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by Bowedw
7 Jul 2018, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag/Shimano conundrum
Replies: 38
Views: 1221

Re: Campag/Shimano conundrum

Loop the cable fixing onto the derailleur on the outside of the tab of the fixing bolt to move the cable about 1 to 1.5 mm away from the bolt and it will slow the action of the derailleur down. I have three setups of this combination and they works perfectly. Just look on Highpath Engineering site. ...
by Bowedw
27 Jun 2018, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription cycling sunglasses with lenses
Replies: 17
Views: 1674

Re: Prescription cycling sunglasses with lenses

Another Alpina user here and well pleased with them but would have liked a clear lens option as well as the three others.
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by Bowedw
25 Jun 2018, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Balls: How or Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Broken Balls: How or Why?

Needing to repair a rear wheel flat and having my bike upside down I examined the front wheel and decided there is a little bit more play in the bearings than I would like. I tend to err on the slack side when regreasing as I have experienced very tight bearings on new wheels. What if any are the pi...
by Bowedw
11 Jun 2018, 10:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 53
Views: 2481

Re: Pannier Advice

Carradice Carradry are excellent panniers and are reasonably priced. St John Cycles seemed to offer the best deals when I bought some this year.
by Bowedw
11 May 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying bikes while towing a trailer/caravan
Replies: 16
Views: 3584

Re: Carrying bikes while towing a trailer/caravan

https://www.leisureoutlet.com/caravan-cycle-carriers/fiamma. This may provide you with what you want, I did see a home made one on a caravan but not had the courage to try one myself. You have to remove the cover to the A frame but it's no good if you have a van with a box there and it also restrict...
by Bowedw
4 May 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?

Llanelli coastal path will give you what you are looking for, it links with Pembre Country park and possible to cycle to Tumble with trailer and maybe Cross Hands.
Maybe a bit far for you but well worth the effort weather permitting.
by Bowedw
3 May 2018, 8:27am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Comments in the classifieds
Replies: 36
Views: 15794

Re: Comments in the classifieds

In certain circumstances I believe the Moderator should ask for stupid comments to be removed. A classic case are posts on the sale of a WAW recumbent that is being parted with due to ill health. I am sure the owner is gutted with having to part with it and the least we can do is show some respect a...
by Bowedw
25 Apr 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice changing gear approaching hills
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Advice changing gear approaching hills

Probably my ignorance but are we talking about changing down to the middle cog on a triple chainset( I don't know the bike) and is the chain then rubbing on the front derailleur as you change down with the rear derailleur?
by Bowedw
18 Apr 2018, 8:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dry lube recommendations needed
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Dry lube recommendations needed

I tried some dry lube years ago but found the chain got rusty, does this occur with the lubes recommended here?
by Bowedw
13 Apr 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rubbish Brakes
Replies: 25
Views: 1662

Re: Rubbish Brakes

Polythene lined brake cable outer not should be lubricated as the oil attacks the polythene causing the cable to jamb. Also why do we expect these components to last for donkeys years. I buy mine by the metre and renew them at about 5 years or more intervals. If only car disks, pads and callipers wh...
by Bowedw
10 Mar 2018, 2:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exercise/spin bikes
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Re: Exercise/spin bikes

Watt bike or similar but at eye watering cost, for me anyway. I just bought a good as new Elliptical Trainer from Gumtree at a fraction of it's new cost and there are dozens on there, probably some close to your address. Probably spin bikes there as well but I was advised that a walking movement was...
by Bowedw
6 Mar 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ElliptGo and similar bikes third party cover?
Replies: 2
Views: 521

ElliptGo and similar bikes third party cover?

Would the Cycling UK third party insurance available to members include these type of equipment. There are several variations of this form of transport with either two or three wheels. Also what about scooters that have no form of mechanical propulsion? No doubt this question has been asked before b...
by Bowedw
26 Feb 2018, 3:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus lane confusion.
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Bus lane confusion.

In my opinion poor signage is used by some councils as a cash cow. This needs looking at when there is an above average number of offenders and where there is no advantage in doing so.
by Bowedw
12 Jan 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21052
Views: 511807

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Which one? There are so many All of the EU Countries that we are leaving. Lets get out before we sink any lower as a country. Of course those of us that are exploiting cheap workers from EU countries; even if its only having them wash our cars and happy for them to be doing all sorts of menial tasks...
by Bowedw
12 Jan 2018, 2:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21052
Views: 511807

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

After all the only reason we ended up with a referendum in the first place was because of Tory division over Europe, wasn't it? Obviously we should not have been given a choice on our future in the hands of this money grabbing obese gravy train establishment . All the negotiations have shown that th...