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by Bez
12 Sep 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: An unusual use for old spokes.
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Bladed spokes, innit.
by Bez
2 Sep 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front dynamo light mount
Replies: 17
Views: 868

Re: Front dynamo light mount

You’ve got a mudguard, just get a mudguard mounted light. (The B&M Secula Plus is my preference.)
by Bez
3 Aug 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why dont they say killed
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

Re: Why dont they say killed

A small thread of a few exceptions that prove the rule: https://twitter.com/beztweets/status/897128372211417091?s=21 The thing about allegedly prejudicial reporting is that some vocabulary gets labelled as prejudicial, and therefore is supposedly wrong to use (when applied to someone driving, less o...
by Bez
2 Aug 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Lightweight" Full Suspension Frames Seem Totally Pointless?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: "Lightweight" Full Suspension Frames Seem Totally Pointless?!

Even without the fact that you're just pulling numbers out of a hat rather than comparing like with like, it's not really that simple. Let's pull more numbers out of a hat and build a hypothetical full suspension bike that weighs 28lb, and then let's build a hypothetical hardtail with the same kit w...
by Bez
1 Aug 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Directional hub dynamos
Replies: 30
Views: 3353

Re: Directional hub dynamos

I have a calliper brakeset from Campag, and the callipers are very different. Single pivot rear and dual pivot front. Second set like that, first Chorus, and now Athena. True, Campag did do that, on the basis that they thought you should have less braking available on the rear than on the front. Ob...
by Bez
31 Jul 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Directional hub dynamos
Replies: 30
Views: 3353

Re: Directional hub dynamos

Rim brakes differ because they normally point in opposite directions. Even then, generally they only differ in their mounting bolts: the front takes longer ones (because in the case of callipers the bolt goes through the fork rather than the seatstay bridge, and in the case of cantis/Vs because the ...
by Bez
31 Jul 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Garmin Varia RTL510 light/radar
Replies: 8
Views: 2772

Re: Garmin Varia RTL510 light/radar

I can't discern even a slight reduction in battery life of the head unit when I use the radar. Last time I used it, I eked out 12 hours from my Explore with a mix of normal and battery saver modes, which is as good as I'd expect without the radar. (NB the radar conked out after about 10 hours, which...
by Bez
30 Jul 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Lightweight" Full Suspension Frames Seem Totally Pointless?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: "Lightweight" Full Suspension Frames Seem Totally Pointless?!

Manc33 wrote:It saves about 2lbs on the frame which is nothing, since it's carbon. A carbon hardtail is half the weight of an aluminium one.


So you're saying it saves about 2lb from a suspension frame, and about 2lb from a rigid frame…
by Bez
29 Jul 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Directional hub dynamos
Replies: 30
Views: 3353

Re: Directional hub dynamos

There are almost no forks which place the brake on the right; the only off-the-peg one I can think of is the original Cotic Roadrat fork, which hasn't been in production for several years. The only reason to put it there is as a way of preventing ejection of a QR wheel under high braking loads, but ...
by Bez
24 Jul 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Lightweight" Full Suspension Frames Seem Totally Pointless?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: "Lightweight" Full Suspension Frames Seem Totally Pointless?!

Manc33 wrote:Having a carbon frame on a road bike or hardtail MTB can save weight but when it comes to FS frames, no.


Except clearly “yes”, as your own figures demonstrate.

What’s your point?
by Bez
9 Jul 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cost/feasibility of converting these wheels from V-brakes to disc?
Replies: 17
Views: 576

Re: Cost/feasibility of converting these wheels from V-brakes to disc?

You could even go a smidge lower: I got some new Shimano M315 hydraulics for my son’s bike on eBay, including rotors and IS mount adapters, for under £45. So about £110 with those wheels from Taylor.
by Bez
26 Jun 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please explain this frame
Replies: 24
Views: 1696

Re: Please explain this frame

There are some reasons why a diamond frame cannot be entirely constructed from triangles The Delta V sort of was… though obviously the large tube diameters and relatively short head tube (required for the Headshok fork) are key to that "sort of" :) I had one of these for a while in 1993, ...
by Bez
25 Jun 2019, 5:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Language pedants
Replies: 56
Views: 1279

Re: Language pedants

A proofreader would place a plural possessive apostrophe after the s, in folks ie - folks' written language - and suggest the closed spelling 'proofread' rather than 'proof read', as the currently accepted norm. :wink: Hopefully they'd also sort out the comma in the first sentence, and then come ba...
by Bez
25 Jun 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Language pedants
Replies: 56
Views: 1279

Re: Language pedants

pwa wrote:I'm waiting for someone to invent a radio that detects when a song has finished playing and goes straight to another song, cutting out the DJ, the ads and the jingles.


Try Internet radio. Plenty of stations with no DJs, and often minimal ads and jingles.
by Bez
24 Jun 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Language pedants
Replies: 56
Views: 1279

Re: Language pedants

pwa wrote:I take my car to a garage with a misplaced apostrophe on the sign outside … I don't go to him for good punctuation.


Do you drive one of these? :)

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PS: what Mick F said.