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by gazza_d
19 Oct 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small wheel blowouts - options?
Replies: 90
Views: 1840

Re: Small wheel blowouts - options?

I do remember when out with clubs people having issues with punctures on descents which always seemed to be down to braking constantly. All of them seemed to be due to patches lifting rather than blowouts though I've never experienced a flat like this either on big wheelers, or Moultons (over last 2...
by gazza_d
13 Oct 2019, 8:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy DH-3N20; guessing game...?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: Noisy DH-3N20; guessing game...?

Broken or split balls or ball retainer?
by gazza_d
13 Oct 2019, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 999

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Probably not much you can;t make a frame out of.

Sheet metal in a monocoque.Moulton found it was bloody noisy
Fiberglass? Good for fairings, bad for structure?

Lego or meccano bike anyone? Although I guess stickle bricks would be hard.
by gazza_d
10 Oct 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What helmet cam?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: What helmet cam?

Have a look at a Drift Ghost X. About £100-120 (sometimes on amazon deal)
HD. Decent battery life and relatively compact.
I used to use an SJCAM clone, but bought a Drift earlier this year and have been pleased with it
by gazza_d
17 Sep 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3113

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Southern end of the north east of England in my book. Close to Yorkshire dales and moors for day circulars as well as the vale of York and the north Pennines. All offer spectacular cycling Northumberland and the lake District are a day away by bike for weekends or slightly longer What more could you...
by gazza_d
14 Sep 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Derwent Walk Multi User path in Gateshead andCounty Durham
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Derwent Walk Multi User path in Gateshead andCounty Durham

I cycled along there from Gateshead on Tuesday after watching the tour depart. The path was very dry but I could see where quite a bit could be muddy which would make it almost unusable in spells of bad weather. A sealed surface would make it a proper multi use all year round trail. Crushed and comp...
by gazza_d
5 Sep 2019, 6:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tyne Cycling Tunnel
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

Re: Tyne Cycling Tunnel

They've preserved one wooden escalator at each end for posterity in a non-working state, although you can walk up or down. The other one has been replaced by a glass inclined lift which is still being commissioned The sustrans signage does use the tunnel to link between NCN14 (south side) and NCN72 ...
by gazza_d
30 Aug 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Implications of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?
Replies: 21
Views: 1567

Re: Implications of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?

One thing that doesn't seem to have been mentioned and it's a bit of a long shot currently as it depends on Johnson staying in power. It is also a slight side issue to brexit The new cycling minister seems "get" cycling as much as Jesse Norman did, and even Shapps (overall transport minist...
by gazza_d
17 Aug 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16163

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Since I'm a fan of small wheeled bikes with suspension, I'll add this
moulton-ad1.jpeg
by gazza_d
11 Aug 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2798

Re: Things we need not invented yet

I use SKS 20" guards and they are crap. Not like the ESGE chromoplastics at all sadly.

I find the SKS longflap mudguard works well front and rear though
by gazza_d
11 Aug 2019, 7:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2798

Re: Things we need not invented yet

As for that invention...a saddle that treats my bum kindly please. In 13 years of recent cycling I havent found one. :? Al Try a leather saddle. the can take a while to mould to your particular shape, but once it has you'll have the most comfortable saddle ever. As for keys, carabiners are a great ...
by gazza_d
10 Aug 2019, 7:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling dead ends.
Replies: 95
Views: 3372

Re: Cycling dead ends.

Surprised no one has mentioned belt drives, or even more so, shaft drive. Apols if I missed them Belt drives are rare although they are still kicking about. I have a Moulton TSR2 (chain drive), I've considered converting to a belt drive but the kit seems to be as rare as rocking horse teeth. Only sh...
by gazza_d
9 Aug 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tyne Cycling Tunnel
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

Tyne Cycling Tunnel

In case anyone had missed the news. the Tyne cycling tunnel has now partially reopened after been closed for 8 years for refurbishment works. It's currently only open 6am-8pm, and you either need to walk down/up the old non working wooden escalator or use the vertical lift that can hold 3 people and...
by gazza_d
8 Aug 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling dead ends.
Replies: 95
Views: 3372

Re: Cycling dead ends.

Though I love the way it looks, Moulton's space frame. Too complex to manufacture economically for a bike concept that, with small wheels, was supposed to be more practical. Complex and practical rarely coincide. The space frame concept was always intended to be a niche high end. The collaboration ...
by gazza_d
5 Aug 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 3239

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

I don;t know about a map, but it's possible that Opencyclemap or cyclestreets (uses OCM data) has information about cycling on those paths.