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by fastpedaller
23 Feb 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting tiagra rear road hub to 135mm oln
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: converting tiagra rear road hub to 135mm oln

Maybe one of these is worth considering? - IMHO and experience they have very good 'weather proof' seals - usual (Brucey) advice applies to setting up/greasing the bearings before use. https://www.bankruptbikeparts.co.uk/shimano-rm60-rear-8-or-9-speed-cassette-hub-quick-release-freehub-36-hole-black...
by fastpedaller
23 Feb 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting tiagra rear road hub to 135mm oln
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: converting tiagra rear road hub to 135mm oln

if you are familiar with the workings/parts of one of those hubs (or similar) here goes..... just use a suitable cone spanner and open-ended spanner to loosen the locknut on both sides and insert a 2.5mm washer or spacer between the cones and the locknuts to make the OLN (over locknut) dimension 135...
by fastpedaller
20 Feb 2020, 2:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 40
Views: 1908

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

My question to everyone is … what is the average speed of transport in a city? Certainly less than the 15mph limit. Limiting (all unregistered, unlicensed etc) vehicles to 15mph would seem sensible and wouldn't lower the average speed at all. If these electric vehicles were used by all (or nearly al...
by fastpedaller
19 Feb 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wireless cadence computers
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Wireless cadence computers

No I did have a cheapo make of wireless computer sans cadence, but I eventually gave up on it. Electronics on bicycles have always been at the cutting edge of vibration, cold and damp research... What I do have is a bog cheap lidl wired computer modified as a cadence. I had to extend the wires to r...
by fastpedaller
18 Feb 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 355
Views: 6615

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

There are also many clubs, workplaces and event organisers who enforce helmet-wearing. This is not a "freedom of choice" situation. It's like saying " I've got nothing against LGBT people, but they're not coming in my pub/club/hotel/etc . And every year a couple of celebs and/or poli...
by fastpedaller
17 Feb 2020, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 116
Views: 14855

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Good advice (as always from Brucey) Screwfix do packs of wingnut is SS m5. Another option re threads (Brucey may wince :lol: ) is (once your screw and locknut are on) to 'squash' the threads on the screw a little, say with a pair of sturdy pliers to mis-shapen them a bit so the wing nuts become tig...
by fastpedaller
17 Feb 2020, 12:03pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 355
Views: 6615

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

..........(fog lights are illegal in good vis, but no-one ever gets pulled for that! :P ) ........... Oh yes they do. A very good mate of mine was pulled over by the rozzers for fog lights on in good vis. He received three penalty points and a £60 fine. get less for knocking down a cyclist. What a ...
by fastpedaller
17 Feb 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 55
Views: 1970

Re: Prescription Sunglasses

I don't think anyone's mentioned Asda Opticians yet? - That's correct, in the supermarket (or at least some of them). I have a high prescription, high index lenses, varifocal. Just saw on the off-chance that if you buy their frames they do ANY lenses, be they varifocal, big prescription (mine are -7...
by fastpedaller
16 Feb 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 972

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

The key point I am making is once it does surpass human driving, obviously the above examples are of rather simple 'driver aid' technology that has not achieved that yet, but AI is making great leaps forward all the time. And my point is that AI surpassing human anticipation may never happen The fi...
by fastpedaller
16 Feb 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Socket Screws
Replies: 26
Views: 745

Re: Which Socket Screws

I've also called them carriage bolts, or roofing bolts!
by fastpedaller
16 Feb 2020, 2:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Leaving bikes on roof rack over night?
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: Leaving bikes on roof rack over night?

Good advice above. From my observations over many years(others may disagree) any security devices usually give more inconvenience to the legal owner than they do to the thief. A little story.... a neighbour used to work in the H store at one of our local holiday destinations, and during the summer t...
by fastpedaller
16 Feb 2020, 12:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 972

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

Should humans be allowed to continue controlling motor vehicles on public roads once AI in driverless vehicles surpasses human controlled driving in safety and efficiency? Will it though? it's all very well that it will 'apply the brakes when needed', but will that be too late? Take the following s...
by fastpedaller
16 Feb 2020, 12:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Socket Screws
Replies: 26
Views: 745

Re: Which Socket Screws

[quote="Brucey" I quite like traditional fastener suppliers where chaps in brown coats go trotting off in the back to get you things, but they do (quite understandably) tend to get a bit cheesed off when they come back with something different to what you wanted. If you have something simi...
by fastpedaller
15 Feb 2020, 11:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Socket Screws
Replies: 26
Views: 745

Re: Which Socket Screws

Screwfix seem good value in stainless - m5 & m6 are the usual sizes, button -head or cap head as you desire!
by fastpedaller
14 Feb 2020, 11:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mech cable set up query
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Front mech cable set up query

Another method would be to drill and tap the bottom of the BB shell m5 and use a modern plastic cable guide and bare cable run - would need careful alignment before drilling/tapping though.