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by tad
5 Oct 2008, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: frame advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2259

frame advice

Be very careful about getting an On-One for her because you'll end up getting one for yourself as well!

Oh what the hell, do it any way, you'll not regret it!
by tad
30 Sep 2008, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own LED lighting
Replies: 69
Views: 152052

I found this article, it looks pretty good. http://www.fieldlines.com/story/2007/1/28/215243/977 When I was fooling with these things I had to make a regulator/rectifier. I think a dynamo produces AC current. An LED requires DC current, the rectifier smooths the AC to DC. The next important thing is...
by tad
30 Sep 2008, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own LED lighting
Replies: 69
Views: 152052

A few years ago I made a bicycle powered art installation using an old excercise bike out of a skip and scrap hub dynamo to power 150 LEDs it was very silly but great fun. Also a little bit bright. I also had to build a regulator/rectifier as I seem to remember LEDs need a constant DC voltage. Mapli...
by tad
21 Mar 2007, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: deep drop front cantilever cable guide
Replies: 12
Views: 2946

Hello specialist,

That looks like the one!

Tad
by tad
20 Mar 2007, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: deep drop front cantilever cable guide
Replies: 12
Views: 2946

Re: Upwards hanger. I bought a solid alloy one from my LBS for about a fiver. It's made by Fisher Outdoor Products. Hope this helps.

Good Luck,

Tad
by tad
12 Jan 2007, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What brakes to go for?
Replies: 2
Views: 701

What brakes to go for?

Hello again all!

I need a set of cantilever brakes for a tourer to work with Shimano STI levers. What do people recommend I look out for? I'm after something affordable though the main consideration is stopping power, either new or used.

Tinkety tonk!

Tad
by tad
9 Jan 2007, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anti rust treatment in a new frame
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Anti rust treatment in a new frame

Hello, The sales turned up a rather splendid "new old stock" lugged steel touring frame. Before I build it up I was going to spray a can of Waxoyl into the tubes to stop them rusting. I'd appreciate any opinions on this stuff or recommendations for something more suitable. Tinkety tonk, Tad