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by Ivorcadaver
9 Feb 2020, 7:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2544

Re: Brucey

it feels very odd to be discussed (even in mostly flattering terms) in a forum. Time was when the CTC had a fully employed technical officer who would contribute to discussions of technical matters but those days are gone. I have considered writing a book but it would be a massive effort and it wou...
by Ivorcadaver
8 Feb 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing a Sprocket on Nexus7
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Changing a Sprocket on Nexus7

Bingo! Problem solved. Thanks.
by Ivorcadaver
8 Feb 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing a Sprocket on Nexus7
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Changing a Sprocket on Nexus7

To up the gearing on my Nexus 7 I have just swapped the 23t sprocket for a 20t. Problem is the arm from the cassette joint now fouls the chain. There are a pair of grey/black anti turn washer. Any suggestions most welcome.
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by Ivorcadaver
5 Oct 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 4503

Re: What's the legal position?

Hobbled into my local LBS (the excellent Green Machine in Horwich) for a repair quote: nearly £800! So much for fancy integrated hydraulic brake/gear changers (snapped lever) £300, tapered head carbon fork with disc mount (not taking chances after a major impact) £200 plus other bits and pieces and ...
by Ivorcadaver
4 Oct 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 4503

Re: What's the legal position?

Just got home from A&E; broken patella, bruised ribs, skinned knee, skinned elbow, glued up head wound, cracked helmet, buckled wheel and suspect carbon forks. Van left hooked me as I was going on the inside of slow moving traffic, I don't think he signalled. Police and ambulance arrived and I ...
by Ivorcadaver
4 Oct 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 4503

Re: What's the legal position?

Just got home from A&E; broken patella, bruised ribs, skinned knee, skinned elbow, glued up head wound, cracked helmet, buckled wheel and suspect carbon forks. Van left hooked me as I was going on the inside of slow moving traffic, I don't think he signalled. Police and ambulance arrived and I ...
by Ivorcadaver
4 Oct 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 4503

Re: What's the legal position?

What exactly do you class as serious Injury and how would I remember you being crashed into by motorists over the years ? I have no idea who you are. You are trying to persuade some guy who's just been wiped out and who's wife fears for his safety that he might live six months longer doing some crap...
by Ivorcadaver
3 Oct 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 4503

Re: What's the legal position?

Not riding is deadlier than riding, even in the UK. Could you vary your route to use any of the infrastructure being created by Boardman? While not perfect, it should at least both warn drivers to expect cyclists and give you a bit more chance/space to see one about to left hook you I'm afraid the ...
by Ivorcadaver
3 Oct 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 4503

Re: What's the legal position?

Just got home from A&E; broken patella, bruised ribs, skinned knee, skinned elbow, glued up head wound, cracked helmet, buckled wheel and suspect carbon forks. Van left hooked me as I was going on the inside of slow moving traffic, I don't think he signalled. Police and ambulance arrived and I ...
by Ivorcadaver
3 Oct 2019, 9:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 4503

Re: What's the legal position?

Thanks for all your advice. I am a ctc member so I'll get in touch. After 7 years of a daily commute through Bolton and Salford with no meaningful cycle infrastructure I think it's now time to give up and throw myself at the mercy of Northern Rail. I have managed to avoid numerous incidents over the...
by Ivorcadaver
2 Oct 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 72
Views: 4503

What's the legal position?

Just got home from A&E; broken patella, bruised ribs, skinned knee, skinned elbow, glued up head wound, cracked helmet, buckled wheel and suspect carbon forks. Van left hooked me as I was going on the inside of slow moving traffic, I don't think he signalled. Police and ambulance arrived and I g...
by Ivorcadaver
20 Sep 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3960

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

I'm guessing that I may have nominated Birmingham as one of the worst towns too. Guess no longer! 2011's nominations were: · Cheltenham (Mark R) · Guildford (ChrisPeck) · Reading (thelawnet) · Bolton (Nutsey) · Preston (Nutsey) · Bury (Nutsey) · Salford (blackbike, Nutsey) · Liverpool (jochta) · Te...
by Ivorcadaver
10 Jul 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front wheel locked while cycling: disc brake or mudguard?
Replies: 72
Views: 2726

Re: Front wheel locked while cycling: disc brake or mudguard?

On a related point. I recently had to bodge some sks mudguards as the stay was too short as the fixing point is part way up the fork leg rather than near the axle. I cut the stay and used some small diameter tubing as a splint, held in place with araldite. Seems to work ok but not very elegant. Any ...
by Ivorcadaver
30 Jan 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe Winter Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 2878

Re: Schwalbe Winter Tyres

Can't praise them enough for grip this morning; no problem coping with about 1" of snow, slush and ice. They are heavy and hard work though!
by Ivorcadaver
29 Jan 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe Winter Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 2878

Schwalbe Winter Tyres

With the big freeze imminent, I have just spent an hour wrestling with a pair of Schwalbe winter tyres (the ones with the metal spikes) and some deep section rims. I think I might keep them on for the next few weeks but does anybody know the expected life of these tyres? When do the spikes get so wo...