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by Bsteel
16 Feb 2020, 7:44am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Four year old killed by bike helmet.
Replies: 140
Views: 4068

Re: Four year old killed by bike helmet.

The place to look in the UK is in a Swedish chain of stores.

https://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Pink-Stig ... /31-1830-1
by Bsteel
6 Feb 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 365
Views: 7052

Re: Why wear black?

I am curious as why once someone chooses to wear a helmet to prevent some level of injury their risk assessment doesn't drive them to wearing some form of full face helmet like those for enduro or downhill riding ?
by Bsteel
2 Feb 2020, 9:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Step through touring bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1334

Re: Step through touring bike

A few more options listed here. Also a better picture of the cube (German model)

https://www.cyclingabout.com/a-complete ... ugh-mixte/
by Bsteel
18 Jan 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2194

Re: King Alfred's Way

A few more details for you all: https://www.cyclinguk.org/kingalfredsway?fbclid=IwAR1jAPm7ChgYbrq0hwUtuzqiopeZs_9u_Cffq9QM3bfLMRcTAWh_f3cmQNQ If you've not seen it take a look at the Chalke Way by John Stuart Clark, he'd already connected and documented the Peddars,Icknield & Ridgeway to give a...
by Bsteel
14 Jan 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 7 support ends Tuesday 14th Jan 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1185

Re: Windows 7 support ends Tuesday 14th Jan 2020

When they cost so little a 5 year life span isnt really an issue. Al Always worth a check before buying that the model isn't already 3 years though it's lifecycle or else it may be a bit less of a bargain. Apart from that I agree they great devices and the latest ones will run some Android Apps and...
by Bsteel
14 Jan 2020, 12:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 7 support ends Tuesday 14th Jan 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1185

Re: Windows 7 support ends Tuesday 14th Jan 2020

Chromebooks are great but they do come with an end of life date (generally about 5 years from the models first sales ). After this point they are no longer guaranteed updates.

https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/6220366?hl=en
by Bsteel
9 Jan 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 642

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

Yes I had considered that and luckily have a shop just round the corner I've just visited, who showed be a detachable tow bar which has a 100kg verticle load which should be OK? The Thule Easy Fold takes 60Kg and weighs 17.6kg itself. I have a feeling that the vehicle will also have an maximum nose...
by Bsteel
9 Jan 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 642

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

It may be worth checking the nose weight limit of any towbar ( vertical load limit ) to ensure it is adequate to take the total weight of the carrier + bikes.
by Bsteel
20 Nov 2019, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what's inside.... bottle dynamos and other generators
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: what's inside.... bottle dynamos and other generators

AXA Trio dynamo1.jpg yes the internal parts are almost identical. I've not taken one of those apart; was it at all difficult? cheers Not at all difficult, the base has two moulded latches which released easily with a screwdriver, once the base is off the pivot and stator can be slid out. More impor...
by Bsteel
20 Nov 2019, 6:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what's inside.... bottle dynamos and other generators
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: what's inside.... bottle dynamos and other generators

The one on the right looks to be using identical parts to the plastic cased AXA trio (6V 3W).
by Bsteel
25 Oct 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1253

Re: Hub brake advice needed

Thanks Brucey, I must have missed your post whilst replying to Robc02. I appreciate the detailed reply and that was exactly the information and confirmation I needed. I shall now attempt the modifications on a spare hub.
by Bsteel
24 Oct 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1253

Re: Hub brake advice needed

Thanks for the link robc02, I do remember seeing your design with the sliding cam but not sure my metalwork is good enough for that solution. I was also curious about trying to let the whole plate rotate about the axle rather than being locked into location. But at the moment failing to see how it c...
by Bsteel
24 Oct 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1253

Re: Hub brake advice needed

- consider converting to a floating brake plate Hi Brucey, Has there been a thread showing how this can be implemented ? I assume it decouples the plate from being tightly sandwiched between the bearing cone and lock nut. I'm not sure if it's just bad technique on my part but I've found after servi...
by Bsteel
22 Sep 2019, 7:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What bike is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: What bike is this?

Is it just the front brake that is a V-brake ?