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by fastpedaller
21 Apr 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1135

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

I think a good tool could be made using a spare rear hub and a musen ring clamped around the hub barrel and the addition of suitable parts. That's if a suitable size of musen ring can be sourced. :D With a good, adjusted hub there will be no bearing play. Good for checking, but not suitable for bend...
by fastpedaller
21 Apr 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Card of explanation.
Replies: 16
Views: 271

Re: Card of explanation.

I like your idea. I've tried to explain on a couple of occasions by saying "what makes you think I should need one" to then (likely) be told "in case you're knocked off - you'll be protected with a helmet" to which I've responded with "Some drivers aren't as careful as you, ...
by fastpedaller
21 Apr 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Measuring chainline
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Measuring chainline

If you're measuring at the chainwheel, measure the seat tube diameter with your vernier. Measure from the side of tube nearest to chainring to the centre of chain on ring, and add 1/2 the seat tube diameter, or measure from the other side of tube to centre of chain and deduct 1/2 the set tube diamet...
by fastpedaller
20 Apr 2019, 11:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 33
Views: 879

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

Brucey.... your note prompted me to update about my Rudge BiFrame - If you recall I've converted to a single ring with 5 sprockets. I was concerned the chain may fall off over bumpy ground and require some sort of guide, however I've now ridden it a bit (over far more lumps than I normally would :D ...
by fastpedaller
20 Apr 2019, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 939

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

I do the QR lever up in line with the fork leg and have done so since I first got QR levers on my first half decent bike 29 years ago, I've never had a problem getting it undone. I do it that way because it looks tidier, there's no chance of it being pushed inwards in any way thus potentially doing...
by fastpedaller
20 Apr 2019, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 939

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

A friend had a 'mobile cycle mechanic' attend to his bike, and did up the front QR so that it was against the fork (he said for aerodynamic reasons). What a load of tosh - all it meant was that he couldn't get his QR undone without very careful application of a strip of wood, as a finger couldn't g...
by fastpedaller
19 Apr 2019, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 939

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

Wih the q/r lever in the positioned I indicated above(12o'clock front and 9 o'clock rear) the thumb can be pressed against the fork on the front or chainstay rear, with two fingers pulling on the q/r lever to release it,which is a natural action for the hand. I agree, that's one of my preferred, or...
by fastpedaller
19 Apr 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 939

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

We all know the rear lever is set 8 to 9 o’clock, parallel to the chain stay, right? Correct! But what about the front, and why? 12 o'clock no compromise! :wink:[/quote] A friend had a 'mobile cycle mechanic' attend to his bike, and did up the front QR so that it was against the fork (he said for a...
by fastpedaller
17 Apr 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1135

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

Brucey's method using a spare wheel seems to be a good one, and possibly more accurate than a lot of the tools on the market. As an alternative, could a spare hub be used to good effect? a piece of stout 2x2 wood could be drilled with the hub diameter and then cut, so that it could be clamped with a...
by fastpedaller
17 Apr 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD Raleigh Pioneer Trail 4130 CrMo 21 Inch 700c
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Raleigh Pioneer Trail 4130 CrMo 21 Inch 700c

Does anyone else think that bike is worth more, none of my business of course. It certainly looks a tidy bike. What is its worth, on a good day to someone who wants it, maybe £200, on a bad day to someone who's looking for the latest 'all singing all dancing' maybe £50? As always, it's worth what s...
by fastpedaller
11 Apr 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 999

Re: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!

I'm with you gents. Should be a mandatory life ban. Same for drink driving. Anyone daft enough to wilfully disobey the most simple of directives not to drink or make a phone call/send a text surely can't be trusted to ever be in charge of a motor vehicle. After all, if I was so casual with how I ha...
by fastpedaller
11 Apr 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update
Replies: 303
Views: 44662

Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

mjr wrote:the one which might change significantly is if you indicated left on your hat and then contributed to a collision by turning right unsignalled.


Hat on back-to-front? :lol:
by fastpedaller
10 Apr 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update
Replies: 303
Views: 44662

Re: Lidl cycling & Camping gear April 2019 update

On the helmits with rear indicators on them. Are they legal? Is there a standard in Germany that makes them so? does it mean that you dont have to stick you arms out any more to turn left or right? what would be the legal situation if a car knocked a cyclist over who went right but didnt stick his ...
by fastpedaller
10 Apr 2019, 11:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"
Replies: 92
Views: 3122

Re: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"

I don't care that you hadn't appreciated that your eyesight had deteriorated incrementally, and that you hadn't noticed that your alignment was incorrect and had worn the inside of your tyre such that it was illegal, it's your responsibility and I am afraid that you must lose your right to drive, n...
by fastpedaller
10 Apr 2019, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike self build list
Replies: 35
Views: 1308

Re: Bike self build list

mikeymo wrote:
fastpedaller wrote:Seatpost clamp!


It's got one!

Fair enough. Tyres & tubes? There must be something I can add to the list :lol: