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by GranvilleThomas
14 Jul 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?
Replies: 31
Views: 1064

Re: Clean front and rear gear sprockets in situ or remove?

Not partial, but full. The more often you do it, the easier and quicker it is. However, there is a school of thought that none of this matters at all. Run things to destruction, then replace the whole lot .......... chain, cassette and eventually chainrings as well. Yes, this is what I do and I fin...
by GranvilleThomas
8 Jul 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we learn from LSBTIQ* campaigns?
Replies: 46
Views: 7649

Re: What can we learn from LGBTx campaigns?

The problem is of course that if you are a member of the LGBT community or are a Muslim or a Jew or a Sikh other religious denomination or are disabled or pregnant, then any form of discrimination or prejudicial behaviour is deemed to be illegal in part due to the 'Equality Act 2010' (as it should b...
by GranvilleThomas
29 Jun 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carlton seat post size
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Carlton seat post size

Brings back memories of the 70's for me as everyone was moving on from a Raleigh Chopper to a 'ten speed'. Most of my mates had a green Carlton Corsa and I ended up with a blue Carlton Continental and then the 'rich kid' appeared on the estate with a Carlton Cobra, which everyone was in awe of as it...
by GranvilleThomas
25 Jun 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: THE RIBBLE ADVENTURE 725 -
Replies: 33
Views: 2053

Re: THE RIBBLE ADVENTURE 725 -

I would love a bike like that, for trips to the local shop and a quick circuit around the village, the local kids would think I was a real cool daddy, not to mention my teenage daughters. I can imagine it now all the local kids shouting 'do a wheelie, do a wheelie' just like they do now when I pass ...
by GranvilleThomas
19 Jun 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

Mobility scooters are meant to have a max 6kmh/4mph speed limit for path usage where as pedelecs are allowed 15.5pmh/25kmh. The rules/law is to differentiate between pedal assist cycles and light mopeds, one has to have pedals the other is purely twist throttle powered. Yes, thanks for the informat...
by GranvilleThomas
19 Jun 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

I must admit I have been looking into this my self because my health has been deteriorating in recent years and was looking into buying some kind of 'electrified wheel' with a throttle for days when I don't feel well enough to pedal, fitted to my spare bike, but I must admit this business with the l...
by GranvilleThomas
16 Jun 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My wireless speedo stopped working
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: My wireless speedo stopped working

Wow, amazing background and knowledge then, you are the professional and for me it is just a hobby :D WAS. Joined up in 1969 and did a four and a half year apprenticeship. My latter years in the RN saw me as middle management and without a tool or test equipment. Just a pen, a diary, and a clipboar...
by GranvilleThomas
15 Jun 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My wireless speedo stopped working
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: My wireless speedo stopped working

For my sins I am a licensed Radio Ham ......... CQ CQ CQ :D I spent many a long year in the RN as a radio and communications technician, as well as specialising in radars, displays and weapon engineering plus some years working with cryptography equipment. Wow, amazing background and knowledge then...
by GranvilleThomas
15 Jun 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My wireless speedo stopped working
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: My wireless speedo stopped working

For my sins I am a licensed Radio Ham and this effect is well recognised amongst radio enthusiasts and is a very common problem faced by car owners as well, trying to use the key fob to either access their cars or lock them in areas of high RF signal strength. This will also be the same problem effe...
by GranvilleThomas
12 Jun 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable cutters?
Replies: 30
Views: 1226

Re: Cable cutters?

Purchased some of these a few months back: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/415653-190mm-8-Spring-Steel-Wire-Rope-Cutters-Snips-Cutting-Pliers-Tool/273468946883?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 A bargain at £5.99 and branded 'Robin' when they arrived. Seem to be out of stock ...
by GranvilleThomas
3 Jun 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

I don't think Caerphilly is like most places across the UK. Although I've only ever ridden a bike towing trailers in Lancashire, Cumbria, Derbyshire and parts of Scotland. Never had any issues like GT had. In fact the opposite was true. Drivers gave us a huge gap overtaking, more like 2.5 m at time...
by GranvilleThomas
1 Jun 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

I purchased a two seater trailer in Lidl a few years back and it was a bit heavy but built very well, with front and back LED lights supplied. The problem was that it would not fit through most of the Sustrans 'A' barriers on route 4 of the NCN around here so the only option was to use it on the ro...
by GranvilleThomas
31 May 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

I purchased a two seater trailer in Lidl a few years back and it was a bit heavy but built very well, with front and back LED lights supplied. The problem was that it would not fit through most of the Sustrans 'A' barriers on route 4 of the NCN around here so the only option was to use it on the roa...
by GranvilleThomas
8 May 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi Bike Gear on Sale Thurs 9th May 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2686

Re: Aldi Bike Gear on Sale Thurs 9th May 2019

[/quote] 2011 my son bought some Lidl panniers £11.99 the pair. Looked almost identical to Ortlieb back rollers though made in Austria not Germany. At the York Rally that year we were camped near someone who'd just bought a pair of Ortlieb in the same colour, red. We compared them. The Ortlieb fitti...
by GranvilleThomas
23 Feb 2019, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie with a Vintage mtb
Replies: 23
Views: 2083

Re: Newbie with a Vintage mtb

It looks like an old Saracen steel Mtb to me, I remember liking the look of the monostay top bit when they came out in the 80's, but I couldn't get hold of one locally so bought a Specialized mtb instead. They did a Saracen Kili Ultra Titanium with the same style seatstay top but the dropout seat an...