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by tatanab
20 Mar 2019, 7:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 2747

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

off topic but my own problem is I wear 'specs' and when I look behind I am no longer looking through the lenses, so I can still see the cars but not the drivers, no eye contact. Patrick Eye contact will take a long look and is not a practicality when looking behind. I have taken police motorcycle a...
by tatanab
19 Mar 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derraileur woes
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Rear derraileur woes

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Freshly removed from a 9 speed Veloce, just for you. PM a mailing address and I will put it in the post today/tomorrow.
by tatanab
16 Mar 2019, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cassette gear increments
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: cassette gear increments

^^^ There is one. A few years ago NuVinci came up with a hub that did this. Middleburn proposed mounting the device around the bottom bracket to keep weight central and reduce clutter at the rear wheel of an MTB. There were magazine tests at the time. https://road.cc/content/feature/5664-nuvinci-no-...
by tatanab
16 Mar 2019, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....
Replies: 35
Views: 2327

Re: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....

Time has sadly blurred my memory but IIRC a set of campagnolo nuovo record hubs cost between £50 and £70 when a set of QR LF normandy hubs cost just £13. At the same time as that a set of nutted SF maillard hubs cost less than £5; by rights it would be a miracle if the Maillard hubs were even half ...
by tatanab
15 Mar 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cassette gear increments
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: cassette gear increments

However, it feels more natural to me to use a greater pedal pressure when climbing together with, if necessary, a slower cadence. Agreed, it is my experience too which is why I noted that constant power may not work when climbing - for me at any rate. In the racing world this is a reason that Chris...
by tatanab
15 Mar 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cassette gear increments
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: cassette gear increments

None of the above. I like to ride at a fairly constant power input, which probably does not work when climbing. To speed up, pedal faster then change up not change gear first then force the pedals round. Having grown up with only 5 gears at the rear and consequentially large jumps between ratios, I ...
by tatanab
14 Mar 2019, 9:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear vertical drop out thicker on the drive side
Replies: 27
Views: 1755

Re: Rear vertical drop out thicker on the drive side

^^^ Difficult with vertical dropouts as there is nowhere to bolt the external hanger. I have reset a hanger like this using 12" parallel jawed adjustable spanner.
by tatanab
13 Mar 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: US style hot weather tents
Replies: 28
Views: 684

Re: US style hot weather tents

If I could justify the cost I'd rather like a Hille Rogen as a summer tent... Anyone here used any of their Yellow Label tents and have comments? Pete. I have a Niak. For some years I used an Unna, and the Niak is a 3 season version of that even though it is sold as 2 person tent versus 1 for the U...
by tatanab
11 Mar 2019, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can anyone identify this headbadge please
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Can anyone identify this headbadge please

I guess it must be since the image is certainly Coppi.
by tatanab
11 Mar 2019, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....
Replies: 35
Views: 2327

Re: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....

I am certain all of mine were slotted.
by tatanab
11 Mar 2019, 6:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheel building
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: wheel building

However it is possible to build perfectly acceptable wheels without bracing the crossings in many cases and indeed it is slightly faster and slightly easier to build a wheel unbraced. and is sometimes necessary when building a small diameter wheel or with larger diameter spokes, like 13 gauge or ev...
by tatanab
10 Mar 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....
Replies: 35
Views: 2327

Re: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....

I have had many of these hubs over the years, starting with my basic Claud Butler in 1968. I still have a double fixed that I bought in the mid 70s, and a front that I bought NOS only 2 years ago for a 1960s project build. The double fixed has a chrome moly axle that a machine shop friend made for m...
by tatanab
9 Mar 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK law on brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 2067

Re: UK law on brakes

You could have a 1:2 gearbox on the pedal axle and halve the wheel diameter. It couldn't be beyond the wit of the Victorians to do that considering the wonderful technological advancements in that age Which is what the Crypto company did in the early 1890s https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Geared_Ordin...
by tatanab
9 Mar 2019, 8:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Broken windows policy - STOP signs!
Replies: 188
Views: 11915

Re: Broken windows policy - STOP signs!

Says it all, motards break the law to increase speed/danger, It has been pointed out before that motard is s term for motorcyclists (used by the French). It is not a general term for motorists. So either you have subverted a term for your own purposes without explanation, or you are picking on moto...
by tatanab
8 Mar 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Where can I get 700 A Tyres from?
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Where can I get 700 A Tyres from?

700A = 37-642 = 28 1x1 3/8. Google showed me a supplier in Australia http://www.moruyabicycles.com.au/conten ... -tyre.html