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by james01
5 Nov 2007, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 30603

Just to complicate matters, Inoled seem to have upstaged Busch & Muller with a brand new upgrade to their Inoled 10 & 20, the Inoled Extreme, RRP €104.95. Does anyone know of any test reports yet on this light?
http://www.inoled.com/00000098b40d7b925 ... a49d02.php
by james01
4 Nov 2007, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 30603

ibrahim You mention that you have wired the IQ Fly Senso Plus to a bottle dynamo. DO NOT use it in this set up. This version of the light is for use only with hub dynamos. You will see clearly on the packaging in English that this light is for use with hub dynamos. If you use it with a bottle dynam...
by james01
3 Nov 2007, 11:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 30603

It doesn't reallly make sense to have to have an inbuilt cable if the spades work ok, and it doesn't make sense to have inbuilt cables on a dynamo light as it might break/be torn. Why not simply have spade connectors alone, instead of both inbuilt and spades? ) I agree. many modern dynamo component...
by james01
2 Nov 2007, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 30603

Re: lumotec IQ fly senso plus

May I add yet another question? Do I have to fit dynamo rear light + IQ Fly + Schmidt 28 dynohub; or can I just fit IQ Fly + Schmidt 28 dynohub, and use my existing battery LED rear light, or will this damage the light or hub? It's probably risky not to, unless Busch & Muller specifically state...
by james01
25 Oct 2007, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cheap racers
Replies: 6
Views: 1116

Subject to all the above warnings, at this price you haven't got too much at stake, and it'll give you an introduction to the joys of fast road biking. One word of advice to mountain bikers crossing over to road bikes: the lack of ultra-low hill climbing gears can be a bit of a culture-shock . Unles...
by james01
16 Oct 2007, 6:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could I have managed this better?
Replies: 41
Views: 4900

On a large roundabout with many lanes, I generally remain in the outside lane all the way round. Sure, it has the disadvanatge of having to negotiate carefully your way across each exit until you reach yours, but at least you avoid the dreaded lane-change, with fast traffic on both sides. In a way i...
by james01
9 Oct 2007, 9:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycling to heathrow airport
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Type "Heathrow" into this website's search engine, there's loads of info.
by james01
8 Oct 2007, 9:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Punched by irate driver
Replies: 156
Views: 24713

My plan is to contact my assailant giving my professional address and ask him if he will pay me £246 lost earnings. The evening of the assault I was due to work, but there is no sick pay; if you don't do the shift you don't get paid. But I was back at work the next morning...although my partners fo...
by james01
5 Oct 2007, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynohubs uphill, can they light the way?
Replies: 15
Views: 2726

I think that the B+M oval senso plus (LED) looks good. Are there any other lights in this price range I should have a look at? I've seen one advertised by Saint John Street cycles, the Basta pilot LED thats a lot cheaper. Any opinions anyone? Thanks again This brand new Busch & Muller LED dynam...
by james01
1 Oct 2007, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo lights - confused
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Paul Smith SRCC, I wish there was a way that you could tell what a beam pattern would be like before shelling out, Best way is to cycle alongside someone in the dark who already owns one, otherwise it's worth searching the internet for tests & opinions. Remember that variable manufacturing tole...
by james01
1 Oct 2007, 11:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advise of lighting
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Advise of lighting

a bottle dynamo driving an Axa Hilight which is basically very good at lighting a narrow section of the road. You've got a good basic system here, but I know what you mean about the narrow beam. The B&M LED - see above - is an excellent upgrade, or save money & buy the Trelock which has sim...
by james01
30 Sep 2007, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nicholas Crane - TV Presenter
Replies: 12
Views: 2975

Yes. it's him. He did the "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", a bike ride to a point in Asia which is further from open sea than anywhere else. He & his companion( a cousin, I believe, sharing the same surname), were weight-obsessed. I remember, from the book of their journey, descri...
by james01
20 Sep 2007, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Punched by irate driver
Replies: 156
Views: 24713

Re: Punched by irate driver

I was assualted yesterday by a driver while cycling. First time ever. . This is a scenario which most of us must have come close to, if not actually experienced. There must be many more unreported incidents. It's fortunate that you have witnesses. "Well done" for taking it further, and go...
by james01
19 Sep 2007, 9:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where can I buy surgical gloves?
Replies: 25
Views: 4706

If carrying out repairs in farm gateways, please check that no cows are observing as you "glove up". It makes them very nervous.
by james01
14 Sep 2007, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How many people cycle regularly in your area?
Replies: 20
Views: 3634

meic wrote:Alltwalis, a small village on the A485. ......this has the advantage of avoiding Oriel Jones as well.

This sounds a bit harsh, what's wrong with this Oriel guy?