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by fastpedaller
8 Nov 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Storing a Brompton. Folded or unfolded?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Storing a Brompton. Folded or unfolded?

mumbojumbo wrote:The attraction is its small size-we keep one in kitchen cupboard to deceive thieves.

They probably have a getaway bike outside anyway :lol:
by fastpedaller
8 Nov 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to remove a (difficult) sticker from a bike frame ?
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: How to remove a (difficult) sticker from a bike frame ?

Good advice above, which I can't add to, but I can relate a (funny?) irritating story... Bought some glass shelves for our Daughter's bedroom, she was naturally very pleased. Too a few minutes to put the shelves up, but getting the B&Q stickers off them was a nightmare. They were only paper stic...
by fastpedaller
7 Nov 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pros and cons of small wheels - 26"for example
Replies: 87
Views: 2356

Re: Pros and cons of small wheels - 26"for example

A comparison, albeit from 22 years ago......... riding our club's evening 10 (undulating) course my usual time on sprints/tubs 531 bike was a long 26min. One occasion I rode my 3 speed Brompton and the result was 30min 9 sec IIRC (blast - I wanted to beat 30 mins! :( ). I used my usual pedals with t...
by fastpedaller
4 Nov 2020, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame building process
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Frame building process

Any idea what the 'brazing sequence' is though eg BB first, then top tube joints, then downtube/headtub?
by fastpedaller
3 Nov 2020, 11:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame building process
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Frame building process

Seeing the thread about the 'bizarre frame fracture' got me thinking......
If the joint between headtube and downtube of a frame is considered to be the most critical (in terms of riding over bumps etc), is it generally the last to be completed in the process?
by fastpedaller
3 Nov 2020, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bizarre frame fracture
Replies: 88
Views: 3150

Re: Bizarre frame fracture

these were silver soldered. On one hand, I’m surprised as it’s a very expensive way of making frames vis a vis other brazing methods but, on the other hand, I’m not surprised as it reinforces the care they put into their frames. I'm not sure there is huge added cost due to the silver solder itself,...
by fastpedaller
2 Nov 2020, 4:00pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmets for cricketers, footballers, not cyclists
Replies: 95
Views: 3842

Re: Helmets for cricketers instead of cyclists

Screenshot 2020-11-01 at 17.03.28.png https://twitter.com/marthakelner/status/1322899286376534022 It can be difficult or impossible to determine the cause in an individual. But public attention and campaigns often hinge on them. Jonathan Indeed - the 'cause' could be the daily milk kids were given ...
by fastpedaller
2 Nov 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Keir Starmer's vehicle hits cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: Keir Starmer's vehicle hits cyclist

Reference UR's notes above reminded me that I saw recently another cyclist has been charged with Wanton & Furious Cycling (despite the video evidence that the pedestrian moved straight in front at speed across his path). Now to my question:- What is "Wanton & Furious"? Is this the ...
by fastpedaller
1 Nov 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Durable Chains...?
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Durable Chains...?

Interesting that chains have been mentioned, as I was only thinking as I rode my single-speed 1/8" chain/chainring bike today " The power is instant compared to my 7 speed geared bike". This made me wonder if (despite the idea that cranks/bbs other than square taper are more rigid) th...
by fastpedaller
1 Nov 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does this pump fit this Brompton?
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Does this pump fit this Brompton?

My personal choice is to have a pump one the bike - I'd not trust using just CO2 cylinders (or chance) - unless it breaks, a pump will supply air!
by fastpedaller
1 Nov 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does this pump fit this Brompton?
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Does this pump fit this Brompton?

Being a bit obtuse and having an alternative view ................... that was a blowout on a steep hill when the front rim overheated. Since fixed by fitting decent brakes. But wasn't the blowout caused by 'decent brakes' overheating the rims? Kinetic energy is changed to heat during braking. Thin...
by fastpedaller
31 Oct 2020, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TORX SECURITY FASTNERS
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: TORX SECURITY FASTNERS

gxaustin wrote:The strap hinges on my shed are held on with dome head coach bolts.

That sound like a good solution.
by fastpedaller
30 Oct 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steel frame and forks.
Replies: 24
Views: 1278

Re: Steel frame and forks.

Spa products look viable but the online information is pitiful. Poor res photo and no dimensions info. I like the Genesis frame but I’m falling between sizes - I need a shorter top tube or a higher stack. Titanium is starting to look attractive but everything has a carbon fork. I really don’t want ...
by fastpedaller
30 Oct 2020, 7:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steel frame and forks.
Replies: 24
Views: 1278

Re: Steel frame and forks.

The choice of brakes could be the deciding factor for the frame choice. Obviously a different beast, but my On-One pompino (for me) rides beautifully, just feels perfect- my Spa Tourer (although good) doesn't feel quite as good to me. If On/ One/Planet X had an all steel version of the pompino with ...
by fastpedaller
30 Oct 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access
Replies: 26
Views: 916

Re: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access

I recall a cyclist telling me he'd been able to ride along several miles of the M25 before it was opened!
Certainly wouldn't want to do it after it was opened, illegal or otherwise :lol: