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by fastpedaller
8 Jul 2020, 9:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle lift
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Cycle lift

I thought it was April 1st again!
by fastpedaller
4 Jul 2020, 10:06am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 8940

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

tim-b wrote:Hi
snip...but there's no clear evidence it happens at a detectable level...

A statistically insignificant level of one life saved is an improvement
Regards
tim-b

Except there is none
by fastpedaller
3 Jul 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Direct mount brakes, better, worse?
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Direct mount brakes, better, worse?

I'd never heard of direct mount brakes until this thread - I had to do a web search to get more details :shock: Amazing how the manufacturers keep thinking up 'new' products.
by fastpedaller
30 Jun 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Escooter trial to start
Replies: 52
Views: 2143

Re: Escooter trial to start

It's a mystery to me that rental ones are ok to use but not private ones - what's the logic behind that decision?
by fastpedaller
30 Jun 2020, 9:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mercian Frame Restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 908

Re: Mercian Frame Restoration

tatanab wrote: I am sure you know that modern paints are not like good old enamel with all its solvents.



Which makes me think a brush-applied humbrol finish may be just as durable after curing for a couple of weeks - and a lot cheaper! :D
by fastpedaller
28 Jun 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Incitement to murder
Replies: 31
Views: 1922

Re: Incitement to murder

I have requested from Met Pol an update on 2 occasions, on each they have given a new 'reference number' to use in the title if I 'require an update' and don't seem to be able to trace either. Good job I'm not holding my breath. :( I've given them all numbers, and all my details and have just sent t...
by fastpedaller
28 Jun 2020, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front fork braze-on bolts
Replies: 20
Views: 704

Re: Front fork braze-on bolts

Hmm - that's an interesting concept, what can be used as a 'stopping material'? simplest and easiest is 'TippEx' or similar. Most braze alloys won't wet onto it, regardless of the flux used. cheers Well that's weird - I wouldn't have thought of that, and surprised it can take the heat without disap...
by fastpedaller
28 Jun 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1299

Re: How to report an assault?

So, may I ask, did you say 'yes' to his question(s) asking if you want to press charges?
by fastpedaller
28 Jun 2020, 4:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front fork braze-on bolts
Replies: 20
Views: 704

Re: Front fork braze-on bolts

FWIW I have fitted mid-blade low-rider braze-ons in exactly the way Colin describes, i.e. 'in phase' with one another (no central spacer tube) using a length of M5 studding (coated in a suitable stop-off material) to fixture them during brazing. cheers Hmm - that's an interesting concept, what can ...
by fastpedaller
27 Jun 2020, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB lock rings
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: BB lock rings

I had one of these on a steel frame - It had corroded so much I had to cut it out!
by fastpedaller
27 Jun 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1299

Re: How to report an assault?

Thanks for all that - very useful. Not that I'm in a position to agree or disagree, but it does seem like it's not a road traffic issue, the vehicle is merely instrumental in finding the guy, and possibly in aiding the perpetrator. If the incident had no vehicle involved, I'd still have the guy's a...
by fastpedaller
26 Jun 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1299

Re: How to report an assault?

Pressing charges is the only way anything will be done (until someone gets hurt badly), and you have the evidence. Presumably if you ask for the case to progress, the Police will find the means to review the video footage?
by fastpedaller
25 Jun 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1299

Re: How to report an assault?

Well done - let's hope they take action. If they don't (presumably) you're free to distribute footage to the press et al?
by fastpedaller
25 Jun 2020, 6:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report an assault?
Replies: 40
Views: 1299

Re: How to report an assault?

This reminds me of a similar assault that took place on several time trial riders at an event. The Police were called and said the riders weren't independent (even though they had reported the car number on reaching the time-keeper, and were riding independently). The Police did not follow up. The n...
by fastpedaller
24 Jun 2020, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: An octagonal spanner.
Replies: 24
Views: 729

Re: An octagonal spanner.

Brucey wrote:some bikes need special tools

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cheers


That wooden work!
Cheers FP