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by mig
22 Aug 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Forks on backwards
Replies: 49
Views: 1183

Re: Forks on backwards

being known as the bloke who rides to work everyday i was once presented with a similar looking machine that a colleague has bought one summer to have a go at cycle commuting. she said she'd had some problems with it on the maiden voyage and could i have a look at it at lunchtime. i soon found that ...
by mig
22 Aug 2019, 9:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 30
Views: 1163

Re: the right road at the right time

... i saw two riders together inching up. they had lights but they weren't great ones. ahead of them another lady rider on her own with better lights but clearly struggling in the conditions. no rider was easy to see.... So lets get this straight. You claim to have had difficulty seeing them at all...
by mig
21 Aug 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 30
Views: 1163

Re: the right road at the right time

yes i'm both a cyclist and a motorist. i ride 7 days out of 7. i drive one day in 42. been that way for over 25 years. my overriding feeling was of concern for the three riders. i slowed to be able to pass them on the other side of the road and that allowed a following HGV to see me do so (as it cam...
by mig
21 Aug 2019, 1:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 30
Views: 1163

Re: the right road at the right time

do you avoid using certain roads at certain times under certain weather conditions? i was driving over the A628 west-east the woodhead pass late on friday night. many users here would know the route - a busy link between manchester and the M1 sheffield area which is a popular route for HGVs. condit...
by mig
19 Aug 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 30
Views: 1163

Re: the right road at the right time

now i realise that they may have had no alternative to use that route at that time but am left wondering how many here would choose to do the same? Well you obviously thought it the road suitable for your journey, so it seems odd to question why other people might be using the same road at the same...
by mig
19 Aug 2019, 11:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: the right road at the right time
Replies: 30
Views: 1163

the right road at the right time

do you avoid using certain roads at certain times under certain weather conditions? i was driving over the A628 west-east the woodhead pass late on friday night. many users here would know the route - a busy link between manchester and the M1 sheffield area which is a popular route for HGVs. conditi...
by mig
15 Aug 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendations for a robust pedal spanner?
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Re: Recommendations for a robust pedal spanner?

the seized one isn't being inadvertently turned the wrong way i take it?
by mig
14 Aug 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain construction
Replies: 1
Views: 181

chain construction

has it changed much in ,say, the last 50 years?

or is a chain a chain?
by mig
14 Aug 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Patching a tyre
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Patching a tyre

umbrella fabric and tube pressure innit?
by mig
11 Aug 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek Domane frame failure
Replies: 38
Views: 2446

Re: Trek Domane frame failure

sorry to hear about another crack.

is 6 years and 25,000 miles really 'sterling service' though?
by mig
8 Aug 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Non-indexed downtube shifters on 10sp
Replies: 75
Views: 2670

Re: Non-indexed downtube shifters on 10sp

re. the bike upthread with the gouged dropout seemingly stranded between two bike shops. i think the response from my two local shops would have been a 'no' to a fix as the bike wasn't sourced from them. that's how they operate. surely a big downside of 'net sourced, complicated machines is that man...
by mig
8 Aug 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic Aksium rear wheel on ebike
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Mavic Aksium rear wheel on ebike

Brucey wrote:its quite a light wheel build for an e-bike, unlikely to be as strong as heavier built wheels. Presumably it has a warranty so if it breaks there is a solution...?

cheers


usually involving a dentist?
by mig
8 Aug 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling dead ends.
Replies: 95
Views: 3167

Re: Cycling dead ends.

Nope not necessarily so and a touring bike that takes a front load needs a stiff fork anyway. I have three bikes with straingth forks and all three are comfortable to ride. but only because you have fat tyres....? cheers The springiest forks I ever had were straight, tapered and slender and the tyr...
by mig
8 Aug 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling dead ends.
Replies: 95
Views: 3167

Re: Cycling dead ends.

I once had to "set up" biopace on a bike my wife had and it struck me then that it simply didn't work as a piece of engineering. Look at it this way: with a normal round chainring we all know the front mech cage outer plate is meant to be about 3mm above the teeth. But if that matters, an...
by mig
7 Aug 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: roughening rear wheel dropouts
Replies: 15
Views: 1441

Re: roughening rear wheel dropouts

i raided the piggy and invested in a surly 'hurdy gurdy.' despite some odd warning on the packaging concerning it giving me awful diseases i've managed to fit it ok. how many extra kgfs of clamping force do i have now? :wink: going to give it a go in the morning by tackling steep climb #1 on the way...