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by Manc33
14 Dec 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 41
Views: 1319

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

Fogstar wholesale is a UK seller selling genuine cells as are Wholesale 18650.UK. Both much cheaper then Nkon, Fogstar get good reviews for CS on vape sites. Cheers yes theirs are cheap. I had some legit AW IMR used in an ecig and they typically lasted 2 days, then they faded and started lasting 1 ...
by Manc33
12 Dec 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel

OK cheers folks. What happens if you flip the wheel? Is the discrepancy reversed. It would be but I can't because it's got a disc brake. I was not suggesting it as a solution, rather as a means of diagnosis. No my apologies, I was being dumb thinking it just won't fit swapped around, when it will. ...
by Manc33
12 Dec 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel

OK cheers folks.

alexnharvey wrote:What happens if you flip the wheel? Is the discrepancy reversed.


It would be but I can't because it's got a disc brake.
by Manc33
11 Dec 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel

STOP! Hold it right there 0.4mm you say? :shock: Serious AR,OC disorder alert :? . I was measuring it with individual sheets of paper, then measuring that with digital calipers :P Interesting fact: One sheet of normal printer paper is 0.1mm thick. I tightened them a little bit/backed off and it eve...
by Manc33
11 Dec 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel

Assuming the spoke thread is the same on spokes across different brands and you have 32 spokes, let's say a wheel is already fully built and you want to pull the wheel to one side only a tiny amount (0.4mm in this case) to get it central, how much of a turn does each nipple need to do that? 1/16th? ...
by Manc33
10 Dec 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 41
Views: 1319

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

Cheers tim-b it's appreciated. "Batteries labelled as 8.4V are incorrectly labelled, This is the full charge Voltage of the battery and should read 7.5V - They are both the same battery" No wonder I can never find any if some places call them 8.4v and some call them 7.5v. It's like that bi...
by Manc33
10 Dec 2019, 12:34am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 617
Views: 347609

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

From what I have read, bike thieves fall into two categories. Those who nick bikes and have no idea what they are...and those who are quite savvy about their trade and recognise quality. They steal because they know quality components can be stripped off the bike, whatever the name. The sad thing i...
by Manc33
10 Dec 2019, 12:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 41
Views: 1319

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

There's only one place in the world I trust sells genuine 18650 batteries online and that's nkon.nl in the Netherlands. They don't sell these 8.4v packs. I don't know anywhere that does apart from China and eBay. From past experience, eBay is actually worse than China for this sort of thing. At leas...
by Manc33
9 Dec 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?

[XAP]Bob wrote:Just don't wear a long coat...


Or... sit on the coat if you do :P
by Manc33
8 Dec 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?

FWIW there is (IME) no such thing as a light that will survive being mounted there on a mudguardless bike. Any (even apparently small) amount of winter water/crud thrown off the road will cause the light to fail, because said water/crud is liable to be super-corrosive in the wintertime. cheers Got ...
by Manc33
7 Dec 2019, 2:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?

Folks cheers after looking around I found those Cateye ones. £10 for the mount and £15 for the light, crazy prices to me since I am used to buying from China lol... but Cateye are Japanese and are almost a legendary name in cycling so hopefully it's a keeper, with no faffing about.
by Manc33
6 Dec 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/AAA batteries?

I can find bike lights that mount to saddle rails - but they all have built-in rechargeable batteries. I can find lights that take replaceable AAA or AA batteries, but none of those mount to the saddle rails, all are seatpost mounted. Do any rear lights exist that mount to saddle rails and take AA/A...
by Manc33
6 Dec 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 41
Views: 1319

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

Would it not be better to just pay more and get electronic stuff that does not require dismantling to check for safety? I do want a decent version of this but it's a weird voltage and seems specific to bike light battery packs. It's easy to find adapters with several fittings that plug into just ab...