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by Velorum
6 Sep 2009, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cat Pee
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Cat Pee

Many times. Im afraid that ist ulikely that you will be able to get rid of the smell as far as your shoes go. Where we used to live two of mine kept peeing on one particular area of carpet. Ive no idea why. Citrus gels, silver paper etc did not deter them. I replaced the carpet twice before we moved...
by Velorum
2 Sep 2009, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice wanted for touring with 20" folders
Replies: 25
Views: 2505

Re: Advice wanted for touring with 20" folders

You can get different (higher) touring racks which might be needed to set the luggage up and back. I bought one of these for my D7 last month http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/ian_hutchinson/dahonrearrack.jpg You can strap quite a lot to the top and its also a good mount for a rear LED. I have...
by Velorum
1 Sep 2009, 11:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on modern roadsters - Dutchie cycles?
Replies: 26
Views: 2235

Re: Dutchie cycles

I used to own a Raleigh Superbe. It was comfy but the rod operated brakes (+ chrome rims) were next to useless. My current utility bike is a Dutch roadster which has drum brakes and is altogether much better. You will find a good selection of 2nd hand Dutch roadsters at 'Amsterdammers' - they are ve...
by Velorum
25 Aug 2009, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 23's and bottle dynamo
Replies: 20
Views: 1600

Re: 23's and bottle dynamo

Which B&M headlight is it you're using? I ride on unlit roads at night and actually being able to see would be a bonus. How bad is the drag? Like going up a 1 in 4 or more like a soft tyre and a dragging brake? B&M Retro from Bikefix in London £23. http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/ian...
by Velorum
25 Aug 2009, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 23's and bottle dynamo
Replies: 20
Views: 1600

Re: 23's and bottle dynamo

Having never used a dynamo prevoulsy I fitted an AXA bottle system to my dutch bike recently. I wired it to a B&M alloy headlamp - no rear light - theres an AXA LED fitted there. There is significant drag and noise even after fiddling around with adjustment / alignment etc so I wouldnt want to r...
by Velorum
23 Aug 2009, 11:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sachs torpedo hub
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Sachs torpedo hub

Is this what you mean?

3 speed with trigger
integrated lever operated drum brake.

Circa 1988 I believe.

Image
by Velorum
13 Aug 2009, 11:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Skirt protector?
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Skirt protector?

Fitted a new set to the mighty Sparta the other month. IRO £5 from Amsterdammers http://www.amsterdammers.co.uk/ http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/ian_hutchinson/Sparta5.jpg You dont have to wear a dress to reap the benifits - they are great for keeping spray/road muck off any clothing..........
by Velorum
11 Aug 2009, 10:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hi Vic Rucksack?
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Hi Vic Rucksack?

thirdcrank wrote:Velorum

I was so busy worrying about not answering your question that I forgot to include that the best solution is often carrying your luggage on your bike, in the form of panniers or a saddlebag (which you could also consider fitting with a hi-viz cover.


Tricky on a folder!
by Velorum
11 Aug 2009, 10:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hi Vic Rucksack?
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Hi Vic Rucksack?

A needle and some cotton and a £1 hi viz vest would enable you to knock up a cover I'm sure? R U a man or a wuss? Get that sewing basket out. :) Do you mind? My good friends at the musical theatre appreciation group often cast admiring glances at the sequins on my velvet dinner jacket. All my own w...
by Velorum
11 Aug 2009, 10:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hi Vic Rucksack?
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Hi Vic Rucksack?

Thanks guys. I know what you mean about a cover. Trouble is that it is only any good from the rear. Something with hi viz straps (such as in the photo) would be good, hence my initial query. Whilst on the mighty Sparta I wear a hi viz tabbard on certain journeys (due to road conditions) which is OK ...
by Velorum
11 Aug 2009, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hi Vic Rucksack?
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Hi Vic Rucksack?

. Evening all. Anyone know of a high quality cycle specific rucksack that comes in high viz? Ive googled for one and this is the only one I can find that includes high viz straps and doesnt involve a separate hi viz cover: http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/ian_hutchinson/12.jpg This has the kin...
by Velorum
8 Aug 2009, 12:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Blowout!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3951

Re: Blowout!!

As you will see in the fist part of this thread a very similar thing happened to me last night. http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=27856 The Scwalbe Swift fitted to the front states max 65 psi. I had inflated to 90 psi. When fitting another tube this afternoon I first double checked th...
by Velorum
7 Aug 2009, 11:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A tale of woe
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: A tale of woe

Things balance out in the end I suppose. New innner tube installed on the mighty Sparta (inflated to max 65 psi) I set off for a colleagues stag do in Wokingham this evening. 6 miles later got there no problem. Slightly fuzzy round the edges bit still safe to ride (+ high viz tabbard) return journey...
by Velorum
7 Aug 2009, 11:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A tale of woe
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: A tale of woe

A tale of perseverence, drivers just don't know how boring their journeys are. . Tried to fit the rear one to the seat post and found the mounting clip was too short to fit around the Dahone fatter than normal seat post. Damn. Half an hour later and after much fiddling I had managed to lash it to t...
by Velorum
6 Aug 2009, 10:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A tale of woe
Replies: 5
Views: 676

A tale of woe

. I set off on my usual Thursday cycle ride to visit my daughter in Reading this evening. Astride the mighty Sparta dutch bike about a mile from home (as I approached Twyford high street) I was alarmed by a violent vibration from the front wheel. Slowing gingerly to a stop I was even more alarmed to...