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by squeaker
15 Apr 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1
Replies: 36
Views: 5003

Re: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1

Lance Dopestrong wrote:Its tempting to sneak out with a bucket of white paint and change it to 110...
18 would be easier ;) (And, IIRC, is in a design guide somewhere as the 'design speed' for 'facilities'.)
by squeaker
15 Apr 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Balloon tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Balloon tyres

climo wrote:Interested in the 50x406 BA's. I had assumed they where only a tad smaller than the 20 x 2.15 Inch , 55-406. Surprised they fit your mudguards.
Need to adjust the brackets outboard a touch in all directions, but IMO they look and work just fine.
by squeaker
15 Apr 2019, 9:55am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Balloon tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Balloon tyres

50 x 406 BAs worked OK with the mudguards on my 2011 Sprint 26 and were significantly more comfortable than Marathon Racers or Trykers. Can't really comment about puncture protection with the BAs, but agree with what [XAP]Bob said about Trykers, especially as they seem to get tougher as they age.
by squeaker
10 Apr 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why plastic rim tape edges not feathered?
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Why plastic rim tape edges not feathered?

SA_SA_SA wrote:
Brucey wrote:...two categories

Don't the ones going right to edge make tyres harder to fit?
Possibly, but IME it can help the tyre to seat correctly.
by squeaker
30 Mar 2019, 9:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cleats
Replies: 24
Views: 2142

Re: cleats

A read of this might help? As the saying goes, if I wanted to get there (use SPD pedals) I wouldn't start from here (use road shoes with no recess*). However, as a start (as others have already said) I'd try using the more forward pair of holes. * If I didn't want the convenience / pleasure of not h...
by squeaker
26 Mar 2019, 9:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1
Replies: 36
Views: 5003

Re: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1

mjr wrote:I don't think we know how difficult it is to educate cyclists to do that. No-one much seems to be trying.
West Sussex CC is having a go :roll: Allegedly appearing on NCN2 soon :?
by squeaker
24 Mar 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 66
Views: 5731

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

ratherbeintobago wrote:Getting off to a great PR start: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sir- ... -3qzgwxrcg
Or without a paywall
by squeaker
24 Mar 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new postie bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1760

Re: new postie bikes

st599_uk wrote:Looks similar to the DHL courier bike.
In that it's a person pedaling in front of an e-assist box, I'd have to agree with you :roll: There the similarities stop, and I know which I'd rather be using for most of the time (clue: it's got more wheels) :lol:
by squeaker
22 Mar 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new postie bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1760

Re: new postie bikes

Could be 'fun' in a crosswind... :roll:

Looks like the 'rear' mech is actually in the mid-drive.
by squeaker
21 Mar 2019, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days
Replies: 16
Views: 2828

Re: Cranebridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days

Presumed liability: simples :roll:
by squeaker
11 Mar 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle route 2: prevailing winds
Replies: 12
Views: 2195

Re: Cycle route 2: prevailing winds

If in late spring / early summer then sea breezes would be expected along the coast. These usually start around mid-morning, and veer (eg go from southerly to westerly) during the day. If the gradient wind is a mild north-westerly on a south facing coast then expect a big sea breeze (eg 25 mph) late...
by squeaker
4 Mar 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB Cleats Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: MTB Cleats Advice needed

alexnharvey wrote:...There are many mtbers still happily and unfashionably clipped in.
Can't argue with that: ditto 559 wheels :roll: (Not trying to make a point, just saying what helped me :wink: )
by squeaker
4 Mar 2019, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB Cleats Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: MTB Cleats Advice needed

I am new to the world of MTB and SPD shoes and despite my research I still am not confident on how to proceed. Er, I thought the trend in off-road MTB riding was for grippy soled shoes and pedals with pins (eg Nukeproof ). Using pinned pedals with lightweight boots has certainly improved my MTB exp...
by squeaker
3 Mar 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble SLE
Replies: 34
Views: 1062

Re: Ribble SLE

Roger_H wrote:Of curse some things are a given - for example a 250Wh motor is just that....
Indeed, but remember that '250W' is the maximum continuous rated power, and it won't be available at all motor speeds...
by squeaker
1 Mar 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quailty non reflective 20inch tyres...
Replies: 22
Views: 3758

Re: Good quailty non reflective 20inch tyres...

BMX riders don't seem to like reflective strips either eg Maxxis