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by CREPELLO
3 Feb 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard heating - deforming to fit
Replies: 12
Views: 1348

Re: Mudguard heating - deforming to fit

Looking at your photo, I'd suggest cutting the guard in half at the crown would be the best way to gain the necessary clearance. Fortunately, as you have used a long rear with front of crown stays, this will aid the rigidity of this fix significantly. How you choose to re-attach the front section of...
by CREPELLO
23 Nov 2018, 11:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car lamps : one-eyed monster and other outrages
Replies: 57
Views: 1920

Re: Car lamps : one-eyed monster and other outrages

I can't stand the latest LED lights when the user flashes their lights. It's like a high powered photo flash going off and somehow it's more sudden than a halogen bulb being flashed. The other driver may be flashing to me as a 'thankyou' as they pass. I wish they wouldn't. Don't they see the same ef...
by CREPELLO
23 Nov 2018, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Intermittent issue onto small chainring
Replies: 47
Views: 2533

Re: Intermittent issue onto small chainring

Sweep, this maybe what you need https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHIMANO-FD-R453-Road-Triple-9-speed-31-8mm-Clamp-On-Flatbar-Front-Derailleur/332336220049?hash=item4d60c84791:g:kFkAAOSwlcZZidOr:rk:7:pf:0 https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/kFkAAOSwlcZZidOr/s-l1600.jpg Although it's designed for a 12T differenc...
by CREPELLO
23 Nov 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bike lock for touring
Replies: 42
Views: 2109

Re: bike lock for touring

Mini D-lock - does exactly what a D-lock does but is smaller and weighs less! You just have to be a bit more careful where you lock it up, in that the radius is too small to fit round the biggest posts - and it rules out locking the rear wheel. But I usually manage to find somewhere suitable. +1. I...
by CREPELLO
23 Nov 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Intermittent issue onto small chainring
Replies: 47
Views: 2533

Re: Intermittent issue onto small chainring

Has the eccentric shim for the FD been mentioned yet? Assuming that the XT mech is a 34.9 tube fitting and your frame tubing is 28.6mm, the shim below will work well in moving the mech inwards further - achieving that reliable shifting you are after. It also has the benefit of being able to move the...
by CREPELLO
23 Nov 2018, 1:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Police are doing questionable mods to their flashing blues!
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: The Police are doing questionable mods to their flashing blues!

It was on the blue lights, so not in contravention of RVLR. In fact emergency vehicles are exempt from RVLR. Well that's alright then :lol: But seriously, the idea that individual police officers feel compelled to modify something as important as flashing blues, with something as Heath Robinson as ...
by CREPELLO
23 Nov 2018, 11:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Police are doing questionable mods to their flashing blues!
Replies: 9
Views: 869

The Police are doing questionable mods to their flashing blues!

If you're ever pulled over by the Police, now you too can check that they've not been doing their own illegal light modifications to their vehicle... https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/22/police-using-tights-to-cover-cars-blue-lights-prompts-safety-fears Tights! Now that is inventive. But ...
by CREPELLO
22 Nov 2018, 11:27am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 584
Views: 71589

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

I don't think that atmospheric Co2 had been viewed as directly toxic to human health before, has it? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/24/air-pollution-cognitive-improvement-environment A Co2 atmospheric concentration of 1000ppm will be reached by 2100, on current trends. This conce...
by CREPELLO
7 Jun 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interesting Seatpost Layback/Suspension Adaptor On Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Interesting Seatpost Layback/Suspension Adaptor On Ebay

Rjb, please excuse my lack of imagination, but how would you execute that crank layback adaptor with regard to the saddle wires? It looks like it's aluminium for the adjusting block, and a steel alloy for the spring wire. It could work for a while, and then cause a nasty accident? Any metallurgists ...
by CREPELLO
7 Jun 2018, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interesting Seatpost Layback/Suspension Adaptor On Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Interesting Seatpost Layback/Suspension Adaptor On Ebay

By complete chance I've just come across this interesting seatpost layback adaptor. It's actually marketed as a suspension device, but it looks like the layback property would be of interest to many on here. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292557535769?_trksid=p11021.c100851.m5053&_trkparms=aid%3D222...
by CREPELLO
25 May 2018, 10:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stinky shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Stinky shoes

I went to the expense of some bicarb of soda and sprinkled it inside the shoes and on the insole and left for 24 hours. I had my doubts but it has worked, I've worn the shoes several times since in warm weather and no noxious odours yet. Beat me to it, yep BoS is wonder stuff and not just for shoes...
by CREPELLO
25 May 2018, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping seatpost
Replies: 58
Views: 2617

Re: Slipping seatpost

I should also mention my own epoxy putty fix that I used a while back on an oversized seat tube. Well, I put a skim of it on the seat post, then sanded it back till the post fitted the seat tube. It may have been a bodge, but it worked.
by CREPELLO
25 May 2018, 10:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping seatpost
Replies: 58
Views: 2617

Re: Slipping seatpost

Someone up thread mentioned carbon anti slip compound. I'm interested to know why this possible fix (for a few £) wouldn't be a quick solution. Is it because it wouldn't have the water proofing properties of grease, or just appear incompatible with it? Grease does seem a bit counter-intuitive an app...
by CREPELLO
10 May 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anti glare screen cover
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Anti glare cover for mobile phone screen

Check out your local independant phone shop. Otherwise there's plenty of choice on Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?LH_PrefLoc=3&_osacat=0&_odkw=xperia+screen+protector+matte&_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xxperia+screen+protector+matt.TRS0&_nkw=xperia+sc...
by CREPELLO
25 Apr 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric Scooter Hire - The Next Big Thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Electric Scooter Hire - The Next Big Thing?

As a slightly different take on the city bike hire and electric bike thing, we may soon have to adapt to 1000's of hired electric scooters. Coming to a city or town near you soon, do you think? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/apr/25/electric-scooters-urban-transport-bird-santa-monica-uk I wo...