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by londonbikerider
24 Aug 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3006

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

Thank you all for your replies, it was not my intention to stir a debate about why and how and how antisocial is to leave your own lock on a bicycle stand; rather to discuss about locks that have been tampered. More in detail, the spot is not exactly a public space, since is well inside the boundari...
by londonbikerider
16 Aug 2019, 8:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3006

Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

Hello, has anyone seen D-locks or padlocks in general, being subject to tampering by chemicals over time? Yesterday I went to my local supermarket, where I leave a basic D-lock (if I'm not wrong, it's a 12mm Abus) to secure my bike. Since the surroundings of Finsbury Park are becoming more and more ...
by londonbikerider
6 Aug 2019, 8:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deliveroo
Replies: 67
Views: 19498

Re: Deliveroo

Oh, things will end when people will abide to the law. Clearly, for you this is not important, or maybe you live in an idyllic place where nothing happens? Then I'd urge to go in central London, just up from King's Cross or up north the Green Lanes you'll see plenty. I'm sorry if you got offended by...
by londonbikerider
6 Aug 2019, 7:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13185

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

Overall, and I know it sounds a cliché, things will never improve until people won't realize the true meaning of the word "sharing". Roads can be dangerous, it is up to all the categories of users, including cyclists and pedestrians, to understand and respect the other user's need for mob...
by londonbikerider
6 Aug 2019, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you fit a front pannier rack to suspension forks
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Can you fit a front pannier rack to suspension forks

I'd be concerned about the strength of the threads, most of those forks have their lowers made out of cast aluminium. Also, to increase the unsprung weight will reduce the performance of the suspension, which means that a cheap one will turn almost useless? I used to have a mountain bike with cheap ...
by londonbikerider
5 Aug 2019, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: stainless track nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 1224

Re: stainless track nuts

I'd be careful with Ebay, once I bought some stainless steel crank nuts that cracked despite bene torqued correctly
by londonbikerider
5 Aug 2019, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone recognise this bike frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 2119

Re: Anyone recognise this bike frame?

Not sure I'd call it a proven design, a friend of mne had one of those Dahon and the main frame hinge would always come loose. If I remember correctly, the whole thing was kept tight with an M5 threaded bar, far from being a sturdy arrangement!
by londonbikerider
3 Aug 2019, 9:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13185

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

We live in a time and age where there is a lot of information and media shared, and it's not always that easy to filter it down to an acceptable level of objective report. If we are to bring back the "I remember in the old days" then we will have to consider the overall population was smal...
by londonbikerider
3 Aug 2019, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deliveroo
Replies: 67
Views: 19498

Re: Deliveroo

the latter is a byproduct of you supposing what I am thinking. Let alone you're missing the (black?) humour implied in the exageration. Either way, it's pointless argument. I didn't suppose anything, I responded directly to what you wrote. Wrapping it up in come Clarksonesq humour doesn't make it a...
by londonbikerider
3 Aug 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture on valve stem - solution
Replies: 15
Views: 1966

Re: Puncture on valve stem - solution

From what I've seen, Brompton branded tyres had a "100psi" mark on the side, and I think the Schwalbe Marathon run at that pressure, too
by londonbikerider
2 Aug 2019, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture on valve stem - solution
Replies: 15
Views: 1966

Re: Puncture on valve stem - solution

This thread reminds me when a girlfriend had odd punctures on her Brompton. She then rpelace the front wheel with the new "double wall" rim and never had that problem again, so it may have been the hole for the valve causing problems? I remember seeing the rim tape of the old wheel, and it...
by londonbikerider
2 Aug 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone recognise this bike frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 2119

Re: Anyone recognise this bike frame?

Looks almost like a Dahon Jack of many years ago, though that was made out of aluminium alloy. The hinge looks the same.
by londonbikerider
2 Aug 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help me get on my bike? Advice on commuting via Paddington
Replies: 17
Views: 2062

Re: Help me get on my bike? Advice on commuting via Paddington

20 minutes from Paddington to Moorgate during working hours? That sound very optimistic! Euston road would be the easiest road, but it's not great. I am not very familiar with the "Cycle Highways" or whateverthey call them, but I'd probably try to go through back roads to Regent's park, Pa...
by londonbikerider
2 Aug 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deliveroo
Replies: 67
Views: 19498

Re: Deliveroo

As as "they fit my image" I'm afraid you're quite wrong there: it is a real fact that they do ride on bicycles that nont only look, but especially sound very inefficient. No, it's wrong of you to consider them a homogeneous group, I know and know of many that don't fit that image. No need...
by londonbikerider
2 Aug 2019, 8:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Squeaky cycling shoes!
Replies: 5
Views: 1444

Re: Squeaky cycling shoes!

I have used "dry lube" applied on the cleats where they engage the pedals, with good results.