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by Bsteel
22 Sep 2019, 7:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What bike is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: What bike is this?

Is it just the front brake that is a V-brake ?
by Bsteel
27 Aug 2019, 11:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5226

Re: Bells on bikes

Some people are happy to be pinged at, some are not, and people here have variously encountered pedestrians in both groups. Completely agree, I get positive and negative reactions from either voice or bell, it depends on the awareness of the person to their surroundings (have you unintentionally su...
by Bsteel
19 Aug 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?
Replies: 86
Views: 3265

Re: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?

Thanks Brucey, I must admit it is the added complexity of the build that is part of the attraction.
I'll find your earlier instruction thread and take another read through.
by Bsteel
19 Aug 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?
Replies: 86
Views: 3265

Re: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?

For the front I'd use X-FD (70mm) or XL-FD (90mm), and for the rear I'd use X-RDC (70mm brake cassette hub). Just now the X-RDC hub is on sale at SJS and is only £50. Hi Brucey, That's an attractive price for the X-RDC, any reason not to try your 36 hole hub to 32 hole rim lacing pattern with his h...
by Bsteel
14 Aug 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3233

Re: Where is this?

Yes I wondered about that one. The geology fits but I can’t see how its location would. There’s also one in Barton on Humber on the chalk but the pics I’ve seen look like a 1970s building.... At this rate we'll be generating a decent list of Singing Kettles past and present. It's certainly a fun ch...
by Bsteel
14 Aug 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3233

Re: Where is this?

There is mention of a Singing kettle in Matlock Bath which was a CTC stopping point but it's another in the centre of the town. As far as I can tell it is the building which is now a Chinese restaurant. http://www.wingedwheels.info/PEAK.pdf https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.1197841,-1.5633601,3a,75y...
by Bsteel
13 Aug 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Driving in France
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: Driving in France

From the AA. "Breathalysers In July 2012 the French announced that drivers must carry a breathalyser or, from November 2012, be fined €11. You still have to carry the breathalyser but the fine has been postponed twice and was shelved in January 2013. The breathalyser must be unused and show the...
by Bsteel
10 Aug 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2796

Re: Things we need not invented yet

Drum brake hubs updated for modern use. Options for less spoke holes to give access to a wider range of rims and other axles types such as for bolt through axles. It might not be an improvement but it's nice to keep them moving forward as an alternative to discs.
by Bsteel
8 Aug 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling dead ends.
Replies: 95
Views: 3370

Re: Cycling dead ends.

jimlews wrote:Straight forks. Especially on touring bikes. Uncomfortable fashion driven pile drivers.


I've always been curious about this as I've seen different views being given, if the rake and tubing stays the same is there much difference in the flex between a straight or curved blade ?
by Bsteel
4 Aug 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E cars and the change to the urban landscape
Replies: 109
Views: 3850

Re: E cars and the change to the urban landscape

if a standardised quick change battery can be agreed on between manufacturers there's no reason why battery swap stations can't be brought on stream in the future. I believe the Tesla models S was designed with battery swap as an option, the idea being that fast charging came free with the car purc...
by Bsteel
1 Aug 2019, 8:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling and bone health
Replies: 33
Views: 1393

Re: Cycling and bone health

brynpoeth wrote:Could it be added to foods, as B-vitamins were (are?) added to flour?


There's a long history of products back to around the late 1920s, with interesting ones such as the 1936 - Schlitz “Sunshine Vitamin D” Beer.
by Bsteel
24 Jul 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Marioitts way- where to start?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Marioitts way- where to start?

Good choice with Reepham station although the car-park seems to have been reduced in size at the moment. There may also still be unlimited free parking in Reepham town. If you use Reepham as a base it may be worth considering using the road to ride to Whitwell station and rejoing the Marriott from t...
by Bsteel
22 Jul 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets?
Replies: 116
Views: 5952

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: 116
Views: 5952

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: 7836

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.