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by the_twin
24 Sep 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trip to Wales...should I keep my Hybrid or...?
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: Trip to Wales...should I keep my Hybrid or...?

If you haven’t got them, you’ll definitely want some decent mudguards for autumn in Wales.
by the_twin
19 Sep 2018, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using spray degreaser
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Using spray degreaser

To think we used to use Trichloroethylene baths back in the 60s!! Al I've got a spray can of the stuff, a throwback to the 70's when it was used quite liberally to clean stuff, especially electrical motors etc. We even use to gargle the stuff :shock: oh hang on a minute wasn't that TCP! :lol: I use...
by the_twin
14 Sep 2018, 10:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Now thats what i call a Cassette !!
Replies: 37
Views: 1424

Re: Now thats what i call a Cassette !!

Does all that weight in the back wheel help you drift round corners?
by the_twin
12 Sep 2018, 10:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sticky Brake Hoods
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: Sticky Brake Hoods

Probably the plasticiser leeching out following exposure to heat and sunshine. Not a lot to do apart from fitting new hoods.
by the_twin
12 Sep 2018, 10:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 84
Views: 3012

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

A couple of observations. Firstly there are likely to very few cases which result in a conviction for causing death by dangerous cycling. It seems somewhat unnecessary therefore to oppose such legislation at the risk of giving ammunition to the anti-cycling lobby. Second illegally modified ebikes ar...
by the_twin
1 Sep 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 13920

Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

The Wellgo DMR V8 copies are pretty good for a tenner and come with reflectors.
by the_twin
29 Aug 2018, 12:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra long tourer chain
Replies: 19
Views: 544

Re: Extra long tourer chain

some manufacturers list ~130 link e-bike chains (even longer chainstays...). You pay more per link than with standard length chains, IIRC. cheers I put a KMC ebike chain on one of my moultons that otherwise would need 2 bits of chains to be joined to get enough length. Must be the big ring and rela...
by the_twin
27 Aug 2018, 7:00pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 213
Views: 4885

Re: Geraint Thomas....

There seems to have been a fair number of deaths of pro-cyclists from head injuries sustained during competition in the past few years. I would not be at all surprised if their population level risk has increased with compulsory helmet use.
by the_twin
20 Aug 2018, 6:19pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Countryside opening hours
Replies: 29
Views: 1335

Re: Countryside opening hours

Thanks for the replies. I reckon as one person said: "don't make a nuisance and just get on and use it". This map is from the Glos. definitive rights of way map. Lots of blue bridle paths and that is good enough for me. Restrictive signs are on (some) entrances to the woods I thought you ...
by the_twin
20 Aug 2018, 3:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are some good bike grips...?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: What are some good bike grips...?

Lizard Skins Moab
by the_twin
19 Aug 2018, 11:39pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Countryside opening hours
Replies: 29
Views: 1335

Re: Countryside opening hours

No public rights of way through there showing on the OS map, apart from a single yellow road.
by the_twin
13 Aug 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.
Replies: 135
Views: 3060

Re: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.

Brucey wrote:
the_twin wrote:I’ll try some on my moulton with v brakes. The rear always seems a bit mushy.


the stays are flexy, so you may not get a huge benefit

cheers


I suppose I could go proper old skool and fit a purple anodised brake booster.
by the_twin
13 Aug 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.
Replies: 135
Views: 3060

Re: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.

I’ll try some on my moulton with v brakes. The rear always seems a bit mushy.
by the_twin
13 Aug 2018, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 531

Re: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion

Nitto make some nice bars with 25.4 or 26 mm centres. A quill stem also looks much better.
by the_twin
12 Aug 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.
Replies: 135
Views: 3060

Re: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.

As I've just said, if the braking is improved and I can lock up the rear wheel, I'll consider buying a short length of compressionless. If there's no appreciable difference, I may as well put the old stuff back on. We'll see tomorrow. BTW, where can I buy a couple of feet of compressionless outer? ...