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by DaveP
3 Nov 2016, 10:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy pulley, HELP IS REALLY APPRECIATED !!!! Di2 DA7900 OWNERS HELP NEEDED !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: Noisy pulley, HELP IS REALLY APPRECIATED !!!! Di2 DA7900 OWNERS HELP NEEDED !!!

That pulley looks pretty worn to me - the trough between the teeth is much wider than what I can see on my bike. I suspect the situation is analogous to that of a worn sprocket. The effective pitch of the teeth on the pulley is greater than that of the chain and the noise results from the chain bott...
by DaveP
2 Nov 2016, 10:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A simple pleasure
Replies: 12
Views: 1875

Re: A simple pleasure

Yup
Bike, sunshine, tea and cake. That's all it takes :D
Actually riding the bike just makes it all better :lol:
Well done!
by DaveP
1 Nov 2016, 9:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Raleigh Medale
Replies: 15
Views: 1994

Re: Raleigh Medale

Can't be the snake then! 8)
by DaveP
1 Nov 2016, 8:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: generator hubs
Replies: 79
Views: 4757

Re: generator hubs

I imagine that I will end up with LED lights. Would it be a good idea to have a less powerful light (rear light perhaps?) always on? I can't imagine that the drag would worry me much, not compared to the prospect of getting a 200V belt from, say, a damaged wire one day! I realise that that would pro...
by DaveP
1 Nov 2016, 8:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycling shoes - problem with foot position on pedal
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: cycling shoes - problem with foot position on pedal

there was a German woman professional (her name escapes me) in recent years who took to pedalling with the arch of her foot and had her cleats fixed to the soles of her shoes to enable this. It looked horrible and toe overlap was excessive. Nonetheless it worked for her. There's nowt so queer as fo...
by DaveP
31 Oct 2016, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: generator hubs
Replies: 79
Views: 4757

Re: generator hubs

hang on, hang on......so if i pedal faster on the way home tonight then my light should get brighter? is that what you're saying? :D No - I think they're saying that if I go whizzing down the local mountain my hub wont necessarily blow up :D Thanks guys, I'll, umm - I'll just take your word for it 8)
by DaveP
31 Oct 2016, 9:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycling shoes - problem with foot position on pedal
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: cycling shoes - problem with foot position on pedal

It might just be worth asking "Do you encounter any sort of ankle problems in other activities?" I imagine not, but best to check. The precise timing of any pain might hold a clue. If it occurs with the foot at the top of its movement then it wouldn't surprise me if your saddle was too low...
by DaveP
29 Oct 2016, 7:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bikes built on people's attempts at drawing them
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Bikes built on people's attempts at drawing them

These are obviously images from solid models of the various designs. Al I'm not so sure about that. One or two maybe, but most of them look like rendered drawings to me. I believe that in the digital age it is possible to import some features from photos - I'm thinking of rims and tyres here, but t...
by DaveP
28 Oct 2016, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: generator hubs
Replies: 79
Views: 4757

Re: generator hubs

I never really managed to get my head around the maths and physics of electricity generation, so Thanks For That - and cue the next stupid question: Am I likely to do any damage by "over revving"? As you probably realise, I don't normally ride that fast, but there are one or two good downh...
by DaveP
28 Oct 2016, 10:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blair is back with his words of wisdom?
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: Blair is back with his words of wisdom?

Wouldn't buy a used country from either one of 'em!
by DaveP
28 Oct 2016, 10:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Raised beds (for gardens)
Replies: 30
Views: 2417

Re: Raised beds (for gardens)

Have you got access to some 'interesting' tools? Can't imagine what you mean! I've been described as various sorts of tool from time to time, but none of them particularly interesting... I'm just looking for a height of 8 to 10 inches, which would give me, if filled to the top, 16 to 18 inches of a...
by DaveP
27 Oct 2016, 11:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Raised beds (for gardens)
Replies: 30
Views: 2417

Re: Raised beds (for gardens)

Thanks for the suggestions and ideas. Decision made - Pressure treated softwood - but I'm going to try to obtain some recycled plastic fence posts to saw up for the corners. I've always liked No Dig - as an idea :) and I'm intrigued by permaculture, but I can't honestly see an unconstrained mound re...
by DaveP
27 Oct 2016, 10:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Warning to all aliens - ignore this at your peril
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Warning to all aliens - ignore this at your peril

Does that explain the intriguing picture that accompanies your posts?



Couldn't resist... sorry :oops:
by DaveP
27 Oct 2016, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: generator hubs
Replies: 79
Views: 4757

Re: generator hubs

As the subject has come up, I'd like to add a special plea for guidance in choosing a hub dynamo for a 26" wheel. I only seem to be able to find details for 700c and 20" wheels :? Would the PV8 be ok? FWIW I would just like to be able to run respectably bright lights for commuting. Any &qu...
by DaveP
22 Oct 2016, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One new use for for the new fiver?
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: One new use for for the new fiver?

Heltor Chasca wrote:Tyre boot?

You used to use the old ones for lighting cigars didn't you?
:lol: