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by nez
6 Dec 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far
Replies: 27
Views: 914

Re: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far

Now imagine that tubeless tyres were invented first. New, for 2019, inflatable tyre liners, easy to seat tyres at very low pressures, no refreshing sealant every few months, no sealant, inflata-liners(tm) last years compared to sealant. Punctured inflata-liners(tm) can be re-purposed for many home ...
by nez
5 Dec 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Large Bright Jacket
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: Large Bright Jacket

Altura Night vision maybe. I have a medium and its huge. Reckon I could get a couple of loaded panniers up there as well as me. I had one of those. Arms not really long enough for us tallsters, at least not if you want them to go over your gloves. They are rare but you can find Night Vision in xxxl
by nez
5 Dec 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Marathon plus
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Marathon plus

Two of our bikes are shod with Marathon Plus. I carry a puncture outfit, couple of inner tubes, pump and box spanner with no serious expectation of using them - and frankly no serious expectation of getting a Marathon plus on and off the smaller wheel bike (a Brompton) at the side of the road (in th...
by nez
25 Nov 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32 hole rim onto 36 hole hub - "alphabetti spoketti"
Replies: 38
Views: 3279

Re: 32 hole rim onto 36 hole hub - "alphabetti spoketti"

Reading this thread is making me dizzy
by nez
24 Nov 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what's inside.... bottle dynamos and other generators
Replies: 29
Views: 1187

Re: what's inside.... bottle dynamos and other generators

No one gives a toss that they’ll still be in the ground whole and undeteriorated in hundreds of years.
by nez
22 Nov 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fined for holding up traffic - cyclists next?
Replies: 106
Views: 6736

Re: Fined for holding up traffic - cyclists next?

Pete forgets they tow trailers of various types, axles, wheels and weights. Having said which I have just returned from a cycle ride where I walked up two hills on the footpath not because I can’t climb them but because I can’t stand cars roaring past me in the dark.
by nez
22 Nov 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!
Replies: 23
Views: 822

Re: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!

Well you have to follow the instructions in either case, but the instructions for the soda say ´Not to be used in drinking water,´ so given a choice when both are cheap and freely available I’d reserve the soda for drains and washing machines.
by nez
22 Nov 2019, 10:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!
Replies: 23
Views: 822

Re: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!

It's minus 3 degrees outside. Car is covered in ice and there's no way I'm out on two wheels. So I decided to do something useful. I cleaned my water bottles. A good scrub and a soak in Steradent cleaned the bottles. Then I started on the tops.I pulled the rubber bung out to find a mass of black gu...
by nez
22 Nov 2019, 9:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fined for holding up traffic - cyclists next?
Replies: 106
Views: 6736

Re: Fined for holding up traffic - cyclists next?

pete75 wrote:It may be something to do with this

https://www.nfuonline.com/cross-sector/ ... over-more/

Axle weights on tractors can be very high. Not all lay-bys are suitable for stopping any more than you’d stop an artic on them all
by nez
22 Nov 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MYOG Masterlink pliers
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: MYOG Masterlink pliers

Mick F wrote:If you use KMC Missing Links, you don't need a tool at all.

And you will have time to get the rust off your tools. Tsk tsk :D
by nez
21 Nov 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Glove Recommendations Please
Replies: 44
Views: 2332

Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

I have some shockingly expensive assos winter gloves. They work most of the time but if it’s too cold for them I wear silk gloves under. Too cold for that I wear the top rated mountain walkers gloves from Go outdoors. Too cold for that I wear silk gloves under those. Too cold for that, I’m not cycli...
by nez
21 Nov 2019, 11:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what's inside.... bottle dynamos and other generators
Replies: 29
Views: 1187

Re: what's inside.... bottle dynamos and other generators

... using the generator to power LED lights which are both efficient and have a low threshold voltage. There will be less resistance when driving the wheel and anyway the generator will be doing less work too; the net result ought to be much quieter running and much lower drag. You may have explain...
by nez
21 Nov 2019, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any experts on leather saddles?
Replies: 18
Views: 1089

Re: Any experts on leather saddles?

Hi first post so be kind! Fitted a brooks b17 imperial last week and have 38 miles on it. First impressions are it’s going to be a comfy saddle. However I’ve noticed what looks like a tear forming near the nose. Question to the brooks experts on here is it a tear or just a crack in the surface whic...
by nez
20 Nov 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes - excessive pad wear
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Cantilever brakes - excessive pad wear

Of course if your bike has lowrider bosses you can get a little barrel gizmo (Spa sell them) which will allow you to mount a lamp on the fork. Very old-school - takes me back to the L shaped brackets of my youth. One of my earliest biking memories is a blue steel fork with a Hercules bracket on it. ...
by nez
19 Nov 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit by car
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Hit by car

I think I'd want the collar numbers of the policemen who gave you those replies - unless they are hiding behind civilian clerks.