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by WOT
28 Nov 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brooks England are hiring a production manager
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Brooks England are hiring a production manager

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2288601540/

No connection to me but thought it may be of interest to someone here.
by WOT
16 Nov 2020, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo wiring inspiration
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Dynamo wiring inspiration

Gorilla Tape in clear or Black is my choice.

Apply as necessary and forget.
by WOT
15 Nov 2020, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Light Height
Replies: 23
Views: 732

Re: Front Light Height

The more options the better. Could you have come forward under the straddle wire with one of these? https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/medium/12373.jpg Jonathan The width of the jaws on this part aren’t a perfect fit for some lights (B&M in my case) I bought one, modified it by spreadi...
by WOT
15 Nov 2020, 9:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Light Height
Replies: 23
Views: 732

Re: Front Light Height

Mounting at handlebar height gives a balance of light spread without casting annoying shadows.

B&M do a mount for this purpose but I had this one 3d printed to attach to the underside of my garmin.

Light is a Cyo-T.
by WOT
31 Oct 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: WHICH BIKE LIGHTS?
Replies: 28
Views: 901

Re: WHICH BIKE LIGHTS?

Dynamo front wheel.
Busch and muller led front and rear.
Fit and forget.
by WOT
12 Oct 2020, 7:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Restoring a vintage bike
Replies: 22
Views: 742

Re: Restoring a vintage bike

Top 3 things are frame size, frame size and frame size. Be certain that you can ride it when finished because you’ll put more money & time into it than you’ll get back. Matching original fork is a good thing usually. If not to purchase but to hone your search I suggest looking at some of the new...
by WOT
9 Oct 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Big and Tall Rider looking for a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 836

Re: Big and Tall Rider looking for a bike

I’ve been watching this for a while but it’s too big for me. Frame for life, change / upgrade bits as needed. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224098280571 I’m also keeping an eye on this which is also too big for me but I like the look of it. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=418546
by WOT
3 Oct 2020, 7:48am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1617

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Do a virtual JOGLE / LEJOG in your own neighbourhood, sleep in your own bed each night. Do as long or short a loop as you see fit each day but also be in a position to take care of your new and existing responsibilities. Spend as much time with your wife as she would like company or needs assistance...
by WOT
20 Aug 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Corruption
Replies: 27
Views: 672

Re: Corruption

One of Rodchenkov’s roles in the anti-doping agency was to help prevent the Russian athletes from getting caught doping, rather than to prevent them from doping.

Watch “Icarus”

Anti-Corruption / Anti-Doping what’s the difference?
by WOT
7 Aug 2020, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Source for unusual / specific fastners
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Source for unusual / specific fastners

Not what the OP wants but McMaster is always worth a look when searching for anything.

https://www.mcmaster.com/screws/system- ... llimeters/
by WOT
18 Jun 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle cover
Replies: 22
Views: 553

Re: Saddle cover

It isn't hard to recover a saddle . I use old leather jackets. One piece jobs are fine. I can't see how you can cover a saddle without there being some movement unless it is very well glued. Something like neoprene will change the shape anyway so will peobably be pointless. Much easier to just repl...
by WOT
18 Jun 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle cover
Replies: 22
Views: 553

Re: Saddle cover

I fashioned a cover from an old pair of cycling shorts once as the saddle was eating my good bibs. It slipped around a little but actually worked well.
by WOT
19 May 2020, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 84
Views: 6752

Re: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc500-flat-bar-disc-road-bike-sora-id_8554412.html Perhaps something like this? Add a lock, helmet, bottle, bottle cage and mudguards, pump and puncture repair kit and you should be good to go. In due course change the tyres to 35mm wide schwalbe marathon plus. 28 spoke ...
by WOT
19 May 2020, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 84
Views: 6752

Re: bike advice for heavy rider and new to bikes

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc500-flat- ... 54412.html

Perhaps something like this?
Add a lock, helmet, bottle, bottle cage and mudguards, pump and puncture repair kit and you should be good to go.

In due course change the tyres to 35mm wide schwalbe marathon plus.