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by fastpedaller
4 Dec 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 4th bottom bracket
Replies: 31
Views: 4114

Re: 4th bottom bracket

simonhill wrote:Unless I'm missing something.......he posted nearly 6 years ago. I hope he's got it sorted by now.

He's still active, so maybe a PM if anyone is interested.


the replacement has lasted 6 years? :lol:
by fastpedaller
1 Dec 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: World-first mobile phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: World-first mobile phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia

Last year there was a 'phone detection device of sorts on one of our local A roads - It flashed up an image of a phone with a cross through it nearly every time we went past, even though we weren't using a mobile phone :(
by fastpedaller
1 Dec 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: World-first mobile phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: World-first mobile phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia

And how would it know if the driver or passenger was using the 'phone? I agree it's a good thing, but enforcing it may be another? What about phone being used as sat nav? Better would be using technology to block the use of a hand-held mobile being used from the driving seat unless it's a 999 call. ...
by fastpedaller
29 Nov 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How easy to get stuck?
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: How easy to get stuck?

Polisman wrote:I had a seat post stuck solid after only one month fitting out. Greased up and kept indoors, I could not believe it! :o

Interesting.... I wonder if the grease dried in the indoor heat?
by fastpedaller
29 Nov 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How easy to get stuck?
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: How easy to get stuck?

Good point about the copper grease. That's a strange 'mixture' in itself, as (being dissimilar metals) it should make any corrosion more likely! I have to say (sorry to bring cars into it :oops:) the exhaust on my car was blowing a couple of days ago and I took the whole thing off to aid welding - t...
by fastpedaller
29 Nov 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing inner tube punctures
Replies: 46
Views: 1470

Re: Repairing inner tube punctures

If you put the patch on well and remove the cellophane FROM THE EDGE and it doesn't lift the patch you know it's a good repair!
by fastpedaller
28 Nov 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How easy to get stuck?
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: How easy to get stuck?

I think pretty much anything could have happened in 3 years. Do you not do an annual service including a check and regrease of seatpost and stem? I do when it's a bike I've used outdoors, but as this was just hanging in the garage I thought it unnecessary. :roll: I think grease still dries out. Tha...
by fastpedaller
28 Nov 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How easy to get stuck?
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: How easy to get stuck?

mjr wrote:I think pretty much anything could have happened in 3 years. Do you not do an annual service including a check and regrease of seatpost and stem?

I do when it's a bike I've used outdoors, but as this was just hanging in the garage I thought it unnecessary. :roll:
by fastpedaller
28 Nov 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How easy to get stuck?
Replies: 14
Views: 808

How easy to get stuck?

I thought I'd set up the turbo in the garage just in case the weather really turns...… all Ok until I realised the saddle was a bit askew. Should be simple, just loosen the pinch bolt on the frame and turn the saddle and seatpin? I'm fearful of a stuck seatpin, and always keep them well greased. thi...
by fastpedaller
26 Nov 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long to fix a pothole ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1038

Re: How long to fix a pothole ?

The roads in East Lothian are great for cycling on but there's a growing number of big potholes and serious damage. I've been reporting these a few at a time using the CTC App. The first of these was three weeks ago. A displaced catseye leaving a hole 500 by 300 by over a 100 mm deep. I checked yes...
by fastpedaller
25 Nov 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Metal curved clips for cycle carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Metal curved clips for cycle carrier

There is nothing lacking in the capability of these carriers. Where they do fall down is in the competence of those that fit them. It is very easy to get it wrong either by positioning it badly or failing to secure it tightly or evenly. They have one big advantage over towbar units. On many hatchba...
by fastpedaller
25 Nov 2019, 9:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Metal curved clips for cycle carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Metal curved clips for cycle carrier

I'd chuck it in the bin and get a towbar and suitable carrier - those carriers mounted on the tailgate of cars are a danger! Have seen them come off a car - and know someone it's happened to - not worth the risk!
by fastpedaller
25 Nov 2019, 9:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I might go back to an aluminium frame (from carbon)
Replies: 46
Views: 1997

Re: I might go back to an aluminium frame (from carbon)

If one is worried about carbon breakages, then it's important to know that (it would appear) most of the aluminium framesets have carbon forks!
by fastpedaller
24 Nov 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building from a new frame
Replies: 18
Views: 1018

Re: Building from a new frame

Also, the colours aren’t what they seem. The green one is a lighter shade than racing green. Just a note about BRG. British racing cars ran in green from the time of the Irish Gordon Bennet race, when green was chosen as a nod to the emerald isle, until Lotus adopted the Players fag packet colours ...
by fastpedaller
22 Nov 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fined for holding up traffic - cyclists next?
Replies: 106
Views: 6638

Re: Fined for holding up traffic - cyclists next?

There's something about a tractor, it seems. I've seen this guy's footage a number of times. Apologies for the link... https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6790696/tractor-dashcam-near-misses-drivers-overtake-video/ It says it all about the attitude of drivers on UK roads today. It never fails to amaze me...