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by squeaker
24 Mar 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new postie bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1865

Re: new postie bikes

st599_uk wrote:Looks similar to the DHL courier bike.
In that it's a person pedaling in front of an e-assist box, I'd have to agree with you :roll: There the similarities stop, and I know which I'd rather be using for most of the time (clue: it's got more wheels) :lol:
by squeaker
22 Mar 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new postie bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1865

Re: new postie bikes

Could be 'fun' in a crosswind... :roll:

Looks like the 'rear' mech is actually in the mid-drive.
by squeaker
21 Mar 2019, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days
Replies: 16
Views: 2953

Re: Cranebridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days

Presumed liability: simples :roll:
by squeaker
11 Mar 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle route 2: prevailing winds
Replies: 12
Views: 2297

Re: Cycle route 2: prevailing winds

If in late spring / early summer then sea breezes would be expected along the coast. These usually start around mid-morning, and veer (eg go from southerly to westerly) during the day. If the gradient wind is a mild north-westerly on a south facing coast then expect a big sea breeze (eg 25 mph) late...
by squeaker
4 Mar 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB Cleats Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: MTB Cleats Advice needed

alexnharvey wrote:...There are many mtbers still happily and unfashionably clipped in.
Can't argue with that: ditto 559 wheels :roll: (Not trying to make a point, just saying what helped me :wink: )
by squeaker
4 Mar 2019, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB Cleats Advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: MTB Cleats Advice needed

I am new to the world of MTB and SPD shoes and despite my research I still am not confident on how to proceed. Er, I thought the trend in off-road MTB riding was for grippy soled shoes and pedals with pins (eg Nukeproof ). Using pinned pedals with lightweight boots has certainly improved my MTB exp...
by squeaker
3 Mar 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble SLE
Replies: 35
Views: 2282

Re: Ribble SLE

Roger_H wrote:Of curse some things are a given - for example a 250Wh motor is just that....
Indeed, but remember that '250W' is the maximum continuous rated power, and it won't be available at all motor speeds...
by squeaker
1 Mar 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quailty non reflective 20inch tyres...
Replies: 22
Views: 3847

Re: Good quailty non reflective 20inch tyres...

BMX riders don't seem to like reflective strips either eg Maxxis
by squeaker
27 Feb 2019, 8:46am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Challenge suspension explain?
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

Re: Challenge suspension explain?

I've never ridden (or seen) one, but that suspension shock seems in precisely the wrong orientation: will every pedal stroke not contribute to compressing the shock? Could it make for a bouncy rear on steep climbs? The shock on my Fuego is pretty much perpendicular to the chain run. Suspension elem...
by squeaker
19 Feb 2019, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 1624

Re: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?

Brucey wrote:Mike Burrows (Mike Burrows engineering) will shorten cranks. He is in Norwich.

cheers
Cost me less than £30 IIRC for the last pair.
by squeaker
19 Feb 2019, 9:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Short Spokes Dynohub 20" wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Short Spokes Dynohub 20" wheel

Have built two 406 wheels with SP dynamos - spokes from SJS in both cases.
by squeaker
17 Feb 2019, 8:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kent Traffic Free Routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 2498

Re: Kent Traffic Free Routes?

londoncommuter0000 wrote:Does anyone know if there are places in Kent where one can do a couple of hours cycling, without any cars?
A few laps of Betteshanger Country Park? Charles Henry managed 53 in 3 hours last summer :lol:
by squeaker
14 Feb 2019, 11:06am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Cycling for Disabled People.
Replies: 14
Views: 5326

Re: Cycling for Disabled People.

'Best' is what works for you, hence the suggestions to go and try some (or state your location: someone might be willing to let you try theirs). IME a mesh seat is easier to adjust than a hardshell to reduce pressure on painful spots / match you lumbar curve. I find a suspended 20" wheel (ICE '...
by squeaker
9 Feb 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension power losses/savings
Replies: 36
Views: 2527

Re: Suspension power losses/savings

atlas_shrugged wrote:I ride a recumbent (~20mph) and in winter a conventional hybrid (~15mph).
Similar wheel sizes / tyre section ? :wink:
by squeaker
9 Feb 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 14539

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Cunobelin wrote:The question we should be asking is how a person with a medical history like this was driving in the first place, and what can be done to prevent him getting back behind the wheel
Quite!