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by fastpedaller
25 May 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling gifts and merchandise
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Cycling gifts and merchandise

This is the Australian EBay vendor with a range of stuff, including the cushions: https://www.ebay.com.au/str/cyclingfanatic I’ve had some christening presents to buy lately: search term “bike” gives 910 items: https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/ There’s a running theme of things for kids to get th...
by fastpedaller
25 May 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

There was a guy in a local cycling club who was legendary for 'sorting out' the really bad motorists. Not to be recommended unless you are 6ft+ and an ex-naval hard man, like he. On one occasion it seems a motorist deliberately drove into him as a 'punishment' for being in the faster moving 3rd lane...
by fastpedaller
25 May 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam

. . . . Another time early one Sunday morning 5am approach roundabout on dual carriageway to go straight across. Entering roundabout notice car speeding into it on my left just knew the driver hadn't seen me so rather than go straight on I turned right and the car came up my inside. Both accidents ...
by fastpedaller
25 May 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam

I just find it strange that a car suddenly pulled out on you . Really how can that happen ! If I am on my bike or motorcycle I am always riding defensively ie jnct on the left over to the crown of the road if no jnct other side. Is this something you practice ? Crikey - have you never had it happen...
by fastpedaller
24 May 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dented frame repair
Replies: 25
Views: 754

Re: Dented frame repair

It's only minor - heating the bb etc to replace the seat tube will likely cause more serious damage to the frame
by fastpedaller
23 May 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight Bottom Bracket Cup Stuck
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Stronglight Bottom Bracket Cup Stuck

You may be able to use an adjustable peg spanner that is used to remove the 'nut' from an angle grinder (maybe have to grind a bit off the tool, but you'll have the implement to do it :) ). You show a picture of what appears to be the left side cup but say that the problem is with the drive side cup...
by fastpedaller
22 May 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 1902

Re: dozey pedestrians

Sometimes it's impossible to do anything..... I recall from years ago a friend was stationary at traffic lights, a bus stopped on his right side. An obese woman stepped straight off the pavement, landed on top of him knocking him into said coach!
by fastpedaller
20 May 2019, 8:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 1902

Re: dozey pedestrians

Advice noted, I wonder if it is a 'Norfolk thing' as if I ride along the front at Wells-Next-The-Sea (even at 10mph) the pedestrians are trying to throw themselves under my wheels (despite my bell ringing or singing). Last time I was there I was about to overtake a (probably 20 something) cyclist, ...
by fastpedaller
19 May 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 1902

Re: dozey pedestrians

Advice noted, I wonder if it is a 'Norfolk thing' as if I ride along the front at Wells-Next-The-Sea (even at 10mph) the pedestrians are trying to throw themselves under my wheels (despite my bell ringing or singing). Last time I was there I was about to overtake a (probably 20 something) cyclist, a...
by fastpedaller
19 May 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 1902

dozey pedestrians

Came up behind a couple on a country road (single track), I was doing about 15mph. Assessed situation and kept in RH gutter, as I went past the guy, (who was on the right of his female companion) chose that exact moment to take a 90 degree turn and 'leap' (no other way to describe it) to the side. I...
by fastpedaller
16 May 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling MP: worthy example or exploiter?
Replies: 31
Views: 765

Re: Cycling MP: worthy example or exploiter?

Surely (if government were clued-up) the sensible thing would be to offer the 45p per mile 'expenses' if the MP used bike or car, thus getting more MPs (and other civil servants) on bikes - eager to make a 'profit'
by fastpedaller
14 May 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano road bike - info sought before sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1686

Re: Shimano road bike - info sought before sale

Looking at the first picture I suspect the frame has received some crash damage which may make it unsafe to ride. The tube between the gear levers looks bent and the steerer tube is more upright than the seat tube. Both suggest the front wheel has been pushed back. Hmm - well spotted. Now £20 for t...
by fastpedaller
14 May 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 78
Views: 2893

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

Seat tube angle - Would a straight edge (or string) across the wheel hub centres + a protractor be O.K for measuring the seat tube angle? Wouldn't matter then about top tube or floor levels. :?: I should think so - I used a 'digital angle finder' from Lidl to similar effect to measure the seat tube...
by fastpedaller
14 May 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me reduce weight of my Topstone for not much money!
Replies: 26
Views: 1006

Re: Help me reduce weight of my Topstone for not much money!

biggest weight is the rider - just riding it more may take care of that :D