good and they had been fitted very neatly.