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by fastpedaller
18 Jan 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grant Petersen’s Rivendell Roadini
Replies: 85
Views: 2351

Re: Grant Petersen’s Rivendell Roadini

Ah gotcha, the squared bends variety or ergo bars. The Deda piega comes in a variant very similar to that and 26.0 IIRC https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/tpIAAOSwCfdXpKFc/s-l300.jpg That may work, but I forgot to mention that I prefer a compact bar. These are standard drop and reach. I'm late to the d...
by fastpedaller
18 Jan 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)
Replies: 22
Views: 1027

Re: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)

Wow - that's a good photo of the owl. Many years ago (I don't ride in the dark any more) It was a pitch black lane, and my front light wasn't great (BITD) and as I went up a steep incline I heard a 'terrible scratching noise' which made my heart jump and my speed jump even more :lol: Never gone up t...
by fastpedaller
17 Jan 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
Replies: 50
Views: 1783

Re: a nasty surprise for someone....?

thelawnet wrote: Competence (or lack of it) is curable.


I disagree.... I've known (and still know) some folk who (despite given instruction) can barely change a lightbulb - an electrical plug (or indeed a bicycle brake) would be well beyond their capabilities! :shock:
by fastpedaller
17 Jan 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Jess Varnish ..
Replies: 47
Views: 1817

Re: Jess Varnish ..

I'm not surprised by the tribunal's decision and I have no particular opinion on whether a different result would have been in the interest of other sports men and women receiving funding. I am however really disappointed that the ability for anyone to deal with unfair treatment depends on their em...
by fastpedaller
17 Jan 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 68
Views: 8518

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

I think that after the bike has been unfolded a few times, it doesn't matter if the grub screws were correctly adjusted or not; they will wear against the seating and the adjustment will need to be repeated, (in a similar way to how derailleur limit screws need attention from time to time). cheers ...
by fastpedaller
17 Jan 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 68
Views: 8518

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

Interestingly on the 2 I have, neither (when checked with a straight edge) was set so both wheels ran in line, a small (and it was very small) adjustment of the grub-screw adjustment corrected it in both cases. Maybe these weren't set up in the factory? or was it a job left to the cycle retailers?
by fastpedaller
16 Jan 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: AGM Motion for 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 480

Re: AGM Motion for 2019

I don't think many members would fully understand why the Highway Codes advice to wear a helmet needs removing, changing or caveats or warnings adding. Many will know about the legal implications in case of accidents and compensation. A revises version; "That Cycling UK cycle helmet policy pro...
by fastpedaller
16 Jan 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plea to roadies....
Replies: 36
Views: 2307

Re: Plea to roadies....

Sadly often true - cycling along minding my own business I hear a distant shout from behind. I carry on wondering what that was and am soon passed by a pack of clubbies. Do they pass the time of day or say hello? No - the leader of the pack just says "why aren't you wearing a helmet" as d...
by fastpedaller
15 Jan 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainline again sorry
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Chainline again sorry

If they are the same as my xd2 chainsets, then the double is the triple anyway! By way of explanation, the casting/forging is the same for the double and triple crank - the drilling and tapping of holes in the inside of the part provides the fixing for the inner ring (IIRC at 74mm pcd). So if you wa...
by fastpedaller
14 Jan 2019, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 180
Views: 8735

Re: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing

I'm astonished how regularly Shimano and others (and it's not just cycling) rename/renumber products 'just because they can', with often no noticeable change - I can only guess this is to 'drum up trade' by having a 'new' product. Reminds me of the sketch Dave Gorman did on tv about 'new improved' w...
by fastpedaller
13 Jan 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapometer - what else is there?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Mapometer - what else is there?

I've always found mapometer to be good - have you set it to 'cycling mode'?
by fastpedaller
13 Jan 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 36H road rims - long term prospects?
Replies: 14
Views: 548

36H road rims - long term prospects?

Not wanting to be a harbinger or doom, but do folk think that 36h rims will endure? Will it be the norm for less spoking in the future (I'm wondering whether to future-proof by buying 36H rims, or 32H hubs!) Or will 36h rims still be available, but only in low-quality/high volume bikes for BSO market?
by fastpedaller
13 Jan 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
Replies: 50
Views: 1783

Re: a nasty surprise for someone....?

I'm not familiar with disc brakes, but would there be enough travel (either in cable/lever movement or in hydraulics before seals were breached) for the pistons to contact the disc and provide some braking? certainly not ideal, but maybe a life-saver.
by fastpedaller
11 Jan 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Top swing or Bottom swing?
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Top swing or Bottom swing?

Thanks for that Brucey. I have indeed got the description reversed...... I have only used bottom swing.
by fastpedaller
11 Jan 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Top swing or Bottom swing?
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Top swing or Bottom swing?

I have a spa touring frame with 28/38/48 triple spa chainset. I'm interested in buying a derailleur I've seen for sale which is a bottom swing (but is bottom also bottom pull so ok) - is this better (or indeed not as good ) as a topswing one? I've never used a bottom swing derailleur. :oops: