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by AMMoffat
31 Jul 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing not quite straight Datatag sticker
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: Removing not quite straight Datatag sticker

On the previous system with the microchip for the tube I once received several frame stickers that wouldn't come off the backing paper. Datatag were able to replace those. Only they will be able to tell you what they can do with the current system. Why don't you email or ring Datatag and ask them.
by AMMoffat
30 Jul 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What size bike do I need?
Replies: 16
Views: 2681

Re: What size bike do I need?

5'10" with a 32" inside leg is quite a short inside leg measurement relative to height. I'd go for the size that means that the seat at the right height is no higher than the bars and then you can sort the reach with the right stem. That's assuming you are not doing any serious racing and ...
by AMMoffat
27 Jul 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak DX Supertourist Rack. Do I really need the disc version?
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Re: Topeak DX Supertourist Rack. Do I really need the disc version?

I fitted the disc version to my MTB last week. The foot extensions allow it to clear seat stay mounted calipers (see below). The non-disc version should be fine on your bike with the caliper on the chainstay. 20190727_142101.jpg According to the Topeak website there is a version of the Super Tourist...
by AMMoffat
26 Jul 2019, 9:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Size 6 EEE width Ladies shoes with recessed cleats
Replies: 5
Views: 2132

Re: Size 6 EEE width Ladies shoes with recessed cleats

My feet are too wide for most ladies shoes except for a very few specific brands and those do not include cycling brands. I suggest your wife looks at men's cycling shoe ranges to find anything wide enough. Specialized Tahoe's (at least previous year's models) are wide and Northwave have some wider ...
by AMMoffat
24 Jul 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 10736

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Part of my commute takes me onto a national cycle route, I use it to avoid the main road which is basically two lanes up a long hill, with drivers so obsessed with racing each other that they'll pass cyclists stupidly close. I've had no problem for around 3 weeks, cycling 4 days, driving on Wednesd...
by AMMoffat
19 Jul 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar extension - straight up?
Replies: 22
Views: 880

Re: Handlebar extension - straight up?

I use this for my Garmin Montana. It's relatively small but made out of metal, not plastic, so pretty solid. I guess could be fitted more upright if you wanted, and maybe loosely enough with a smaller Garmin to save your face in the event of an accidenr. https://www.edinburghbicycle.com/xlc-handleba...
by AMMoffat
15 Jul 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 67
Views: 8678

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

I might play devil's advocate and suggest that, since the OP has admitted to seeing the 4 dogs offlead and knowing that dogs can be unpredictable, he should not have been in the least bit surprised when one ran across his path and should have anticipated it. The above in no way condones the stupidi...
by AMMoffat
15 Jul 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 67
Views: 8678

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

I might play devil's advocate and suggest that, since the OP has admitted to seeing the 4 dogs offlead and knowing that dogs can be unpredictable, he should not have been in the least bit surprised when one ran across his path and should have anticipated it. I'm not sure how that's playing devil's ...
by AMMoffat
15 Jul 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 67
Views: 8678

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

mattheus wrote:
AMMoffat wrote:... but we have to deal with the world as we find it, not as we wish it to be.


You know, sometimes changing the world as we wish can improve it for others, too.


I completely agree, but the here and now also has to be dealt with.
by AMMoffat
15 Jul 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 67
Views: 8678

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

I might play devil's advocate and suggest that, since the OP has admitted to seeing the 4 dogs offlead and knowing that dogs can be unpredictable, he should not have been in the least bit surprised when one ran across his path and should have anticipated it. The above in no way condones the stupidit...
by AMMoffat
7 Jul 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wiggle and chain recation
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Wiggle and chain recation

Wiggle, Chain Reaction & Bike24 may be the same company but Bike24 has a far greater range and is generally significantly cheaper even with the dire exchange rate and taking the postage costs for Bike24 into account. The usual story of making Brits pay more I suppose. It might not work out so ch...
by AMMoffat
17 Jun 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.

the spacing front and rear is different which means you should either use a set of cantis with post-mount brake blocks or use BR-CX50/70 and expect to use a different spacer front and rear. [Brakes with 'V' type blocks will cope with about 5-6mm variation in boss spacing, e.g. from 78mm (centre to ...
by AMMoffat
17 Jun 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.

I've just bought some Tektro CR710s to fit to my 1992 Raleigh Royal, which I think has the same fork as similarly aged Randonneurs. The CR710s will not fit on the front as they overlap the forks and the space between the forks and rims is not wide enough, at least not for the blocks and holders thos...