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by abradleyInf
8 Apr 2010, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Half radial rear wheels: why rare
Replies: 34
Views: 1759

Half radial rear wheels: why rare

Half radial rear wheels (I read about them in SHeldon site), seem a good idea for strong rear wheel: so why are they rare?
by abradleyInf
19 Mar 2009, 1:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Camping gaz cycle lamps ever?
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Camping gaz cycle lamps ever?

I use a dynamo now, but the first lamps I was given were Ever Ready Front/Rearguard and were rubbish, were replaced with Pifco, still rubbish, then Nightriders (would have been a bit better other than rear lamps turn off at random feature), then a dynamo, with power split equally wrong and rear, hen...
by abradleyInf
17 Mar 2009, 5:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Camping gaz cycle lamps ever?
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Camping gaz cycle lamps ever?

I meant the little 3cc piston engines, although a plain gas lamp would be quieter. My (old) idea was that primary batteries use a lot of energy to make and give a feeble lamp, so why not cut out the middle man (battery company, battery), and have a bright lamp directly from fossil source, probably u...
by abradleyInf
13 Feb 2009, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dynamo setup indecision
Replies: 28
Views: 2888

To actually be seen, get a Smart 1/2 watt Superflash battery light. You can get 'em off eBay for less than a tenner, they're small and very light, and they're super-bright. I don't believe there's a dynamo rear light that is anywhere near as bright. . Although the smart sounds useful as a FOG lamp,...
by abradleyInf
9 Feb 2009, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dynamo setup indecision
Replies: 28
Views: 2888

I prefer an "everlasting" rear dynamo lamp (with standlight): saves batteries and avoids starting journey with a bright lamp, and ending it with a dim one. Battery lamps are extra. Perhaps a variant of reelights that could power a standard 0.6W dyno lamp would keep the cable haters happy
by abradleyInf
26 Jan 2009, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LED "bulbs" for dynamo sets
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

ebay.de have ones for ac dynamos (with standlights) however , presumabky they are disallowed in germany!! Search under standlicht in sports section
by abradleyInf
26 Jan 2009, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake toein q&A suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Brake toein q&A suggestion

In the current Cycle mag, I am unclear about thebrake squeal prevention diagram: is that filed out section as large as it looks? does it go right the way thu the block? Perhaps some photos would clarify everything.
by abradleyInf
4 Dec 2008, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette for Hub Gears?
Replies: 17
Views: 2268

highpath make double sprocket to suit bromton SRAM so may fit SA

hub cassettes differ
by abradleyInf
25 Nov 2008, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton BWR hub and related 5 speed efficiency question
Replies: 13
Views: 2704

The SA supposed to be the worst of five speeds: in 1st you pedal faster for same effort as in 2nd: therefore I hoped they would /could fix it and wondered what the cause was.

Sunrace SA are apparently redesigning it to give 250% range, so perhaps it will get more efficient.
by abradleyInf
24 Nov 2008, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Rear Light FAB !
Replies: 34
Views: 3363

But reducing peoples nightsight / dazzling them reduces their abiity to see others like pedestrians: if car lights are too bright then they should be capped. Bright and or flashing Flashing seems the way to be seen not dazzling. IMHO only cyclists and motorcyclists should optiionally be allowed to u...
by abradleyInf
18 Nov 2008, 12:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can a AW be fitted into a SA 5 sprinter shell?
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Can a AW be fitted into a SA 5 sprinter shell?

I wondered if there was any method of fitting an SA (eg AW) 3 speed into the UK built SA 5 speed shell ?
by abradleyInf
14 Nov 2008, 3:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lids - to peak or not to peak
Replies: 33
Views: 3400

Ensure the peak detachs easily, otherwise in a mild fall which should result in no injury, the peak will knock your head back (cos didnt come off) and you'll whack under your jaw on the road. Giro helmet's pegs seem too secure: the oldfashioned velcro method seems safer. Helmet manufacturers still s...
by abradleyInf
14 Nov 2008, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diy Oil Port on new Sa hubs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

I have the sunrace 5 speed internals, which seemed to be all metal, so I suppose oiling should be OK, and if I was to replace it, I suppose I could look for an old 3 speed.
by abradleyInf
13 Nov 2008, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diy Oil Port on new Sa hubs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

Rogerzilla, would the oil leak at at acceptable rate out if the hub was oiled via the indicator chain portal?

I presume your new 3 speed leaks so badly an oil port is pointless.
by abradleyInf
12 Nov 2008, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diy Oil Port on new Sa hubs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

Thanks.

Bean counters are annoying:

saving 0.0000001 of pence on the oil port means they have now removed the SA labyrinth seal. Grrrrrrrrrr.