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by freiston
17 Feb 2020, 1:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for workstand
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: recommendation for workstand

yup.

I suspect that the Graham in question is Graham the Moderator - the very same as the author of the sticky at the top of this board. :wink:
by freiston
16 Feb 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommendation for workstand
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: recommendation for workstand

lol there's a website i'm compelled to look at.. I've no idea what happened with the link I posted, but I have the same stand as @Mick F I had to search for info on that "domain" and about the first result I got was this: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=63421#p541740 Edit: als...
by freiston
16 Feb 2020, 2:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Socket Screws
Replies: 26
Views: 659

Re: Which Socket Screws

As well as using suppliers via ebay and Amazon, I have used Accu.co.uk and have been happy with them - they do small quantities too.
by freiston
6 Feb 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A worrying thought about hand signals
Replies: 38
Views: 1382

Re: A worrying thought about hand signals

Regarding passing pedestrians and bells - I give my loud pinger bell a double ping well in advance when I'm approaching walkers from behind. If they don't look back or obviously move to the side, I give a second couple of pings (still from a good distance), this usually gets their attention. If it d...
by freiston
6 Feb 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Taillight with brake light function ..... everyday commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Taillight with brake light function ..... everyday commuting

My rear (rack mounted) dynamo (StVZO) light has a brake-light function - as I understand, it is triggered by a sudden reduction in power coming from the dynamo and it pulses power from the stand-light capacitor to the LED. I might have seen it in action when I first got the dynamo lights and my neph...
by freiston
5 Feb 2020, 4:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 1679

Re: Toolkit pliers?

I usually have my Leatherman Juice Pro on me, whether on the bike or not. No locking blade and no blade over 3". I don't think they make that model any more but my vote goes for a small Leatherman.
by freiston
1 Feb 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which Pump
Replies: 56
Views: 1479

Re: which Pump

I have a mini floor pump type - the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive mentioned earlier in the thread, and I'm happy with it. I attach mine alongside and slightly to the rear of the seat tube (port-side) using a velcro and rubber block mount of the sort folk use to put a torch onto their handlebars but it is...
by freiston
26 Jan 2020, 7:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quadracycles?
Replies: 23
Views: 880

Re: Quadracycles?

My last experience of four-wheeled cycles was about the same time as when my avatar photo was taken.

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by freiston
9 Jan 2020, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A curious Zefal HPX issue
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: A curious Zefal HPX issue

Could it be that the coupling of the HPX and the tube valve was awry and the valve had been forced open?

Edit - beaten to it!
by freiston
14 Dec 2019, 11:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Beeline bike compass
Replies: 48
Views: 6725

Re: Beeline bike compass

Oh dear, what a lot of bah humbug! <SNIP>. Your post intrigued me because you described the Beeline navigating in a way which it was not intended to do so when this thread was first started. I just went to the Beeline website and see that it does now allow turn by turn navigation and route planning...
by freiston
27 Nov 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heights of lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: Heights of lights.

I'd guess it's for the Penny; they've been around a bit longer, there's lots more of them, and some high-wheelers are way higher than 1.5m anyway Can't be. According to Halfords * cycle lighting has only been a legal requirement since 1988. *So it must be true :wink: Also from the same link, "...
by freiston
27 Nov 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweating
Replies: 43
Views: 2291

Re: sweating

I sweat a lot too. For cold (dryish) weather, I have an oldish winter cycling jacket from Aldi (Crane brand); It is windproof on the arms and the front of the torso but on the back it is smooth on the outside, slightly fleecy on the inside and extremely breathable (it's like it's not there when I ho...
by freiston
27 Nov 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweating
Replies: 43
Views: 2291

Re: sweating

Bonefishblues wrote:Perhaps drop a line to Prince Andrew for advice?













Too soon?


Too soon - meaning that you beat me to it! :wink: :lol:
by freiston
5 Nov 2019, 5:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube Shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Downtube Shifter

Will any LH friction downtube shifter work with a Shimano Tiagra 4500 front mech? A friction lever/shifter will work with any front mech,or rear mech FTM. Aren't there some mechs that require a total cable pull (to get the full range of gears) which is greater than some friction shifters can manage?
by freiston
5 Nov 2019, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Running / Cycling shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 756

Re: Running / Cycling shoes

As well as a stiff sole being desirable for efficient pedalling, surely you need a sole stiff enough on a SPD shoe to spread the pressure and wouldn't this make the shoe unsuitable for running (as distinct from walking), even if the shoe looks like a trainer/running shoe? If the sole isn't too stiff...