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by malverncyclist
29 Jan 2014, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: slipping seatpost folding bike
Replies: 17
Views: 8388

Re: slipping seatpost folding bike

Trouble of course is that this solution would partly defeat the idea of a folder ... ?!
Martin
by malverncyclist
29 Jan 2014, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: slipping seatpost folding bike
Replies: 17
Views: 8388

slipping seatpost folding bike

Hi ever since I had a folding bike (mine have always been Dahons) I have had - on and off - the problem that the seatpost decided to slip into the tube/frame. On one occasion I wrecked the post clamp by overtightening, so clearly got that one wrong :? . Does anyone have any suggestions (ideally base...
by malverncyclist
15 Nov 2013, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: reflective bands
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

Re: reflective bands

interesting how these discussions develop. I had for a couple of years a hybrid which I used for my regular commute and had pedalite flashing pedals on this. I was told by people who cycled behind me that I was visible "half a mile down the road". Which, in a 60 mile speed limit area is se...
by malverncyclist
15 Nov 2013, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Barley on SQR system
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Re: Carradice Barley on SQR system

sorted. Rang Carradice and they told me that they bend these things by hand (steel) and that's obviously not always 100% the same. I now bent it to just about fit with a bag on it but will go to my bike shop later who has a vice and carefully bend it a bit more.

Martin
by malverncyclist
15 Nov 2013, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Barley on SQR system
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Re: Carradice Barley on SQR system

Have a look at this, it really seems as if the upper bit is angled much more tightly than what I've seen on the web?!

Martin
by malverncyclist
14 Nov 2013, 10:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: reflective bands
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

Re: reflective bands

What are you basing that on?
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I hang them up on the washing line in my back yard (in the dark) and shone a torch on them ... Yes, I saw them but don't think they were "reflective" ...
by malverncyclist
14 Nov 2013, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Barley on SQR system
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Re: Carradice Barley on SQR system

Ok, that works BUT ... I cannot fit the SQR on the seat post in such a way that I can then fit the metal bit that's attached to the bag onto the SQR on the seat post. There isn't enough room under the saddle, top hits bottom of rear end of saddle. I looked at all the pics on the web and I know I've ...
by malverncyclist
14 Nov 2013, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: reflective bands
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

reflective bands

Hi I am continuing to cycle into/out of the dark on my daily commute and although I already feel like a moving fair ground with flashing and static lights front and back my wife thinks that I should either get myself a clip-on helmet light or reflective bands for my legs/trousers. I have some but th...
by malverncyclist
13 Nov 2013, 10:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Barley on SQR system
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Carradice Barley on SQR system

Hi I finally bought myself a Carradice Barley bag and invested in an SQR bracket. Now trying to fit the bag to the SQR system and am scratching my head. The photocopied instructions provided by CArrdice aren't exactly hi-res, so not that easy to figure out. Understand the bit at the bottom, leather ...
by malverncyclist
14 Oct 2013, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike
Replies: 18
Views: 10519

Re: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike

Ok, all fitted, lights connected and lights work :lol: . But, at higher speeds there is a 'whirring' noise coming from the hub, is that normal?

Martin
by malverncyclist
12 Oct 2013, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike
Replies: 18
Views: 10519

Re: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike

ok ... wheel with hub fitted, got lights (B+M Lumotec Lyt Senso Plus and D Toplight (both with stand light), wired up (unfortunately didn't order the rubber thingies that should go over the connecters, making it look all neat and tidy, any ideas where to get them from?). Works all fine, easy and wil...
by malverncyclist
6 Oct 2013, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike
Replies: 18
Views: 10519

Re: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike

Thanks Brycey. Given that no lights were connected, would the hub behave as if lights on?

Martin
by malverncyclist
6 Oct 2013, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike
Replies: 18
Views: 10519

Re: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike

Got the wheel with the Joue II hub fitted. Somebody please help . Is it normal that thre is resistance when having the wheel fitted gi the forks? I mean I spin the wheel and it rotates but quite clearly comes to an early stop, compared to a normal wheel?

Martin
by malverncyclist
30 Sep 2013, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike
Replies: 18
Views: 10519

Re: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike

Ok, bought a Joule II at £59.90 fitted to same rim as on my existing Dahon. So now need lights. Rose seem to sell some good (and below £40) front/rear lights - any suggestions what might be useful and not over the top? I am cycling throughout the winter, partly on unlit back roads.

Martin
by malverncyclist
22 Sep 2013, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike
Replies: 18
Views: 10519

Re: Dynamo hub for Dahon folding bike

this is the one on offer, which may well be the older version http://s442721994.e-shop.info/shop/article_DAHKINCOMPDYNOFRWHESIL01/Dahon-Kinetix-Comp-Front-Dynohub-wheel-Silver--20%22-(Special-Price).html?sessid=byTSELFWucFFtC2RXvpsNxhICNYoGUZYppAVAVEUXqgHYMyq0yyMOT19Wx0u7aZN&shop_param=cid%3D12%...