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by natmat
17 Dec 2007, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 30760

Just curious, but are you asking because you're just curious to know the boundaries or that having tried the IQ you really want more light? I've 1x IQ and am very pleased with it. Faultless performance so far (3 months, 2k miles of rain, commuting and now frost), I can see the road clearly from 5mph...
by natmat
17 Dec 2007, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 30760

There are push-fit connectors on the lamp unit itelf. Mine came with two lengths of wire, one suitable for the fork mount the other much longer, no doubt for connection of a rear lamp. The frount wire was already wired up to the spade connectors and I would think it might just reach your bars, but p...
by natmat
16 Nov 2007, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain maintenance.
Replies: 22
Views: 2946

I'm curious to know how you dispose of your used gunk, or in fact how anyone disposes of their used cleaning fluids/solvents? My local tip is completely useless (i.e. no provision) for recycling petroleum based chemicals. So, I have containers of used/soiled parafin/gunk that I need to dispose, but ...
by natmat
4 Nov 2007, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 30760

Another thought; having just looked at the solidlights, it appears that it just has the LED and 'standard' collimator lens assembly. These lens come in 4, 6, 15 and 25 degree spread, but none 'shape' the output beam in the same was as the Fly's indirect reflector does. By shape, I mean that the Fly'...
by natmat
4 Nov 2007, 8:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 30760

Does this new light make the Solid 1203D obsolete? I don't know about the Solidlights as a comparison, but I've tried the Supernova E3 recently (the '07 model will the older Luxeon - not Seoul - LED) and I would say the Fly provide a better light to cycle by. Maybe the E3 is 'brighter' as they clai...
by natmat
16 Oct 2007, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Spectro S7 Clickbox problems
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

Thanks for the memory ;) At least now I'm tempted to have a go, but I fear it'll just be an exercise of looking, re-greasing and re-assembly as you did. I' have thought that a £150 hub would at least have an all-metal gear-changer assembly... but obviously not. Makes the Shimano Nexus look good valu...
by natmat
16 Oct 2007, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Spectro S7 Clickbox problems
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

SRAM Spectro S7 Clickbox problems

I have a problem with my SRAM clickbox. The gear cable to it is fine, but the click box appears a bit notchy and stiff, so stiff in places that it doesn't permit its internal hiddens spring to rotate it when the gear cable is relaxed. Consequently, the gears don't really work. The hub mechanism appe...
by natmat
7 Jun 2007, 10:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: STOLEN (in Glasgow) ORANGE EVO2
Replies: 23
Views: 3806

Did you buy the bike AND lock from the same person? Maybe they kept a copy of the key and hence the ease with which they removed the bike from the lamppost.

Just my 2p.
by natmat
21 Mar 2007, 2:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Q: Which V brakes to mount on rear-mounted front forks
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Thanks Si, that's all I wanted to know. Looks like I'm sorted.
by natmat
21 Mar 2007, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes for a 700c tourer?
Replies: 55
Views: 5567

Another good reason for running discs is to reduce the amount of road-sludge that is thrown up onto wheels/panniers when braking in the wet. All that horrible grey grit generated by rim brakes is removed and (call me vain) that makes it easier to keep your bike-and-joy clean and shiny.
by natmat
21 Mar 2007, 10:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Q: Which V brakes to mount on rear-mounted front forks
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Q: Which V brakes to mount on rear-mounted front forks

I've some forks that have rear-facing brake mounts and was wondering which V-brakes (front or rear) should I fit to them. I'm using front/rear since it would appear that I can buy a front and rear separately. Suppose I fit the front V-brakes on the front. Then would it simply be a matter of re-orien...