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by JohnL
24 Feb 2015, 12:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unusual Dynamo standlight problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Unusual Dynamo standlight problem.

Just to update people.... The contact cleaner worked. I'll be a bit more careful when cleaning next time!

John
by JohnL
20 Feb 2015, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unusual Dynamo standlight problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Unusual Dynamo standlight problem.

The switch probably empties a 'small' capacitor (small compared to the supercapacitor which actually powers the standlight). A robust electrolytic capacitor can take the strain of being discharged in a second, whereas a memory backup supercapacitor generally can't (or won't - the internal resistanc...
by JohnL
19 Feb 2015, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unusual Dynamo standlight problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Unusual Dynamo standlight problem.

I have a slightly peculiar problem with the standlight on my Busch and Muller top line plus. It's not that it won't come on, it's that it won't go off!! I press the little tab on the back and it switches off as it should, then aprox seven seconds later, it switches itself back on! (Front light is de...
by JohnL
19 Apr 2009, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cargo bike hub recommendations please
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Cargo bike hub recommendations please

Ta for the response.

I just noticed the dates and realised you had posted last year. DOH! Apologies for the ridiculous thread resurection.

Still interesting to see your review.

If only I could convince the missus....

John
by JohnL
19 Apr 2009, 4:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cargo bike hub recommendations please
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Cargo bike hub recommendations please

It sounds like you have a single speed Yuba Mundo and you want to convert it to the six speed version. Correct? If that's the case, the logical choice would seem to be the Yuba Mundo six speed rear wheel . (Scroll down towards the bottom of the page. And it comes in at £60. John PS. If it is a Yuba,...
by JohnL
29 Jan 2009, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Tubus Lowrider?
Replies: 21
Views: 2535

I've got the Tara as well. I switch it between a Galaxy and a Thorn tandem. They have very different forks, and it fit's great on them both. The panniers are held very securely and horizontally. I'm amazed that Blackburn sell any racks at all these days. I can't think of any modern pannier that woul...
by JohnL
10 Jan 2009, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tourtec+cateye
Replies: 3
Views: 547

I assume you mean LD1000 (the hand grenade type one) not the LD 100 which just has a bit of elastic? Three options: 1. Either screw it directly to the plate on the rack using the whole in the back of the light and the little 'knobble' (technical term) which sticks out the back to stop it rotating. T...
by JohnL
7 Dec 2008, 11:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GLOVES
Replies: 23
Views: 2006

If you can track down a pair of shrunken woolen dachstein mountaineering mittens they are fantastic. They are mittens so it depends what your shifters/ brakes are like, but they will keep you warm! They aren't actually windproof (unless you get a layer of ice/ snow over them) but you normally need t...
by JohnL
6 Dec 2008, 10:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: High viz jackets
Replies: 125
Views: 11372

professorlandslide wrote:I presume we're all interweb veterans and have therefore seen this:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pSXKNOLyF4E


That is a great video, and a real eye-opener the first time I saw it.

The question is though, would you see the bear if it was wearing hi viz........

John
by JohnL
5 Dec 2008, 8:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: High viz jackets
Replies: 125
Views: 11372

I just don't buy landslides theory. I've ridden in darker clothing, and I've ridden looking like a banana, and looking like a banana I get given loads of room, in dark clothing I rarely do. Since fitting the Polaris RBS hi viz cover to my (black) saddle bag, I've had no close passes at night. Freque...
by JohnL
25 Nov 2008, 7:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: High viz jackets
Replies: 125
Views: 11372

UrbanManc wrote:Can we have all cars painted fluorescent yellow then ?


Have you ever stared at a car and not noticed it then?? :shock:

Worrying....

John
by JohnL
24 Nov 2008, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Something to carry the pass and phone in?
Replies: 16
Views: 1528

Doesn't help with the phone but how about one of these pass holders (the one at the top). It's what bouncers use for their SIA licenses. Even has reflective bits on it. Just put it on the arm closest to the guard and scoot on through! I'm asssuming you're in a job where it's OK to demonstrate who yo...
by JohnL
19 Nov 2008, 7:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: High viz jackets
Replies: 125
Views: 11372

...... Unfortunately the Polaris RBS jacket is windproof rather than waterproof. ....... Without wanting to pull this thread off topic I really don't understand the obsession with waterproof coats. You're going to spend lot more time cycling when it's not raining, but you need a windproof than when...
by JohnL
17 Nov 2008, 9:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: High viz jackets
Replies: 125
Views: 11372

There is one cycling specific 'rated' jacket. The Polaris RBS jacket is rated to EN471 level 2. I'm surprised that it is to be honest as the reflective stripes aren't that thick, but it has got the label. The Polaris rucksac covers incidently are excellent. They're also EN471 rated, and I put one 's...
by JohnL
10 Oct 2008, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Light & Computer Mount
Replies: 18
Views: 2042

Like this you mean?

acor carbon bar extension

John