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by Mattyfez
27 Sep 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear reflector for saddlebag?
Replies: 22
Views: 916

Re: Rear reflector for saddlebag?

Topeak unsurprisingly do a cheap light that slots into it :)

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/rear-safety/354-redlite--ii
by Mattyfez
11 Jul 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs
Replies: 28
Views: 969

Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

I'd just buy a pair of centerlock disks personally, you can pickup a decent pair for about £20 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shimano-Deore-SMRT54S-Centre-silver/dp/B00971FSFK/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=center%2Block%2Bdisc%2Bbrake%2Brotor&qid=1562870759&s=gateway&sprefix=Center%2Block%2B&sr=...
by Mattyfez
6 Jul 2018, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Abus mount for kryptonite lock
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Abus mount for kryptonite lock

I use one of those kryptonite lock mounts, it functions fine but 1. You have to pull it out true, If you try and pull from a slight angle, it won't come out. A bit of grease may help. 2. It does rattle a bit on rough ground, but that's the lock itself, not the bracket. The rest of the negative comme...
by Mattyfez
31 Oct 2017, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: retailer responsibility to provide instructions?
Replies: 39
Views: 3019

Re: Any advice please

I think buying a bike in a box there's a (fair in my view) assumption that the buyer has a good idea of what they are doing and has to take responsibility for checking everything is secure, and not assume the pre assembled parts are all tight. It's fresh out of the factory after all, not ready to ri...
by Mattyfez
20 Oct 2017, 9:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Harsher sentences for driving offences confirmed
Replies: 24
Views: 2033

Re: Harsher sentences for driving offences confirmed

Here's a question for you ... Current penalties for driving offences apply to the driver of the vehicle involved - a single individual failing to act properly at a particulr point in time.. In the context of self-driving cars - who would a ban apply to? The driver?- but since he is not in control o...
by Mattyfez
16 Oct 2017, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: do tyres most commonly wear out or fail in another way?
Replies: 53
Views: 2840

Re: do tyres most commonly wear out or fail in another way?

I wear tread out on my mountain bike much more than they fail structurally from damage /fatigue. But they do have a soft tread so tread wear is accelerated on a hard surface. Usually replace when the centre knobs are about 1mm or so. I don't think graphine would be helpful in the tread in my case as...
by Mattyfez
11 Oct 2017, 8:39pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 303
Views: 16409

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

l understand that there is a grey area surrounding the Law on this especially in areas of employment, however as a school and we are under a duty to safeguard our students during school hours Well that says it all really, the school have completely defeated thier own stance by being ignorant of the...
by Mattyfez
12 Sep 2017, 9:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School requires helmets on journey to school
Replies: 36
Views: 3083

Re: School requires helmets on journey to school

Exactly, if you are on foot and with a bicycle you are a pedestrian in law. Over simplification. There are circumstance where a pedestrian wheeling a bicycle remains in charge of a carriage, e.g. recent successful prosecution under Licensing Act 1872 s12. Allegedly wheeling it, but it seems a stran...
by Mattyfez
12 Sep 2017, 7:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus driver on the phone
Replies: 23
Views: 2941

Re: Bus driver on the phone

Bus drivers do seem to be a bit special sometimes, just this morning I was walking to work, In a city, I was standing on the traffic island half way across a pedestrian crossing waiting for a gap in traffic. To my right was a yellow cross hatched no stopping box junction. A bus stopped blocking my w...
by Mattyfez
12 Sep 2017, 7:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School requires helmets on journey to school
Replies: 36
Views: 3083

Re: School requires helmets on journey to school

- A student entering or attempting to leave the school by bicycle and not in possession of a helmet Would that not imply they'd have to be riding the bike over the school threshold? Entering by bycicle? If they dismount and walk the bike over the threshold they are surely not entering or leaving by...
by Mattyfez
10 Aug 2017, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shortest duration of bike ownership?
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Shortest duration of bike ownership?

for sale in the local Cash Converter

It'll be a stolen bike!

Cash converters and the like are despicable. The bike would have been sold to them by a heroin addict for about £30.
by Mattyfez
26 Jul 2017, 7:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bucks: Petition to ban cyclists from 'high speed' DC's
Replies: 71
Views: 5676

Re: Bucks: Petition to ban cyclists from 'high speed' DC's

If you look at the other petitions you'll see there is a counter-petition already. The counter petition has 412 signatories compared with the originals 122 at present. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=3282&RPID=81927118&HPID=81927118
by Mattyfez
23 Jul 2017, 9:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for my first hybrid
Replies: 12
Views: 11038

Re: Looking for my first hybrid

Good luck, the boardman at that price is a fine bike too.

What matters most is which you find most comfortable, so trying them out is absolutely the best test.
by Mattyfez
23 Jul 2017, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for my first hybrid
Replies: 12
Views: 11038

Re: Looking for my first hybrid

That pinnacle looks interesting.. I've no idea what claris gears are like though, the ratio seems a bit limited. I always thought deore was the next step up from acera /altus. But that's a light bike. Worth consideration I think. Might be a bit harsh on mixed terain. I think I'd give it and the mara...