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by iandusud
8 Jan 2019, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Royal Park cycling - charged with offence
Replies: 62
Views: 2578

Re: Royal Park cycling - charged with offence

I'm very sorry to hear of your predicament. Unless you were cycling in such a way as to endanger anyone else surely a word in your ear to point out your error and a warning not to do it again would have been sufficient and more constructive. Time for another rant I'm afraid. Unfortunately cyclists i...
by iandusud
8 Jan 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 3640

Re: How much for a decent bike?

Sure, consumerism may be the way of the world we live in, but is that really desirable? Quite apart from the way that the overconsumption it encourages is literally wrecking the planet, is not an informed skepticism a far healthier attitude for people to hold? I'm not trying to take sides in this d...
by iandusud
7 Jan 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New ebiker need an advice
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: New ebiker need an advice

I am after good acceleration, speed 25-30mh and store has to be UK based. Mark, please note that systems sold in the EU for use on roads are limited to 15mph, that is above that speed the electric assist cuts out. However I don't personally see this is as problem as in my mind's eye the benefit of ...
by iandusud
7 Jan 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grant Petersen’s Rivendell Roadini
Replies: 97
Views: 3112

Re: Grant Petersen’s Rivendell Roadini

Brucey wrote:Honestly I have never spent much time messing about with threaded headsets; once set up correctly they just work (often for the life of the bike); by contrast A-head headsets seem always to be on the verge of going wrong in some new and interesting way;
cheers


Amen!
by iandusud
6 Jan 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 3640

Re: How much for a decent bike?

The thing to bear in mind is that, with the exception of top bespoke stuff, everything is built down to a price - it's how our economic model works. This means that at any price point compromises are being made to keep the cost of manufacture as low as possible. Therefore if you go for the cheapest ...
by iandusud
5 Jan 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1296

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

If you go to this discussion you'll see some more photos.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=126944

Ian
by iandusud
5 Jan 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New ebiker need an advice
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: New ebiker need an advice

I would not dismiss a geared hub motor as opposed to a mid-drive. Advantages are it is simpler, so less to go wrong. Your drive train will last longer. It is cheaper. I would imagine that your need is for assistance for climbing hills. If you choose the right kit it should suit your needs. Talk to W...
by iandusud
5 Jan 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New SPD pedals
Replies: 47
Views: 2097

Re: New SPD pedals

My experience. I use A600 single sided on my solo road bikes and find it simple enough to flip the pedal with my foot to clip in. I use A520 double sided on our tandem, where once we get moving I just want to be able to put my foot on the pedal and clip in. Likewise on the mountain bike it's A520s. ...
by iandusud
5 Jan 2019, 1:42pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1296

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

I thought I had added an image but it didn't work. I've now edited my post.

Ian
by iandusud
1 Jan 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1296

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

I've just seen this thread. My wife and I try to cycle as much as possible for local journeys but I was becoming frustrated at need to use our car for local journeys when transport of stuff that can't be carried on our bikes was required. I started to look at cargo bikes but was shocked at the price...
by iandusud
1 Jan 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike washing
Replies: 36
Views: 1528

Re: Bike washing

Lucyhan wrote:My hubby uses wet wipes and swears by them.


We're talking about cleaning bikes :lol:
by iandusud
1 Jan 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1155

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

SRAM Powerlinks are supposed to be single use only Powerlink (8 and 9 speed) are multiuse, Powerlock (10 and 11 speed) are single use. Thank you for pointing that out, I wasn't aware of the distinction. I have however recently replaced a Powerlink on an 8 speed Sram chain because it was so loose af...
by iandusud
1 Jan 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

For some reason or other I can't get Img links to work! Must be the Millenium Bug kicking in 19 years late! I've edited my post to include links to the photos.

Ian
by iandusud
1 Jan 2019, 7:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1155

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

Chains don't stretch, the rollers and pins wear, but I think if the lack of wear on the pins on a new quick link was an issue then the chain would be well beyond the point at which it needs renewing. However SRAM Powerlinks are supposed to be single use only and I have found them to become loose if ...
by iandusud
31 Dec 2018, 5:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 49
Views: 3457

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

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A while ago, I wrote an extensive blog post about tuning hub motors: https://etrike.wordpress.com/2016/07/22 ... tor-tuning ;)
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A very informative article.

Ian