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by T800
13 Jul 2008, 12:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Illuminated brakes blocks.
Replies: 1
Views: 538

No personal experience of these at all, except to say that they never appealed and a magazine review I read a few years ago (can't remember where) was not very positive. I'm pretty sure some people commented on them on the cyclingplus forum a few winters ago and the general sentiment there was that ...
by T800
23 Jun 2008, 12:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Transmission noise on middle ring
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Hope not! The chainset was brand new this time last year. It's on its second chain, but that is because I was trying a new one as part of my investigation of the noise. I'll try to put some time aside to try gaz's greasing suggestion. It just might be time for a new middle ring ,I had a similar issu...
by T800
20 Jun 2008, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Transmission noise on middle ring
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Thanks Chris. I'll go for option 2, as altering chainline doesn't have a particularly noticeable effect on the noise levels. I wasn't looking to just replace a chainring or two when I went for that chainset last year; my knees wanted the lower gearing. Perhaps my LBS should have pointed me in the di...
by T800
20 Jun 2008, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Transmission noise on middle ring
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Transmission noise on middle ring

Last year, my tourer/commuter gained a 48-36-26 Truvativ trekking chainset (and a GXP bottom bracket). I'm at a loss to explain the noise levels, though, when using the middle ring. The first instinct is to trim the front mech (Shimano 105) a little but when you hear it begin to come into contact wi...
by T800
15 Jun 2008, 12:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can anybody see me.......
Replies: 26
Views: 3143

There's quite a lot of people out there who can be that way, either through their nature or just because they're having a bad day. (I can be pretty grumpy myself, sometimes. :D ) I'm more than happy to share a smile or a "hello" in these situations, but if I begin to detect "attitude&...
by T800
2 Mar 2008, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 31081

Fitted my new Fly IQ Senso Plus today, but it's killing the signal to my wireless Cat Eye Cordless 7 pooter. Grr! Horrible rain hereabouts this evening, but the light is certainly a step up from the D'Lumotec Oval Senso it replaces. I'll have to figure out something for the pooter, though. Anyone el...
by T800
17 Jan 2008, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'D' locks transporting
Replies: 11
Views: 1529

Or you could go for a rack and lock upgrade ! :D Depending on rack and clearance you can mount the "UGH" so that the padlock is inside the rack struts allowing both panniers to be used. What a faff. And the UGH never inspired me with enough confidence to put it where the lock could fall in...
by T800
17 Jan 2008, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: schmidt skewers
Replies: 6
Views: 850

I opted for Pitlock too.
by T800
13 Jan 2008, 1:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Back to cycling after a chest infection...
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

In my late teens I spent a lot of time on antibiotics every Winter for a bad chest. In the last 15 years or so, I've only been on antibiotics once, about 10 years ago, and I don't think that even that course was of much benefit. These days, I just grin and bear it and wait for it to subside. This so...
by T800
8 Jan 2008, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light brackets with oversize handlebars
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Front light brackets with oversize handlebars

What model light do you have? I've got a couple of brackets for various lights hidden away somewhere, but even if none suit your light, it would be easier to offer pointers to suppliers, distributors or retail outlets that would have a suitable bracket for your existing light if you could post the m...
by T800
8 Jan 2008, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 31081

At least a couple of the graphs are easy enough to figure out. I see Andreas Oehler is pictured, too. His English is good, if you have any queries. He was very helpful when I e-mailed him at Schmidt a few years ago, regarding the switch on my E6-Z. looks intresting,just wish i understood german!! th...
by T800
16 Dec 2007, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 31081

Thanks for that link, RJC, it's really good. I was surprised by the results, particularly that just a straight swap, Fly IQ for the D'Lumotec on my bike, will give one of the best solutions possible (though I don't understand what the "+330µF" means when using two Fly IQs in series). I cur...
by T800
13 Dec 2007, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 31081

I currently have a D'Lumotec Oval Senso Plus as a primary light and an E6-Z with a 3W bulb as a secondary. Does anyone know if the Fly IQ Senso can be wired up with a secondary lamp? Would those of you who have the Fly IQ think that there's no need to run an E6-Z with it?