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by Airsporter1st
21 Nov 2016, 7:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tool Kit for day to day use
Replies: 198
Views: 19250

Re: Tool Kit for day to day use

The cutting blade locks, so strictly speaking would be illegal to carry What is considered 'locking'? Is it having a detent, so that that you can feel when the blade is fully extended, and it doesn't flap around? Or does it need to have a release lever so that the blade can fold? What about Leather...
by Airsporter1st
20 Nov 2016, 9:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Discount
Replies: 15
Views: 1765

Re: Discount

I don't buy on-line - it's the quickest way to destroy our local bike shops. I don't know which retailer you're referring to, but I have no trouble in this respect at my local Evans shop (in Leeds). I tell them what I've seen on their web-site, if they have it in stock I can buy it at the price adv...
by Airsporter1st
20 Nov 2016, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tool Kit for day to day use
Replies: 198
Views: 19250

Re: Tool Kit for day to day use

Doesn't look very practical for regular use, tho. Imagine to check a brake cable with a 5mm allen key on the end of the handle, I can see the tool interfering with the rack struts or the saddle.... Perhaps the adaptor I described would be a better bet then? Not that I intend to use mine as part of ...
by Airsporter1st
20 Nov 2016, 12:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tool Kit for day to day use
Replies: 198
Views: 19250

Re: Tool Kit for day to day use

By the way - you can buy a hex driver which fits over the square section philips screw driver, allowing you to carry as many hex, torx, etc. bits as needed. Actually you don't need an adaptor, because the locking adjustment knob / screw is removeable and once removed reveals a standard 1/4" he...
by Airsporter1st
19 Nov 2016, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tool Kit for day to day use
Replies: 198
Views: 19250

Re: Tool Kit for day to day use

I would like to give a try to this http://demandware.edgesuite.net/sits_pod21/dw/image/v2/AAMV_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-master/default/dw29287c69/large/1-crunch.jpg?sw=600&sh=600&sm=fit&sfrm=png With a couple of loose allen keys (or a folding set), plus a small chain-breaker, th...
by Airsporter1st
12 Nov 2016, 9:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: "Pub Bikes"
Replies: 17
Views: 2590

Re: "Pub Bikes"

I'm new to all this, but if I was asked what makes a Pub Bike, it would have to be a three wheeler - so you don't fall off after having a skinfull. :lol:
by Airsporter1st
7 Nov 2016, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Allen bolt/screw head decapitation. Removal help please
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Allen bolt/screw head decapitation. Removal help please

Just type "left hand cobalt drill bits" into ebay search field - loads available. Don't forget to use some form of cutting fluid.

As has been said, the advantage of left hand bits is the tendency to unscrew the remainder of the bolt whilst drilling.
by Airsporter1st
24 Oct 2016, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights with re-chargeable batteries that cannot be swapped suck IMO
Replies: 115
Views: 7490

Re: Lights with re-chargeable batteries that cannot be swapped suck IMO

One of my other hobbies was, until recently, model helicopters. I learned that lithium ion batteries coul comfortably be stored for a year or more with no adverse effects, provided they were storage charged at 3.85V. Leaving them fully charged, or worse, fully discharged, does them no good. Unfortun...
by Airsporter1st
24 Oct 2016, 4:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I got doored and he admitted fault as I was in his blindspot... Help
Replies: 31
Views: 3209

Re: I got doored and he admitted fault as I was in his blindspot... Help

I've learnt from bitter experience (mine and others) that it matters not how 'nice and apologetic' the driver is - as soon as money is involved they are likely to change their story considerably. From these experiences I'd suggest it's always best to report to Police and try to get them to prosecut...
by Airsporter1st
9 Oct 2016, 4:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade from Shimano Acera?
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: Upgrade from Shimano Acera?

Many thanks for the advice, gents.
by Airsporter1st
8 Oct 2016, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade from Shimano Acera?
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: Upgrade from Shimano Acera?

Thanks for the response. I understand what you are getting at, because the changes are pretty good - especially since I adjusted the set-up myself, following instructions on line. I guess I just want to start upgrading to better quality gear (no pun intended), with a view to gradually improving perf...
by Airsporter1st
8 Oct 2016, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade from Shimano Acera?
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Upgrade from Shimano Acera?

Hi Gents, I've just joined the forum, having returned to cycling at the age of 64, after a good few years out. I've got a Pinnacle Cobalt 3 from Evans, which I bought after reading a number of positive reviews. I realise that any bike in this price range is a compromise, but overall I'm really happy...
by Airsporter1st
8 Oct 2016, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Clicking" pedal maybe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1158

Re: "Clicking" pedal maybe?

I have Shimano A530 pedals which I find are excellent on my hybrid. However, not long after I started using them (around 30 or 40 miles in 5 to 8 mile legs) I started to feel a click just before the left hand pedal reached top dead centre. This developed to the point that I could actually hear it an...