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by Uncle Phil
30 Sep 2008, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own LED lighting
Replies: 69
Views: 152871

Take a look at this thread for some ideas.

As you'll see, I followed Fisha's instructions and built a front light. And it works, really well. And it's waterproof, and rugged.

I also have a B&M IQ Fly on another bike, and the light compares very favourably with that.
by Uncle Phil
10 Dec 2007, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loose crank!
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

It sounds to me like your left hand crank is knackered and will have to be replaced. What's probably happened is that, once it's loose, the crank slops around on the square tapered end of the the bottom bracket axle. Because the axle is hard steel and the crank is soft aluminium alloy, the axle roun...
by Uncle Phil
6 Dec 2007, 1:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Improvised repairs on tours.
Replies: 21
Views: 2957

In Cyprus this spring, my wife's RH pedal stripped the thread in the crank and dropped off. It must have been coming loose for some time, but she didn't notice. We had to get a lift back to civilisation, where the only replacement crank available needed a longer bottom bracket axlethan her bike had....