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by fastpedaller
21 Sep 2019, 10:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano M324 pedal prob
Replies: 49
Views: 1769

Re: Shimano M324 pedal prob

ISTR 'Monza' pedals were ones I got from Lidl and used for several years until one cone got a small pit, so I decided to go for Shimano M520's which I find easier to used with my SPD shoes as both sides are the same, but I can appreciate it's sometimes useful to have a plain side :D IMHO the Monza p...
by fastpedaller
20 Sep 2019, 9:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1.2 million E bikes sold in Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: 1.2 million E bikes sold in Germany

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Bmblbzzz wrote:If people are using e-bikes to replace journeys that they previously made "pure pedal" that is not so good.


Why?

Obesity and its demands on the NHS?
by fastpedaller
19 Sep 2019, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 69
Views: 1873

Re: And another off.

That's poor - she can hardly say 'I didn't see you' - Police should take this up as there was absolutely no need to try and squeeze past like that. I think an official complaint should be made to the Police if they won't follow this up.
Hope you get well soon. FP
by fastpedaller
16 Sep 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to stop decals peeling off
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: ...how to stop decals peeling off

If you want to go the stencil route.... Using a regular computer printer, print out the script you require onto a self-sticking paper label (address label). Peel label off and put some good sticky tape (sellotape) onto the wax paper, and then re-apply the paper label onto the sticky tape. This step ...
by fastpedaller
14 Sep 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's
Replies: 55
Views: 1607

Re: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's

Strangely I was wondering a few days ago whether anyone has put very light equipment on a steel frame, and thus (if the steel frame weighs,say, 1kg more than a carbon frame, ended up with a very light bike. And now it's reality :D Can you wonder about a good outcome to Brexit? Ha Ha - very good. I'...
by fastpedaller
14 Sep 2019, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's
Replies: 55
Views: 1607

Re: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's

Strangely I was wondering a few days ago whether anyone has put very light equipment on a steel frame, and thus (if the steel frame weighs,say, 1kg more than a carbon frame, ended up with a very light bike. And now it's reality :D
by fastpedaller
8 Sep 2019, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax build photos
Replies: 94
Views: 7977

Re: Spa Audax build photos

I remember hearing of a cyclist who lost it on a downhill corner and went through a hedge and managed to break bones in both forearms. Both! By my calculation that would be six weeks of not being able to manage one's own toilet business! Mend quickly. I knew a cyclist who was involved in a road rac...
by fastpedaller
4 Sep 2019, 11:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Short cranks and saddle height.
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: Short cranks and saddle height.

There's maybe no correct answer to this. Somewhere there may be a crank length for each of us which is ideal (but can our 'ideal' also change depending on what we're used to?). Suffice to say a crank 220mm long would be too long (hit the ground!) and a crank 50mm long would be too short! I time tria...
by fastpedaller
3 Sep 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pocket wheel truer??
Replies: 31
Views: 929

Re: Pocket wheel truer??

How many cable ties can you buy for the cost of that tool? :D ah, but I like tools - like collecting standard bike stuff and becoming more and more self sufficient. (Have just learned how to use the third hand I bought years ago) Also, I don't like throwing stuff away - I reckon most zip ties are c...
by fastpedaller
3 Sep 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pocket wheel truer??
Replies: 31
Views: 929

Re: Pocket wheel truer??

A thumb (or finger) can be used, but if they are all in use fixing the bike :D a cable tie, or brake block (already there of course) will do the job. It's only a pointer, the crucial bit is using the spoke key to correct the issue!
by fastpedaller
2 Sep 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel Screws.
Replies: 19
Views: 997

Re: Stainless Steel Screws.

A friend once quoted "stainless means one stain less than mild steel :lol: "
I've found the stainless set screws/capheads/domeheads sold by Screwfix to be of good quality.
by fastpedaller
1 Sep 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike security
Replies: 30
Views: 1530

Re: Bike security

Today a gentleman arrived at the heritage railway where I volunteer riding a rather smart looking racing bicycle. He told my colleague that it couldn't go in the bike rack as it had very fragile carbon wheels and wanted to take it into the cafe with him as it was apparently worth £12,000 and he did...
by fastpedaller
1 Sep 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Retouching frame finish
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: Retouching frame finish

I'd use a fine brush for that.
by fastpedaller
29 Aug 2019, 11:27am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Implications of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?
Replies: 21
Views: 1479

Re: Benefits of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?

Suppliers will want to sell their goods - IMHO anyone suggesting shortages is scaremongering (for whatever reason). Some of the comments in the press and TV are somewhat worrying(or strange) depending on how much they're analysed eg. "Goods coming into uk from Europe will be more thoroughly che...
by fastpedaller
28 Aug 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainsets
Replies: 29
Views: 1437

Re: Chainsets

Indeed. Didn't Renolds (or maybe someone else) show that the efficiency dropped off considerably once the sprocket had less than 19 teeth?