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by Zanda
8 Sep 2020, 4:33pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Carry Freedom trailer SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Carry Freedom trailer

Hi. Would you be willing to send it in the post?
by Zanda
14 Aug 2020, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hitch upgrade for cargo trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Hitch upgrade for cargo trailer

I have a cheap cargo trailer with a spring hitch at the left side of the bicycle's rear axle. It is the usual design of a steel spring connecting a short piece of tube to the trailer's draw bar. I have found the trailer handles poorly when heavily loaded and suspect the hitch is to blame. When I acc...
by Zanda
22 Apr 2019, 8:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uses for a dead D-lock.
Replies: 20
Views: 1544

Re: Uses for a dead D-lock.

Another ground anchor?
by Zanda
4 Jul 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I want a bike that doesn't exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Do I want a bike that doesn't exist?

I considered flip flop but decided I would only use one of the sides. The idea of flip flop is nice, but I can't see myself actually taking the wheel off mid ride and getting my hands mucky for the sake of a couple of sprocket teeth. If it had a freewheel that could get me up the steepest hill on my...
by Zanda
4 Jul 2018, 9:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I want a bike that doesn't exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Do I want a bike that doesn't exist?

Your least expensive option would be to fit a freewheel with a couple more teeth and to add a link to the chain to accommodate. This would allow you to climb hills more easily in the single gear and to coast when you reach higher speeds. This is a job that's possible at home with simple in expensive...
by Zanda
19 Jun 2018, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedros Tulio: Pointless gadget or useful tool?
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: Pedros Tulio: Pointless gadget or useful tool?

I've seen multi tools designed to fit in the end of a handlebar. I think I'd prefer that, though I don't see anything wrong with the one shown in the OP.
by Zanda
12 Jun 2018, 10:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ikea recalls it bikes
Replies: 38
Views: 2847

Re: Ikea recalls it bikes

The Ikea Sladda doesn't have a chain, it is belt-driven. Ikea have received a few reports of the belt snapping. Two of these incidents caused minor injuries including scratches and bruising. Ikea were advised by a component manufacturer to recall all of the bikes. They are offering full refunds, wit...
by Zanda
15 May 2018, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY Respray
Replies: 26
Views: 2155

Re: DIY Respray

I've done half a dozen steel frames and have found the most cost effective results come from: rubbing down rust spots, then using primer coat all over, then brush coating the tubes, then spraying the joints, drop outs, bosses and BB (i.e. the fiddly areas!) then spray coating the tubes to unify the ...
by Zanda
15 Feb 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving
Replies: 126
Views: 10061

Re: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving

4. How to organise the contents of a bike pannier (or similar large bag) so each item is quickly retrievable. For small items that rattle around, I'm finding the Cocoon Grid-It series quite good. I've got a large one in a rear pannier and small one in a bar bag. That certainly looks like it would h...
by Zanda
15 Feb 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving
Replies: 126
Views: 10061

Re: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving

So all your 'problems' are already addressed quite adequately if you want to have solutions rather than barriers... [/quote] It could be better. There's room for development of products that make each of these four things easier. While each may seem like a minor problem, they can add up to a lot of...
by Zanda
15 Feb 2018, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving
Replies: 126
Views: 10061

Re: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving

Bikes are a long way from the convenience of cars, but there are certain ways this can be improved very easily. This is especially true of the majority of bikes marketed in the UK. There are certain bike parts, marketed as accessories , that can turn the average hybrid into a more useful bike. But b...
by Zanda
19 Jan 2018, 11:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why bolted frame, Dawes
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: Why bolted frame, Dawes

I've wondered why too. For a short while I owned a Dutch made Union roadster with stays bolted. It was lugged and brazed at the bottom bracket but bolted at the seat cluster. I've seen a few traditional Dutch bikes made this way.
by Zanda
31 Dec 2017, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: DAHON FOR TOURING
Replies: 46
Views: 4293

Re: DAHON FOR TOURING

I have an aluminium-framed Dahon MU P8 which it relatively efficient, and a cro-mo Dahon Impulse which is a touch shorter, and soaks up the bumps well. I'd choose the steel model for cycle touring. I found that the rack it came with doesn't allow me to use my panniers without heel strike, but anothe...
by Zanda
15 Nov 2017, 9:50am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 312
Views: 18118

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

Please alert the CyclingUK campaigns team to this and ask them to challenge it.