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by lescargo
24 Sep 2018, 1:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark
Replies: 177
Views: 15168

Re: “virtually indistinguishable” in the dark

Would the police give any support if casualty was an unlit pedestrian?
by lescargo
23 Sep 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist's Safety Gap
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Cyclist's Safety Gap

Can anyone help with the relevant "chapter and verse" of Highway code specifying 5 feet (1.5metre) overtaking gap. I need to enlighten driver, presumed instructor, of "Teendrive" school car who gave me about 5" CLEARANCE RECENTLY. No doubt many of his clients/pupils will, th...
by lescargo
29 Aug 2018, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra long tourer chain
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Extra long tourer chain

Do you really need this long chain. On tourer/CTC bike, chainset from faraway days when I went further and faster, is 52/40/26!! Cassette is 11/28. Rear Mech. is long cage ULTEGRA.RD.6600 from 1998. It all works well. I SHORTEN CHAINS by 6 links/3""!! I am assuming you ride "triple&qu...
by lescargo
14 Jul 2018, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! Threaded my left hand crank pedal threads
Replies: 22
Views: 1427

Re: Help! Threaded my left hand crank pedal threads

What length and model crank do you need?
by lescargo
12 Jul 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Running a B+M Cyo light upside down?
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Running a B+M Cyo light upside down?

Can't be first time for this problem; someone on this site will have sorted it! Possible solution? 50+ years ago, for bikes without "lamp bracket boss" we fitted the lamp bracket on front spindle. If you do have lamp boss I have, somewhere among the post PBP spares, an adaptor to fit two l...
by lescargo
5 Jun 2018, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Spoke
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Broken Spoke

Again, thank you for immediate reply. Can I clarify that repair is not urgent I have several bikes, I'm told too many that I never use!! Today, cloudy but dry so COLNAGO CLX. PEARSON back on the road with well worn 20yrs old ULTEGRA/MAVIC SUP. Will exhaust search for correct spoke then if necessary ...
by lescargo
4 Jun 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Spoke
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Broken Spoke

First and foremost, Brucie, thank you for the prompt and informative response. No luck so far, locally and internet. SJS only have "front wheel" spokes O/All l = 286mm. Rear, drive side, as required is 276mm. Potential to cobble something up? Would need to extend *threaded section, possibl...
by lescargo
3 Jun 2018, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Spoke
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Broken Spoke

Broke spoke out today.
Anybody know where I will get replacement for 700c SHIMANO Drive side rear -WH-R550 length is 280mm?
by lescargo
2 Mar 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Going to 11-speed road can't be worth it (from 9-speed)
Replies: 20
Views: 1378

Re: Going to 11-speed road can't be worth it (from 9-speed)

Available soon-Black 105 5800 r/mech. with 11 sp. 11/28 cassette. cos clubmate now fitting long cage r/mech. + 34t cassette. Excellent condition reflects the 400 miles use. Offers to include post cost £5? I planned to use rear mech. on 9speed AUDAX bike set up but advised that cage travel ratio not ...
by lescargo
3 Feb 2018, 9:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Healthy drinking bottle.
Replies: 16
Views: 1413

Re: Healthy drinking bottle.

Saw the request. Raked in garage-Yes got one. Which you can have for the post cost. pm me with info if you want this. But better still get Tour De France job as shown by tai -b Brand new!! for £1 + postage? Bottle preference? Worthwhile get largest top diameter then easier for effective cleaning AND...
by lescargo
13 Jan 2018, 4:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How big will the lift be when the Tyne pedestrian/cycle tunnel reopens?
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: How big will the lift be when the Tyne pedestrian/cycle tunnel reopens?

What response did you get when asked authorities about finite re-opening date?
Certainly cheaper than the ferry!
by lescargo
12 Dec 2017, 11:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skipping - diagnosis?
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Chain skipping - diagnosis?

Where in Durham are you?
Hetton or Hunstanworth?
Murton or Muggleswick?
If you want to pm your land line phone number I might have a few clues.
by lescargo
11 Sep 2017, 11:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem on MONDEO HATCHBACK?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Tandem on MONDEO HATCHBACK?

Thank you all for prompt reply.
Its a re-assuring reflection of the comradeship and fraternity of our world of wheels.
I will, in next few days(not tonight anyway), reply to all your suggestions.
Thank you all!!
by lescargo
10 Sep 2017, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem on MONDEO HATCHBACK?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Tandem on MONDEO HATCHBACK?

I need to take my blind stoker's tandem to Semaine Federal 2018. Current car is Mk4 MONDEO hatchback. Previous car was MONDEO estate with full length roof-rails; lots of scope to spread load of tandem. The fixing points on current car are 30"s apart. Guessing, because he and tandem 8mile away, ...
by lescargo
15 Aug 2017, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano freehub pawl spring
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Shimano freehub pawl spring

successfully bodged strands of wire rope for pawl springs