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by stewartpratt
10 Sep 2015, 11:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DT Revolution spokes
Replies: 20
Views: 1408

Re: DT Revolution spokes

I'm 14 stone, and I built my summer bike wheels with Revs (but with Comps on the rear drive side). 32 spoke radial front, 32 spoke radial/3x rear. Alloy nipples, with brass on the rear drive side. I've been riding them for nearly five years and they've been absolutely fine. As long as you can compet...
by stewartpratt
10 Sep 2015, 2:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Merging" onto a lane? & resulting road rage...
Replies: 36
Views: 2430

Re: "Merging" onto a lane? & resulting road rage...

Raph wrote:So the question is, given he had lots of time to see that I was there in front of him, does he get a bit of sympathy for feeling his territory was usurped, or whatever?


It's not his territory, so no.
by stewartpratt
9 Sep 2015, 8:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't more cyclists use hydration back packs?
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: Why don't more cyclists use hydration back packs?

Am I the only person here who finds that if you only ever use tap water in a Camelbak, it never needs cleaning, regardless of whether it's used frequently or left for months on end?

Hey ho. Anyway; for me: Camelbaks for mountain biking, bottles for everything else.
by stewartpratt
3 Sep 2015, 7:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame back from framebuilders with wrong rear spacing
Replies: 37
Views: 3308

Re: Frame back from framebuilders with wrong rear spacing

Has anyone ever had a rear wheel fail because of the dish or is it just a theoretical problem i.e. it would be stronger if it wasn't dished but it works fine as it is. Well, any time you have a fatigue failure of an NDS spoke or a stress fracture of a DS spoke it would be fair to argue that with le...
by stewartpratt
2 Sep 2015, 10:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame back from framebuilders with wrong rear spacing
Replies: 37
Views: 3308

Re: Frame back from framebuilders with wrong rear spacing

robinlh wrote:the tubing is apparently Cod settable and the cracked chain stay was replaced


I dunno, it still seems fishy to me.
by stewartpratt
1 Sep 2015, 3:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS Profiles and Mileage Keeping
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: GPS Profiles and Mileage Keeping

The Edge 800 supports up to 5 bike profiles. Pretty sure you can see the odometers individually on the unit; no idea what happens when you upload. (Personally I don't use it, I never remember to select the bike at the start of every ride.) I don't think the Touring supports this. It's pretty heavily...
by stewartpratt
1 Sep 2015, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame back from framebuilders with wrong rear spacing
Replies: 37
Views: 3308

Re: Frame back from framebuilders with wrong rear spacing

So did they confirm that they'd re-set the left hand stays? Either they did, in which case you'd think they'd have thought "hey, maybe this frame that was presumably previously correct isn't 130 after all", or they didn't, and you now have a misaligned frame. I still think if I got my fram...
by stewartpratt
1 Sep 2015, 8:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame back from framebuilders with wrong rear spacing
Replies: 37
Views: 3308

Re: Frame back from framebuilders with wrong rear spacing

You're very calm about it. I'd be livid.

Seriously, you're just going to accept being forced to change wheels, on a frame that's potentially asymmetric?
by stewartpratt
31 Aug 2015, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 reasons to dislike drop/road bars :P
Replies: 123
Views: 9645

Re: 10 reasons to dislike drop/road bars :P

Would you like some salt and vinegar on that shoulder? ;)
by stewartpratt
27 Aug 2015, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two dyno lights, one switched…?
Replies: 22
Views: 1697

Re: Two dyno lights, one switched…?

Oops. Must have missed that; sorry :)
by stewartpratt
27 Aug 2015, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two dyno lights, one switched…?
Replies: 22
Views: 1697

Re: Two dyno lights, one switched…?

So the remaining question, I think, is where to attach the rear light. It would be very convenient if it worked when simply connected across the dip beam. Would I be right in thinking that this would be fine in practice? At high speed there should be enough voltage; with the high beam switched off i...
by stewartpratt
27 Aug 2015, 1:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two dyno lights, one switched…?
Replies: 22
Views: 1697

Re: Two dyno lights, one switched…?

Beardy's comment about the blue LED may well be correct; however the lights may not dazzle others in daylight and anyway might be off altogether, no? The other way of doing this is to use a toggle switch mounted in a way whereby you can check the light status by simply feeling the switch position. ...
by stewartpratt
27 Aug 2015, 12:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two dyno lights, one switched…?
Replies: 22
Views: 1697

Re: Two dyno lights, one switched…?

Mm, you may be right, although with a little bar bag in place I don't think I can generally see the lamps; and the beam isn't necessarily reliable if, say, you're under street lighting or you've had it on for ages and got used to it. An indicator isn't essential but it seems nice to have if it's eas...
by stewartpratt
27 Aug 2015, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What light for dynamo hub?
Replies: 30
Views: 2743

Re: What light for dynamo hub?

But Busch & Müller describes the ‘floodlight’ feature as “full output of all lights sources”, which presumably includes the daytime running lamps. Right? These are less directional than the shaped beam and might therefore make a very large difference to the brightness of nearby objects outside ...
by stewartpratt
27 Aug 2015, 12:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two dyno lights, one switched…?
Replies: 22
Views: 1697

Re: Two dyno lights, one switched…?

What I'm intending to do is basically use Sugru to form a case around the switch body and simultaneously attach it to a bar clamp. So if I could squeeze that lot in there then that's in theory workable. Only thing is I have slightly shaky hands and my eyes have trouble with close focusing these days...