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by piedwagtail91
27 May 2011, 8:04am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Another Helmet Evangelist
Replies: 18
Views: 1318

Re: Another Helmet Evangelist

the time for steel toe capped cycling shoes is fast approaching. :roll:
by piedwagtail91
14 May 2011, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wiring in a battery powered rear light?
Replies: 0
Views: 236

wiring in a battery powered rear light?

just wondering if the dynohub experts can advise me on this. i have a b and m rear light on the pannier rack the 'permenant' battery powered one. i use a dynohub powered lumotec iq fly on the front and wondered if it would be possible to do away with the battery in the rear light and connect it to t...
by piedwagtail91
8 May 2011, 8:42am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Why would anyone want to wear a helmet?
Replies: 46
Views: 3445

Re: Why would anyone want to wear a helmet?

i was knocked off the bike a few years ago. i wasn't wearing a helmet as it wasn't icy and i was on minor, quiet roads. when i got to the hospital to have my arm checked i got the lecture from the doctor. 'where you wearing a helmet'? why not? i told him that as far as i knew i couldn't get a helmet...
by piedwagtail91
13 Mar 2011, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kaffenback rear cable hanger
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Re: Kaffenback rear cable hanger

i have a pompino which is basicly the same as a kaffenback but with different dropouts on. i've used standard v's with travel agents. the travel agents replace the noodles in one of the v brake arms. my pet hate is canti brakes so my choice was limited! no problems with any part of the brakes after ...
by piedwagtail91
11 Mar 2011, 7:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike sat - nav help needed.
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Bike sat - nav help needed.

i've beeen using various gps units for around 7 years now. there's a lot more information on the internet now than there was then, though admitedly the learning curve is pretty steep. over this time i've built up my mapping and upgraded the gps several times. on a longer 100 miles ride i seldom go o...
by piedwagtail91
16 Jan 2011, 9:02am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: sat nav or map ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: sat nav or map ??

depends what you want to do with it. i'm on the gps side. it's taken a few years to build up everything that i want and now it works exactly as i want it to do. i've got an oregon 300 with os mapping in and i've got tracklogs mapping on the pc. i can plan rides in places that i've never been to or h...
by piedwagtail91
4 Jan 2011, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Presta valved tubes
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Presta valved tubes

schwalbe for me, though i did need to fit a reducer in the valve hole.
by piedwagtail91
16 Nov 2010, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Exploding tyres - short term fix?
Replies: 18
Views: 1039

Re: Exploding tyres - short term fix?

plastic toothpaste tube, cut both ends off and you have a large tyre boot for free. not sure that i'd risk it for too long on such a big hole though.
a clubmate used this on a brand new tyre that got cut after a few miles. he got another 12 months of wear with no problems.
by piedwagtail91
6 Nov 2010, 2:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists fined for no lights
Replies: 62
Views: 4223

Re: Cyclists fined for no lights

riding without lights is just about as stupid as it gets. three cyclists were in front of me last week on an unlit country road, it was impossible to see them. And so, what happened? One assumes that you mowed them down. i don't have a car so i was on my bike at the time so it would have been diffi...
by piedwagtail91
5 Nov 2010, 10:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists fined for no lights
Replies: 62
Views: 4223

Re: Cyclists fined for no lights

riding without lights is just about as stupid as it gets. three cyclists were in front of me last week on an unlit country road, it was impossible to see them. the fine will be cancelled if they spend £5 on a cheap pair of lights that they should have anyway so they won't be out of pocket and if the...
by piedwagtail91
1 Nov 2010, 7:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What sensible fixed gear?
Replies: 12
Views: 2164

Re: What sensible fixed gear?

most of the people i ride with are using 62 -64. I'm doing most of my riding on 64 on a pompino with pannier rack and bag and find it ok in the ribble valley , yorkshire dales area.
by piedwagtail91
12 Oct 2010, 8:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo lighting system recommendations & thoughts
Replies: 125
Views: 15349

Re: Dynamo ligthin system recommendations & thoughts

i got a schmidt dyno hub, for the reasons you list, can't say that i really notice any drag whether the light is on or off. the light i have is a b and m IQ Fly which is great, very bright with no problems on unlit roads. there is a newer version called a cyo which is supposed to be a bit brighter t...
by piedwagtail91
7 Aug 2010, 1:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: spyware removal
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: spyware removal

i use spybot s and d, it has a 'resident' feature to prevent spyware. ccleaner is good for clearing other rubbish out of the system.