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by tim-b
14 Feb 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Muddiest 'guards
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Muddiest 'guards

Hi
I think that we should strata competition; muddiest 'guards and challenge peetee
D’oh. Should have been a bit more generous with my suggestions

It's not your fault

Moraine forecast later
(Puns optional)
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
14 Feb 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Muddiest 'guards
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Muddiest 'guards

Hi
The black deposits in the middle are tyre rubber :)
The rest is from the area where Derbys, Leics, Staffs and Warks all meet, so there might be a bit of coal in the black strip too :lol:
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
14 Feb 2020, 10:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Muddiest 'guards
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Muddiest 'guards

Hi
I haven't had a mudguard this full from on-road use only for many years. I see that we have some rain forecast for this afternoon, which is a relief as my lawn is looking a little dry... :roll:
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Any more on-road cycling mud-fest photos?
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
14 Feb 2020, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safety Standards Post Brexit
Replies: 54
Views: 1702

Re: Safety Standards Post Brexit

Hi
I'd suggest that regardless of the political stance standards will remain broadly in line with the EU if we want to continue to do business there, and they might exceed EU standards in some areas. I don't have any evidence for my assertion
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
14 Feb 2020, 7:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedal extenders ( to stop boots rubbing crank arm ) ?? Any experience ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1006

Re: Pedal extenders ( to stop boots rubbing crank arm ) ?? Any experience ?

Hi I don't have this problem with Northwave Arctic boots and Shimano XT SPD pedals on Ultegra cranks. You can get SPD-SL to SPD adaptors and a pair of cheaper Shimano SPDs with cleats for around £20 (or borrow?) to test if there's a difference. I'd also add some protective tape to the cranks, they'r...
by tim-b
9 Feb 2020, 6:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Weinmann Symetric
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Weinmann Symetric

Hi
Buy a second front brake and get the thread dies out?
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
9 Feb 2020, 6:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommended light for front wicker basket
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Recommended light for front wicker basket

Hi The problem with front lamp mounting is that the "official" basket frame seems to be a round section, and the forks are a rounded, tapered section as well and a clamp can rotate into the front wheel with disastrous results. I guess that's why you opted for the basket :) You might be abl...
by tim-b
6 Feb 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore - can't search on full UK postcodes
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Garmin Edge Explore - can't search on full UK postcodes

Hi
This is sometimes a limitation of the mapping used. Which maps do you use? Can you trial alternatives?
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
2 Feb 2020, 8:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Polished roads. surface grip, traction and slipperiness
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Polished roads. surface grip, traction and slipperiness

Hi NB, I am by no means an expert I think that road surfaces can become 'polished' by the passage of vehicles over time There are a couple of effects, bleeding and polishing; see this document (link) ...if a surface becomes too smooth can this be considered a defect that is repairable by highways En...
by tim-b
1 Feb 2020, 6:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Tyre
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Which Tyre

Hi
Conti GP4000S is the classic, available in 20, 23, 25 and 28mm. Tried and tested over many years and around £30 per tyre, which is a few quid cheaper than the 5000. Better puncture resistance than the 5000, but more rolling resistance
Review/comparison link
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
29 Jan 2020, 5:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame size confusion...
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Frame size confusion...

Hi
Most manufacturers provide a geometry chart although the amount of info provided varies:
8.9a stats link and click on "View Geometry Stats" at the bottom
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
28 Jan 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: seat pin collars
Replies: 19
Views: 632

Re: seat pin collars

Hi
Now that I'm home the 27.2mm clamp is a specific accessory clamp, the bike with a larger seat post has a modified seatpost clamp as shown below
Regards
tim-b
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by tim-b
28 Jan 2020, 10:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: seat pin collars
Replies: 19
Views: 632

Re: seat pin collars

Hi
It's a plain 27.2 (the lip was filed off) it locates the seat so you could at least sit in an emergency
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
28 Jan 2020, 5:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: seat pin collars
Replies: 19
Views: 632

Re: seat pin collars

Hi Too late now, but my steel frame has a 31.8mm. I have a collar around the seat post as well for a couple of reasons: Emergencies like this :) It marks my saddle height should it need to be removed for any reason It's somewhere to attach my Carradice Bagman and can be moved around more easily Rega...