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by Pneumant
28 Sep 2013, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: of a good flashing battery led for bolting to a rear rack?
Replies: 58
Views: 10488

Re: of a good flashing battery led for bolting to a rear rac

I've got one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OXFORD-BICYCLE-CYCLE-BIKE-REAR-CARRIER-5-LED-TAIL-LIGHT-WATER-RESISTANT/280746744917?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D17531%26meid%3D1611099421666112725%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D8148%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D5...
by Pneumant
28 Sep 2013, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: of a good flashing battery led for bolting to a rear rack?
Replies: 58
Views: 10488

Re: of a good flashing battery led for bolting to a rear rac

I've got one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OXFORD-BICYCLE-CYCLE-BIKE-REAR-CARRIER-5-LED-TAIL-LIGHT-WATER-RESISTANT/280746744917?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D17531%26meid%3D1611099421666112725%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D8148%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D5%...
by Pneumant
22 Aug 2013, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grub screws for drilled hubs
Replies: 17
Views: 1222

Re: Grub screws for drilled hubs

I've done this to hubs in the past and used a plastic tie-wrap (3mm width) to cover the hole successfully. It is easily wiggled sideways to allow grease injection. Silver coloured ones would look pretty good. A good (& cheap!) grease injector is an Oregon chainsaw accessory, the red cap comes of...
by Pneumant
22 Aug 2013, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removing worn cleats from SPD shoes
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: Removing worn cleats from SPD shoes

Spray liberally with GT85 or similar. Then try hammering in a suitably sized Torx bit. This should provide a little bit more purchase than an AK bolt. What make are your shoes? Some allow the insole to be removed which would allow penetrating oil to be applied to the threads.
by Pneumant
19 Aug 2013, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hi Viz Clothing advice
Replies: 19
Views: 2347

Re: Hi Viz Clothing advice

Dear All, Following the death of several cyclists in as many weeks in my area, during day light hours, I am on the look out for stylish effective hi viz clothing. I already have LED lights front and rear, reflective strip on seat post and in-built reflective tyre walls. However the clothing or item...
by Pneumant
19 Aug 2013, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road tyre life
Replies: 35
Views: 3751

Re: Road tyre life

At 1000 miles they are probably half-way through their life anyway............. Really? - what type of tyres do you use? For the last eight or nine years I've ridden Paselas exclusively (almost). Wear isn't the only factor that limits tyre life - damage by several means is a major factor, and even ...
by Pneumant
17 Aug 2013, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road tyre life
Replies: 35
Views: 3751

Re: Road tyre life

At 1000 miles they are probably half-way through their life anyway. If they are splitting then they are starting to fail. Or at least the coating on the sidewalls is. I seem to remember CJ wrote something about this occurence in the CTC mag several years ago. Bicycles don't spend much time at 40mph,...
by Pneumant
11 Aug 2013, 7:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA Three Speed Hub Gear Type AW
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: SA Three Speed Hub Gear Type AW

How about this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Park-Tool-HCW11-Slotted-Bottom-Bracket-Adjusting-Cup-Wrench-16mm-/360619026348?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Cycling_BikeLocks_SR&hash=item53f691a7ac Or better still buy a Hozan. Only one tab but it is forged accurately - not a stamped piece of metal, choose which...
by Pneumant
3 Aug 2013, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag bottom brackets
Replies: 16
Views: 1303

Re: Campag bottom brackets

I am currently running a nasty modern(ish) Veloce BB. I fancy replacing it because I can. Firstly is there any problem using an older, loose ball type Campag BB in the same length? Another option is the Chorus spec BB I have in the right length but it has Italian threads. Can the cups be removed an...
by Pneumant
31 Jul 2013, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Clubs - Yay Or Nay?
Replies: 26
Views: 3376

Re: Cycling Clubs - Yay Or Nay?

I don't bother with club riding anymore. I enjoyed it 20 years ago with a CTC 'A' group but something in me has changed! I now find it much more enjoyable riding on my own, at my pace and going where I really want to go! The regimental nature of a route /ride sheet is abandoned and replaced with a c...
by Pneumant
25 Jul 2013, 8:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another forum problem
Replies: 10
Views: 7270

Re: Another forum problem

Thanks for that :) It`s them NOT me then. Cheers You into MZ's then?! I've got an ETZ250 8) All things MZ here : http://www.mzridersclub.com/html/mz_riders_club.html Yes.I`ve had several of them over the years,two and four stroke. My current one is a 660cc single,with a five valve head with twin ca...
by Pneumant
24 Jul 2013, 7:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another forum problem
Replies: 10
Views: 7270

Re: Another forum problem

breakwellmz wrote:Thanks for that :)

It`s them NOT me then.

Cheers


You into MZ's then?!
I've got an ETZ250 8)
All things MZ here :http://www.mzridersclub.com/html/mz_riders_club.html
by Pneumant
18 Jul 2013, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigida Sputnik 26" 36h
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: Rigida Sputnik 26" 36h

I built up some MTB wheels with 36h Sputnik rims 2-years ago. Mine are presta drilled. Great strong rims by the way, they are quite deep (like Chrinas) which can give tyre seating problems with some tyre brands.
by Pneumant
13 Jul 2013, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi LIdl cycle Computer
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: Aldi LIdl cycle Computer

I've got a 2012 Aldi Bikemate cordless fitted to my S type Brompton. Against convention I use the bigger C bag on my bike with no computer reception problems. Works fine and no problems with the fork sensor and the fold. Setting used is 1282. Ideal for commuting with loads of functions. I tend to ke...
by Pneumant
13 Jul 2013, 8:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 oil
Replies: 62
Views: 10726

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 oil

I have always used Comma EP90 Gear Oil in my 5-speed motorbike gearbox (a 2-stroke with separate gear box oil reservoir) .Wilkinson's sell it for under £3.50 a litre. Can't imagine it not being OK for a bicycle hub application which does not spin up to the same speeds or get as hot. You could always...