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by Samuel D
2 Dec 2020, 4:51pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Thanks for finally giving my new filter something to do, deliquium! Ha ha. Works for me too, though I get an obnoxious warning that I’m only seeing the message because of my filter, so on my head be it. Thanks, Google. On the plus side, while fooling around with this filter I took the opportunity (i...
by Samuel D
2 Dec 2020, 12:14pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Thanks for the suggestion, deliquium. I’ve now attempted to set this up (by selecting an email from the CyclingUK notifier in my Spam folder in Gmail, clicking the three vertical dots to the right of the time it was sent, and then selecting “Filter messages like this” – in case anyone else was wonde...
by Samuel D
26 Nov 2020, 9:53am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

This problem persists for me and is really quite a nuisance, because no matter how many times I tell Gmail that these messages ‘look safe’ and are ‘not spam’, it insists on throwing them in the bin. I’ve probably missed some of them in there. This must be affecting a huge number of people even if th...
by Samuel D
12 Oct 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SLR, Super SLR, New Super SLR, SLR EV, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: SLR, Super SLR, New Super SLR, SLR EV, etc.

part #4 (locknut at the rear of the caliper) is different, being B compatible; it is the only part of BR-R451 which is not 'A' compatible with BR-R450 What about the calliper arms themselves? Shimano shouldn’t have changed the various lever lengths, since the hand-lever compatibility didn’t change,...
by Samuel D
12 Oct 2020, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SLR, Super SLR, New Super SLR, SLR EV, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: SLR, Super SLR, New Super SLR, SLR EV, etc.

Nice write-up.

The BR-R450 appears to be discontinued. The BR-R451 remains widely available. But what’s the difference between the two?

The BR-R650 is increasingly hard to find. I fear it’s on the way out, but maybe someone knows for sure.
by Samuel D
30 Aug 2020, 2:04pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 29
Views: 1934

Re: Broken shoulders!

But did the recovery after the plate-removal take as long as the recovery after the initial surgery? I’ll be facing this soon, Covid permitting, and I’m not especially looking forward to it. A year later i watched someone touch wheels and come off in front of me. I was unable to avoid hitting them b...
by Samuel D
29 Aug 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 29
Views: 1934

Re: Broken shoulders!

rjb wrote:After 6 months they removed the titanium plate to reduce the risk of the collarbone shattering.

How did that surgery and recovery compare to putting the plate in?

Gbnz: good luck with your latest tribulation.
by Samuel D
29 Aug 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Conti ultra sport 3
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Conti ultra sport 3

They’re one of the fastest cheap tyres you can buy. But, as noted, the trade-off is negligible puncture resistance. That might still be a good compromise for some riders. It doesn’t work for me in a glass-strewn city.
by Samuel D
27 Jul 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I’m famous! Or at least my Spa Audax is …
Replies: 87
Views: 3673

Re: I’m famous! Or at least my Spa Audax is …

Samuel D, would you please tell me what your saddle height is (measured from the bottom bracket in a line through the centre of the seat tube). I will tell you this: the saddle in the photos was substantially too high. I had just eyeballed it and gone out to take the pictures. Even in trainers I co...
by Samuel D
19 Jul 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo allan keys?
Replies: 24
Views: 834

Re: Campagnolo allan keys?

Ok then, it was 7mm .................. but WHY? Good question with appropriate emphasis. I know nowhere in Paris, a fair-sized town, that stocks a 7 mm Allen key. None of the big-box hardware stores do. The small car-parts shops don’t either. You’d need to find a specialist tool supplier or somethi...
by Samuel D
18 Jul 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo allan keys?
Replies: 24
Views: 834

Re: Campagnolo allan keys?

I have come across French stems (and seatpost clamps) that take a 7 mm Allen key. God only knows why 6 mm or 8 mm wasn’t good enough for their designers.
by Samuel D
16 Jul 2020, 10:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Vintage' brake block recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: 'Vintage' brake block recommendation

The outer cable is a beautiful seventies off white with ribbing. Any ideas where this can be located? Brakes also have what I understand is called a yoke cable. Also, the cables seem thicker than modern ones. Am I imagining this? Ah. Can’t help with finding that sort of housing. NOS on eBay if you’...
by Samuel D
16 Jul 2020, 2:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Vintage' brake block recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: 'Vintage' brake block recommendation

Try replacing the cables and, importantly, cable housings too. That can make a huge difference to braking effectiveness on old bicycles.
by Samuel D
29 Jun 2020, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1268

Re: Pedal Problem

Looks like cross threading damage to me (stripped threads, damage to one side of the pedal face...) Are you talking about my brother’s pedal? And by “pedal face” do you mean crank face? The reason for the damage being more pronounced on one side of the eye than the other is that he pushes the pedal...