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by 6.5_lives_left
18 Nov 2020, 3:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can i do as an individual?
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: What can i do as an individual?

Does it really let you go any faster? Assuming your other clothing is not flapping about like a parachute, of course. No but if you are going to spend a whole day cycling, possibly in wet conditions, you might do so in more comfort using cycling specific clothing. I don't always wear cycling kit, p...
by 6.5_lives_left
13 Nov 2020, 11:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to get things done: Chris Boardman
Replies: 67
Views: 3140

Re: How to get things done: Chris Boardman

Cyril Haearn wrote:More wisdom from Sir Christopher in the Guardian today, +1


link here to Guardian article
by 6.5_lives_left
13 Nov 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can i do as an individual?
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: What can i do as an individual?

I listened to Chris Boardman on R4 this morning. As usual his point of view was well worth listening to, i.e. challenging people to change transport modes if it's fun and safe. I missed this when broadcast so I found the recording on the BBC website. Radio 4 Today programme 13 Nov 2020 , Interview ...
by 6.5_lives_left
9 Nov 2020, 12:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear instead of derailleur?
Replies: 61
Views: 2217

Re: Hub gear instead of derailleur?

Half links are readily available as some bmx chains are that style. Beware of BMX chains. I was sold one by a local bike shop when I asked for a 1/8" chain, which the intention of fitting it to a hub gear bike. I though I could get rig of the chain tensioner I was using at the time. But the ch...
by 6.5_lives_left
6 Nov 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards and Disc Brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Mudguards and Disc Brakes

Oh damn, I must look like a right nitwit. I didn't see the image because I am a member of the 'tin foil hat' brigade. I use a kind of filter called 'ublock origin' that sometimes masks images on web sites, thought it does stop the likes of facebook, twitter, google et al from tracking you. I can see...
by 6.5_lives_left
6 Nov 2020, 5:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards and Disc Brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Mudguards and Disc Brakes

The 'guards (SKS) are on the way but the penny has just dropped that there is a disc brake caliper on the front fork. Do I work around this or can I use the front pannier mounts? Bike is a 2016 Pinnacle Lithium. Use the front pannier mounts. It's safer. The mudguard stay won't jam against the wheel...
by 6.5_lives_left
5 Nov 2020, 11:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Keeping Warm
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Keeping Warm

I have seen many battery boys cycluing with multiple layersx to keep warm,and always in bright yellow. Sometimes turning off the battery and pedalling without assistance instead can warm you up a bit Does tghis mean there is an element of drag for the wearers? Only if they are cross dressing :wink:
by 6.5_lives_left
4 Nov 2020, 10:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon ..significant sidewall damage evaluation
Replies: 52
Views: 1895

Re: Schwalbe Marathon ..slashed!

It's hard to understand how that damage might have happened. I have had damaged like that happen to a couple of tyres over the years. One was recent and the tyre was a Schwalbe Big Apple. The other was many years ago and the tyre was a brand new Marathon Plus. In both cases I believe it was due to ...
by 6.5_lives_left
4 Nov 2020, 10:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mystery abandonment
Replies: 32
Views: 1964

Re: Mystery abandonment

Many years ago when I was living in the Northeast, I visited a crag at a place called Sunnyside about 20 miles from where I was living. I didn't bring a lock with me so I left the bike at the bottom of the crag while I wandered around the crag with the intention of doing some bouldering. I thought t...
by 6.5_lives_left
1 Nov 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Durable Chains...?
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Durable Chains...?

I'm using a wippermann/connex "100" chain which is a 1/2"x1/8" with bushings which seems to be similar to the KMC B1. This wippermann is the bottom of the range one that doesn't have any special coatings, but it does say "case hardened pins" I am using a 1/8" chain...
by 6.5_lives_left
27 Oct 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Keir Starmer's vehicle hits cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 3519

Re: Keir Starmer's vehicle hits cyclist

There is a news article on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54701336 A spokesman for the Labour leader said: "Keir was involved in a minor road traffic accident on Sunday. "He spoke to a British Transport Police officer who attended the scene and swapped details with the offi...
by 6.5_lives_left
22 Oct 2020, 2:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Alliance of British Drivers
Replies: 66
Views: 2009

Re: Alliance of British Drivers

Lampooned in the twitter feed @AssnBritNutters (from about 10 years ago) I think former poster BristolTraffic was responsible for that output. Perhaps he gave up because they are self-parodying. It is not necessarily a bad thing that they (ABD) are giving evidence before a select committee. If the M...
by 6.5_lives_left
17 Oct 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Press fitting a cartridge bearing onto a BB spindle
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Press fitting a cartridge bearing onto a BB spindle

I work at a site where they have production lines for electrical machines (generators and motors). Some of the parts are interference fits, i.e. they use the heating/cooling trick that Brucey describes. But they use liquid nitrogen to do the cooling :shock: . Liquid nitrogen is a bit difficult to ge...
by 6.5_lives_left
17 Oct 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Protect the controller while upside down
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: Protect the controller while upside down

Another trick I have used is to employ the aerolastic strap that I keep on the pannier rack. Especailly for the back wheel, the elastic wrapped around the rack and a hand bit of fence will hold the bike up. Might need to use a non-elastic luggage strap though for the weight on yours! toe straps? I ...
by 6.5_lives_left
9 Oct 2020, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: led front headlamp
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: led front headlamp

Looking on the Busch and Muller web site they have a "Classic" dynamo headlamp. I don't know where you would buy it in the UK though.