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by Two_Trooper
11 Oct 2015, 6:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Being rear ended
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Being rear ended

Just on the note of rear ended collisions I am a driver and always have my foot on the brake when stopped at lights, no hand brake, its the safest if you do get hit, cars in gear and the smash happens, you stall and also your brakes on. When they teach you to stop and apply the hand brake is really...
by Two_Trooper
11 Oct 2015, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front "pulse" LED/CREE front light.
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Front "pulse" LED/CREE front light.

Hi Guys I need a good front pulse light, it will be used for cummuting only - i don't want a super bright lights, not the ones that dazzle everyone on the road. Rechargeable if possible, a good 2-3hrs use on a full charge. I had two front lights but had them stolen off the bike when i popped into a ...
by Two_Trooper
11 Oct 2015, 1:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Being rear ended
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Being rear ended

I use always-on lights in London, though I only use super-bright lights at night. That sounds backwards: don't you need less light at night? I feel dazzling super-bright lights are a bad idea. People say things like this (actual quote from another site): "If I get stuck behind someone with one...
by Two_Trooper
29 May 2015, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are Female Cyclist more at risk
Replies: 83
Views: 2761

Re: Are Female Cyclist more at risk

I don't think so, I see it more of a risk taking and untrained to see the dangers. The concept is lost a majority of road users- not just cyclists. To reply on the operators of trucks/lorries/busses even cars is not very wise. I often say to myself "there goes another donor" when these mav...
by Two_Trooper
16 Feb 2015, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim/Spoke failure
Replies: 18
Views: 1214

Re: Rim/Spoke failure

SCC of brass is well known as a major problem whenever there is any ammonia present, but unless you roads are covered in poop (or possibly they are using urea for de-icing which is somehow decomposing to give ammonia) then there shouldn't be any ammonia present. Which leaves MgCl, NaCl etc that is ...
by Two_Trooper
15 Feb 2015, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim/Spoke failure
Replies: 18
Views: 1214

Re: Rim/Spoke failure

You will need to remove the tyre, tube and tape. Check the holes both sides, hard to say just by looking. Ifs its not cracked, brass washers (incase of damage from the inner hole) two new spoke nipples should be fine. But, you may want to consider why they went, I don't think your wight has to do wi...
by Two_Trooper
15 Feb 2015, 11:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?

Hi Guys

Thank you so much, you are all vey helpful. I have downloaded and now reading Rogers book recommended. I so eager to start with some old wheels I have. After I have built my truing stand (also in the book)

Again thank you all.

I will let you know how I get on.

Thanks

Two_Trooper
by Two_Trooper
15 Feb 2015, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternatives to helmet cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Alternatives to helmet cameras

For such an incident a Fly6 rear-facing camera might be ideal. It mounts on the seatpost. http://www.fly6.com I picked up the old model recently on a close-out deal for £99 and am very happy with it. +1 on this, I have this unit, very nice and clear images. I also use a helmet camera called replay ...
by Two_Trooper
8 Feb 2015, 7:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?

Hi I'm not sure where you are but there's a guy in london called Arup, I think south east London, who does small friendly courses for a few people depending on demand. He's a link if you want know more. http://www.yogarup.com/wheels/ He's supposed to be good although I've not actually been on his c...
by Two_Trooper
7 Feb 2015, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?

Buy the Roger Musson book online follow the step guide and his many useful hints and tips.If you've got even a smidgen of common sense,a little practical knowledge and a little patience, wheelbuilding's not the daunting prospect it appears. Wow, thank you for that, I found this site http://www.whee...
by Two_Trooper
7 Feb 2015, 8:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?

Hi Guys I am interested in building my own wheels for myself and as a hobby, I have looked around to do a course/training, I have found a couple of places, but they are either under filled or not within the next two months. Can anyone recommend a course or training days? anyone been on one and could...
by Two_Trooper
26 Jan 2015, 11:39am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Silly Boy.....Frozen Shoulder
Replies: 31
Views: 1951

Re: Silly Boy.....Frozen Shoulder

I have had this, very painful, had to have an operation as it got progressively worse over time, to the point that I could only move it no more that 20% of full movement. Off work after the op for 6 weeks and have physio for 18 months. Its common in Diabetics more often than not. Go back to see the ...
by Two_Trooper
25 Jan 2015, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke and nipple length advice please
Replies: 35
Views: 3042

Re: Spoke and nipple length advice please

Hiya

Have you tried this sites spoke calculator http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/spokelengthcalculator/

Two_Trooper