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by fastpedaller
20 Jun 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove enamellig
Replies: 19
Views: 512

Re: Stove enamellig

years ago I wanted to have my frame hot dip galvanised so it looked like a farm gate. I figured it would make it rustproof undesirable at first glance and last 20 odd years. couldn't find anywhere to do it locally though. I think a lot of the issues are tradesmen and current attitudes to disposibil...
by fastpedaller
20 Jun 2018, 11:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove enamellig
Replies: 19
Views: 512

Re: Stove enamellig

The 2 pack paints are very durable - I'm in the process of painting a GRP (glassfibre) car using 2 pack yacht paints (polyurethane), and to rub down the paint with wet/dry paper takes some effort (especially to 'get it started'). It is reassuringly tough stuff! (apparently some 2 packs on cars are '...
by fastpedaller
18 Jun 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)

Curiously the 'authorities' are now referring to the NDR as the Broadland Northway for some reason. :roll:
by fastpedaller
18 Jun 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)

cycle.travel suggests using Buxton Road instead for Cromer via North Walsham, which crosses on a bridge without access to the new road below. I've not seen its current state but I suspect it may be a rat-run to Spixworth avoiding its NDR junction. I was also going to suggest this route, from Old Ca...
by fastpedaller
18 Jun 2018, 12:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Police condemn appalling violence at cycle festival"
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: "Police condemn appalling violence at cycle festival"

The headlines could be 'violence where Police are present" :lol:
by fastpedaller
16 Jun 2018, 3:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 287
Views: 9951

Re: Record attempt scheduled

I may have missed this somewhere (so please forgive me), but is the ride being done without sleep?
by fastpedaller
14 Jun 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 87
Views: 11633

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Bus drivers - 'nuf said?
by fastpedaller
8 Jun 2018, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether PlanetX still sell the Pompino?
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Whether PlanetX still sell the Pompino?

I can't see the Pompino in their current line-up of frames or bikes - have they discontinued it?
It would be a shame if they have as it's a good item.
by fastpedaller
8 Jun 2018, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Odd bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Odd bottom

I wasn't aware of a mechverter - that's a good bit of kit if the only cable stops available are from the top!
by fastpedaller
8 Jun 2018, 6:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Odd bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Odd bottom

I'd have thought either a top-pull derailleur, or one which can use top or bottom pull is available. One way of routing a cable would be to drill a hole in the bb shell and tap it to attach a cable guide, something like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-Cable-guide-SM-SP18M-under-Bottom-bracke...
by fastpedaller
8 Jun 2018, 10:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kit for removing any kind of cassette
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Kit for removing any kind of cassette

Ha Ha, very good - and probably accurate!
by fastpedaller
8 Jun 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kit for removing any kind of cassette
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Kit for removing any kind of cassette

Why can't they all just use the same one it's just really annoying- all bikes have the same purpose... is it to make the home mechanics life a misery on purpose? This ethos is apparent with just about every item one buys - special connections on phones etc - The cynic in me says it's to keep the pr...
by fastpedaller
7 Jun 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interesting Seatpost Layback/Suspension Adaptor On Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Interesting Seatpost Layback/Suspension Adaptor On Ebay

It looks like it's aluminium for the adjusting block, and a steel alloy for the spring wire. It could work for a while, and then cause a nasty accident? Any metallurgists lurking here?
by fastpedaller
6 Jun 2018, 10:56pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Guardian Video - Should cyclists be forced to wear helmets ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1458

Re: Guardian Video - Should cyclists be forced to wear helmets ?

Beards should be limited to recumbent riders and tourists....... anyone else with a bird is a poser and wannabe hipster!!!! Having said that - my beard saved my life I had a fall and the beard absorbed most of the damage , I don't think I would be here today if it wasn't for my beard. Perhaps they ...
by fastpedaller
4 Jun 2018, 10:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Fork replacement

Can you get some made by a framebuilder eg Lee Cooper? - May work out less than £165 (especially if you paint them yourself)