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by Colin_P
19 Aug 2019, 3:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6016

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

It seems that it is solved and will remain open. https://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/maidenhead/148879/royal-borough-and-cycling-organisations-issue-joint-statement-over-velolife-cafe.html I'm local'ish and it is in the most idealic location on a quiet country lane and does nobody any harm....
by Colin_P
24 Jul 2019, 7:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A pair of Pugs
Replies: 1
Views: 2149

Re: A pair of Pugs

That Gents one, I had one that looked exactly the same as your picture.

I got it, I think, when I was about 14 and rode it to school back in the early to mid 1980's.

I had such fond memories of it, I went out and bought another about five years ago.
by Colin_P
23 Jul 2019, 2:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about VeloViewer Explorer squares?
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

Re: ... about VeloViewer Explorer squares?

It is good isn't it and that is an impressive grid !

Couple that with some Trigpointing and it gives some real purpose to otherwise random bike rides.
by Colin_P
16 Jul 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No bottle bosses
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: No bottle bosses

Those DMR clamp-ons are things of beauty. I've got a pair holding a second bottle on my old road bike.
by Colin_P
15 Jun 2019, 3:43am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Long QT Syndrome Heart Disease.
Replies: 18
Views: 1117

Re: Long QT Syndrome Heart Disease.

Do you know what type of long QT your have got, there are many?
by Colin_P
13 Nov 2018, 1:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gearing for a Peugeot Pulse (c2000)
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Lower gearing for a Peugeot Pulse (c2000)

I've got a slightly older Peugeot what was a 12 speed racer made in 1984. I successfully fitted an MTB gear / chainset to it last year which comprises of a very low geared triple up front and an 11-34 (8 speed) at the back. I also fitted MTB derailleurs to suit and needed to swap out the bottom brac...
by Colin_P
27 Aug 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to age an older bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: How to age an older bike

If it has Weinman sidepull brake calipers, which are typical or that era, they are usually 'year' stamped. You will have to take them apart to see the stamp though.
by Colin_P
27 Aug 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether to buy a Carrera Crossfire or something equivalent
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Whether to buy a Carrera Crossfire or something equivalent

There is nothing wrong with the Halfords branded bikes. i.e. Carrera / Voodoo / Boardman, good components and better value for money than the branded bikes with the same or similar components on them. Their Apollo range is cheap and best avoided though. As with anything, there is badge snobbery. For...
by Colin_P
30 Jul 2018, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting Garmin Edge Securely
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Fitting Garmin Edge Securely

One of the "out front" type mounting brackets would alleviate your issues, very secure.

A genuine garmin one is quite expensive but non genuine ones can be had cheaply elsewhere online.
by Colin_P
23 Feb 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame
Replies: 69
Views: 5193

Re: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame

I've just looked up BB7's The BB7 calipers are 157g (for the heaviest version) and a 160mm rotor is 74g for a 160mm stainless steel (most common) item which totals 231g. Whereas (randomly and crudely searched for).... A set of Shimano CX70 cantis is 139g (92g lighter than a single BB7 setup or 184g ...
by Colin_P
23 Feb 2018, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame
Replies: 69
Views: 5193

Re: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame

I'd say V's or Cantis over cable operated disc brakes would add <200g, not 1500g. Wearing out wheelsets gets boring and expensive but depends on when and where you ride. If your bike is a winter shed queen that never comes out between October and April then rims brakes maybe. If you are out in the w...
by Colin_P
22 Feb 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame
Replies: 69
Views: 5193

Re: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame

Having just ridden 140 miles in the Southern Lake District - Cartmel, Bowland Bridge, High Newton, etc., I can’t for the life of me these days imagine why anyone would want either Cantis or V Brakes for touring especially in wet weather. The mechanical BB7 discs on my Spa Elan (thanks Colin!) never...
by Colin_P
27 Nov 2017, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick advice for removing bottom bracket pls - [Sorted]
Replies: 54
Views: 4260

Re: Quick advice for removing bottom bracket pls

I've not read the whole thread so don't know if this has been mentioned; but if you have one or access to one, holding the socket tightly in a bench vice and rotating the frame to and fro can be the easiest way.

The bench will need to be bolted to the floor if the BB is really tight.
by Colin_P
10 Nov 2017, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steve abraham attempt
Replies: 517
Views: 53714

Re: Steve abraham attempt

There is a three mile, not km, loop of super smooth flat tarmac very close to me at Dorney Lake. It is a joy to ride but the wind can at times be slowing as it is a wide open space. For days when they are hosting events or when you need to ride away from the wind, the rest of the Thames Valley, in t...
by Colin_P
8 Nov 2017, 1:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Patch recommendation...
Replies: 109
Views: 6230

Re: Patch recommendation...

Since we are talking patches... What are you supposed to do with the clear backing/topping that is on many of them? It can be very hard to remove it without ruining the feathered edge, are you supposed to? Is there some trick to it? Do nothing with it, leave it in place. It is there to stop any res...