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by Woodbridge Pete
2 Oct 2018, 11:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Accident statistics and data accuracy
Replies: 21
Views: 898

Accident statistics and data accuracy

Does anyone know how accurate the published statistics and data are for incidents. 5yrs ago my wife and I were involved in a bad accident (hit from behind @ 70mph, air ambulance, A road closed) but cannot find any details of the incident on the mapping type sites, e.g. http://www.Crashmap.co.uk It m...
by Woodbridge Pete
11 May 2014, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bike frame stickers
Replies: 11
Views: 12809

Re: bike frame stickers

I do decals as a hobby, and have done them for quite a few on these forums. computer cut vinyl, in a range of colours. Most of the work I do is for your own name, and a pair for either side of the top tube is £1.50, plus cost of stamp per order. I can also do single colour copies of most cycle marks...
by Woodbridge Pete
2 Apr 2013, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claud Butler Super Dalesman
Replies: 52
Views: 4782

Re: Claud Butler Super Dalesman

I'd be wanting to be able to move/adjust the stem correctly. You don't want the corrosion products to start to break up and the stem to go loose on you when riding.

Look to drill/lube/dissolve the stem and make good
by Woodbridge Pete
1 Apr 2013, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claud Butler Super Dalesman
Replies: 52
Views: 4782

Re: Claud Butler Super Dalesman

Hopefully I'll decide if it is worth respraying completly or to touch up - and keep some or original paint work. But it is very scratched - I think it may be better to get it resprayed. Most of the decals are removed or damaged too. I suppose it depends if I want it as a complete rebuild or to get ...
by Woodbridge Pete
15 Mar 2013, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Where to get a 40-spoke rim?
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Where to get a 40-spoke rim?

Velocity also do 40 hole rims. Brick Lane Bikes in London are one of the dealers for them. If you want narrow rim and 700C, then the DeepV works well. Have a pair on the touring tandem.
by Woodbridge Pete
16 Jun 2012, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stripping modern Campag cup and cone hubs.
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Re: Stripping modern Campag cup and cone hubs.

I've changed the bearings in the freehub on Campag. Can't remember the bearing size, but got them from a local bearing shop. The out bearing is relatively easy to get out. I use a hot air gun on the shell and the drift out the bearing. The inner one is a little more difficult, as there is a 'lost' c...
by Woodbridge Pete
28 Nov 2011, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)
Replies: 99
Views: 10842

Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

If you have a low-rider pannier mount on the forks, then use that to put a lamp mount on.
A long bolt through a 2" piece of 1" dia dowel would do.
by Woodbridge Pete
21 Nov 2011, 12:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)
Replies: 99
Views: 10842

Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

If you have 4 sets of 3 batteries, then charge them up when two sets have discharged. Keep sets held together with rubber bands or piece of innertube
by Woodbridge Pete
20 Nov 2011, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)
Replies: 99
Views: 10842

Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

with all these old inner tubes being mentioned, why not make a mount using a bit of inner tube to both protect the handlebar and give some gripto the torch, then another 'band' to clip overeach end of the torchwhen going under the bar
by Woodbridge Pete
20 Nov 2011, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)
Replies: 99
Views: 10842

Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

You may need to use a bit more than a multimeter to measure the power. A lot of the circuitry for LEDs uses current pulses to the LED, so the average DC current you measure may appear a lot less. An oscilloscope may be better to view the power.
by Woodbridge Pete
23 Jan 2011, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repair Magnesium Frame
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Repair Magnesium Frame

Was it one of the Kirk frames (road or MTB) ?

I've got a Kirk frame in storage that I might part with
by Woodbridge Pete
21 Jan 2011, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck fixed bottom bracket cup
Replies: 29
Views: 5996

Re: Stuck fixed bottom bracket cup

I'd have tried heating it up from the inside using a hot air gun. Plenty of room as you have already got the adjustable cup off. I had a cartridge BB sieze in a frame (it was the factory fitted one). Used the splined tool and the splines on the BB crumbles, so nothing to get a hold of to get it out....
by Woodbridge Pete
12 Dec 2010, 7:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahey! I am going to Mercian at last!
Replies: 202
Views: 33652

Re: Wahey! I am going to Mercian at last!

It must have taken a beating over the 12 yrs of its life to need a respray.

Our tandem is 17yrs and paint is still as good as new and no signs of rust
by Woodbridge Pete
5 Dec 2010, 1:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which rear carrier light?
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Which rear carrier light?

Cateye TL-LD1100 fits via bracket or screws to the plate on to carriers. Got one on a few of my bikes
by Woodbridge Pete
30 Nov 2010, 8:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Studded Tyres on dry roads.
Replies: 42
Views: 3034

Re: Studded Tyres on dry roads.

I use a studded tyre (Winter Marathon) on the back whhel of thr Trice, as getting traction at the rear is not easy with the weight distribution being forward. It makes a big difference in snow and ice for grip. In the dry it is like riding along the road with the sound of frying bacon sizzling, no m...