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by PT1029
29 May 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike but don’t no about bits come with it
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: New bike but don’t no about bits come with it

I would ask the shop that sold it to you. In case the shop is not local..... as best as I can as I don't have Di2 1st Photo with numbered bits. No idea. 2nd photo No idea. 3rd Photo Bell. Undo the screw, slip bracket over handle bars, redo screw up. How ever the bell look like a standard (to me) bel...
by PT1029
29 May 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Centros Headset Adjustment ?
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Raleigh Centros Headset Adjustment ?

To be fair to Brucey, I don't think he's particularly having a go at you personally. I used to teach cycle maintenance courses, and wrote detailed instructions on how to do various adjustments. People's mechanical skills vary enormously. Some people I've taught have a vague idea how to do something,...
by PT1029
28 May 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Centros Headset Adjustment ?
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Raleigh Centros Headset Adjustment ?

If your old bikes had a "bolt down the centre", they would be the older style quill stem/threaded headset, Yours looks more like an A head threadless headset design - this should have a (smaller) bolt going a (short distance only) down the centre (used to adjust the bearings) - but yours d...
by PT1029
28 May 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 3021

Re: A technology too far?

I don't use DI2 either (bar end levers for me). It did occure to me that DI2 could be useful on (too) steep hills, as you get off to walk, you shrug your shoulders and say "Computer said no".....
by PT1029
28 May 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?
Replies: 25
Views: 823

Re: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?

Looking at the link, Big Anges pitch inner tent first - so it will get wet when pitching in heavy (or less?) rain. As I don't live in Arizona, I always go for pitch outer first in case of wet weather. (Hilliberg is outer first, or both together if you keep them hooked together when packed in your pa...
by PT1029
26 May 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Correct seatpost clamp sizing
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Correct seatpost clamp sizing

If you are talking about the clamping collar where the seat post enters the frame, diameter is usually 28.6mm, 31.8 or 34 (or is it 34.something?) - the same as clamp on front gears (unless you have some tapered exotic something or other). Seat posts come in 0.2mm diameter increments, the decimal po...
by PT1029
25 May 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Has anyone measured passing distance?
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Has anyone measured passing distance?

Yes, I forget the technology, it was a sideways (RH side) pointing sensor on his bike that measured the distance given (or not) by a passing vehicle. I think it was a Bristol(?) academic who used it on his commute to work. He did it +/- a helmet and +/- a pony tail to suggest a female rider. If my m...
by PT1029
25 May 2019, 7:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Checking gpx routes
Replies: 18
Views: 698

Re: Checking gpx routes

I check our club ride routes before they go on our website. Any gpx route is only as good as the plotter and software...... It depends how fussy you want to be, and who else (a friend, or public access from a club website?) might be using the route. Your non local users with no knowledge of the loca...
by PT1029
23 May 2019, 6:44am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.
Replies: 39
Views: 1742

Re: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.

No experience of carrying children on a bike, but have served customers who do. Pendelton Somerby. OK but not super. With heavy use expect to have to replace the rear wheel at some point (the hubs are pretty cheap, bearing cups in the rear wheel tend not to last too well). If they do a hub gear vers...
by PT1029
19 May 2019, 7:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Green lights.
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Green lights.

Your light was green, how fast were you cycling? I think road works traffic lights are meant to allow for 10 mph traffic to get through before the oncoming lights turn green (a friend had your issue in road works some years ago, and had the police come to check, police drove throught at 10 mph to ch...
by PT1029
13 May 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snarky driver query?
Replies: 23
Views: 1356

Re: Snarky driver query?

If you were signalling left and I wanted to turn RIGHT, I'd either wait behind you until you'd moved off OR if circumstance/space to filter/pass on you right side and wait off your front offside wing. I would only do the latter if there was space for a car to turn into the side road while I was on y...
by PT1029
11 May 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What freewheel thread?
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: What freewheel thread?

Not sure. In the 1980's general opinion was that a French tandem MIGHT have French freewheel threads. French threads are close enough to English threads that opinion had it that an English threaded freewheel would fit onto a French hub thread. Plus the caviat that on a solo you would get away with i...
by PT1029
7 May 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recycled bike bits; new uses....
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: Recycled bike bits; new uses....

A few more. 1. (No photo). Cut the drops off 1 side of a set of dropped bars (just where they start to curve). On the other side drill 2 holes on the bottom section of the drops - use these to mount on wall or under over head kitchen cuboards. Then slide roll of kitchen paper onto the straight secti...
by PT1029
19 Apr 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which brand? Apollo, Indi, Challenge..
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Which brand? Apollo, Indi, Challenge..

If you want a bike for the pub/buy a newspaper, £150 is possibly OK. If you want alot of use, say commuting, and you want a bike that doesn't fall to pieces (I mend them for a living), then you need to spend approx £300 or so. If you are quite heavy, the rear wheel (hub more specifically) is likely ...
by PT1029
18 Apr 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 21mm quill stem?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: 21mm quill stem?

As Brucey says, it should be 22.2mm. 21.1mm only come on some odd (older) French imports and on modernish (horribly) cheap bikes. If your old stem is 21.1 (should be stamped somewhere), then its is probably the case as Brucey mentioned it has been swapped at some point. Hopefully you have proper Gal...