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by tatanab
7 Dec 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Different shoes, different ride. Winter footwear.
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Different shoes, different ride. Winter footwear.

Toeclips are available in different lengths, such as https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/toe-clips-s ... toe-clips/ so perhaps you could change your toeclips when you start using the winter footwear.
by tatanab
7 Dec 2019, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra rear LED light - large diameter?
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Extra rear LED light - large diameter?

alexnharvey wrote: spanninga_elips19-345x183.jpg
I have both battery and dynamo versions of that, by both Philips and Spanninga. I have been complimented by both a cyclist and a motorist on how visible it is from a distance and also at close range.
by tatanab
6 Dec 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 32
Views: 848

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

rjb wrote:Because people can't read simple instructions and fit the wires into the correct holes. :(
It was fine back in the day when red was live, and Red went to the Right when wiring the plug. Then they came up with Brown for live, with the little rhyme "brown is hot, blue is not". :P
by tatanab
5 Dec 2019, 8:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 32
Views: 848

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

rjb wrote:Ipurchased on flebay from China. Despite having CE markings
Beware, depending on space between the characters, CE can signify Chinese Export.
https://www.cemarkingassociation.co.uk/ ... port-logo/
by tatanab
30 Nov 2019, 11:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New front lights
Replies: 27
Views: 958

Re: New front lights

these Philips bike lights get good reviews (if you can find them as I think they are no longer made): https://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/BF48L20BBLX1/saferide-saferide https://images.philips.com/is/image/PhilipsConsumer/BF48L20BBLX1-IMS-en_GB?wid=988&hei=870&$pnglarge$ I have one and it is super...
by tatanab
27 Nov 2019, 10:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 48
Views: 1780

Re: Cycling group politics

For the past 15 years I have preferred to ride on my own, but I am a member of several clubs so know where I can go to meet up. One advantage of riding alone is that my pace is steady instead of up and down as it tends to be in group. Before that I was a regular CTC group rider since the late 60s. T...
by tatanab
24 Nov 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Trike, 22inch frame
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Trike, 22inch frame

Again is your husband familiar with riding a trike? it took me a while to learn and there where some hairy moments during this learning curve. Once mastered tho it's a seriously enjoyable experience. Exactly that! Since you husband has bicycle experience it would be expected that he could not simpl...
by tatanab
22 Nov 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 46
Views: 2050

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

bretonbikes wrote: the old riveted-on strap loop is now a stamped slot which is very difficult to use
That made me go to look at mine. It is stamped not riveted. Probably considered a new one since it is only 25 years old.
by tatanab
21 Nov 2019, 7:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 100
Views: 5182

Re: Fixie: Why? Why not?

Apart from my track racing/time trial machine I have always (since 1969) had a road/track machine in my stable i.e a "track" frame with mudguard eyes and clearance. Below is the current one since 1988. As youngsters we generally rode 72" until we learned to pedal and then dropped the ...
by tatanab
19 Nov 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian with no frame number?
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Mercian with no frame number?

My other question is if this is a modified track bike would it be suitable as a road bike? That is never a repurposed track bike. Until quite recently track bikes or path bikes (road/track frames) would have round fork blades. All the other brazed fittings would have destroyed the paint as well let...
by tatanab
13 Nov 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: The throttle issue in the uk
Replies: 28
Views: 749

Re: The throttle issue in the uk

Danfobia wrote:I don't want a bike that only has pedal assist
They are not pedal assist they are pedal cycles with electric assist.
why do we even have this law, it seems so pointless?
To prevent them being used as electrically powered machines similar to mopeds without the need to pedal.
by tatanab
12 Nov 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Connector for campag pump adapter
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Connector for campag pump adapter

There are several different adaptors for different styles of pump. Try to identify what it is you want from this which is taken from page 34 of the 1969 catalog. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/1 ... 16_001.pdf
campag adaptors.jpg
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by tatanab
12 Nov 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Connector for campag pump adapter
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Connector for campag pump adapter

Is this what you bought? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PATENT-CAMPAGNOLO-PUMP-ADAPTOR-NOS-/163671253342?nma=true&si=Q4K79p9C0HHvmVQGrcdwSxF01IQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 If so, it looks complete to me, it is designed to fit a particular Silca pump. ...
by tatanab
12 Nov 2019, 9:53am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Bar mounted bottle holder
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Bar mounted bottle holder

My son has got a nice early 70s Peugeot road bike. Like a lot of bikes of that era it doesn't have frame mounts for a bottle holder. At that time there were seldom brazed fittings and everything was mounted with clips such as those mentioned by 9494arnold and still available https://www.ebay.co.uk/...