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by nigelnightmare
19 Feb 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?
Replies: 41
Views: 1374

Re: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?

I don't have any of the afore mentioned problems with my brakes.
I have Sturmey Archer drum brakes. :mrgreen:
13 years old and still on the original brake shoes.
Good for around 50,000 miles or so.
No rim wear or sludging.
Just consistent reliable braking in all weather conditions. 8)
by nigelnightmare
17 Feb 2020, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 116
Views: 14739

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Good advice (as always from Brucey) Screwfix do packs of wingnut is SS m5. Another option re threads (Brucey may wince :lol: ) is (once your screw and locknut are on) to 'squash' the threads on the screw a little, say with a pair of sturdy pliers to mis-shapen them a bit so the wing nuts become tig...
by nigelnightmare
5 Feb 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Who/When invented eBikes?
Replies: 26
Views: 994

Re: Who/When invented eBikes?

mattsccm wrote:I wonder if, with much better batteries now on the market, if a modern Sinclair would sell. After all recumbants have also moved along and I assume that people are motorising them.


ICE Trikes seem to be doing/selling more & more each year.
by nigelnightmare
5 Feb 2020, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you transport your bike(s)?
Replies: 26
Views: 1005

Re: How do you transport your bike(s)?

The main downside's with a trailer are parking, maneuvering (Reversing) & storing (when not in use).
Also you may have to upgrade your driving licence to be able to tow.

JMTPW
by nigelnightmare
5 Feb 2020, 2:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: nexelo lights, any knowledge of quality?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: nexelo lights, any knowledge of quality?

Doesn't mention how bright (lux) either.
by nigelnightmare
5 Feb 2020, 2:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Smart lights
Replies: 18
Views: 873

Re: Smart lights

Re the subject of smartphone control of various things. As you can tell, I'm not in love with smartphones. A necessary evil (or maybe an unnecessary evil). Me neither! As an aside How did we manage before 'smartphones'? or even mobile phones? Yes...….I'm old enough to remember. :lol: It was much be...
by nigelnightmare
5 Feb 2020, 1:39am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Pics of the set up and first ride.
by nigelnightmare
3 Feb 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Project Log - Used Parts Bike Build
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: Project Log - Used Parts Bike Build

Aye but nowhere near as much fun/satisfaction as building one.

Don't worry I'll not tell the wife. :lol:
by nigelnightmare
3 Feb 2020, 5:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Smart lights
Replies: 18
Views: 873

Re: Smart lights

What happens when you stop? The standlight function kicks in. :mrgreen: After about 4 minutes they go out. :wink: Before anybody asks I have a V/small LED headlight (energiser) for breakdowns/flats etc . Also got a smart phone that the dynamo charges whilst riding (even with lights on). 8) I do hav...
by nigelnightmare
3 Feb 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Smart lights
Replies: 18
Views: 873

Re: Smart lights

I've got "smart" lights.
When the bikes moving they come on!....












……….Mind you that's because they're connected to the Dynamo. :lol:
No batteries, no charger just get on bike and pedal. 8)

Now that's Smart. :mrgreen:
by nigelnightmare
3 Feb 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Project Log - Used Parts Bike Build
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: Project Log - Used Parts Bike Build

Would it not have been cheaper to buy a complete bike with the Campagnolo groupset?
by nigelnightmare
3 Feb 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Tyre
Replies: 19
Views: 731

Re: Which Tyre

So, collected my Calima wheels and really pleased. next step - tubes and tyres. any recommendations? I think realistically this will be a fair weather bike - if it's raining i'll use the Bianchi, if it's nice i'll use the new one. This being said, it will be used all year round. so, avg. 50 mile ri...
by nigelnightmare
1 Feb 2020, 12:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon Wheels: worthwhile upgrade, yay or nay?
Replies: 63
Views: 1587

Re: Carbon Wheels: worthwhile upgrade, yay or nay?

Well OP now you have your answer.

Yes & No. :lol:

That'll teach you to ask this lot for definitive advice. :roll:

Somebody pass me my coat. :wink: