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by londonbikerider
30 Nov 2020, 8:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re-proofing wax for Carradice cotton duck
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: Re-proofing wax for Carradice cotton duck

Gold Label Wax - a much more economical purchase than Carradice's own. It seems better than Barbour own brand. Works well on Carradice stuff. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gold-Label-Waterproof-Wax-Re-proofing-All-Waxed-Cotton-Garments-Horse-Rugs-400G/402503731508?hash=item5db7178934:g:gWIAAOSwlpNfGYT...
by londonbikerider
23 Nov 2020, 8:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3238

Re: Bells

Bells are only as good as the willingness of others to hear them. Many reasons why they don't, often loudness of the bell isn't one of them! That is true, indeed, as many other things in life. Mutual respect should be the basis of a civilized community, but often ignored. But I have a question that...
by londonbikerider
25 Sep 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Steep lanes in Hertfordshire
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Steep lanes in Hertfordshire

Hello. The last few months I have not taken advantage of the "glorious" (that can be an opinion for many) weather for cycling, rather been busy with other activities. Hence I seem to have forgotten many of the local good lanes, and the ones with short and steep gradients. The ones like Ast...
by londonbikerider
24 Sep 2020, 8:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: GPS/X files
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: GPS/X files

I had been using the former for a while, me and the sweet half have discovered many new places for weekend walks.
by londonbikerider
24 Sep 2020, 8:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sticky STI levers
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: Sticky STI levers

Hi, my 2c about Shimano brifters: after a small laydown on the road (my mates are still laughing about my need for a good sleep) my left hand lever got un-responsive to the point where it wont release the gear cable when pressing the lever #2. I have discovered that you can get the two levers to cla...
by londonbikerider
27 Aug 2020, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1511

Re: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?

Brucey wrote:...
Since this is an emotive issue for some folk it'd be nice if they gave you a choice of how noisy the freewheel is?

cheers


You have a valid point there, but won't this imply that keeping the hub noisy is a sort of "badge of honour"? (scratches head)
by londonbikerider
27 Aug 2020, 8:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls
Replies: 119
Views: 4506

Re: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls

A few comments: 1. The farmer probably has public liability insurance cover, because I am pretty sure it's normal for farmers to have a combined insurance policy which covers farm buildings, livestock, farm machinery, employers' liability and public liability, most likely with NFU Mutual who insure...
by londonbikerider
27 Aug 2020, 7:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1511

Re: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?

gxaustin wrote:As an inveterate wheel sucker I like a quiet freehub so my victims don't know I'm not pedalling :roll:


:D
I like that!
by londonbikerider
19 Aug 2020, 2:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sick of Mars bars....
Replies: 28
Views: 1193

Re: Sick of Mars bars....

I have found this, somewhere on the web. My first attempt resulted in a mixture that was too runny, so I added oats and it didn't taste as good as before. There must be the reason why the ingredients are in grams :lol: But id does taste nice, and has no refined sugar! Raw Brownie Bar (Vegan) 220-230...
by londonbikerider
19 Aug 2020, 8:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Guardians readers favourite cycle paths ( for families )
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: The Guardians readers favourite cycle paths ( for families )

Got to mark this and plot some routes, thanks for sharing! :D
by londonbikerider
19 Aug 2020, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1511

Re: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?

Actually, I'm pretty sure one those noisy hubs I've mentioned above, it was a Hope branded. But it may well be as Brucey said: the hub mechanism been left no lubrication? Is that fashionable or just careless?
by londonbikerider
19 Aug 2020, 8:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Erotica and retro-cycling
Replies: 54
Views: 2583

Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Yes, that sort of snobbery it's sort of defeating the purpose of the event, isn't it?
by londonbikerider
19 Aug 2020, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle bag for electrician
Replies: 24
Views: 1062

Re: Bicycle bag for electrician

I like the idea of converting an existing tool bag into a bicycle rack compatible one. However, there is the problem of weight: unlike cycling-related items, tools will mostly be heavvier for a given size, hence make the bag prone to sag. A solution could be a bag that sits on top of the rack or, ev...
by londonbikerider
18 Aug 2020, 8:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1511

Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?

Hello. I have noticed that in the last year or two, most new wheels I see on weekend rides, they have a rear hub that's quite loud when coasting. Some of those I dare to say are borderline "antisocial" such is the noise they make. Carbon wheels with deep "aero" profiles seem to b...
by londonbikerider
18 Aug 2020, 8:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wide fit SPD shoes?
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Wide fit SPD shoes?

Shimanos seem to be modelled on razor blades for width, ... Pete. Northwave shoes are worth a look. I take a EU size 48 (UK 13) and found they suit my wide flippers very well. I won't take this for granted: last winter I had tried some fancy Northwave winter shoes and boy they were rather narrow, w...