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by Adnepos
2 Dec 2017, 1:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mandatory Helmets and hi-vis to be considered in government eview
Replies: 206
Views: 14753

Re: Mandatory Helmets and hi-vis to be considered in government eview

I think we have ventilated our differences on this issue now! How about seeing if we can agree our common ground. Then we can find out whether we can disagree and how to achieve what we want! For starters: 1. Dissuade insurers that cycle helmets (and fluoro) are essential for their cover 2. Remove m...
by Adnepos
23 Nov 2017, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3763

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

Here's a photo of the Trans Skewer with the left-side tab sitting underneath the head of the skewer.
by Adnepos
22 Nov 2017, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3763

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

...Get some of these. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trans-X-3-Piece-Alloy-Secure-Lock-Skewer-Set-in-Black-Silver-Anti-Wheel-Theft-QR/141788816617?hash=item210345a4e9:m:mGI334TO5th8MAGfVaG2UHg Now been supplied with and put on the 'tabs' but have also replaced the quick release system (front and back ax...
by Adnepos
6 Nov 2017, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3763

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

So I have kind of got to the bottom of this story of no secondary retention of my Dawes Galaxy front wheel. The forks should be fitted with tabs. It isn't. The retailer has been both responsive and helpful but no longer has an arrangement with Dawes. Dawes, despite a reputation for ignoring end-user...
by Adnepos
31 Oct 2017, 11:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3763

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

..."Lawyers lips" is a colloquial term, so I'm not surprised that a search did not reveal the fact that some such feature has been a legal requirement (at the point of sale only - you can file 'em off later if you wish) on any new bicycle sold in EU for at least the last ten years. Here's...
by Adnepos
31 Oct 2017, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3763

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

I'm sure a bike made for discs would have lawyers lips on the drop outs, unless it was from the early days (1990's) of disc brakes, before the wheel ejecting habit was discovered. In those days Galaxys didn't come in a disc version. I assume your QRs are original, at one point someone made front QR...
by Adnepos
30 Oct 2017, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3763

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

I thought the retention tabs - "lawyers lips" - had been a legal requirement on the front forks for quite some time? Done a search and not found anything about these tabs being a legal requirement -I don't have a problem with them by the way, I wish my forks had them. How could they be a ...
by Adnepos
30 Oct 2017, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3763

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

Thanks all

There's plenty to think about. I'm minded to get new forks (thru axle set-up) at the time I get my new wheel.I'll not be in a rush to change but in the meantime I'll keep a close eye on the QR lever.
by Adnepos
29 Oct 2017, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3763

Front disc brake with dropouts

I have a Dawes Galaxy (standard, not tandem) that came with disc brakes -160mm. I read with alarm that if the quick release (QR) mechanism becomes loose on these kinds of set-up, then front-braking can cause the axle to jump off the forks. My front wheel comes off the forks readily when I loosen the...
by Adnepos
3 Oct 2017, 8:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next Cycle Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Next Cycle Tour

Just returned from my annual Mull visit... The roads have been getting busier year on year. The largely single-track road between Craignure and Fionnphort is tedious at times; there are lots of tour buses on this route so better to pick a time in the middle of the day or after the ferry has stopped ...
by Adnepos
27 Sep 2017, 8:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 253
Views: 38584

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

Advertised on the overhead messaging on the M74:

https://my.trafficscotland.org/

Isn't this an inducement for drivers to pick up the mobile to check on the traffic conditions down the road?
by Adnepos
14 Aug 2017, 12:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Misled by (or incompetent) planners
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

Re: Misled by (or incompetent) planners

Maybe I'm too much of a cynic but I suspect the developer would argue that they had intended to build the cycleway but for <insert reason here> it was no longer feasible/viable/etc. Spot on there... There would have been two arms to the on-site cycleway. Arriving at the edge of the site via the bea...
by Adnepos
14 Aug 2017, 11:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Misled by (or incompetent) planners
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

Re: Misled by (or incompetent) planners

If the intention was to not build the cycleway, should that have been in the public domain? I have searched the online planning documents and can't find anything.
by Adnepos
14 Aug 2017, 11:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Misled by (or incompetent) planners
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

Re: Misled by (or incompetent) planners

Maybe write to the (Conservative) MP about the money wasted when an expensive cycleway (including an underpass) is paid for, which goes nowhere.
by Adnepos
12 Aug 2017, 7:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Misled by (or incompetent) planners
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

Misled by (or incompetent) planners

Two questions about cycling access to an out-of-town development by a council... Planning permission included a cycleway around the edge of the site connecting a perfectly adequate cycleway to the far side of as an expensive underpass to the cycle parking near the commercial outlets and the Leisure ...