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by Tinpotflowers
14 Oct 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Woman's fight for A505 safety work
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Woman's fight for A505 safety work

This is not cycling but is there lessons to be learnt here for cycle safety?


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... nd-s-crash
by Tinpotflowers
26 Sep 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: M5 pannier rack holes, M6 frame mounts
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: M5 pannier rack holes, M6 frame mounts

If I fit a pannier rack with M5 holes to a frame that has larger M6 threaded holes, can and should I do anything to avoid the bolts damaging the threads? I will be using nuts with washers to secure the bolts. There's not a lot of metal around the holes on the rack, so I am wary of drilling it out o...
by Tinpotflowers
21 Sep 2019, 8:25am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 1265

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for World Domination

brynpoeth wrote:Does not the ECF European Cyclists Federation fight for us? Is not Mr Mayne in charge?
???

https://ecf.com/community/our-members
by Tinpotflowers
20 Sep 2019, 11:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Comfort Women - not well known in the west?
Replies: 27
Views: 741

Re: Comfort Women - not well known in the west?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/world/asia/comfort-women-documentary-japan.html I read this a couple of days ago. I know there has always been exploitation of women especially in times of war for the morale of soldiers but I've never heard of the organised nature of it by the Japanese imperial a...
by Tinpotflowers
13 Sep 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano bottom bracket axles dimensions?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Shimano bottom bracket axles dimensions?

my guess is the OP's tool looks a bit like this. http://www.sjscycles.com/supersize/27351.jpg IME this sort of tool is best used with a two-handled (symmetric) wrench of some kind, because otherwise there is an excessive 'cam-out' torque, which can be enough to bend 'the world's most expensive bolt...
by Tinpotflowers
13 Sep 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano bottom bracket axles dimensions?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Shimano bottom bracket axles dimensions?

IIRC it is (assuming you have a square taper setup) M8x1mm thread size. Such bolts are not found that easily; you can of course buy a 'special tool' which is made by some makers (eg pedros I think) but it'll be the most expensive bolt you will ever buy, probably.... It is also possible to extend a ...
by Tinpotflowers
13 Sep 2019, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano bottom bracket axles dimensions?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Shimano bottom bracket axles dimensions?

Due to purchasing new bottom bracket removal tool my method of retaining it on the axle is default.
I need a need longer bolt that screws into the axle.
Therefore, what is the thread size for Shimano bottom bracket axles?

Many thanks for any help
by Tinpotflowers
12 Sep 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton development over the years
Replies: 21
Views: 1397

Re: Brompton development over the years

I always wonder why Brompton uses a steel seatpin and plastic insert in the seat tube instead of using a larger diameter alloy seatpin with no insert
by Tinpotflowers
9 Sep 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: accomodation without booking
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: accomodation without booking

Has anybody done this riding sleeping in local barns , bus shelters and other such places?
by Tinpotflowers
5 Sep 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Will the battery hold out for entire day?
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Will the battery hold out for entire day?

A friend is intending to ride at Easter from Edinburgh to Inverness over 4/5 days say around 50 miles a day Rider age 80 plus and six foot and 15 stone The route is likely to be the Sustrans route 7 They have Giant Hybrid Cycle it is to reco fitted with electrical assistance by Whoosh, at 42-46 Quee...
by Tinpotflowers
5 Sep 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Skyscrapers and Cyclists
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Skyscrapers and Cyclists

Mick F wrote:Can't watch BBC iPlayer.
We don't have a telly, so we don't have a telly licence! :lol:


Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8qHDET8E-o
by Tinpotflowers
4 Sep 2019, 11:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Skyscrapers and Cyclists
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Skyscrapers and Cyclists

It's a city. It's a big city. It's not only a big city, it's BIG city. Also, one of the things that gets up the noses of just about everyone up-country, up-north, out-west, Scotland, Wales, and the NE and anywhere else maybe .............. even in other cities ................. is that we get ramme...
by Tinpotflowers
26 Aug 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Skyscrapers and Cyclists
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Skyscrapers and Cyclists

Mick F wrote:If I never go to London again in my life, I will die a happy man.
Horrible place.


What makes you say that?
by Tinpotflowers
26 Aug 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 82
Views: 3328

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Any wear on the brushes yet Mick F? Not that I can see. All seems fine. I reckon that the sponge bit will wear first as that's all it is ...... sponge. I wonder if I can make a new one out of a piece. Not looked at the Park spares prices, but no doubt it's almost the same price as buying a whole ne...