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by Bsteel
22 Jul 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets?
Replies: 101
Views: 2771

Re: Helmets?

Illustration of the thickness of EPS foam believed to be required to prevent concussion from the drops used for CPCS testing.
It looks like there is a market for smarter more absorbent materials.

https://helmets.org/concussionhelmet.htm
by Bsteel
21 Jul 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets?
Replies: 101
Views: 2771

Re: Helmets?

It's obviously hotter to wear but would there be any significant benefits from wearing a full face MTB helmet. A quick look at the standards and I haven't spotted any that seem much improved over road helmets ?
by Bsteel
15 Jul 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: First escooter death?
Replies: 124
Views: 2670

Re: First escooter death?

Cunobelin wrote:
The trick will be a structured way forward.


Which needs to start right back at the beginning and looking at everything again, even the curent requirement on an e-bike to have a pedal sensor would seem to make little sense if a scooter could just have a throttle.
by Bsteel
15 Jul 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: First escooter death?
Replies: 124
Views: 2670

Re: First escooter death?

Is the term e-scooter also used to describe the likes of the electric Vespa, or has that some other generally used description ?
by Bsteel
4 Aug 2018, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax
Replies: 89
Views: 7606

Re: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax

Hi Colin, Thank you for the details, I hadn't appreciated that the Wayfarer's chainstays were that much different to those of the Aubisque. Having only looked at the frame only pages I hadn't spotted the geometry charts, although once I found them the same drawings appear to have been used for both ...
by Bsteel
4 Aug 2018, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax
Replies: 89
Views: 7606

Re: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and AUBISQUE

They are designed for 25 or 28mm tyres without looking too "gappy"....you might be able to cram a 35mm tyre in there, but I wouldn't, I want 10mm under the mudguard. Would a 650B wheel give clearance to use a wider tyre or does the shape and threading of the chainstays mean there won't be...
by Bsteel
6 Jul 2018, 9:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ad Blockers
Replies: 21
Views: 652

Re: Ad Blockers

Adblock has an option to allow some non obtrusive advertising. That's their description. Have never tried it but it may do what you want. I've tried. I can't be absolutely certain, but it appears not to do what I want. One of the worst offenders is the Independent (newspaper) - which, as you know, ...
by Bsteel
4 Jul 2018, 7:51pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: When is it best time to have the main meal of the day?
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: When is it best time to have the main meal of the day?

brynpoeth wrote:
Breakfast like a King
Lunch like a farmer
Supper like a beggar


Some recent research seems to support that old saying.
https://www.patreon.com/posts/18865593
by Bsteel
4 Jul 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Peroneal tendinopathy
Replies: 55
Views: 3084

Re: Achilles Tendinitis

Eccentric exercises now seem to be the preffered treatment for achilles issues. So lowering the heel and stretching rather than heel raises which contract the muscles.
Even the NHS seems to have adopted the technique.

https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/oxsport/informat ... les_A5.pdf
by Bsteel
4 Jul 2018, 7:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB7 noise issue
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: BB7 noise issue

I was suffering from a similar noisy BB7 which appeared to be a failure of the spring to always fully return the moving pad. The problem improved greatly after a thorough cleaning and polishing of the calliper body area around the pads and polishing of the drive cam. I suspect the pad was jamming a ...
by Bsteel
28 Jun 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does the Alfine 11 di2 motor have oil in?
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Does the Alfine 11 di2 motor have oil in?

Brucey wrote:However the Alfine DI2 system doesn't look quite the same layout, so could more likely be a canbus system. I'd say that the mechanical parts may be very similar inside the servo units in any event.

I think those assumptions are likely correct, I hadn't appreciated the age of the 'Cyber Nexus'.
by Bsteel
26 Jun 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does the Alfine 11 di2 motor have oil in?
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Does the Alfine 11 di2 motor have oil in?

Brucey, thanks for the write up and photos, I've been curious about this unit for while.

Brucey wrote:There are five wires used from the six in the connector.cheers


Is the two wire can-bus system that is used on the derailleur systems still used for the rest of the system interconnections ?
by Bsteel
22 Jun 2018, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD-M4000 Alivio; suprisingly tough?
Replies: 35
Views: 1877

Re: RD-M4000 Alivio; suprisingly tough?

Thanks Brucey, I was looking for a cheap 9 speed mech to buy and this has saved me some research. M4000 ordered.
by Bsteel
20 Jun 2018, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)
Replies: 17
Views: 991

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

paddler wrote:[I've both cycled and ran that section many times

Thanks for the info, I'll give it a try next time I'm in Aylsham as an alternative to the Bure Valley Railway path.
by Bsteel
20 Jun 2018, 5:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)
Replies: 17
Views: 991

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

As an aside, I rode Marriotts Way from Aylsham to Whitwell a few days ago and there was only one slightly boggy bit -about ten metres or so - near Reepham. The rest was fine, obviously in the winter or during wet periods it gets the usual puddles that any unpaved path gets. Do you have any idea of ...