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by mikeyg123
18 Sep 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 2264

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

⋅  glove/armband indicators that light up with a bright yellow (moving?) chevron when you signal ⋅  lights that clip to shoes or spd pedals somehow - mentioned already but no-one has done it yet ⋅  laser that projects a passing line 1.5m out (probably very difficult to...
by mikeyg123
10 Sep 2018, 11:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike chain help.
Replies: 19
Views: 648

Re: Bike chain help.

Your chain and cassette is looking a little bit gungy - that won't help it last
spray some greaser on it a couple of minutes before you next clean the bike, then wash it off thoroughly and apply some fresh lube.
specific bike chain lube - please not wd40.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM6mzE5lQ0w
by mikeyg123
28 Aug 2018, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed front mech with 9 speed drivetrain
Replies: 18
Views: 642

Re: 10 speed front mech with 9 speed drivetrain

I'm using a 10sp 105 triple fd on a 9 speed tiagra setup as that was all I could find at the time I needed a new FD. It works pretty well but there's some light rubbing in about 4 gears when using the largest chainring. The way I have it adjusted it's the lowest 4 but it could be the upper 4 if I wa...
by mikeyg123
15 Aug 2018, 9:09am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs clueless as to what would help active travel
Replies: 10
Views: 934

Re: MPs clueless as to what would help active travel

What they haven't considered People are creatures of habit. A large number of journeys people make can't be done by bike or walking for the reasons already considered. So when there is a journey that could be walked or cycled people do what they did before - which is usually drive. Then turn into co...
by mikeyg123
15 Aug 2018, 8:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: compulsary bells back on the agenda!
Replies: 83
Views: 4746

Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Shouting "careful!" or something similar at pedestrians about to step in the road works well and unlikely to be considered aggressive.
About to pass a woman this morning who looked likely to step out I rung my bell only to get "I saw you, you tw*t" in response.
by mikeyg123
13 Aug 2018, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bus exhaust
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: bus exhaust

Ok so if I understand the exhaust is directed down so particulates settle out and busses are generally better than many other vehicles Nevertheless I feel an unpleasant sickly warm wind coming from the back of any bus I cycle behind which I don't get from cars, vans or SUVs - is that from the exhaus...
by mikeyg123
10 Aug 2018, 11:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bus exhaust
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

bus exhaust

Is there any reason why bus exhausts are low down near the ground?
If they were placed up high I might not have to inhale lungfuls of toxic gasses and particulates whenever I get stuck behind one.
by mikeyg123
8 Aug 2018, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: commuting road tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 305

commuting road tyres

Looking for new road tyres since my aging 700c x 28 gatorskins are looking much the worse for wear having dug quite a few chunks of glass out of them recently. (Though that was the first puncture they had) However there seem to be hundreds of different makes and models available and I have absolutel...
by mikeyg123
8 Aug 2018, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do I need a new chain?
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Do I need a new chain?

that upside-down photo really confused me
by mikeyg123
2 Aug 2018, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best option for rack mounted reflector rear light - road legal for light and reflector?
Replies: 33
Views: 1810

Re: Best option for rack mounted reflector rear light - road legal for light and reflector?

I have the older version of this (looks identical but without the auto function) front and rear. https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/safety_lights/TL-LD570-R/ Sure i got it from amazon but I can't find it there now Great reflector, good spread of leds and noticable patterns. Does have a brighter le...
by mikeyg123
31 Jul 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake question-From across the Pond
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Brake question-From across the Pond

So which sides are the front break and clutch on a motorcycle in the US?
Swapping those round sounds far more dangerous
by mikeyg123
23 Jul 2018, 2:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car indicators
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: Car indicators

My BMW was supplied with indicators and they definitely work when the engine stops. Though as I was told in motorcycle training - the only thing an indicator tells you is that it has a bulb in it. You need to evaluate every vehicle you pass to decide if they're likely to make a turn no matter what i...
by mikeyg123
20 Jul 2018, 9:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.
Replies: 19
Views: 1365

Re: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.

Most people have absolutely no idea how to use a roundabout correctly - you just have to be aware, make sure you're visible, that it's clear where you're going and prevent others from taking your space. This became clear to me about 10 years after I started driving when I did a direct access motorcy...
by mikeyg123
19 Jul 2018, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: helmet cam recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: helmet cam recommendations

Very interesting reading thank you Basically wide angle lenses don't make for very strong evidence. A rear camera is required as well as a front one. Nothing whatsoever is likely to happen if the evidence is not very very strong and no-one was injured. So is there any point? Does making a complaint ...
by mikeyg123
19 Jul 2018, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo speed sensor mounting
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Wahoo speed sensor mounting

What's wrong with putting it on the front? or are you doing big wheelies off the lights all the time? Incidentally has anyone noticed that the data it produces is quite noisy. Using the wahoo fitness app it shows the right speed on the screen all the time, but when I look through the data afterwards...