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by tatanab
28 Sep 2020, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Spiders
Replies: 28
Views: 603

Re: Spiders

Spiders and harvestmen are lovely. I live in a damp area, high water table, and there are a lot of woodlice. Thousands in the garden and frequent visitors to the house which the spiders etc are welcome to. There's a harvestman right by my front door which caught a woodlice two days ago, it remained ...
by tatanab
27 Sep 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Post-mount brake blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Post-mount brake blocks

Also, Swisstop RAT. Now only in original black but I have some of the green compound.
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by tatanab
26 Sep 2020, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Veloce Ergo Rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Campagnolo Veloce Ergo Rebuild

Ultrashift mechanisms. Look in the spare parts exploded diagrams here https://www.campagnolo.com/media/files/035_158_Catalogue_spare_parts_tools_Campagnolo_2010_part_A.pdf to figure it out. Other years etc available here https://www.campagnolo.com/UK/en/Support/download Quite different to my early 1...
by tatanab
26 Sep 2020, 12:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Veloce Ergo Rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Campagnolo Veloce Ergo Rebuild

Which generation and how many speeds? I recently rebuilt a first generation 10 speed and found several youtube videos, including one that had a slightly different approach to the Campag one in relocating the big coil spring in the rear of the assembly which was easier.
by tatanab
26 Sep 2020, 10:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you cycle to school?
Replies: 26
Views: 634

Re: Did you cycle to school?

Walked to Junior school and then grammar school until I took up club cycling at the age of 16. The school was less than a mile away, so I would drop off my bag and then ride out to meet a friend cycling in from 6 miles away. Late 1960's.
by tatanab
25 Sep 2020, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: List of British name manufacturers bicycles
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: List of British name manufacturers bicycles

The thing is, we can all come up with obscure regional builders that probably only locals have heard of - here's 3 from wildly different parts of the country - John Spooner (Worthing), Ken Lazell (Essex), Dan Shotton (Bristol). John Spooner is the only one of those that I've not had a frame from alt...
by tatanab
25 Sep 2020, 10:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynahub lamp recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 962

Re: Dynahub lamp recommendations

garygkn wrote:I looked on SJSC before creating this post as I was a bit bewildered by the glossy sales talk and shiny photography.
Note that they have the old model Edelux 1 on sale as well. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/lighting/36 ... -polished/
by tatanab
25 Sep 2020, 8:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynahub lamp recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 962

Re: Dynahub lamp recommendations

My 80 discharges the batteries while off which has made me think it is quite a poor battery light, I have to remove them after each use which is a pain. No problem here. Mine stays in a drawer doing nothing for months. I'd suggest the batteries are old and self discharging. I use high capacity low ...
by tatanab
25 Sep 2020, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: List of British name manufacturers bicycles
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: List of British name manufacturers bicycles

Do lightweight frame builders count as manufacturers? I vote yes because all those I know will assemble complete machines if requested, and these days that is all large manufacturers do - assemble machines although to a stock specification. The days when a manufacturer could make all the parts is l...
by tatanab
25 Sep 2020, 7:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynahub lamp recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 962

Re: Dynahub lamp recommendations

As with alex above, I used a Philips Saferide 60 for several years. Mine is an early one and I know they had quality problems just before they dropped out of the market. I imagine Spanninga have fixed that. It was certainly the best headlight of its time for beam shape although it is a little narrow...
by tatanab
24 Sep 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: List of British name manufacturers bicycles
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: List of British name manufacturers bicycles

The issue is that there are 2 topics I was wonder how many British bicycles name have made in the UK (include Ireland) since 1900s the one that is still production at the present. Thousands since 1900. Those still in production (or using the name) - only a few. A few shown here http://classicrendezv...
by tatanab
24 Sep 2020, 3:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: List of British name manufacturers bicycles
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: List of British name manufacturers bicycles

RSW = Raleigh Small Wheel

Do you want to include the thousands of back room and custom frame builders? An absolutely monumental task. Perhaps assign one letter of the alphabet per month and see how many you get.
by tatanab
22 Sep 2020, 8:06am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 883
Views: 61060

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Given Sheriden did 870 miles in total as opposed to the more modern 840, should her time be adjusted to reflect this? No, because the record is point to point with the rider choosing a route and not a fixed distance ride. These days an example might be that most choose the A38 through Gloucester et...
by tatanab
21 Sep 2020, 10:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Don't laugh - bike noises/clicky-whirry noise when pedalling and not pedalling
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Don't laugh - bike noises/clicky-whirry noise when pedalling and not pedalling

It's an e-bike so maybe the wheel is always travelling faster than the engaged sprocket as I'm usually doing around 15-25mph Yes, bike is a hub geared bike. It's an e-bike and I don't tend to go far or do any strenuous stuff on it, so it's not really out of the lower gears (1st, 2nd, 3rd) much. Cou...
by tatanab
21 Sep 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quality cycling cap?
Replies: 25
Views: 977

Re: Good quality cycling cap?

Walz sizing ------- in a magic plastic hat I take a Giro size L 59-63 which is set towards the top end of its sizing. In Walz cap I take a small/medium.