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by Cosmicbike
12 Feb 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?
Replies: 26
Views: 5080

Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Only have the 1 road bike and that's always got mudguards on, so used all year round.
The trike tends to be a fair weather machine, or for when its snowing
by Cosmicbike
26 Jan 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Nasty section B3013
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Re: Nasty section B3013

I used it at the start of my January 100 mile ride, and last year for the same in June. On both occasions it would have been about 0630hrs on a Sunday morning, and no issues with traffic. There are nicer routes out that way when it's not a quiet weekend morning..
by Cosmicbike
18 Jan 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rock and Roll Beds
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Rock and Roll Beds

I put a RIB in mine, simply because my 2 kids would be strapped to it and it's crash tested. If it's just for sleeping on then lots out there, the T4 Forum is a great place for info (it covers all the T's....)
by Cosmicbike
22 Dec 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which mid price dynamo hub for disc brake?
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: Which mid price dynamo hub for disc brake?

I bought mine a few months back from Rose Bikes, this one

https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/rose-hybrid-front-wheel-28700c-dt-swiss-545d-disc-shimano-deore-dh-3d37-disc-hub-dynamo-2665584

And bought a centrelock to 6 bolt adaptor at the same time. Works for me, and cheap to boot.
by Cosmicbike
29 Nov 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: The Dreaded Flag - Where to buy...
Replies: 30
Views: 32678

Re: The Dreaded Flag - Where to buy...

I use the a flag from Rainbow with a pole pocket, tied at the bottom and a small bulldog clip on the top
by Cosmicbike
24 Nov 2018, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs
Replies: 28
Views: 981

Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

I use the genuine Shimano ones, ordered from Rose Bikes. Less than £10 and work perfectly with no alignment change between my regular 6 bolt wheels and those with the adaptor. 6 bolt discs are much cheaper than centrelock too
by Cosmicbike
23 Nov 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent. A gadget?
Replies: 14
Views: 4923

Re: Recumbent. A gadget?

My Trice Q is a widget, or plaything
by Cosmicbike
21 Nov 2018, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS-Garmin800 repairs?
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: GPS-Garmin800 repairs?

You can get in touch with Garmin who will, as I understand it, repair the unit. Though I also gather that often they just send you out a refurbed one from stock. Maybe not the cheapest option mind....
by Cosmicbike
20 Oct 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How far?
Replies: 35
Views: 1993

Re: How far?

Depends on the bike, and time available. Generally I'm a 30 - 40 miles ride kind of guy when the family are home. But the joy of being a shift worker gives freedom in the week to go longer, so I'll always do at least a 63 miles and 100 miles ride each month. ATM the recumbent rides are shorter, typi...
by Cosmicbike
16 Oct 2018, 9:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano M324 SPDs maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Shimano M324 SPDs maintenance

Aside from a wipe down from time to time, oil the spring mechanism for the clips. Very little you can do with them otherwise. The tool you need to re-fit the bearings is £70 so cheaper to buy new ones.
FWIW I use the same on my commuter all year round, they are 11,500 miles old now with no issues.
by Cosmicbike
11 Oct 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Keeping feet warm while inactive.
Replies: 33
Views: 9789

Re: Keeping feet warm while inactive.

You could always do away with the SPD's and use heel straps instead, then you'll be free to wear whatever footwear you chose. Or tin foil over your toes, on top of the socks but inside the shoes, shiny side in.
by Cosmicbike
23 Sep 2018, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier rack for Boardman disc brakes?
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Pannier rack for Boardman disc brakes?

FWIW you don't need the disc specific version due to the location of the caliper. I have the non-disc version of the Super Tourist on my Boardman CX Team. As @rotavator points out, spacers are available. Either that or do what I had on my Van Nic, longer bolts and fit both rack and guards to the sam...
by Cosmicbike
8 Sep 2018, 10:00am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent Legs
Replies: 25
Views: 5095

Re: 'Bent Legs

I have no idea about FTP etc etc, I simply ride for fun (and commuting). Still haven't found my 'bent legs but then I've only done 375 miles on the ICE Q so far. A recent acquisition on an Optima Lynx will help :)
by Cosmicbike
4 Sep 2018, 6:01pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Ridewithgps No More
Replies: 28
Views: 4567

Re: Ridewithgps No More

For the new foibles, it's still my go to planner. That said, using RwGPS and Veloviewer to plan rides around Explorer squares is annoying, so I have started using Strava's route planner with the Veloviewer add on via Chrome. Working OK so far
by Cosmicbike
3 Aug 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes
Replies: 66
Views: 3049

Re: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes

It's 20 years away. In real terms the electrical network, particularly in London, is not designed for that kind of demand. The DNO's will need to be paid to upgrade, perhaps it would be a better use of public funds than the rather pointless smart meters...