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by Velorum
12 Oct 2009, 8:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard LED
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Rear mudguard LED

Thanks for the replies folks.

I think that I will go for a Cateye to bolt onto the guard.

Cheers
Ian
by Velorum
11 Oct 2009, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard LED
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Rear mudguard LED

Apologies if this is a daft question but here goes......

Is there an LED unit available that bolts on to rear mudguards in place of standard reflectors?

All I can find on the net are Busch & Muller dyno standlight types not straight forward battery units.

Cheers
Ian
by Velorum
30 Sep 2009, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: adjusting weinmann centrepull brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 4210

Re: adjusting weinmann centrepull brakes

I find a stilson wrench works well for compressing the calliper. Mine was £3.50 form Homebase.
by Velorum
30 Sep 2009, 12:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The satisfactions of Slow Cycling
Replies: 18
Views: 1534

Re: The satisfactions of Slow Cycling

I'm with you all the way on this one.

My anxiety increases at speeds over 15mph............
by Velorum
29 Sep 2009, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Blowout!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3949

Re: Blowout!!

Well, just back indoors from a few fun hours in the garage. Determined to get to the bottom of this I asked her to bring the bike round again this evening. I took the Marathons off her bike and fitted some Michelin World Tours from the spares cupboard. They held 90 psi no problem! In order to be tho...
by Velorum
28 Sep 2009, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Blowout!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3949

Re: Blowout!!

An interesting point. My 80's vintage Weinman rims run high pressure 27" Marathons no bother - Im not familiar with the offending rims - perhaps they are poorer quality?
by Velorum
28 Sep 2009, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Blowout!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3949

Re: Blowout!!

I am even more preplexed by this today. She brought the bike round just after teatime saying that it was like riding through treacle due to the low pressures. I slowly added more pressure to both and got them up to 50 psi without mishap - I called it a day there though. The bike was then left standi...
by Velorum
27 Sep 2009, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Blowout!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3949

Re: Blowout!!

Ive returned to this thread following a most frutsrating couple of hours in the garage this afternoon. :( A while back a family member wanted some advice regarding tyres for their 70's Raleigh. They were running Michelin 27x11/4 tyres but wanted something more puncture resistant. Seeing the Schwalbe...
by Velorum
26 Sep 2009, 11:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1623
Views: 456865

Re: Dawes Flambeau

There is a fair bit of surface rust (patina?) which I have left as is and rubbed some WD40 into. Wd40 will soon evaporate and leave you with no protection. waxoyl (or similar) is what's required and certainly worth the investment of a few pounds....and if you buy an aerosol, you could do the inside...
by Velorum
26 Sep 2009, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make Do and Mend
Replies: 43
Views: 1830

Re: Make Do and Mend

Appart from the Dahon D7 which is really only for occassional use when packed in the car for camping etc the rest of my bikes are pretty old. Thanks to the internet its not as difficult as it used to be to track down pre-index transmission parts etc.
by Velorum
26 Sep 2009, 7:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1623
Views: 456865

Dawes Flambeau

Now that I have the digital camera sorted I can post some pics of my 1976 Dawes Flambeau. I was after something a bit old and tatty so that it would be less attractive to the bike thieves. Fitted new seat pin, saddle, chain, mudguards and tyres. Kept the original GB stem and bars, chrome cottered ch...
by Velorum
17 Sep 2009, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling Trousers advice for novice
Replies: 19
Views: 4186

Re: Cycling Trousers advice for novice

I dislike padding of any kind (guess Im just lucky) and tend to use hiking/walking trousers such as Kiwi Craghoppers.

I find myseld drawn to the Ground Effect ones in an earlier post though................
by Velorum
13 Sep 2009, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Really neat bar mirrors..
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Really neat bar mirrors..

millimole wrote:


These look like they are worth a go for the price, Im going to order a couple.
by Velorum
12 Sep 2009, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight 99 dust caps
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Stronglight 99 dust caps

Your quite right its a 49D.

The Velo Orange is an interesting site - theres some good stuff in there.

Thanks for the help chaps.

:D
by Velorum
11 Sep 2009, 11:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight 99 dust caps
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Stronglight 99 dust caps

Anyone know of a supplier for Stronglight 99 dust caps? SJS dont have them and Google hasnt turned up anything.

Cheers
Ian