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by cranky
4 Oct 2008, 11:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tents
Replies: 42
Views: 4158

I bought something similar to this but after it took me twenty minutes to get a small pan of milk up to luke warm in the wind and cold I gave up on the idea of tea. Maybe it was because it was open to the wind, next time I'll take a kettle for water and forget about the tea! You should have bought ...
by cranky
2 Oct 2008, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Its now official...
Replies: 51
Views: 5615

Even if the brakes were working, I doubt very much that the kids hands have sufficient reach to use them the way the levers are set.
by cranky
2 Oct 2008, 3:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Lights anyone??
Replies: 38
Views: 3753

This is useful stuff to know about. Does this also mean that (for the sake of argument) French approved lights are approved in Britain? Actually, doesn't this open up a bit of a loophole? If there are particularly weak regulations approving a light, say (again for the sake of argument) in Poland th...
by cranky
2 Oct 2008, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Whats wrong with using short h/bar stems?
Replies: 5
Views: 627

papacojones wrote:Thanks for pointersShould have searched better fore I posted!


No worries :lol:

The search engine on here is not the best in the world.
by cranky
2 Oct 2008, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Whats wrong with using short h/bar stems?
Replies: 5
Views: 627

You'll find lots of discussion about that in this thread

I think mostly that you can learn to accommodate any length of stem.
by cranky
2 Oct 2008, 1:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Luggage
Replies: 85
Views: 14457

Alastair K wrote:The link for the 'extra strong' boxes is here
http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/u ... itreXL.php


Cheers, I should have paid more attention to the original link :oops:
by cranky
2 Oct 2008, 10:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Profex cycle computer from SJS
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

In which case I think you need some of these....

:D :) :( :o :shock: :? 8) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :roll: :wink:

You can keep them, I have plenty more :P
by cranky
2 Oct 2008, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Luggage
Replies: 85
Views: 14457

....(and the extra strong versions of the boxes are opaque) One of my smallish (3L) boxes had it's lid shattered on the corner and I've no idea how that happened but I suspect it wasn't hit as hard as it would be if a trailer flipped on it. This is only anecdotal, of course, and may not be represen...
by cranky
1 Oct 2008, 11:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own LED lighting
Replies: 69
Views: 152671

insanityideas wrote:If you do know about electronics, you need to make a constant current driver, maplin sell a lovely device that does this with minimal extra components for about £1, and you can set it to whatever current you want.


L200C ?
by cranky
1 Oct 2008, 10:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Luggage
Replies: 85
Views: 14457

Sorry if this is a bit late Mick, but I've got one of these on my little CF and it's great. Made from the type of plastic that doesn't split or shatter, and with a pair of decent clips to keep the lid on. Haven't tried it in torrential rain, but it's fine and dry in normal English summer rain. I ho...
by cranky
1 Oct 2008, 10:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: have bb heights increased-and how low can they go?
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

150mm cranks and 250mm BB height gives you 5mm more pedal clearance than my Ridgeback. I don't think chainring clearance when dropping off a kerb would be an issue either but it would be best to check it on the drawing board before committing it to steel.
by cranky
1 Oct 2008, 9:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Profex cycle computer from SJS
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

fannafanna wrote:liar, you're just posting disinformation!

I bet it stands for S--T


:?

Just because you cut off one of your own appendages in a fit of pique is no reason to insult others. Take a chill pill and stop being so juvenile.
by cranky
1 Oct 2008, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: have bb heights increased-and how low can they go?
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

My LHT (2008) is 280mm with 40c tyres, my Ridgeback (2003) is 265mm with 23c tyres.
by cranky
1 Oct 2008, 6:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: B&M IQ Fly Plus light output v halogen bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

The Roseverand site in English shows the Cyo available in two versions (40/60lux, both Senso) with standlight.
by cranky
1 Oct 2008, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Green front LED lights
Replies: 22
Views: 1312

I'm curious why you don't like the compiler? Is it just an openess issue of the libraries Just that. I like to have the libraries open so I can fix bugs and learn how the devices were programmed. Libraries (to me) are as much about learning as using. Closed libraries means I don't have that opportu...