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by nickp
26 Aug 2020, 9:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Servicing RSP Cadence pedals
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Servicing RSP Cadence pedals

Thanks folks - much appreciated.
Nick
by nickp
25 Aug 2020, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Servicing RSP Cadence pedals
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Servicing RSP Cadence pedals

I have a pair of RSP Cadence pedals (alloy not the carbon ones) with a little play in them. When I put a bit of extra pressure on them (standing up say) they both produce an loud knocking sound - or at least I think that's where the noise is coming from ....! Before I lay into them with a mole wrenc...
by nickp
30 Jul 2020, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple to double - old-ish Shimano
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Triple to double - old-ish Shimano

Yes the chain's already too slack for my liking in the small-small so rationing the use of the small chainring is no big deal.
cheers
by nickp
30 Jul 2020, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple to double - old-ish Shimano
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Triple to double - old-ish Shimano

Those charts are very interesting - not seen them before. Just the analysis I need. [quote]This looks like a much better set of gears for many types of riding using the triple, with smaller double-shifts, and I'd be using the big ring on the flat whenever the conditions were not unfavourable. The mi...
by nickp
30 Jul 2020, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple to double - old-ish Shimano
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Triple to double - old-ish Shimano

Thanks Brucey, that archive index is really useful. Eminently sensible advice too - keeping the triple does make it a more flexible proposition, and since it all works just now, why disrupt it all?

cheers
Nick
by nickp
29 Jul 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple to double - old-ish Shimano
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Triple to double - old-ish Shimano

I wonder if I could beg some more help for my Synapse upgrade project? The new (to me) 2016 alloy frame is now up and running pretty sweetly with this setup: Shifters: STR700 (not 6500 as per my previous post!) Front Derailleur: FD5603 Crank: SC5603 50-39-30 Rear Derailleur: RD5600 12-27 10 speed Fr...
by nickp
20 Jul 2020, 2:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: High BP Meds.....
Replies: 37
Views: 1301

Re: High BP Meds.....

I take Rampiril too, and I'm finding the current dose is enough to drop my BP considerably after exercise. So a triple dose plus exercise leading to low BP would not be too much of a surprise. On one occasion I missed two days worth then as soon as I started again, BP through the floor in a couple o...
by nickp
16 Jul 2020, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Synapse 2016 internal cable routing
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Synapse 2016 internal cable routing

What a great source of information this forum is! With the help of Brucey ( and others) I've managed to shoehorn a Shimano 105 5600 groupset from a 13 year old nameless alloy frame onto a 2016 vintage Synapse alloy frame. The shifters of course work just fine, the internal routing seems not to be a ...
by nickp
11 Jul 2020, 9:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Synapse 2016 internal cable routing
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Synapse 2016 internal cable routing

Thanks Brucey - good to know you think it's worth a try. A test run inserting cables into the frame didn't throw up any blockages, burrs or other obstructions. As you say not a lot to be lost by trying and at least I'll have cables threaded for the next one if the 5600 doesn't work!
by nickp
11 Jul 2020, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Synapse 2016 internal cable routing
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Synapse 2016 internal cable routing

No, not another "how do I get the cables in" query! I've managed to pick up a Synapse 2016 frame hoping to transfer over a battered but operational 105 5600 groupset. Reading though the Shimano installation notes for the 5600, they mention the inadvisability of installing the 5600 shifters...
by nickp
8 Jul 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A1-Bamburgh/Northumberland.
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: A1-Bamburgh/Northumberland.

The A1 at those crossings is single carriageway 60mph. West Mains has a dedicated cycle track crossing with a central refuge away from the Holy Island road junction; the crossing at Belford is an offset road junction with no extra provision for bikes. Not usually too challenging crossing at either o...
by nickp
25 Mar 2018, 11:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'
Replies: 38
Views: 3953

Re: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'

Isn't at least part of the problem with headlights is the regulations that specify minimum wattages for different classes of vehicle? This was all very well in the days of incandescent bulbs but now with LEDs, the light they output per watt of electricity input has increased enormously. We now light...
by nickp
19 Jan 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Google Maps won't let me create a cycle route over Little Saint Bernard Pass???
Replies: 15
Views: 889

Re: Google Maps won't let me create a cycle route over Little Saint Bernard Pass???

Not only is the road closed in winter, it also forms a ski piste down into La Thuile!
by nickp
18 Oct 2015, 8:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any website/Wordpress experts?
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Any website/Wordpress experts?

You have a PM
Nick
by nickp
17 Oct 2015, 10:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any website/Wordpress experts?
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Any website/Wordpress experts?

You don't need any plugins to make a site work on mobile - things have moved on from there. Just find a Wordpress theme (not a plugin, nor yet a template) that is responsive - the basic themes that come with WP are examples but there's plenty of others, many of them free. You can search for Responsi...