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by rotavator
13 Dec 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Where to attach tail/rear light on an L type Brompton ?
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Where to attach tail/rear light on an L type Brompton ?

I thought Brompton did a rear led light with reflector that fits the standard bracket, or does it have to be the Cateye? +1 although some do not like the light plus reflector being so low. If it has to be the Cateye, then why not buy a small saddle pack which includes a loop at the back to clip the...
by rotavator
11 Dec 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WANTED:2 Folding Bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: WANTED:2 Folding Bikes

pm sent
by rotavator
11 Dec 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 72
Views: 1843

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

pwa wrote:https://forum.cyclinguk.org/download/file.php?mode=view&id=64963


There are still a few small things to tidy up. I can think of one you might have spotted but I won't spoil it by pointing it out.


Silvery coloured bottle cages?
by rotavator
9 Dec 2019, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel problem
Replies: 18
Views: 968

Re: Rear wheel problem

A bit like Trigger's broom then!
by rotavator
9 Dec 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards For Hybrid
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Mudguards For Hybrid

Those eyelets look useful although you may need to get some little right angled brackets, either from the usual suspects (i.e. SJS or Spa) or Screwfix, Toolstation, local hardware shop. Edit: Something like this: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/mudguards/sks-suntour-angle-bracket-pack-of-4/ Edit again: ...
by rotavator
9 Dec 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards For Hybrid
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Mudguards For Hybrid

I think it will be quite easy to find mudguards of the right size, try googling e.g. Flinger and SKS but the difficult thing will be fitting them to the suspension fork...At the fork crown you may be able to use zip-ties to make a strong enough support. On the fork legs you could get some big P-clip...
by rotavator
2 Dec 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gear ratios for Dawes SG
Replies: 18
Views: 653

Re: gear ratios for Dawes SG

Is it worth changing?

It would give you a 6% easier bottom gear which would not be worthwhile (IMHO!) unless your current RD can cope with 34T and you need a new cassette and possibly a chain in any case. If it is a 9sp, I would check if the RD can handle a 36T cassette.
by rotavator
28 Nov 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New front lights
Replies: 27
Views: 1065

Re: New front lights

How about a Fenix BC25R:

https://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-bc25r-led-bike-light/

They were about £40 on Alibaba if you don't mind waiting a bit. It has worked OK for me so far this autumn.
by rotavator
17 Nov 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 52 36 or 50 34?
Replies: 22
Views: 1199

Re: 52 36 or 50 34?

If I read this correctly, you are looking for a higher top gear and you do not need low gears so 52-36T chainrings with a 11-28T cassette would be the obvious choice, however, your top gear will only be 4% higher than with 50-34T.
by rotavator
10 Nov 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car battery charging from deep discharge
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Car battery charging from deep discharge

I would buy a charger, take the battery home, charge it up, return it to her car, start it up. Then, all being well, the alternator should keep it charged as normal. Unless there is actually another problem, like the battery is near the end of its life, or the alternator was failing to charge it pro...
by rotavator
9 Nov 2019, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for paths / trains in winter
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Tires for paths / trains in winter

I don't think you'll be disappointed :) £20 a pair here:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-26-X-2-0-SCHWALBE-LAND-CRUISER-Puncture-Protected-Bike-Tyres-50-559/331256434791?epid=1249028204&hash=item4d206c1067:g:tNgAAOSwPAlduoDg I read that as £19.29 each if you buy a pair. Scroll down to the desc...
by rotavator
9 Nov 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyres for paths / trains in winter
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Tires for paths / trains in winter

reohn2 wrote:I don't think you'll be disappointed :)

£20 a pair here:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-26-X-2- ... SwPAlduoDg

I read that as £19.29 each if you buy a pair.
by rotavator
9 Nov 2019, 10:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle space on trains
Replies: 33
Views: 1230

Re: Cycle space on trains

There is a proper guard's van (and properly cooked food) on the "Government Train" that runs between Holyhead and Cardiff which is potentially useful if you are doing Lon Las Cymru. It departs Holyhead at 05.34 and returns from Cardiff at 17.16 Mon- Fri.
by rotavator
6 Nov 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 45
Views: 2577

Re: Room temperatures

I find 18-21 C to be ideal for a living room but in a bedroom I prefer lower temperatures, ideally around 17 C because I find it easier to sleep. At 16 C or less in a living room I would get cold hands if sitting doing nothing, like now, but as for serious health risks I guess these would mainly app...