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by tatanab
18 Nov 2018, 7:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

Anyone a member of the triumph owners motorcycle club ? https://www.tomcc.org/ I was back in the 80s. I had cafe racerised 500 and a 750 Triton. After that I had Ducati, Guzzi and a bike I really did not like - a BMW R80. I've had nothing since 2001, no need, no use, it would be a very seldom used ...
by tatanab
17 Nov 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Cycling Club Names, Z - A
Replies: 20
Views: 1554

Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

We have a local cycling group who call themselves 'The Wheezers'. Their strapline is 'A drinking club with a cycling disorder' Much like the Slob CC. We peaked at 4 members, but we were CTT (RTTC in those days) affiliated and we did compete. We were all members of other clubs as well. This was our ...
by tatanab
16 Nov 2018, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gilles Berthoud Aspin saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Gilles Berthoud Aspin saddle

I've posted a few times that I have 5 of them because they suit me straight out of the box. I've been using them for 7 or 8 years now so have some that have seen considerable use and some that have had very little, but I can jump on and ride any of them perfectly happily. Supple - just like any leat...
by tatanab
16 Nov 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If these (mystery, unidentified, Ebay frames) are any good?
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: If these (mystery, unidentified, Ebay frames) are any good?

Brucey wrote:Is it my imagination or is there a braze-on low down on the back of the seat tube?
There being no bridge between the chainstays, I think this is probably a mounting point for a mudguard. This is something that Salmon did on some short wheelbase frames back in the 90s.
by tatanab
15 Nov 2018, 3:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ministers etc resigning
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Ministers etc resigning

A serious question What happens when a minister resigns? Are they just resigning the post of minister and falling back to being an elected MP or do they go off and stack shelves? If an MP resigns I guess there is no fall back except to go and flip burgers. In each case do they have to serve an exten...
by tatanab
14 Nov 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 43
Views: 1040

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

5 of my 8 machines have Gilles Berthoud Aspin.
by tatanab
13 Nov 2018, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Standard versus compact gears
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Standard versus compact gears

Assuming "standard" means" 42 small front and "compact" means a 34. You already have a low gear, going lower will/may make the climbing easier but also slower - unless you put more effort in. So the other guys will pass you just the same. As irc suggests - tend to the engine...
by tatanab
12 Nov 2018, 7:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is the best rear light, a front light.
Replies: 39
Views: 1263

Re: Is the best rear light, a front light.

KM2 wrote: I would see this as a way of illuminating the cyclist.
I suspect it would have to be rather bright to show the shape of the rider. This would the cast a shadow ahead, just like riding in company when the rider behind has a hyper light.
by tatanab
12 Nov 2018, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shimano 7 & 8 sp sprocket spacing
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: shimano 7 & 8 sp sprocket spacing

As further evidence that it works, I have some old Deore thumbshifters with 7 marked positions, but also an 8th unmarked.
by tatanab
12 Nov 2018, 5:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is the best rear light, a front light.
Replies: 39
Views: 1263

Re: Is the best rear light, a front light.

Sounds similar to the front light that also illuminates the front of the rider by a wash of light backwards. This was on the market only a year or so ago and may still be so. Why shine lights onto reflective patches? Isn't that what motor vehicle lights will do much more effectively?
by tatanab
11 Nov 2018, 5:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Kissing Gates
Replies: 46
Views: 1010

Re: Kissing Gates

As I said in my OP, this was seen as an issue for those with electric bikes and the new to cycling/us older folk - we are supposed to be encouraging new cyclists not putting up barriers! From dim memory, it is about 8 years since I used that junction, the horse bypass is only on the side of the roa...
by tatanab
11 Nov 2018, 4:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley rear brake cable
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Pashley rear brake cable

The torque arm from the brake should be fixed in that slotted rectangular bracket. The torque arm is the black bracket now at the rear of the bike. The black lever that is now pointing upright is the brake actuation lever to which your cable should attach. This lever should hang down more or less ve...
by tatanab
10 Nov 2018, 8:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Kissing Gates
Replies: 46
Views: 1010

Re: Kissing Gates

Without being obvious, i would just lift my bicycle over the fence, enter through the kissing gate and ride off on my bike .... are we over thinking this ... i don't see how it is a problem. We have a number of kissing gates near me .. i usually rotate my bicycle onto its rear wheel and wheel it .....
by tatanab
9 Nov 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flinger f50 mudguards
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Flinger f50 mudguards

I have some I've been using for about a year. I wanted the larger diameter stays to stop sideways movement, which is fine. My grumble would be that just like many mudguards of the last few years, they are short. I took off the little mudflap and fitted my usual enormous mudflap https://www.sjscycles...
by tatanab
9 Nov 2018, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ease of fitting threaded headset without tools?
Replies: 23
Views: 858

Re: Ease of fitting threaded headset without tools?

It works, coz I've done it a few times over the years. This is easily done in these headsets because the two steel tracks in each end of the headset can be rotated in opposite directions. i.e in the lower bearings rotate one track one way and the other the opposite, same for the upper bearings. Wor...