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by garygkn
11 Oct 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gps choices, can someone explain? please!
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: gps choices, can someone explain? please!

A smartphone with replaceable batteries is a rarity these days? I need to do some research. Android yes only basic ones, but a cheap Windows phone could be a good cheap gps device rather than as a smartphone ( though it will do the basic smartphone things and more, just not things like social media...
by garygkn
11 Oct 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gps choices, can someone explain? please!
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: gps choices, can someone explain? please!

A smartphone with replaceable batteries is a rarity these days? I need to do some research.
by garygkn
10 Oct 2020, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat bolt identification
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Seat bolt identification

Thanks everyone.
It's on a Mercian Superlight I think it's a 1978 model.
I might ask Mercian what they used back then.
I couldn't believe that these were out in 1910.
I will go for the stainless version possibly from Clerkenwell Screws when I'm net in London.
by garygkn
9 Oct 2020, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat bolt identification
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Seat bolt identification

Thanks Brucey I will start collecting.
by garygkn
9 Oct 2020, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat bolt identification
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Seat bolt identification

Hi,
I need a replacement seat bolt but it's from an older bike circa 1978 I think. I am hoping that someone knows the name of what I need as I am.unsure what to buy?

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by garygkn
5 Oct 2020, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry
Replies: 180
Views: 6042

Re: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry

The Moulton New Series was launched in 1999 if my memory serves me.
by garygkn
5 Oct 2020, 10:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry
Replies: 180
Views: 6042

Re: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry

Most new inventions are already in the Data Book first published in 1983.
by garygkn
25 Sep 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynahub lamp recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 1056

Re: Dynahub lamp recommendations

This thread has a lot of great contributions and I'd like to thank everyone for sharing their experiences, thoughts and opinions. I think the one that seems to be slightly ahead for me at the moment is the Edelux II. I also am attracted to the no brainer at £68 as mentioned by Brucey. I'm a trendy c...
by garygkn
25 Sep 2020, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynahub lamp recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 1056

Re: Dynahub lamp recommendations

I didn't actually look very far I must admit. I saw that first deal and thought I'd try and research it but the other one that caught my eye was https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/busch-mueller-iq-x-t-senso-plus-led-headlight-silver-526396?currency=3&delivery_country=190&gclid=Cj0KCQjwqrb7B...
by garygkn
25 Sep 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynahub lamp recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 1056

Re: Dynahub lamp recommendations

Thank you for this feedback and information. The bridge rectifier is a possible solution to keep what I have. I have zero experience in building anything electronic. I did buy a soldering iron but it was for a guitar out put jack and the problem disapeared as soon as the soldering iron was delivered...
by garygkn
25 Sep 2020, 12:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynahub lamp recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 1056

Dynahub lamp recommendations

I have the Schmidt Original Nabendynamo hub. It was running two E6 lamps one was a slave they both worked with halogen bulbs about 6 years back I upgraded the bulbs to LED but the lamps just flickered the higher the speed the faster the flickering. I gave up. Now I want to get a lamp or set that wor...
by garygkn
11 Sep 2020, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy Tour
Replies: 73
Views: 11536

Re: Dawes Galaxy Tour

I still like the Galaxy[emoji106]
by garygkn
30 Jul 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple to double - old-ish Shimano
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Triple to double - old-ish Shimano

Personally I would always opt for a triple if there's a choice. The gearing on a triple is much less compromised to my mind. I can't see any advantage myself to a compact drive over a triple. The triple for my money has the best of three worlds. The compact feels like a compromise of just two worlds...
by garygkn
27 Jul 2020, 6:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque wrench 6-30nm
Replies: 85
Views: 2223

Re: Torque wrench 6-30nm

It's just the wrench. If I want to use an Allen key set what should I look for? Are you still looking for advice on hex bits, or have you changed plans on the wrench? Jonathan Hi, Sorry for the late reply. I bought some thanks. I will get a dedicated bike torque wrench set for the lower end as sugg...