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by rob_wales
28 Aug 2017, 2:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture proof your tyres - is this is a good idea?
Replies: 33
Views: 7098

Re: Puncture proof your tyres - is this is a good idea?

Schwalbe Marathon. Never had a puncture in 5 years that I have used them.
by rob_wales
28 Aug 2017, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?
Replies: 99
Views: 5225

Re: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?

LollyKat wrote:Is there room to fit an extra U brake inside the rear triangle like this?

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Yes. Good idea. I will look into that too. Thx.
by rob_wales
28 Aug 2017, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?
Replies: 99
Views: 5225

Re: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?

But the chances of you being done for it are nil unless you get into an accident. I hate to bring up the subject again in a different thread but perhaps Mr Alliston also thought that. My wife and I are very careful and responsible in our 60s. But get into an accident and someone gets hurt and thing...
by rob_wales
28 Aug 2017, 11:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?
Replies: 99
Views: 5225

Re: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?

BTW, the setup you have could suffer a common mode failure from a single cable snap because it appears that, were the top cable to snap at the barrel, the pin/elongated barrel could fall through. You might want to check it, or swage it if necessary, so this couldn't happen. You are quite correct. I...
by rob_wales
28 Aug 2017, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?
Replies: 99
Views: 5225

Re: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?

I would suspect that there would ba an allowance for modifications due to disability My wife's car has hand controls, which means you have to steer one handed, so we use a steering wheel ball http://caradaptations.co.uk/images/VehicleAdapt/SteeringWheelBall-CloseUp.jpg It is something that is illeg...
by rob_wales
28 Aug 2017, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?
Replies: 99
Views: 5225

Re: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?

BTW there are proper levers available with a cable doubler built in; they are not expensive and look both better made/more reliable than that arrangement and less likely to make a hole in someone in the event of a prang. There are also cable splitters/doublers which (IIRC) allow both brakes to be w...
by rob_wales
28 Aug 2017, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?
Replies: 99
Views: 5225

Re: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?

I just found this on this site https://www.cyclinguk.org/cyclists-library/regulations/construction-use The relevant part is... The basic requirement is for two efficient braking systems, by which the front wheel (or wheels) can be braked independently of the rear wheel (or wheels). This means that i...
by rob_wales
28 Aug 2017, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?
Replies: 99
Views: 5225

Re: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?

How about fitting some other "bobby dodger" brake to a lever on the other side? Even though she cant use it. This will only be possible on a few frames where there are alternative places that brakes could be mounted (eg a fork crown bolthole taking deep reach calipers on a cantilever brak...
by rob_wales
28 Aug 2017, 11:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: two brakes, one lever - is it legal?
Replies: 99
Views: 5225

two brakes, one lever - is it legal?

My wife has some restriction and loss of grip in her right wrist, and as a result of that we had a single Shimano lever fitted on the left side which operates both cantilever brakes (with long arms for extra leverage). There is a front and rear brake, and each has its own cable, but they are operate...
by rob_wales
28 Aug 2017, 9:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The nights are drawing in, bike lights
Replies: 97
Views: 4549

Re: The nights are drawing in, bike lights

Is it legal to use a head-torch (on your head) for the front light?
by rob_wales
27 Aug 2017, 12:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 42496

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

I now live in rural West Wales, where the cycling is somewhat more calm. But back in the 90's I worked in Old Street in the BT building. For those of you who don't know that area I can assure you it is an area where ALL road users need to use extreme caution and consideration. But that clearly doesn...