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by keithb
13 Jan 2018, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement for HyRd disc brakes - suggestions?
Replies: 57
Views: 4207

Re: Replacement for HyRd disc brakes - suggestions?

Someone on singletrack suggested fitting a cable oiler like this on the caliper end: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/cables/jtek-cable-oilers-5mm-black-3-pack/ Obvious potential problems include overspray of lube onto disc/caliper, and another break in the outer cable creating a higher chance of spongiN...
by keithb
11 Jan 2018, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement for HyRd disc brakes - suggestions?
Replies: 57
Views: 4207

Re: Replacement for HyRd disc brakes - suggestions?

I'm sure I remember some sort of stretchy caliper cover being around years ago intended for mtb's, possibly before mtb brakes became sufficiently robust, so many years ago! Can't find a reference on Google now, and it may be from before Google... Edit: and they never took off, so may not be findable!
by keithb
18 Dec 2017, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lowering Gearing - Chain Wrap Capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Lowering Gearing - Chain Wrap Capacity

Put a smaller granny ring on with a less extreme cassette?
Should be able to go down to 24T on a chainset like that, though the drop from 42 may be a bit big. And then a 28 or 32 tooth cassette

Could all work with existing deraileurs, though would need checking.
by keithb
3 Nov 2017, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STVZO compliant lights - are reflectors UK compliant?
Replies: 30
Views: 1488

Re: STVZO compliant lights - are reflectors UK compliant?

So , as the K marked reflector on the Secula is too small to carry a "Z" mark, I would need to have either a BS or "Z" marked reflector, in addition to the "K" marked reflector built into the light... Yes? So my search for an approved, legal, single unit mudguard/seatst...
by keithb
2 Nov 2017, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STVZO compliant lights - are reflectors UK compliant?
Replies: 30
Views: 1488

Re: STVZO compliant lights - are reflectors UK compliant?

Ooooh...... That's a good point... I'd forgotten that (for some inexplicable reason) front reflectors are only required at the point of sale of new bikes, and technically not required during use...

How totally bonkers!
by keithb
2 Nov 2017, 11:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STVZO compliant lights - are reflectors UK compliant?
Replies: 30
Views: 1488

Re: STVZO compliant lights - are reflectors UK compliant?

Thanks for all the replies - Much appreciated!

Gaz: What are the makes/models of the lights that you are running? Are they battery or dynamo?

As most of my winter cycling is at night, I', trying to be a good little cyclist and complying as fully as possible!
by keithb
2 Nov 2017, 9:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: STVZO compliant lights - are reflectors UK compliant?
Replies: 30
Views: 1488

STVZO compliant lights - are reflectors UK compliant?

Hi all, In my search for sourcing some "legal" battery lights, with the recent change in STVZO regulations allowing battery powered versions, more of these are coming available, such as the B+M Secula rear light and the Lumotec IQ Eyro freont light. Both of these examples include built in ...
by keithb
8 Feb 2017, 12:32pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK recruiting Off-road access officer - Tech officer next?
Replies: 8
Views: 13640

CUK recruiting Off-road access officer - Tech officer next?

I saw in cycleclips the other week that CTC are trying to recruit a new "off road access officer". This would appear to be a direct replacement of the role Ian Wharby (I think) undertook for CTC, and is certainly a position that existed previously, it makes me wonder if the powers that be ...
by keithb
26 Oct 2016, 12:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Non-Dynamo crown mounted front lights..
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Non-Dynamo crown mounted front lights..

Hello all, Just thought I'd ask on here if anyone knows of any battery powered fork-crown mounted front lights? I've seen this one: https://www.velovitality.co.uk/collections/front-lights/products/ikzi-nero-front-bullet-light which I rather like the look of, but cannot find any furether info from Go...
by keithb
27 Aug 2016, 10:00am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Off-road access survey - CUK jumping on bandwagon?
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Off-road access survey - CUK jumping on bandwagon?

It was one of the articles in cycle clips this week. In looking for it I scrolled tp and down the email twice before seeing it. The article starts with "win an iPad mini..." which I didn't read beyond as I was looking for something about "off road survey" or the like, that being ...
by keithb
26 Aug 2016, 3:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can anyone recommend a front rack?
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Can anyone recommend a front rack?

Thanks for that, both the blackburn and teh surly seem to do the trick... I'll have go find some in a shop to look at!

Thanks!
keith
by keithb
26 Aug 2016, 12:40pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Member Benefits
Replies: 45
Views: 34191

Re: CTC Member Benefits

I was more referring to updating,or "relaunching" of the website, rather than the routes themselves. on a quick browse of nottinghamshire I noted rides from flat, local 20milers to longer more arduous ones. so the range of rides is quite broad, and could appeal more to the newer, or more l...
by keithb
25 Aug 2016, 8:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can anyone recommend a front rack?
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Can anyone recommend a front rack?

To the fount of all touring knowledge,the CTC forum; So, I'm considering fitting a front rack to my trek crossrip do carrying occasional extra stuff, and possibly panniers in some future tour. But I only have mid blade mounts on the outside of the fork, single mudguard mounts at the dropout and a th...
by keithb
25 Aug 2016, 7:53pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Member Benefits
Replies: 45
Views: 34191

Re: CTC Member Benefits

Blimey I've just been to ctc maps and it's a huge resource of routes! I'd forgotten it ever existed. They really should bring it to to date and make it a bit more user friendly (displaying routes on a map?) And that could draw people in. Thinking back I think it used to be members only when I first ...
by keithb
25 Aug 2016, 1:34pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Off-road access survey - CUK jumping on bandwagon?
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Off-road access survey - CUK jumping on bandwagon?

Given I joined the CTC at a time when it was just about the only group caompaigning for improved off-road access, and at the time had an "off road" officer who dealt with such matters, the issue seems to have been largely ignored for the last 10-ish years, until the Welsh Government looked...