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by KM2
15 Oct 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diagnosing a fault with a dynamo powered rear light
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Diagnosing a fault with a dynamo powered rear light

Personally, I would hard wire the light in. Either fully from back to front or if it goes through the frame, shrink wrap the connection at that point.
You can always run the wire under pvc tape along the mudguard or just zip tie it.
by KM2
8 Oct 2019, 1:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette question
Replies: 28
Views: 1086

Re: Cassette question

If you rotate your 2 or 3 chains each month, they’ll all, and the cassette need changing together. When the chains are over length. A worn chain is likely to wear the cassette faster.
by KM2
7 Oct 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help for a Geordie girl.
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Help for a Geordie girl.

A friend would like to cycle from Morpeth to New Biggin, by the sea, along the River Wansbeck. Is there a route down to the Wansbeck, as close to Morpeth as possible??
Thanks
by KM2
5 Oct 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1-1/8" headsets with split crown race?
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: 1-1/8" headsets with split crown race?

Try eBay, Chinese supply, I bought a couple thinking they might wear out quickly but it’s still going strong on a winter bike.
by KM2
5 Oct 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1-1/8" headsets with split crown race?
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: 1-1/8" headsets with split crown race?

The split race and sealed bearing must match in angle, otherwise they won’t marry together properly.
by KM2
3 Oct 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD: Altura Night Vision Windproof jacket
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Altura Night Vision Windproof jacket

If the sale falls through. I’ll take it.
by KM2
3 Oct 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Computers
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Computers

Try to get a second hand Cateye computer. Go on ‘forever’, wired ones should be cheap.
by KM2
28 Sep 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed midrange gears using 11-32 cassette query
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: 10 speed midrange gears using 11-32 cassette query

If you are a spinner, perhaps you can remove all sprockets below 16 and that would solve the problem. 16 to 32 or larger. Buy a cassette,BBB or Ambrosio?? Cost around £30.
by KM2
21 Sep 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: most aerodynamic/fairingiest handlebar bag or basket?
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: most aerodynamic/fairingiest handlebar bag or basket?

Didn’t Pakit make a set of front panniers which were aero in design?
by KM2
13 Sep 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Bar Bags
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Bar Bags

Pm sent
by KM2
12 Sep 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame id??
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Frame id??

Did it originally have an old simplex front changer. Or Campagnolo GS. The guide is not for a record Campagnolo. It is too far forward.
Late 60’s
Not simplex.
by KM2
11 Sep 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old 1/8” gear mech
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Old 1/8” gear mech

Bit like the French Cyclo, from the pictures, but not. External tension spring