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by Al Wright
16 Feb 2021, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle sidecar
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Bicycle sidecar

There's a firm in Denmark marketing sidecars for pedal cycles. Designed to tilt on cornering and fitted on RHS (for continental near side), probably expensive;

http://www.scandinaviansidebike.com/sidecar/
by Al Wright
23 Aug 2020, 10:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dynamo on Radleigh Touring bulb type?
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Dynamo on Radleigh Touring bulb type?

I used to have Millar dynamo and lights on my first 'work' bike. In this case the bulbs in the headlamp were located one in the center of the reflector (focus), the other overhead. They were switched in 'main, dipped beam' arrangement, only one bulb lighted at one time.
by Al Wright
19 Jun 2020, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Condor Bottom Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 649

Re: Condor Bottom Bracket

Would one of those solve the problem;

https://www.highonbikes.com/products/ys ... uare-taper

Has anyone any experience with those? I have a similar problem on an alu hybrid frame.
by Al Wright
9 May 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Did I hear this right?
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: Did I hear this right?

Has anyone seen a report on research, carried out years ago in the Netherlands, on the effects on health of elderly after giving up cycling. From what I remember, a noticeable effect was the deterioration of 'background brain function’ (I assume to mean balance, perception of distance etc.). It went...
by Al Wright
25 Feb 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wooden bike anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: Wooden bike anyone?

A couple of years ago I searched the internet for the firm 'Ashe Cycles', one of the links thrown up brought me to this ash cycle: http://woodelo.colmanreilly.eu/
by Al Wright
22 Oct 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are These Mudguards Safe
Replies: 18
Views: 1394

Re: Are These Mudguards Safe

The black plastic fixings for the stays are held in place by grub screws (accessed from tyre side). Those pinch the mudguard and break away to prevent jamming by objects between tyre and mudguard.
by Al Wright
6 Apr 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dublin & ferries
Replies: 13
Views: 2125

Re: Dublin & ferries

I am fairly familiar with the area. If you are approaching Dublin from the Wicklow Hills (south) you probably plan to take the R115 route from Laragh via Sally Gap (300m climb) towards Rathfarnham, the roads should be quite traffic free until you reach the end of the downhill near Rathfarnham. After...
by Al Wright
12 Oct 2017, 11:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suicide levers
Replies: 23
Views: 1878

Re: Suicide levers

I still have them (Weinmann) on my 40+ year old, now seldom used bike. They were ok, in that the suicide lever cleared the handlebar and was easy to use to slow down when sitting upright. There is no handlebar clutter, the odometer is located low on the fork near front axel and the front light brack...
by Al Wright
12 Oct 2017, 10:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A bike with a difference - it will burn
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: A bike with a difference - it will burn

A couple of years ago a query arose on this forum concerning ash cycles. Before I encountered a firm of this name I thought the query referred to this;

http://woodelo.colmanreilly.eu/bikes/leaf_speed :)
by Al Wright
2 Feb 2017, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drain holes in BB shells
Replies: 36
Views: 1723

Re: drain holes in BB shells

Murphy's Law when applied to drain holes generally predicts that;
"the smallest hole shall eventually empty the largest container unless it is designed as a drain hole, in which case it shall clog"
by Al Wright
22 Aug 2016, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 800 won't connect to computer, connectors corroded?
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: Garmin 800 won't connect to computer, connectors corroded?

It may be worthwhile using some contact cleaner (available from electronics stores). As well check the USB connecting lead, it could be faulty, (using it to connect a different item, such as an e-reader to the computer)
by Al Wright
26 Jul 2016, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Songs for Brexit
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Songs for Brexit

Is it a case for revitalising and modifying Flanders & Swan song of 'Patriotic Prejudice'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vh-wEXvdW8

(In this version, the insult to Welsh is way over the top, being accused of singing..........flat !)
by Al Wright
20 Jan 2016, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: B&M topline question
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: B&M topline question

I used 'female mini spade connector' (pkt of 10) from local electrical supplier for a similar lighting. These were fitted with red pvc insulation which I removed and when connected to wires, I insulated them with pieces of 2.5mm heat shrink insulation
by Al Wright
8 Jul 2015, 8:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I look like a cyclist?
Replies: 23
Views: 1598

Re: Do I look like a cyclist?

Early February of last year I went out for a 40 mile on the hybrid I use for commuting and when there is a risk of frost on the road. Except for MTB shoes I was wearing what is best described as hiking gear. On the return journey with less that 20 miles to go I stopped at a café favoured by cyclists...
by Al Wright
9 May 2015, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chipped paint
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: chipped paint

Model shops can be a useful source for small quantities of touch up paint. You can check for colours available here, http://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/paints.html