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by tatanab
28 May 2020, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3d printed hollowtech BB spacers OK ?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: 3d printed hollowtech BB spacers OK ?

Hi, I want to widen the Q factor (is it called this or stance width?) of my ultegra chain set by adding spacers and it's easiest for me to just print out some spacers but I'm concerned that this will allow movement of the cup threads possibly knackering the BB shell. That would move chainrings outb...
by tatanab
27 May 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre rule
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: Two metre rule

organisations should be taking advantage of the high profile of the 2m rule and putting that forward for vehicles passing cyclists? After all, why should the welfare of a stranger in a queue be of more value than a stranger on a bike? I would welcome comments on this particular point. Perhaps campa...
by tatanab
27 May 2020, 6:51am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which Camping Quilt?
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Which Camping Quilt?

I have a Thermarest offering. These days they seem to be rated to a lower temperature than mine which is 35. I've probably been using them for 10 years now (on my second). I changed to the larger sized one for a bit more tucking in.
by tatanab
26 May 2020, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie tyre size question
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Newbie tyre size question

This thread about 27" tyres viewtopic.php?t=21744 suggests it will be perfectly ok provided you run at lower pressures.
by tatanab
25 May 2020, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie tyre size question
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Newbie tyre size question

You say "old". Is it possible that you have a non hooked rim? e.g old British "racers" with 27" wheels would not have hooked rims and nothing over 70psi was advisable. What is the rim - model name if visible - material steel or aluminium.
by tatanab
25 May 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what frame is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: what frame is this?

I recall Cycletouring had a review of a bike with the rear brake cable going through the seat tube/seat post. The name Shotton comes to mind, but I might be wrong on this. A neat design in some respects, but a pain to move your saddle 2 or 3mm though! I doubt it was Dan Shotton. He built for only a...
by tatanab
24 May 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: leather tape adhesive advice
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: leather tape adhesive advice

You probably do not "need" any adhesive. Remember all those plastic tapes from the 1960s to 1990s that had no adhesive.
by tatanab
24 May 2020, 10:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: conception vs execution; shoes can be a problem
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: conception vs execution; shoes can be a problem

my suspicion is that when I'm tapping along I'm not pulling up much on the pedals, much as the literature suggests. But I certainly do pull up when I'm starting off and probably whenever I am accelerating. That sums up my style as well. Certainly when climbing I find I am pulling up. As a tricyclis...
by tatanab
24 May 2020, 6:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: conception vs execution; shoes can be a problem
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: conception vs execution; shoes can be a problem

I was late on the uptake of clipless. I got my first pair in 1995. I've had Shimano, Sidi, Northwave, Dromarti, Giro and probably other brands of shoes. Almost all have been ok, the upper can be seen to lift from the soles but only at the very edge around the ball of the foot, which might be expecte...
by tatanab
22 May 2020, 9:03pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

It’s probably going to be heresay to say this in this company, but I think that market is being slowly taken up by recumbent trikes - maybe not new, but you can get a nice recumbent trike in good condition for £1000 or so which isn’t much more than a new Tri-1 - and something like a Trice is going ...
by tatanab
22 May 2020, 9:58am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

Vorpal wrote:It's not sexist. The OP has already indicated that she does not feel knowledgeable enough to purchase secondhand.
No problem. I know MM and he was just poking fun at me.
by tatanab
21 May 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

rogers small.jpg Rogers small after2.JPG This is what MM was talking about. A well designed utility frame. Well designed not only from the point of view of good frame bracing, but also quite cheap to make even though it incorporates a known design of axle. These were made late 70s early 80s. The fi...
by tatanab
21 May 2020, 3:49pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

If poorly made, why do people say that a Pashley is what I need? A problem here is that Merseymouth, Drossall and I are all long term club tricyclists used to the "the finer things in life". Good build standard, good parts, serviceability, and we have very high expectations. None of these...
by tatanab
20 May 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Escooter trial to start
Replies: 33
Views: 997

Re: Escooter trial to start

it would make sense that scooters and all cyclists had to be able to show proof of insurance You want a 13 year old to have compulsory 3rd party insurance to ride to school, and a 10 year old to play on his bike in a quiet street? Same if that 10 year old has an electric scooter. I don't think pare...
by tatanab
19 May 2020, 1:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Then we have the lies about testing... Hancock is claiming 100,678 tests were carried out....yet the Governments own figures show only 67,409 people were tested. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYT47UoXQAYQmds?format=jpg&name=medium As they are not being carried out on people, what was testing carr...