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by SimonCelsa
15 Nov 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Search facility
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Search facility

Learn something new every day!!!!!!!||||||||||||||||!!!!!!!!!!
by SimonCelsa
15 Nov 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Search facility
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Search facility

On my aging Compaq running Windows Vista the | character is on the same key as the \, just to the left of the Z. Looks to my eye just like an 'I' hence why I had never noticed it!
by SimonCelsa
15 Nov 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Search facility
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Search facility

OK thanks Gaz, that's a bit clearer now.

I must admit I have never seen that | character on my keyboard until now!! :oops: As a matter of interest what is it's actual function in the computer keyboard world.
by SimonCelsa
15 Nov 2019, 5:57am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Search facility
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Search facility

From the advanced search facility: Place + in front of a word which must be found and - in front of a word which must not be found. Put a list of words separated by | into brackets if only one of the words must be found. Use * as a wildcard for partial matches. I can understand putting a '+' in fron...
by SimonCelsa
7 Nov 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dunlop valves problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Dunlop valves problem?

There may be some tips on this attached thread:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=104302&hilit=woods+valve
by SimonCelsa
6 Nov 2019, 5:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Glue Recommendation - AXA Luxx70 Plus Lens
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Glue Recommendation - AXA Luxx70 Plus Lens

I had a similar thing occur to my B+M toplight rear light - the lens came away from the light and it wouldn't snap back on. I used Evo-Stik 'strong stuff' waterproof adhesive (the type which comes in a 290ml sealant type tube). I ran a bead of adhesive around the contact area and pushed the lens bac...
by SimonCelsa
3 Nov 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solar panel
Replies: 19
Views: 1124

Re: Solar panel

by SimonCelsa
27 Oct 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sputnik vs Grizzy CSS rims
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Sputnik vs Grizzy CSS rims

I'll pontificate for a few days before pulling the trigger. I could build the CSS rim into a new 8 speed 32h Deore hubbed rear wheel for around £60, using relatively cheap ACI spokes ex cyclebasket.com. However, for the heavyish duty usage that bike gets it may be just as well to buy 3 new Sputnik 3...
by SimonCelsa
27 Oct 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sputnik vs Grizzy CSS rims
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Sputnik vs Grizzy CSS rims

I was hoping the CSS rims would last almost almost indefinitely :D

I read some rave reviews!
by SimonCelsa
27 Oct 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sputnik vs Grizzy CSS rims
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Sputnik vs Grizzy CSS rims

Rim cleanliness - I must admit my cleaning regime is fairly lax. However if I've been riding on muddy trails then I will give the bike a quick fresh water rinse. This would be fairly rare, generally the bike is well used but reasonably clean I would say.
by SimonCelsa
27 Oct 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sputnik vs Grizzy CSS rims
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Sputnik vs Grizzy CSS rims

I haven't been too impressed with the last couple of Sputnik rims fitted to the rear of my general workhorse bike. The previous rim was retired after 2 yrs/8500 miles and the current rim is showing considerable wear at only 18 months/5000 miles. I use cheap Clarks red (or sometimes black) vee brake ...
by SimonCelsa
27 Oct 2019, 5:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wales to Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 899

Re: Wales to Devon

That's only 200 miles. Wait for a stiff NW'ly wind and you could do that in a day if you get a wriggle on. No need any gear, just pack a couple of sarnies and a mars bar!! :wink: :wink: :wink:
by SimonCelsa
26 Oct 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I've lost the handle
Replies: 45
Views: 1754

Re: I've lost the handle

I'd try a piece of say 18mm diameter dowel. File and work one end into a smooth bulb. Cut a suitable length and chamfer to make an ergonomic grip. Drill a line of holes in the other end to roughly interference push fit over the exposed bare lever. Araldite or similar epoxy into position. Varnish or ...
by SimonCelsa
26 Oct 2019, 5:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6879

Re: Fixie: Why?

I have never quite seen the point; cycling slowly in congested areas, getting the pedals back in position when stopped at the lights, hopping up kerbs, tight cornering at speed.....just a few of the things made difficult without a freewheel. My overriding impression was that it all seemed a little o...
by SimonCelsa
23 Oct 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: B,twin Rockrider 540
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: B,twin Rockrider 540

A couple of mine can be removed with a 7/16" imperial allen key which I think is a tad over 11mm. It is quite hard to find 11mm allen keys so perhaps it actually is an imperial size.