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by PW
11 Mar 2012, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub dynamo
Replies: 16
Views: 3458

Re: Shimano hub dynamo

Mine occurred winter 2010/11 when we had heavy rain followed by that severe cold spell. I just didn't realise what was happening until too late. The bike was in an unheated shed overnight, -15c, When I wheeled it out to go to work about 6 ish the front wheel was solid. I picked it up straight away, ...
by PW
9 Mar 2012, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Googled yourself?
Replies: 28
Views: 4685

Re: Googled yourself?

To the best of my knowledge......
I'm only on 1 internet photo, and no I ain't tellin' :wink:
by PW
9 Mar 2012, 8:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Traffic lights discriminate against cyclists!
Replies: 41
Views: 9243

Re: Traffic lights discriminate against cyclists!

Don't drive buses anymore, but I always thought of myself as a cyclist long before a bus driver. I'm not the only one and there's some good will and responsibility out there amongst the idiots, maybe approaching a majority? (Now I WILL need to run for cover) :lol:
by PW
9 Mar 2012, 8:05am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Squeaky SPuDs
Replies: 5
Views: 29310

Re: Squeaky SPuDs

Seems to have changed makes, it used to be called "The Look Squeal". Any light aerosol oil, GT85, WD40 etc in moderate quantities will get rid of it. I prefer not to use spray grease 'cos it gets gloppy.
by PW
9 Mar 2012, 7:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJoG in June 2012 - camping?
Replies: 20
Views: 12197

Re: LEJoG in June 2012 - camping?

My mad JOGHome Scottish trip was no bother. In England I used the pages from the Phillips atlas which has campsites on it (AA doesn't) plus wild camping is legal in Scotland and there's no shortage of sites anyway. When I got the occasional drowning I B&Bd for a night to dry out. Over 830 miles ...
by PW
9 Mar 2012, 7:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Traffic lights discriminate against cyclists!
Replies: 41
Views: 9243

Re: Traffic lights discriminate against cyclists!

The box on top is an extra, not the main system. The infra red ones we were taught to deal with using headlights when I learned to drive a bus 12 years ago. It also works with the the halogen spots I used to use before LEDs became state of the art. I haven't managed to do it with the Cyos yet, possi...
by PW
8 Mar 2012, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tiagra Eront mech
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Tiagra Eront mech

I'd have said the same. It's usually cables, if it isn't then the cable may be attached to the wrong side of the bolt on the lever arm. Just rarely it may be the mech pivots but that's not been common in my experience and some type of squirty oil in large quantities usually cures it.
by PW
8 Mar 2012, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub dynamo
Replies: 16
Views: 3458

Re: Shimano hub dynamo

I spotted Brucey's comment about the thing which commonly kills hub dynamos. The only one I've come across with Schmidt, and I don't know if it also applies to Shimano, is water getting in via a drainage hole in the skewer. I didn't realise until too late that Schmidt skewers are not to be greased, ...
by PW
8 Mar 2012, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8/9 speed Shimano free hub body
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: 8/9 speed Shimano free hub body

Colin's got a good point as usual. :D I re-lace spokes but... When I dismantle a wheel I take the spokes out as a set, eg drive side inbound, label the one nearest the valve hole and which way they came out, anticlock or the reverse and they go back in the same order. They're MINE with a known milea...
by PW
7 Mar 2012, 1:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8/9 speed Shimano free hub body
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: 8/9 speed Shimano free hub body

You may recall I routinely keep a spare 8/9/10 freehub in an oilbath for winter commuter failures. The MTB ones are roughly a fit, but some better than others. A little light filing along the inner edge of the steel freehub often makes it run smoothly against the alloy hubshell, especially if swappi...
by PW
7 Mar 2012, 1:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Front shifter sticking
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Campag Front shifter sticking

Johnb is the suggestion I'd try first, closely followed by the bar tape. After a couple of run ins with this I always check with a sharp pocket knife before riding it.
by PW
6 Mar 2012, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much do you eat - on a LONG ride
Replies: 69
Views: 3037

Re: How much do you eat - on a LONG ride

Cabin Fever does more damage than good definitely!
by PW
6 Mar 2012, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: M11 LED replacements
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: M11 LED replacements

Give me a shout when you've done it. I'd like to try a LED in one of my old coal miners lamp twin spot sets.
The original overvolted halogens were the best thing since sliced bread back in the 90s.
by PW
6 Mar 2012, 9:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring lights
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: Touring lights

Budget comes a lot into this,as well as how much night riding you do for other purposes. A Schmidt hub with one of the better LED headlamps and a Seculight on the rear is the ultimate solution all year round. It also gives the option of an E-Werke to recharge gadgets on the move, but it ain't cheap....
by PW
6 Mar 2012, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Choice For touring etc.; what suits you and why?
Replies: 67
Views: 3181

Re: Gear Choice For touring etc.; what suits you and why?

I suspect my 953 ended up with a very similar gearing to Mick's Mercian, but from a different route. For that bike I wanted something which had the performance gears of a fairly recent stage racing machine, plus a granny set to cope with the Peak in my old age - I have health problems which weren't ...

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